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Campus Liberals Have Lost Control of the Frankenstein They Created

Bob Barr, On today’s college campus, there are two types of speech; that which is deemed acceptable by liberal administrators, faculty, and students — and everything else. It is this rigid standard of so-called “free speech” that conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos encountered last week when attempting to deliver a speech at U.C. Berkeley. Instead of

Comparing Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump?

Bob Barr, When Politico Magazine recently asked historians what figure in America’s history compared to the mythos of Donald Trump, answers ranged from Henry Ford to William Randolph Hearst. Yet, there is one historical comparison these experts missed – Andrew Jackson. Jackson and Trump could not have come from more different backgrounds – Jackson, a

Congress Sleepwalks As U.S. Loses Control of Internet

Bob Barr,  If one were to count how many times in the last 40 years Congress has passed — on time — all the appropriation bills necessary to keep the government running and avoid a government “shutdown,” you would need but one hand.  Only four times in four decades (1976, 1988, 1994, and 1996) didCongress

The Lost Art of Congressional Oversight

Bob Barr, Looking back on Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you easily could conclude that there is no problem they couldn’t solve. They promised to defeat ISIS, create millions of jobs, and bring prosperity and happiness to all. That is, if you were willing to give them your vote.

Justice Reform Is At An Historic Crossroad

Bob Barr,  While professional athletes like second-string NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick engage in immature “protests” over some perceived peeve with our country’s criminal justice system, Republicans in Congress are diligently working to meaningfully improve America’s justice system.  Whether they succeed in their historic effort, however, remains up in the air and its future may very

Petraeus Gun-Control Effort Is Unhelpful and Untimely

Bob Barr,  Just a few years ago, General David Petraeus was a highly respected military leader; the commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, and later serving as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Sorrowfully, human foibles undid the Great Man — shamed and prosecuted for revealing classified national security information during an affair with

Obama’s American Vision — ‘A Shining Stall in the Restroom’

Bob Barr, A long, long time ago, American presidents set lofty goals for our nation; a country they considered without question to be the most exceptional in the world. Presidents envisioned a young and daring nation expanding westward to uncharted territory; others led efforts to fight real wars and vanquish some of history’s most feared

TRANSCRIPT: President Trump’s First State of the Union Address, January 2017

Bob Barr, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans — tonight I look around this room and I see two types of people. My friends who want to make America great again, and the rest of you losers who were too stupid to vote for me. I mean, seriously; I won…you

DoD Directive Grants Military Authority to ╦ťQuell Large-scale, Unexpected Civil Disturbances’

Militarization of federal agencies across the board puts everyday Americans square in the crosshairs Despite President Obama going to great lengths to assuage the American people’s concerns with the increased militarization of federal agencies, a recently disclosed military directive suggests those fears could be legitimate. Yesterday, The Washington Times disclosed a disturbing Department of Defense

Obama Administration’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Endanger Americans

Bob Barr President Ronald Reagan was optimistic about the future of immigration reform when he signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, a legislative effort he described as one of the “longest and most difficult” of the time. “This legislation takes a major step toward meeting this challenge to our sovereignty,” Reagan stated