Tag Archives: Federal government of the United States

Things that will end badly: State-approved militias

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(Updated) Bad idea of the month: Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty. Tea party movement leaders say they’ve discussed the idea [...]

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Error-laden 'No Fly' list continues to grow

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The Obama White House has announced altered rules for identifying which passengers flying within the United State should face extra scrutiny at gates. Initially, civil liberties groups cautiously praised the administration’s decision to abandon using nationality alone as a basis for additional screening. However, it quickly became apparent that the changes could actually result in [...]

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