Government Drags Us Back in Time – Because Cronies and Ideology Tell It To

gglmnplyGovernment 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 […]

Satanic Temple Gets Opening Prayers Banned From Phoenix City Council Meetings

Members of the Satanic Temple of Tucson have forced the Phoenix City Council to ban its customary opening invocation before meetings. The organization had applied for and was approved to deliver the prayer at the February 17 council meeting. Councilman Sal DiCiccio decided to put a stop to it. Along with two other members of […]

Uncle Sam Own 48% of Western Land. Why Some Insist This Hurts Economies, Cowboys and Even the Environment

hmdsThe 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 […]

Right to Try: The FDA Has the Blood of Millions of Americans on its Hands

Right to TryDarcy 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 […]

IC Editor Rachel Alexander on the Dr. Gina Loudon show discussing the Oregon rancher showdown

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Obama’s DOJ Demands More Prison Time for Ranchers; Protesters Seize Wildlife Refuge Headquarters

bndyprtstMake 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, […]

Iranian Christians, Resettled in Germany, Are Terrorized by “Refugees”

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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.

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Just Because It’s Easier to Steal – Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Stealing

prcyBack 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 […]

Government Choosing Businesses for Preference or Punishment is Always Wrong

bgphrmPresident 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 […]

Ohio's War on Dropout Schools

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 […]

How Did We Get to Paul Ryan as the Likely New Speaker of the House?

plrynAll 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 […]

Clinton and News Media Treat Trey Gowdy Like a ‘Bimbo Eruption’

trygwdy“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 […]

Former Congressman Renzi Deserves a New Trial

rckrnzIn 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 […]

Reflections From a Retiring Federal Employee

fdrlemplysI 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 […]

If Paul Ryan Doesn’t Run Pick a Texan, Hensarling Or Brady, To Ride Us Out of This Box Canyon

txgpHouse 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 […]

Bombshell Admission: HHS Tells The Stream: We’ve Conducted ZERO Oversight of Planned Parenthood Since 2007

pplndprnthdThe Stream has uncovered alarming information about Planned Parenthood after submitting a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The request was spurred by a series of […]

John Boehner Exits Congress’s ‘Fall From Hell’

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, […]

Does Conservative Chaffetz Have a Shot at Beating Establishment Figure McCarthy for Speaker?

chftz-mccrthyWith 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 […]

Why Conservatives Elected to Congress Turn Into Moderates

lbbystsA 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 […]

DC¹s Latest Self-Inflicted ‘Crisis’ – We Run Out of Budget on October 1

rnwyspndngWashington, 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 […]

More on Climate Change

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“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It […]

Trump Shouldn’t Blame Oreos – It’s Governments’ and Unions’ Fault

dnldtrmporThe 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 […]

Beware D.C. ‘Comprehensive’ ‘Reform’

bltdgvt3The 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 […]

The EPA Assaults the Private Sector – and the Environment

epaThere 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 […]

If The Fed Is Always Wrong How Can Its Policies Ever Be Right?

fdrsrvOne 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 […]










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