Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

Illegal Aliens Murder at a Much Higher Rate Than US Citizens Do


by Randall Hoven,  American Thinker

It’s time to fact-check the fact-checkers. Continue reading

The 36-Year Project to Whitewash Iran


by Sohrab Ahmari,  Commentary Magazine

Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini bangs his fists on the table. “Gentlemen, gentlemen!” he says. “If we do nothing else this week, we must conceive at least one terrorist act that will show all the world that the United States, the Great Satan, is but a paper tiger, a weak nation of weak people, a people ripe for destruction!” Continue reading

Judge orders Brady Center to pay legal fees of gun dealer it sued


by Thomas Lifson,  American Thinker

It is all too rare that those who file a frivolous lawsuit undertaken for questionable reasons are forced to pay the legal fees of those whom they sue.  Continue reading

“Rat Park” and the Vietnam War


by Chris Campbell,  Laissez Faire

“Cops in Santa Ana, California,” Reason magazine’s blog reports, “donned ski masks to break and enter into a local medical marijuana dispensary, raiding it with guns drawn in a May 27 police action. Continue reading

Judge rules AIG bailout ‘unconstitutional’


by Rick Moran,  American Thinker

A judge ruled that the 2008 bailout and takeover of insurance giant AIG was “unduly harsh” and unconstitutional. Continue reading

Trans Fats to Be Illegal


by James Hamblin,  The Atlantic

For years, granola bars were like balsa wood. They could be instruments of blunt force trauma. I’m not certain, but I believe several people were killed when they tripped and were impaled by granola bars. Continue reading

The Real Meaning of Obama’s Trade Defeat


by Robert Kuttner,  The American Prospect

The labor movement won big in the defeat of the trade package Friday. But a lot of the commentators are somewhat mystified.  Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of Two Florida Stoners Who Made It Big as Gunrunners


by Guy Lawson,  Talking Points Memo

On January 26, 2007, David Packouz was parking his Mazda Protégé in the lot of his dive apartment building when his cell phone rang. Continue reading

Diaz-Balart Gumming Up Obama’s Cuba Thaw Plans


by Emma Dumain,  Roll Call

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is not a quiet man. The gregarious Florida Republican, known for sudden eruptions of laughter and dramatic gesticulations, is hard to miss in a crowd.  Continue reading

Hastert case points to a much bigger source of scandal


by Bill Allison,  Sunlight Foundation

The biggest scandal involving former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has little to do with the one he faced in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago, where he pleaded not guilty to all charges this week. Continue reading