Government by ideological fantasy – at the expense of actual facts – is a terrible idea. So too is government of, by and for the donors. Far too often government regulators and bureaucrats ignore Reality – to tilt at ideological windmills. And WAY too often government becomes […]
The recent standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge has placed a spotlight on the federal government’s history of obtaining private land, particularly in the Western states. Many imagine that all the federal government owns is […]
Darcy Olsen, CEO and President of the Goldwater Institute, has written a must-read book for anyone facing a serious ailment, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the […]
Make a mistake on federal land, even when you think you have permission, and you may find yourself going to prison for terrorism.* That’s the experience of Dwight and Steven Hammond, […]
A genuine refugee from the ISIS thugs and murderers would probably not be bullying his host-nation’s Christian population before taking his shoes off.
Back when I was a musician – writing songs rather than things like this – I was just about the only one I knew who wasn’t stealing music via the heist website Napster. And I lived […]
President Barack Obama has dramatically ramped up the Washington, D.C., giant Crony-fest. Where economic sectors and companies Obama and his Democrats like get the gold mine – and the rest of us get the shaft. For […]
High school dropouts are potential high school graduates. I worked with high school dropouts and dropout recovery for the past decade and witnessed the transformation. It has been my experience and personal observation that students who drop out of high school (or middle school for that matter) are often an overlooked population in the field […]
All the headline grabbing difficulties to choosing a new Speaker of the House are due mostly to one thing — the emergence of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. But the caucus may also now be […]
“Hillary Clinton is benefiting from an in-house propagenda machine coupled with a news media that would greatly impress Reich Minister Joseph Goebbels, who ran both propaganda and entertainment media in order to further […]
In an incredible new development in the criminal case of imprisoned former Congressman Richard Renzi, Federal District Court Judge David Bury has agreed to hold an evidentiary hearing on October 26th in Tucson to look […]
I have worked for the federal government is various capacities for nearly 37 years and am in the twilight of that career. I started working on the farm where we lived in Ohio at the ripe […]
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stepped down from contention for the contentious position of Speaker on Thursday. This caused something approaching mass hysteria in Washington.
Chairman Paul Ryan then took himself out of contention. (Full […]
House Speaker John Boehner, under constant sniping from his far right flank, finally hit the ejection button. This leaves the House in search of a new Speaker, presumptively but not assuredly Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, […]
With John Boehner’s stunning announcement that he would be stepping down as Speaker of the House and resigning from Congress, three Congressmen have stepped forward to replace him. There is Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, who […]
A member of Congress estimated to me that out of 84-86 new GOP members who swept the House in the GOP takeover of 2010, there are only about only four to five left who remain conservative. It […]
Washington, D.C. is a dysfunctional mess. Just about nothing gets done unless it absolutely has to get done. And when things do get done – they are just about always horrible. Bigger and bigger government, over […]
The Donald Trump presidential phenomenon rolls on. Higher and higher his primary polls climb. He’s caught the irretrievably corrupt Hillary Clinton in a prospective general election matchup.
The DC Establishment – made up of both Democrats […]
The entirety of the United States is now a federal disaster area – rendered thus by Washington, D.C. Unlike areas hit by hurricanes, tornadoes and other acts of God – our cataclysm is entirely man-made. Decades of […]
There are few things more dangerous to private enterprise than government bureaucrats with time on their hands. And since most bureaucrats have no legitimate reason for being – they have lots and lots of time […]
One of the most curiously persistent surrealisms of Washington, DC is the reflexive deference given the Federal Reserve System. The Washington elite tends to accord more infallibility to the […]