College Offers Course On “The Theology of Harry Potter”

Meeting the demand for employment in comic book stores Via College Insurrection Samantha Watkins of The College Fix reported. College Offers Religion Course – on Harry Potter “The Theology of Harry Potter” is a religion course recently offered at Centre College that allowed students to explore if the boy wizard is really a Christianity-inspired hero. […]

McKeon to roll out last NDAA next week

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) is preparing to unveil his last defense bill as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee next week, kicking off what is sure to be a contentious process as lawmakers decide what capabilities the Pentagon will keep… More >

Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant

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American law enforcement has long advocated for universal “kill switches” in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to police investigations–one that means they should be free to search phones without a warrant. More >

Americans' Ratings of Their Personal Finances Inch Up

Americans continue to become more positive about their personal financial situations, with an increase in those who rate their finances as excellent or good and those who say they have enough money to live comfortably. More >

Obamacare Slashes Senior Home Health Care Services

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In early April, the Obama Administration delayed cuts in the Medicare Advantage program mandated by Obamacare. These plans, used by 30% of Medicare beneficiaries, supplement traditional Medicare coverage. The planned cuts to the MA program risked a political firestorm just months before the midterm elections. While MA received a short-term pardon, the Obama Administration is […]

The Bureau of Land Management rides into Texas

Fresh off an embarrassing rout in Nevada, the Bureau of Land Management seems to be looking for a win in Texas… and the story has grown big enough to rope in current Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Abbott wrote a letter to BLM director Neil Kornze, declaring himself “deeply troubled by reports […]

Republicans warn Obama of 'fatal mistake' in Afghanistan

Republican lawmakers are warning the White House that leaving fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan would be a “fatal mistake.”Reuters on Tuesday reported the administration is considering leaving “well below”10,000 troops in the country… More >

Think-tank to infosec: you're doing it wrong

Cyber risks ‘similar to 2008 crash’ Tomorrow’s Internet is a scary, scary place, according to think-tank The Atlantic Council, so much so that we’re all apparently on the brink of “a cyber sub-prime meltdown”.… More >

Pentagon’s Superpowered Autopilot Will Do the Work of 5 Crew Members

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The Pentagon’s research arm is developing a sophisticated, drop-in autopilot that can replace as many as five crew members in the cockpit of a military aircraft, and turn the pilot into a high-level  ”mission supervisor” issuing commands through a touch screen. More >

38% Think Their Home Will Be Worth More A Year From Now

Short- and long-term confidence in the housing market remain at levels seen since the beginning of last year. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% of American homeowners expect their home’s value to go up over the next year. That’s up two points from March and the highest finding since October. Just 13% expect housing […]