Donor Matching Funds Announced!

A generous donor has offered to match all contributions dollar-for-dollar for the next $10,000 raised, doubling the impact of your donation and helping us reach our fundraising goal faster.

$12,865 of $60,000 raised

News Roundup 1/6/17

by | Jan 6, 2017

  • Former CIA Director James Woolsey quits the Trump Transition Team. [Link]
  • Trump tweets that if Toyota builds a car manufacturing plant in Mexico, then he will impose a big border tax to sell the cars in the US. [Link]
  • National Security Director James Clapper testifies before the Senate and claims that Russia meddled in the US election. Clapper provided no proof to support this claim but said some evidence will be released next week. [Link]
  • New York now requires ride-sharing apps like Uber to give the state data on users. Uber collects users location data after a ride is requested until 5 minutes after the user is dropped off. [Link]
  • Obama has ignored a scientific report that disputes the validity of many methods of forensic matching. Methods such as tire, footprint, bite mark and hair matching analysis have led to hundreds of convictions. By having the Department of Justice adopt the results of the scientific study, Obama could have helped wrongful convictions be overturned and prevent innocent people from going to jail in the future. [Link]
  • Obama adds 3,852 new regulations in 2016. Congress passed 211 new laws in the past year. [Link]
  • Four Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainees were transferred to Saudi Arabia. [Link]
  • The US dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. Most of the bombs were dropped on Iraq and Syria. [Link]
  • US Special Forces were deployed to 138 countries in 2016. Over half of Special Operations forces were sent to the Greater Middle East. [Link]
  • The US now has Special Operations Forces stationed on the Russian border. The US reports that the troops are in Lithuania for a training mission and to deter Russian aggression. [Link]
  • A terrorist attack outside of a Turkish courthouse kills two people. The PKK is being accused of ordering the attack. [Link]
  • Turkey sentences two commanders involved in the July coup to life in prison. [Link]
  • Iraqi forces launch a new offensive to retake three towns from ISIS in Western Iraq. [Link]
  • Turkey rejected US air support to help in its offensive to retake al-Bab from ISIS. Russia recently gave Turkey air support in al-Bab. [Link]

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, opinion editor of and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter and Connor Freeman.

View all posts

Our Books

libertarian inst books

Related Articles


They Hate Our Freedom

They Hate Our Freedom Near the end of 2022,[1] the government finally released the notes from the 9/11 Commission’s interview of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney from April 29, 2004. Would you believe it turns out the president admitted that his...

read more
What a strange fetish it all is…

What a strange fetish it all is…

Is it a fetish? There are some fascinating memes and clips doing the rounds of Trump lately. The populist appeal has become silly. The trouble is that some supposedly serious people are unironically aroused by it all. Then again, maybe it’s just for the LOLs? Grown...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This