Jay Leone is a 91-year-old World War II veteran and former member of the sheriff’s air patrol who used his guns to level the playing field when Samuel Joseph Cutrufelli, a 30-year-old career criminal and meth user, broke into his house. Now that the trial is over, and Cutrufelli has been sentenced to 86 years in prison, Leone wants his guns back – but the Marin County authorities are dragging their feet.
Members of a Christian militia accused of plotting an antigovernment uprising were acquitted on sedition and conspiracy charges on Tuesday by a federal judge who said prosecutors had failed to prove that the group had concrete plans to attack anyone.
Members of the Hutaree militia — who were acquitted last year of plotting to overthrow the U.S. government and kill police officers — have filed a lawsuit against employees of the FBI and Michigan State Police, alleging their constitutional rights were violated when their homes were raided and guns were seized.
A former militia member who was acquitted of plotting to rebel against the U.S. government hopes to have a new gig: township constable.
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their “massive” bullet buys.
State resistance to the nationwide K-12 school standards known as Common Core has spread to Indiana.
Textbook publishers cater to the largest market. In this case, that’s probably the 44 states still committed to the new academic standards, says Kathleen Porter-Magee of the pro-Common Core Fordham Institute.
A slight majority of Hoosiers say Indiana should stick with the Common Core, a set of nationally-crafted academic standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
There’s good news and bad news about the rise of the Common Core State Standards, that new system of math and English standards people hope will reshape and restore American education.
The Common Core is the basis for a national curriculum and national test.
Three hundred prominent policymakers and education experts warn the Common Core will close the door on innovation.
The Common Core standards are of insufficient quality.
The cost of the Common Core is considerable, yet unknown.
Despite vast differences with President George W. Bush on ideology, style and temperament, President Barack Obama has stuck with Bush policies or aspirations on a number of fronts, from counterterrorism to immigration, from war strategy to the global fight against AIDS.
The growing underground economy may be helping to prevent the real economy from sinking further, according to analysts.
There is absolutely nothing conservative about this proposal because, again, what this is about is officials in cash-strapped States across the country looking for new ways to plug their budget holes.
Like the money-hungry federal government, many state governments have financial and political interests in getting their hands on more and more money to grow their governments. It is not surprising that many of those state governments find out-of-state businesses to be lucrative and politically easy targets for tax legislation.
Wayne Johnson, who runs a $2.5 million fly fishing eBay shop, said he would be forced to lay off most of his eight full-time employees in order to comply.