Tag Archive for Government

Is Ron Paul An Isolationist?

Sheldon Richman with a good column on the charge that Ron Paul is an “isolationist.” Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism by Sheldon Richman: When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and…

Gridlock and the Bill of Rights, NDAA Style

First, Jeff Jacoby comments on Congressional gridlock. A good column. ‘Dysfunctional’ government is a feature, not a bug :: Jeff Jacoby: “But our democratic republic wasn’t designed for speed or legislative efficiency. The Framers of the Constitution never expected Congress…

Napolitano on The Bill of Rights

A good, if depressing column. A follow-up to: He Campaigned On Closing Gitmo, That Was Yesterday … The Government as Lawbreaker, Again by Andrew P. Napolitano: I suspect that most people accept the natural law. We have even seen people…

Law-Enforcement Teams Grow at U.S. Government Agencies

This is a disturbing trend. Federal Offenses: Law-Enforcement Teams Grow at U.S. Government Agencies – WSJ.com: For years, the public face of federal law enforcement has been the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Today, for many people, the knock on the…

A Nice Summary of Solyndra and Rent-Seeking

This column is worth your time. VERRET: No, dude, we don’t need more Solyndras – Washington Times: Every once in a while in Washington, you see a power grab so blatant and unabashed that it shocks the consciences of even…

Dr. Higgs on Government Dependence

As usual, a thoughtful, and insightful column from Dr. Robert Higgs. The Welfare State Neutralizes Potential Opponents by Making Them Dependent on Government Benefits – The Beacon: Fear of losing their government benefits effectively neutralizes them in regard to opposing…