Needed: Abstinence Education for Politicians

So I notice on the front page of my local paper this morning that Claude Allen, formerly Bush’s top domestic policy advisor, got busted for defrauding a Target store with thousands of dollars of phony returns.  Allen may have been best known for his advocacy of increased federal funding for abstinence education for school children – […]

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The Regime Crimes Office

As part of my penance for Lent, I was reading a recent budget briefing for the State Department, tottering on the edge of my chair with each gust of hot air. I came across an intriguing comment by Ambassador James Jeffrey, “the Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Coordinator for Iraq.” He chirped about the Bush […]

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A Great Quote to Ponder

I came across a quote from the great historian Raul Hilberg today, illustrating how the Rule of Law can degenerate into tyranny: As the Nazi regime developed over the years, the whole structure of decision-making was changed. At first there were laws. Then there were decrees implementing laws. Then a law was made saying, “There […]

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National Security Agency spying piece now online + Update

My review on James Risen’s A State of War is now online at American Conservative. The spying scandal continues to show Washington at its best. Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee agreed to support a legislative reform to the FISA law to legalize Bush’s actions. One key change:   Feds would be allowed to wiretap […]

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Not Bush’s Fault

I am sometimes criticized for being excessively harsh on George W. Bush. I want to take this opportunity to make it clear that I don’t blame the president for everything. This Arizona abuse apparently has nothing to do with the White House or the war on terrorism.  Except unless that local fire department received a […]

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FFF uncorks my piece on the Federal Farming Takeover

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online my Freedom Daily article on FDR’s takeover of American agriculture. The piece is re-posted today at LewRockwell.com. Here’s an outtake: The history of agricultural policy is a history of endless political finagling, of bureaucracies that always lagged behind the pace of events, of policymakers’ appalling misperceptions that repeatedly […]

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