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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...

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...

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...

The Rannazzisi File: Congress Fuels Opioid Crisis

BY BOB BARR In the childhood fairy tale Snow White, the magic mirror from which the evil queen seeks reassurance of her beauty never lies, much...

Looking for Privacy in All the Wrong Places

BY BOB BARR Like the rising of the sun or the changing of the tides, another opportunity for the GOP to right the wrongs of...

Chris Wray at the FBI – A Breath of Fresh Air

BY BOB BARR In spite of this horrific news from Las Vegas, I remain convinced that Americans, on the whole, are the most kind,...

Sports’ Golden Gods Proving Themselves Just Brass Asses

BY BOB BARR Turn on the television any given night, and you’re likely to see late night host Jimmy Kimmel bloviating like a public healthcare...

Yes, Virginia, Federalism Applies to Marijuana Reform

BY BOB BARR There is a simple, universal elegance to the conservative concept of federalism. When confronted with a governing decision not explicitly addressed in...

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...

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...

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...

Violent Tribalism on Display in Charlottesville

BY BOB BARR When it comes to political violence such as we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, there are no partisan “sides” to the...

A Presidential Pardon for America’s Toughest Sheriff?

BY BOB BARR While most Americans do not know the name of their local sheriff, they do know the name of Maricopa County, Arizona’s former...

The Nightmare of Single-Payer Healthcare

BY BOB BARR Despite the title of “Senate Majority Leader” prefixed to his name, Mitch McConnell has demonstrated little leadership in his approach to repealing...

Welcome to the Post-Factual World

BY BOB BARR "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean...

Police Use of Deadly Force – A Rare Voice of Reason

BY BOB BARR In his more than 36-years as a military and police officer, including years devoted to training those who currently serve, David “Bo”...

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...

Charity Evaluator Adopts Leftist Ideological Bias

BY BOB BARR Of the 500 million pieces of mail processed and delivered by the United States Postal Service each day, many are solicitations from...

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....

Government Says “Trust Us on Surveillance,” But Here’s Why We Can’t

BY BOB BARR President Ronald Reagan once famously quipped the nine most terrifying words a U.S. citizen can hear are, “I’m from the government and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...