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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...

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...

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...

With Obamacare, The Buck Never Stops – Bob Barr

BY BOB BARR When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, the federal government’s procurement process was long beset by gross corruption and overspending. During the...

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...

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...

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...

Trump At the Crossroads

BY BOB BARR Listening to Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention last week, one could hear ghostly voices of America’s political past –...

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...

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...

“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...

Militarizing Law Enforcement – “We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore”

BY BOB BARR The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed 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...

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...

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...

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...

Obama’s Move to Surrender Internet Endangers Freedom Here and Abroad

BY BOB BARR In his freedom-charting essay Common Sense, one of the most famous works of the revolutionary era, Thomas Paine describes government as a...

“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...

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...

“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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Privacy – Can We Yet Reclaim the High Ground?

BY BOB BARR According to Greek mythology, Cassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, captured the attention of Apollo with her beauty. But, after rejecting...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...