In aviation, a death-spiral describes the downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft that’s unrecoverably headed for a crash. If you pilot an aircraft, you never want to find yourself in a death-spiral — for obvious reasons. Well, The federal government may well be in a death spiral of its own  – or perhaps we should call […]

WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2018) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) plans to expand a surveillance program that tracks the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates. According to federal contracting data, the DEA will expand the footprint of its license plate tracking program with automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) connected […]

Today in 1751, James Iredell was born. A brilliant figure of the founding era, he was considered a legal prodigy at an extremely young age. Just prior to the American War for Independence, he penned a pamphlet, To the Inhabitants of Great Britain, which espoused his constitutional arguments against the British concept of Parliamentary sovereignty. […]

Several times a week, I see Trump supporters touting the rising stock market and “booming economy” as proof of his economic prowess. Sadly, they are being led down a primrose path to ruin. I’m going to sum this up as simply as I can. The economy and the stock market are – to steal a […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2018) – On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that creates a process to expunge or reduce the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws before recreational cannabis was legalized this year. Enactment of this law takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in California. […]

Last week, we got a healthy dose of political theater. I honestly didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the Kavanaugh hearings – other than what I scrolled past in my Facebook feed. On the day of  Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, I predicted how all of this will play out.  Here’s what I said: “Senators will grandstand. […]

I recently appeared on The Sherry Voluntary Show to discuss the latest news regarding the privacy and surveillance campaign of We See You Watching Lexington. The goal of our activism is to get an ordinance passed in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, that will provide accountability and oversight for the use of all government surveillance […]

According to an article in the National Post the Five Eyes intelligence network is demanding tech companies provide a back-door into all electronic devices. “Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that technology companies co-operate with law enforcement agencies in allowing access to encrypted communications.” Five Eyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct 1, 2018) –  On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that would loosen some regulations on hemp seed and cultivation. Enactment of this bill paves the way for faster development of the state’s hemp industry, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect. Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), along with […]