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BLM-Bundy Confrontation Ignites new “Sagebrush Rebellion”

BY BOB BARR One of the biggest land grabs in American history occurred in 1976, when President Jimmy Carter signed into a law the “Federal...

The Time is NOW to Put Privacy Back into Intelligence Gathering

BY BOB BARR In the months following the 9-11 terror attacks, as America’s intelligence agencies struggled to explain how they missed connecting the dots leading...

The New ‘Newspeak’ Test

BY BOB BARR In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” which describes life in an oppressive, virtually inescapable Surveillance State, the vocabulary of the populace is...

RepubliCare: New Name, Same Mess

BY BOB BARR Judging by all the smiling, smug faces gathered at the White House last week after House Republicans passed the much ballyhooed American...

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...

“October Surprise” Coming From the IRS

BY BOB BARR The “October Surprise” this election cycle may come not from one of the presidential candidates, but from an unlikely source – the...

The Ferguson-Obama Syndrome

BY BOB BARR Over the past year or so, several major cities across the United States have experienced a violent crime wave not seen since...

The Holder Clone

BY BOB BARR In the opening statement of her U.S. Senate Confirmation hearing, Attorney General-nominee Loretta Lynch spoke of many things -- her mother’s struggle...

H. L. Hunt Oil Heir Dispute Embroils Texas Prosecutor In Ethics Questions

BY BOB BARR The Lone Star State has produced its share of outstanding lawyers, including Thomas C. Clark, who served as U.S. Attorney General from...

Trap That Ensnared Denny Hastert Could Be Set For Any of Us

BY BOB BARR Lavrenti Beria, who ran Josef Stalin’s KGB, once commented on the ease with which the feared organization he headed could convict any...

“Don’t Sweat it” Takes On Whole New Meaning With TSA

BY BOB BARR Careful, airline passengers! If you happen to show up to your flight late, or are nervous about forgetting to turn off the...

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...

John Brennan’s Deserving CIA Reorganization Plan

BY BOB BARR We tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress...

For Trump, Real Test on Gun Rights is Yet to Come

BY BOB BARR When he addressed the National Rifle Association at its annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia last Friday, Donald Trump did not mince his...

Gun Control Debate 101

BY BOB BARR Reading the social media posts of liberals following the latest mass shooting tragedy, occurring over the weekend in the small Texan town...

Trump’s Syria Gambit Short on Consistency, Legality

BY BOB BARR Listening to Republicans on Capitol Hill gush over President Trump’s decision last week to send nearly 60 high-tech Tomahawk missiles to damage...

Let Erik Prince and Blackwater Take on ISIS

To Kill Them, Not “Degrade” Them BY BOB BARR Like many liberal criticisms of market-based solutions to public policy problems, the idea of privatized armies is...

Voter ID vs. Concealed Carry – Liberal Hypocrisy Unmasked

BY BOB BARR “Let me be clear,” Attorney General Eric Holder emphatically declared in a 2012 speech to the National Association for the Advancement of...

America’s Weatherman-In-Chief

BY BOB BARR Last week’s Tweet of President Barack Obama with rolled up sleeves, enjoying a waffle cone and wishing Americans “Happy Memorial Day,” may...

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,...

Presumed Guilty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism

BY BOB BARR The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third...

Show Me the Man and I’ll Find You the Crime

BY BOB BARR The “Sorkinization” of American politics; a cultural phenomenon engendered by the works of Hollywood director Aaron Sorkin -- in which Washingtonian politics...

Feds Provoke Range War Over Fees And A Turtle

BY BOB BARR Gopherus agassizii is the binomial name given to the desert tortoise, a roughly foot-long creature with a lifespan that can stretch to...

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....

Fight Leftist Tech Giants With Capitalism, Not Big Government

BY BOB BARR Perhaps it is too much West Coast air, or perhaps because the vast wealth of their owners keeps them insulated from the...

Jeb Bush, Mr. Status Quo

BY BOB BARR Rodney King, whose beating at the hands of the LAPD in 1991 sparked several days of bloody rioting, is perhaps best remembered...

Republicans Take a Knee in the First Quarter

BY BOB BARR With college football booting up for another season this weekend, many are hoping to head back to their alma mater for some...

Welcome to America, Now Give Us Your Laptop and Cell Phone

BY BOB BARR The necessity for the federal government to know what items were being brought into the country from outside our borders, in order...

Un-peaceful Coexistence – Trump and Conservatism

BY BOB BARR In his first inaugural address in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told the nation, “the only thing we have to fear is...fear...

“Cecil” The Lion for President

BY BOB BARR Until a few days ago, Dr. Walter Palmer was just a successful dentist from Minnesota who had a passion for trophy hunting;...