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Could Social Security Still Survive? New Bill Attempts Reform Without Raising Taxes

Young Voices Advocates, Editor’s note: This column was authored by Michael Shindler. Since January 1937, Americans have dutifully paid into Social Security trusting that its benefits will be there for them when they retire. Yet, that faith now seems unfounded with Social Security hemorrhaging cash. According to the latest report by Social Security’s Trustees, the

Texas moves to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state, according to a legal document obtained on Wednesday, a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect nearly 11,000 low-income people. Planned Parenthood said it would seek court help to block the funding halt, which would cut cancer

Obama’s Real Estate: The Injustice of Social Justice

Carl Jackson, If you think the left is upset about president-elect Trump’s billionaire cabinet picks just wait until they hear about President Obama’s real-estate purchases! As President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to take their last Hawaiian vacation on the government dime, many are left wondering what’s next for the charismatic couple that

Will Draining the Swamp Work in Florida?

Kevin Glass, Incoming Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran cut his teeth on the Florida house appropriations committee, but he’s got bigger aspirations than merely appropriations as he assumes his leadership position: he wants to make the Florida legislature the most transparent in the country, and he’s willing to take on his own party to do

U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested by members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, is

Family fights government in land dispute near Area 51

Andrew Craft, Joe Sheahan is in the fight of his life to save his family’s Nevada mine from being swallowed up by the federal government’s mysterious Area 51.  Technically, Sheahan’s family no longer even holds title to Groom Mine, which it owned for 130 years. The federal government took the deed through eminent domain after first offering the Sheahans

Bill Would Allow Government to Locate People With Tracking Devices

Ali Meyer, Measure intended to protect people with disabilities who have wandered away. A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow government agencies to locate people with tracking devices, which has some concerned the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills, a 9-year-old boy with