News Roundup – January 27, 2013

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News Roundup – January 27, 2013

Storified by Chris Spangle· Sun, Jan 27 2013 11:33:12

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Episode 30 – Obama 2.0, Hitler 2.0, 2016 and Rand PaulJanuary 25, 2013 Podcast The guys discuss the Obama inauguration, if the words the right use about Obama are sometimes too extreme, and d…
Arizona Republicans Propose Bill That Would Not Allow Atheists To Graduate High SchoolA group of Arizona politicians – all Republicans, of course – have proposed a law ( House Bill 2467) requiring public high school student…
Sarah Palin and the End of an EraThe news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a …
Palin: ‘We Haven’t Yet Begun to Fight!’-Exclusive Interview with Breitbart NewsIn my research for the film I made on Governor Palin, The Undefeated, I was constantly amazed at the anti-establishment stands she took a…
Bang for Your Buck: A Guide to Affordable and Reliable Firearms for PreppersWhat We’re Shooting For This article is intended as a guide for preppers who want to buy their first or first few guns, but have very lim…
How Free-Market Thought Succeeded By Getting More Radical – Reason.comAngus Burgin, an historian at Johns Hopkins University, has produced a well-researched, well-written, and largely well-thought-out study….
Liberty 301: Newspeak on Gun ControlThe Orwellian name change for anything that has to do with firearms continued this week and last with the President and Vice President’s …
Ron Paul on "The Libertarian Future" – Mises Institute’s Carl Davis Distinguished Lecture 1/26/2013eduardo89rp
3 Reasons N. Korea Can’t Nuke the U.S. (Yet) : DNewsThursday, North Korea stated explicitly that in addition to planning a third nuclear test, it would also be " targeting" the United State…
Sheetz Report: Business and Politics, Issue 284January 27, 2013 Daily Briefing Elkhart County Indiana Sheriff Bradley Rogers statement on gun control: I don’t think he has a problem wi…
List of Indiana podcasts: http://www.whatisahoosier.com/list-of-indiana-podcasts/ CC: @KOZinIndyChris Spangle
In ’56 Crisis, Some Parallels | RealClearPoliticsWASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel means it when he describes himself as an "Eisenhower Republican." He kept a bust of President Dwight Eisenhower…
Bill Gates: How to Fix World’s Biggest ProblemsWe can learn a lot about improving the 21st-century world from an icon of the industrial era: the steam engine. Harnessing steam power re…
State regulators crack down on grocery chain for selling cheap milkDaily Caller News Foundation Louisiana state regulators recently cracked down on a supermarket chain’s weekly promotional deal because it…
Why Americans still feel poorFORTUNE – U.S. stocks have reached new highs, but most Americans probably don’t feel any wealthier. That’s because the prices of our home…
Indiana Activism Alert: Libertarians Should Oppose SB 0002, Requiring DNA if Arrested, not Charged #redin #tlot #tcot http://bit.ly/W8YJpAChris Spangle
Indiana Talks is a new internet talk station featuring many libertarian talks shows including former SOS candidate… http://fb.me/C9GqKKFRChris Spangle
Nicolas Sarkozy: Ex-French leader ditching 75% tax, moving to LondonFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy is ditching France’s 75 percent tax on the rich by moving to London with his wife, Carla Bruni, T…
Liberty For All " Blog Archive " The next seven states to legalize marijuana?One way or another, it is very likely that a page of history turned last month. Whether as many as seven states will go for legalization …
Kiriakou and Stuxnet: the danger of the still-escalating Obama whistleblower warThe permanent US national security state has used extreme secrecy to shield its actions from democratic accountability ever since its cre…
LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 017: Sam Goldstein and Chris Spangle #tlot #tcot #libertarian http://bit.ly/V9YatyChris Spangle
KOL004 | Interview with Walter Block on Voluntary SlaveryMy longtime friend Walter Block was recently in town, and while we visited had several discussions on libertarian theory, as we usually d…
Was Jesus a Libertarian?Can a Return to our Founding Principles Help Revive America?, Was Jesus a Libertarian, virtue-based democratic republic our Founders desi…
Decline to State: In opposition to the "natural rights" arguments against intellectual propertyWithin libertarian circles, opposition to intellectual property has become more popular in recent years, and among anarcho-capitalists is…
Bounced a Check? Go to Jail. – Hit & Run : Reason.comThe Dallas Observer published a feature this week on folks who inadvertently bounce a check, which isn’t illegal, and find themselves fac…
Final List of Candidates for LNC Secretary VacancyPaulie posted this as a comment on the Alicia Mattson thread, so I hope it is the correct final list. If I’ve missed someone, please emai…
Ballot Access News " Blog Archive " Only 6% of Registered Voters Participate in Texas Special State Senate ElectionJanuary 26th, 2013 On Saturday, January 26, Texas held a special State Senate election, 6th district, in Houston. Here are the election r…
The Implosion of the GOP, and the Rise of Third PartiesWhich political party calls itself "pro-life," yet fights to deny health care to the most vulnerable and wants to keep weapons on the str…
