Category Archives: Government

sometimes justice is swift

Caren Z. Turner is now a former commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following her bizarre interrogation of two law enforcement officers who had pulled over a vehicle her daughter was riding in. An expired … Continue reading

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on financing health care

It’s always interesting listening to discussions about government involvement in financing healthcare. One of the most interesting aspects is that the participants are frequently talking about different issues, so very little clarity usually comes out of them. This report by … Continue reading

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on fighting and losing

I am among those who believe¬†Kelo v. City of New London was a travesty, a clearly unjust decision based on a warped conception of what constitutes a “public purpose.” The notion that a city’s hope to increase tax revenues constitutes … Continue reading

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on Andrew McCabe

So it begins.¬†I have a feeling the next several weeks and months are going to have regular occurrences of releases of information damaging to our view of our governing class. The Inspector General for the Department of Justice released a … Continue reading

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things that keep me up at night (cont.)

The U.S. Department of Education, in concert with the U.S. Department of Justice, have produced an outline of principles they intend to apply to universities covering allegations of sexual harassment. Regrettably, their outline, if implemented, will effectively criminalize a substantial … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath

I take second to no one (excluding loons like Alex Jones) in my skepticism about the expansive state apparatus in the United States. Still, the story out this morning of the NSA collection of Verizon phone records doesn’t rise to … Continue reading

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The country’s in the very best of hands*

I’m pretty sure this passage describes the work of Congress in a lot more cases than just Obamacare: Congress started by trying to pass a massive bureaucratic overhaul of nearly one-fifth of the American economy, stared blankly at thousands of … Continue reading

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They want out of it

now that they’ve seen what’s in it. Regulations, like taxes and consequences, are for the little people. Update: According to a report in The Hill, Congress is disavowing plans to exempt themselves and their staffs, claiming it was a misunderstanding … Continue reading

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still waiting to see what’s in it

Three years ago, to promote the passage of the PPACA (“Obamacare”), Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass it to see what’s in it.” (I quote from memory.) Three years later, the country still has no idea what’s going … Continue reading

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social (in)security

The federal entitlement known as “Social Security” epitomizes the approach to society that sees a prominent role for the federal government in providing for its citizenry. Launched during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, it has developed into program regarded as … Continue reading

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