Archive | May, 2013

Damndest Tweet Ever on a Government Killing

Man Killed During F.B.I. Inquiry Said to Have Been Violent — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 31, 2013   This is the damndest Twitter headline I ever saw. “Said to have been violent” – who said it? We can’t tell you. Who killed him? It’s a secret. Why did the FBI totally change […]

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MP3 Podcast of Today’s IRS Interview with Jan Mickelson Iowa Radio

The podcast is up from this morning’s interview on the IRS’s long & sordid history with WHO’s Jan Mickelson, Iowa’s top radio host. The 12-minute interview starts with some audiotapes that Jan found that show great parallels between Nixon’s evasions during Watergate and the Obama administration’s shuffling on the IRS scandal. I pointed out that […]

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Columnist Charley Reese, R.I.P.

One of the nation’s best newspaper columnists passed away last week.  Charley Reese was a beacon of light at the Orlando Sentinel from 1971 to 2001.  He continued to write columns which were syndicated nationally through 2008, and his pieces provided readers with superb insights into the nature of the government and politics. I never […]

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The Continuing Forfeiture Scourge

From the Future of Freedom Foundation‘s Future of Freedom magazine – THE CONTINUING FORFEITURE SCOURGE by James Bovard A federal crime wave is sweeping the nation, and prosecutors and G-men could not be happier about it. The Wall Street Journal reported that government “forfeiture programs confiscated homes, cars, boats, and cash in more than 15,000 cases [in 2010]. […]

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MP3 Podcast of Today’s IRS Interview with WWL’s Garland Robinette

New Orleans’ radio host Garland Robinette and I  had a jolly time kicking around IRS history today on WWL radio. Listening to the traffic report before the show began, I was amused to hear a reference to the “Huey Long Bridge.” Since my Wall Street Journal piece talked about FDR’s targeting of Huey Long, it was […]

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