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My First Piece after 9/11: Dangers of Trusting Government

Last week was the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Reposted below is the first piece I had published after that attack. George Neumayr was the IBD editor who accepted the piece; George is now a contributing editor at American Spectator. (Still can’t understand why the New York Times op-ed page didn’t jump when I […]

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An FBI Birthday Card You Don’t Want to Receive

The Greg Abbott campaign crafted this birthday card for their supporters to send to Wendy Davis, his Democratic opponent in the race for the U.S. Senate in Texas.  I’m not sure that they wish Wendy well. The card could also be sent to Antiwar.com, which is now conducting a fundraising drive.  Antiwar.com was investigated by the FBI […]

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Waco: FBI Final Assault 21 Years Ago Today

  Twenty-one years ago today, the FBI assaulted and demolished the Branch Davidians’ home outside of Waco, Texas. That assault and the subsequent coverups helped redefine the relation of the federal government to the American people.  Millions of citizens never looked at Washington the same afterwards. I reposted some of the articles I did in […]

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Did Egypt Adapt the FBI/Waco Model of Justice?

  The New York Times reports today: “A criminal court here sentenced 529 people to death on Monday after a single session of their mass trial, convicting them of murder for the killing of a police officer in the city of Minya during riots after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim […]

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FBI Exonerates Agent who Killed Unarmed Chechen During Interrogation

My faith in American justice has been restored. An FBI review found that the FBI agent who killed a Chechen in Florida last year followed all the bureau’s protocols for shooting an unarmed suspect during an interrogation. “Nothing to see here, folks – move along.” My liberal friends told me that the feds would behave better […]

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FBI Warning Omits Season’s Biggest Predators

The FBI issued a Valentine’s Day themed-press release warning of the danger of online dating scams: “Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate. But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, we want to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and […]

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Bravo Rand Paul – the only ‘No’ vote for new FBI Chief

Sen. Rand Paul was the only senator to vote against confirming James Comey as the new FBI director.  The final vote was 93 to 1 – so nobody was crowding Rand on the high ground. As the ACLU noted last month, “While Comey deserves credit for stopping an illegal spying program in dramatic fashion, he […]

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