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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...

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...

Meet Generation “N”

BY BOB BARR As Barack Obama thrilled his supporters on Monday with his clarion call to action for the poor and the oppressed, young people...

The Fed’s Encryption Conniption

BY BOB BARR As soon as the news broke that the FBI was unable to gain access to the phone belonging to the Sutherland Springs, Texas...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Time to Take Off the Gloves with Campus Protestors

BY BOB BARR Listening to liberal college administrators waxing poetic from their ivory towers, one might conclude the greatest threat to higher education is not...

Congress, Trump and Governor Eviscerate the Bill of Rights

BY BOB BARR On a daily basis, government officials at all levels make decisions and take steps that are, to put it mildly, without basis...

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...

The Slippery Slope of Social Media Censorship

BY BOB BARR When it comes to identifying fake news, it is less science than alchemy; a task residing somewhere between asking “What is art?”...

Obama's 'Society of Fear'

BY BOB BARR In observational experiments, researchers constantly battle a phenomenon called the “Hawthorne effect,” where subjects of experiments alter their behavior when aware of...

Senators Forced to Play “Frankenstein” with Privacy Monster They Created

BY BOB BARR In the iconic, early-nineteenth century horror novel, Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with the science of life, creates a monster out of...

Show Me What Books You’re Reading — TSA’s New ARMAP

BY BOB BARR Much has been said of the ineffectiveness and intrusiveness of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the last decade and a half....

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...

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...

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...

Chicago’s Godfather Goes After Guns

BY BOB BARR Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics,...

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...

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...

Bizarro World Second-Amendment Decisions

BY BOB BARR In D.C. Comic’s fictional “Bizarro World,” all things are done opposite of here on Earth. According to the “Bizarro Code,” inhabitants of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gulf Between Obama’s America and Real America Widens

BY BOB BARR Decades ago, Mike Kelley was fighting a war against communist tyrants in the jungles of Vietnam. Fortunately, Kelley was able to escape...

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,...

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...

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...