The Case for Cash

(FEE) – A dozen countries out of the 28 European Union (EU) members had legal limits on cash transactions in place at the end of 2015. Portugal, the country leading with these limits, had an EUR 1,000 legal limit on all…

Philippine Officials Propose ‘Muslims Only’ ID

(HRW) – Philippine authorities are threatening to further single out Muslims as part of official counterterrorism efforts. This week, authorities in Central Luzon in the northern Philippines proposed imposing a mandatory identification card system for the region’s estimated 26,000 Muslims. Central Luzon Police…

What the Deep State is

(Garrison) – Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword — or, I guess, buzz phrase — among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News returns 127,000 recent media uses of the phrase. Every time US president Donald Trump finds…