National School Choice Week 2013 Kicks Off in Los AngelesHundreds of students and their parents helped kick off National School Choice Week 2013, January 26, at Union Station in Los Angeles, Cal…
Advance Indiana: Marion Co. GOP Imports Bloomington Resident To Fill Cardwell’s Council Seat http://bit.ly/Vf95AxChris Spangle
Ballot Access News " Blog Archive " Slate Article on the Confusing Design of Many U.S. BallotsJanuary 26th, 2013 Writer Mark Vanhoenacker, who lives in New York state, has this interesting article in Slate about U.S. ballot design,…
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Illinois’ credit rating downgraded; state drops to worst in the nationA warning came Saturday morning from state treasurer Dan Rutherford (R) IL State Treasurer. The Standard and Poor’s downgrade from A to A…
Obama would ‘think long and hard’ before letting son play football http://j.mp/X3oFAm #NFL #NCAAThe Hill
USADA tells Lance Armstrong to testify under oath by Feb 6 in order for ban to be reviewed – @CBSNews, via @TheMatthewKeys
Attorney for Lance Armstrong tells Anti-Doping Agency client will cooperate with effort to ‘clean up cycling’ – @AP
Myanmar says it ‘strongly objects’ to US State Department using former name Burma in press release – @BPbreakingnews
Update: Families of 21 convicted over Egypt’s Port Said soccer deaths try to break into city’s prison – @AhramOnline
Update: Death toll in violence in Port Said, Egypt, reaches 8, including at least 2 police officers, security sources say – @Reuters
Sherine Tadros’s Twitter PhotoSherine Tadros
Egypt’s opposition threatens to boycott elections if President Morsi does not solve country’s crisis – @AlArabiya_ENG
These are the ‘Revolutionaries’ throwing stones at police now near #tahrir. I would say the oldest is 13-14 years old.aymanm
At least 36 people die and some 70,000 are displaced by flooding in Mozambique, according to UN figures – @AJEnglish
Fighting between army and local militia prompts Democratic Republic of Congo mass exodus, aid agency says – @RT_com
Hacker group Anonymous takes over US government website in anger following death of activist Aaron Swartz – @CNNbrk
More: Hacker group Anonymous takes over federal sentencing website, uses page to make declaration of ‘war’ on the US government – @mashable
Thousands of people march in London in protest against proposed closure of hospital services – @BBCNews
Unite the Resistance’s Twitter PhotoUnite the Resistance
Update: More than 20,000 march to protest against closure of Accident and Emergency unit, downgrading of maternity unit at Lewisham Hospi…
South African court blocks delivery of helicopter gunships to Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe, campaign group says – @AP
Suicide attack kills several Afghan officials and civilians in a crowded area of the northeast city of Kunduz – @AFP
Gallup poll finds 74% of respondents would vote for a law that allows women to serve in combat – @thehill
Update: Clashes between Pakistani Taliban and militia said to kill 31 – @Reuters
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says he will not seek re-election in 2014 – @AP
Tom Harkin will be remembered for many things. But I appreciate his passionate advocacy for people with disabilities. He’ll be missed.David Axelrod
Rep. Braley considering Iowa Senate run to replace retiring Sen. Harkin – @thehill
Ex-Sen. Scott Brown’s Twitter account published a series of unusual messages that were quickly deleted in the early hours of Saturday – @…
New York City Mayor gives $350 million to Johns Hopkins University, topping $1 billion in total gifts to his alma mater – @AP
Casey Anthony files for bankruptcy; total assets less than $1,100, liabilities nearly $800,000, according to court documents – @KPHO
Update: 61 dead, 120 injured from Venezuelan prison riot, hospital says – @AP
Roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, kills 8 policeman, officials say; 3rd anti-police attack in 1 day – @Reuters
At least 90 people die in a nightclub fire in southern Brazil, local media says – @Reuters
Update: 232 dead in Brazil nightclub fire – @Reuters, @AP
Mike Moura’s Twitter PhotoMike Moura
Incêndio na Boate KISS em Santa Maria – RS 27 de Janeiro de 2013tessmer077
Brazil nightclub had only 1 working exit; majority of victims who died were trampled in an attempt to flee – @AP
Sen. Feinstein: Passing gun-control legislation is ‘hardest’ challenge – @thehill
Tens of thousands march through Paris in support of legalizing same-sex marriage – @AP
A 29-year-old French sailor went around the globe in just over 78 days, smashing the old world record – @AP
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un says North Korea will defend itself against US hostility – @BloombergNews
Fires burning and tear gas billowing as police and protestors clash outside 5-star Intercontinental Hotel in #Cairo #nbcnewsaymanm
Israel’s comatose ex-premier Ariel Sharon showing ‘significant brain activity’ and responding to family photos – @AFP
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Despite my position in mass media, I love podcasting and all aspects of new media. I host the We Are Libertarians podcast. I'm a news junkie, a Christian, a libertarian and a voracious reader. I love food, comedy, tech, IndyCar, psychology, writing and collecting and organizing information. I also have two cats, Mittens and Cornelius.