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Below is one of the latest cartoons from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Ramirez.

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July 23, 2014 • 10:52 am

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Copyright: “First Sale” Doctrine Unsuitable for Digital Goods
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, June 12 2014
This month, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet conducted an important hearing regarding what’s known as the “first sale” doctrine, with particular focus on its application in the current Internet era.  So what is the first sale doctrine, and why would extending its application to digital works be a bad idea?  Broadly speaking, copyright law rightfully protects creators’ ability to determine the manner in which their works are distributed.  If you create something, fairness generally dictates that you…
 
With Cantor Loss, Liberals Whistling Past the Graveyard
The Democratic Party may have finally landed on a campaign slogan for 2014: “Any port in a storm.”…
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If You Defer Action, Illegal Immigrants Will Come
When President Barack Obama’s executive order “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”…
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VA Scandal Scapegoating: Don’t Blame Insufficient Spending, Bush or Iraq and Afghan Wars
The burgeoning Department of Veterans Affairs scandal presages the dysfunctional future of ObamaCare…
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Barack Obama, Presidential Kamikaze
I have to admit, I’ve always had a hard time with arguments that President Obama is intentionally…
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Minnesota’s First “Unsession” Repeals 1,175 Laws
In an era when most liberals are busy trying to grow government, Democratic leaders in Minnesota just…
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New ObamaCare Fissures Emerge, as Stunned Labor Unions Chafe at Higher Costs
Pop some popcorn, grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy this emerging spectacle.  Labor unions were…
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Mind the Gap: The Dangerous Distance Between Civilians and the Military
In a just world, the scandal over the mistreatment of retired military members by the Department of Veterans…
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Is Indiana Governor Mike Pence Falling into ObamaCare’s Medicaid Trap?
Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence says his plan to use ObamaCare’s Medicaid dollars to expand…
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“Net Neutrality” and “Title II”: A Brief Primer on Two Dangerous Ideas
In recent days, the terms “Net Neutrality” and “Title II” have interspersed our…
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Yes, the VA Is a Real Scandal; No, Obama Won’t Do Anything About It
After years of throwing palm fronds before President Obama’s feet, the sycophants in the media…
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Question of the Week   
Mandatory vaccination laws were first enacted in the U.S. to prevent the spread of which one of the following communicable diseases?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"The breadth of problems at the VA has proven continually surprising, even as the torrent of unrelated bad news knocks new revelations about VA corruption off the front pages. The Office of Special Counsel investigating the VA is looking into 67 whistleblower complaints -- 25 of which have been initiated since June 1. ...  There’s no question that the extent and urgency of the problems at the…[more]
 
 
—Mark Hemingway, The Weekly Standard
— Mark Hemingway, The Weekly Standard
 
Liberty Poll   

Should Congress grant President Obama’s emergency request to provide almost $4 billion for the illegal immigration crisis that is spiraling out of control?