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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...

A No-Brainer — For Second Amendment Voters, Trump Yes, Hillary No

BY BOB BARR They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but this is not necessarily so in politics. Take Democrat front-runner Hillary...

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...

The Peasant King of Crass Leads the Field

BY BOB BARR While delivering remarks in New Hampshire this week critical of Ted Cruz’s thoughtful position on the use of waterboarding, one of Donald...

New Years Resolutions for 2016

BY BOB BARR As 2015 comes to a close, we reflect on the events of the past year and consider how we might learn from...

Trump is the GOP’s Rosemary’s Baby

BY BOB BARR In a matter of only two months, business mogul and Reality-TV eccentric Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has gone from “a collective eye...

“Animasgate” Highlight’s EPA Double Standard

BY BOB BARR President Ronald Reagan was known as the “Great Communicator” for his remarkable ability to distill complex political and philosophical principles into one-liners...

“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;...

Is Trump America’s ‘Strongman’?

BY BOB BARR When it comes to public confidence in American institutions, conditions rival those of California’s epic drought. According to a recent Gallup poll, the American...

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...

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...

Al Sharpton – No Longer Funny

BY BOB BARR In 1987, a young, African-American woman named Tawana Brawley was found lying inside a garbage bag, reportedly “unconscious” and covered in feces...

GOP Squandered Its Best Opportunity To Hold Hillary Accountable

BY BOB BARR In her Sunday video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton touched as many hot buttons as could be crammed into a two-minute...

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...

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...

“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...

FAA Stifling Private Drone Use and Innovation

BY BOB BARR Amateur drone hobbyists, beware! If you happen to make one red cent from any video filmed with your small drone – or...

ATF Hand In the Cookie Jar Slapped Down

BY BOB BARR Yesterday, March 10, 2015 was a Red Letter Day. No; it had nothing to do with Hillary’s e-mail “coming out party” at...

Message to Republicans — Motives Do Matter

BY BOB BARR “I didn't intend to question President Obama's motives or the content of his heart,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently...

America’s First Anti-Exceptionalism President

BY BOB BARR The Administration of Barack Obama may be struggling with strengthening the economy, controlling the damage of Obamacare, remaining an influential player in...

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...

Of Green Lipstick and Presidential Ham

BY BOB BARR There was a time, not so long ago, when interviewing the President of the United States was considered the pinnacle of a...

Congress Gives Uncle Same “ESP” – Enhanced Surveillance Powers

BY BOB BARR In 1964, Ayn Rand wrote that American society was quickly heading toward what she called “the stage of ultimate inversion,” in...

Net Neutrality: A 21st Century Trojan Horse

BY BOB BARR “’Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet.” With this single phrase, Senator Ted Cruz has sparked one of the most heated...

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...

UN Gun Grab Enters New And Dangerous Phase

BY BOB BARR Those wild and crazy bureaucrats on the banks of the East River are at it again. The United Nations – a bureaucracy...

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...

Top Five Liberal Myths About the Hobby Lobby Case

BY BOB BARR Judging from the seething reaction by liberals to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the “Hobby Lobby” case, one might easily forget...

Obama Administration’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Endanger Americans

BY BOB BARR President Ronald Reagan was optimistic about the future of immigration reform when he signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,...

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...