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Congress Colluded With IRS to Strip Citizens of Passports

BY BOB BARR In an extremely troubling move three years ago, the Republican-controlled Congress handed the Internal Revenue Service the power to strip individuals of...

Unseal the Clinton Impeachment Files Now

BY BOB BARR Twenty years ago this December, William Jefferson Clinton became the first elected President to be impeached by the United States House of...

Congress Should Stop the Drama and Take Action to Force Justice to Comply With...

BY BOB BARR Last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing - during which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray were grilled for...

FDA Warlords Moving to Crush Vaping and Flavored Tobacco Products

BY BOB BARR Despite the requirement in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution that only the Congress has the power to “declare war,” the...

“Pardon Me Rudy” – More Disney Flick Than Legal Theory

BY BOB BARR With the Trump Administration it often is difficult to determine whether a bizarre public statement is a clever smokescreen, or if the...

Will GOP Hardliners Scuttle Modest Criminal Justice Reform?

BY BOB BARR Like all services the government provides, incarcerating the estimated 1.5 million inmates in America’s prison system sooner or later falls victim to...

There’s No Reason Not to Harden Security at Schools

BY BOB BARR The United States Capitol Building often is referred to as “The People’s House.” For more than two centuries, access to the People’s...

Truth, Lies, and the NRA

BY BOB BARR After several hours walking the exhibit hall last Saturday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas (which I attended...

Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, Updated

BY BOB BARR As the little girl in the movie "Poltergeist" declared, "They're baaaack."  This time, however, it is not evil ghosts reappearing to make...

Starbucks’ “Ministry of Love”

BY BOB BARR In a delicious twist of fate, one of the planet’s most liberal companies, Starbucks, once again is begging the Left for forgiveness. The coffee giant’s...

Low-Energy Congress on Full Display During Facebook Hearings

BY BOB BARR If there was ever a time to revive the term “low energy” -- President Donald Trump’s devastating 2016 epithet for Jeb Bush...

Qatar: America’s Biggest Little Ally in the Middle East

BY BOB BARR If one were to pick an emblem of America’s global military might, the B-52 properly might top the list. The strategic bomber’s...

Hidden Cost of Immigration Crackdown

BY BOB BARR Stan Marek can’t find men to hire. The work is there; an abundance of it as the housing market continues rebounding from...

Easy Win for GOP: Kill the UN’s Backdoor Gun Grab

BY BOB BARR It comes as no surprise that Congress’ $1.3 trillion dollar omnibus budget package is rubbing raw the already thin patience of the Republican base....

Space Competition is More Important Than ‘Starman’

BY BOB BARR Generations of American inventors and entrepreneurs have touted the value of competition. Walt Disney — the pioneering creator of Disneyland and shrewd...

Gun Crimes Are Not a “Public Health” Issue – Keep the CDC Out

BY BOB BARR What’s in a name? In Washington, not much. Here, Republicans who run campaigns on fiscal discipline regularly jack up the national debt....

Due Process is Not a Constitutional Footnote, Mr. President

BY BOB BARR Cherry Blossom season approaches our nation’s capital, the Congress remains gridlocked, and Robert Mueller, the latest “special counsel,” continues his free-wheeling search...

Are Schools Less Important Than Sports Events and Concerts?

BY BOB BARR This is the second of a two-part series by former Congressman Barr on issues relating to Parkland, Florida, and other recent mass...

School Shootings Demand Deep Study – Not Faux Solutions

BY BOB BARR This is the first in a two-part series on issues relating to and arising out of the mass murders at the high...

Fixing America’s ‘Invisible’ Infrastructure — The Wireless Spectrum

BY BOB BARR America’s wireless spectrum — that long-neglected part of our vital national infrastructure – finally is receiving much needed attention by the Congress and...

The EB-5 Visa Program Creates American Jobs And It Deserves Reauthorization

BY BOB BARR Every once in a while — some would say in a long, long while — the federal government comes up with a...

Government Snooping Survives Government “Shutdown”

BY BOB BARR In Washington’s theatrical production of “Shutdown: 2018” – directed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, produced by the Mainstream Media, and featuring all of...

Twitter Bad, Government Worse

BY BOB BARR When it comes to the Internet, people often take for granted “free” access to online products and services, such as Facebook, Google,...

Outrageous Prosecutorial Misconduct Comes Home to Roost in the Cliven Bundy Case

BY BOB BARR There is an old Latin proverb, “Fiat justitia, ruat caelum,” which means, roughly translated, “Let justice be done, though the heavens may...

Russia’s ‘Breadbasket’ Is Not Part of America’s Vital National Security Interest

BY BOB BARR “Make America Great Again.” The phrase became ubiquitous during the 2016 presidential election as both a branding tagline and rallying cry for...

Trump Should Order Sessions to Drop Bundy Prosecution

BY BOB BARR There are many resolutions the federal government should be making for the New Year; with cutting spending at or near the very...

Shaver Shooting a Wake-Up Call for Reforms

BY BOB BARR Daniel Shaver did not deserve to die. He made an otherwise innocuous mistake, as people often do, especially in high pressure situations...

‘Digital Shouting Matches’ Undermining Rule-Making Process

BY BOB BARR The “internet poll” has become a familiar device with which to solicit reader feedback and drive engagement on topics from sports and...

The Real Reason Democrats Hate Losing the State and Local Tax Deduction

BY BOB BARR If you have ever wondered why leaders of liberal cities and states become giddy at any new spending opportunity – investments into...

European Environmentalists Rekindling Cocaine Problem in Columbia and in the United States

BY BOB BARR Not that many years ago, the South American nation of Colombia was on the cusp of becoming a failed “narco-state.” With climatic...