Michael Nathan Magan
Michael Nathan Magan

CISPA Vote: Will Congress Decide to Badly Wound Internet Privacy?

The Internet is the greatest foray of mankind into free association. CISPA will hurt our privacy and hurt our ability to create a better world for ourselves.

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7 Ways States Are Defying the Federal Government With Local Laws

States are rebelling against the federal status quo and using the Bill of Rights to secure freedoms for their constituents. Here's the top seven efforts by the liberty movement to defy the feds.
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Obama's Minimum Wage Proposal is Economic Lunacy

President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage shows that he has not passed Economics 101, and will continue throughout his presidency to pursue damaging economic policies.
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Bird Flu: We Shouldn't Fret Over Southwest China Infections

Instead of worrying about pandemics all the time, we should instead be concerned about opening up markets in medicine and drugs and investing in developing countries.
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Why Temporary Work is Great For the Economy

Temporary work is growing and offers opportunities that would be unavailable in conventional positions.
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Was the 'Got Milk?' 2013 Super Bowl Commercial a Violation Of Free Speech?

The "Got Milk?" ads synonymous with milk mustaches had a 1-minute-long commercial during the Super Bowl on CBS. The government paid for this commercial without some milk producers' consent.

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GDP Declines 0.1% — Shocking Data Shows American GDP Shrunk In Final Quarter Of 2012

GDP has shrunk in the fourth quarter, forcing us to again question why production continues to lag and economy is in such a slow recession. America is looking a lot like the EU.
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4 Simple Charts Tell You Everything You Need to Know About U.S. Debt

Forget the complex arguments, here are four charts that offer a simple explanation of U.S. debt.
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CIA Chief Nominee John Brennan Denied Existence Of Universal Human Rights

John Brennan, who was nominated to be CIA director, said there can be "too much freedom," and that human rights can be violated if it is meant to preserve "political order and stability."
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World Economic Forum: Davos Meeting Will Focus On Sluggish Global Recovery

On the eve of The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The world's biggest companies send their top executives while governments send high-level officials.
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Should a Single Federal Agency Be in Charge Of 20% Of American Land?

As Ken Salazar steps down at the Department of the Interior, we should consider whether the department is necessary in the first place.

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Ben Bernanke Speech At University Of Michigan Gets Laughs, But It Was Far From Funny

Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, at the University of Michigan on Monday about the Fed's policies, and answered a few questions from the audience and Twitter.
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What is the Debt Ceiling, and Just How Close Are We to Hitting It?

Obama on Monday talked about the coming debt ceiling deadline. As the debt ceiling approaches, it is important to have an understanding of what this whole debate is even about.
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Debt Ceiling Showdown: 5 Things to Know to Avoid Sounding Like a Fool

The debt ceiling showdown is already underway, but before it gets in full swing here are 5 things to keep in mind as you participate in it.
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Fiscal Cliff Deal: 5 Awful Things We Learned About Government

After the government's 11th hour fiscal cliff deal, we have certainly learned several important things about our elected officials -- none of it particularly flattering.
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Fiscal Cliff Deadline: Should We Even Be Worried?

The government's growing debt and deficits are surely bad but how bad is the “fiscal cliff” really?

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7 Opinions I Ignore on the Fiscal Cliff

There has been a lot of misinformation, bad economics, and misconceptions surrounding the fiscal cliff. These are some of the worst.
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Hillary Clinton Benghazi Cover Up: Will Not Testify Due to Concussion

A timely injury leads Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to cancel, and not reschedule her appearance before Congress in relation to the Benghazi scandal.
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EU Bank Deal Reached: How the Agreement Endangers State Sovereignty

New policies concerning the Euro zone's banking system are an egregious encroachment on the financial sovereignty of its member states.