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The Evil Lincoln

http://theinternationallibertarian.blogspot.com

This article was originally published at OpEdNews.com on February 15, 2009

With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just passed on February 12th the media was replete with praise for him. Unfortunately, this whitewashed view of him is misguided. Rather than being the honest and resolute knight in shining armor that he is made out to be, on closer inspection he turns out to be one of the worst politicians Illinois has produced.

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State Department To CU Students: DO NOT Discuss WikiLeaks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

State Department official warns students at Columbia University talking about WikiLeaks on Facebook or Twitter could endanger your job prospects.

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Feds Tracking Americans' Credit Cards in Real-Time Without Warrant

http://www.networkworld.com

Federal law enforcement agencies have been tracking Americans in real-time using credit cards, loyalty cards and travel reservations without getting court orders for the "hotwatch."

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Homeland Security shuts down dozens of Web sites without court order

http://www.rawstory.com

The Homeland Security Department's customs enforcement division has gone on a Web site shutdown spree, closing down at least 76 domains this week, according to online reports.

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Indiana Unemployment Offices To Add Armed Guards

http://www.theindychannel.com

"Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent.
No specific incidents prompted the action, Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told 6News' Norman Cox."

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TSA official slipped white powder into fliers' bags

http://www.boingboing.net

You know how the TSA has all those signs saying you can be arrested for joking or "making remarks" about bombs? One law for them, another for us, apparently.

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Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground.

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

I actually agree with the fire department letting the house burn down.

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Bans on Texting While Driving Actually Increases Crash Rate

http://www.clevelandleader.com

Laws that ban the practice of texting while driving are designed to keep drivers' attention on the road and avoid accidents, but new research published Tuesday by the Highway Loss Data Institute suggest otherwise.

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Should it be a crime to miss a parent-teacher conference?

http://articles.chicagotribune.com

The parent-teacher conference is a ritual of American education. It can be as tense as a traffic stop. Or a moment of joy. That's if you show up for it.

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Nearly One Million Children in U.S. Potentially Misdiagnosed With ADHD

http://www.sciencedaily.com

Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest -- and most immature -- in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist.

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