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George Parry
George Parry
George Parry is a former federal and state prosecutor who practices law in Philadelphia and blogs at knowledgeisgood.net.
by | Feb 22, 2020

When O. J. Simpson was arrested following his notorious slow-speed Bronco chase, a local television news reporter interviewed the late and legendary A. Charles “Chuck” Peruto Sr., the dean of Philadelphia’s criminal defense bar. After summarizing the overwhelming mountain of…

by | Feb 14, 2020

In January 2019, a small army of heavily armed FBI agents conducted a predawn arrest of then 66-year-old Roger Stone on charges of witness tampering, obstruction of justice, and making false statements regarding the publication of hacked DNC emails. These…

by | Feb 10, 2020

On Friday, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was escorted from the White House, where he had served on the National Security Council. His twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, was also dismissed from the NSC. Alexander Vindman had testified against President…

by | Feb 7, 2020

When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains, An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier. — Rudyard Kipling, “The…

by | Feb 1, 2020

With the 51-to-49 vote not to call witnesses, the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is on track to an acquittal. And so the Trump impeachment saga is coming to an end not with a bang but a whine. “We…

by | Jan 22, 2020

On Monday, as it has done every year since 2002, the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) conducted a pro–Second Amendment rally in Richmond’s Capitol Square. With the governor’s office and General Assembly now controlled by the Democrat Party, the demonstration…

by | Jan 19, 2020

In Virginia’s last election, the Democrat Party won narrow majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. Democrat legislators then promptly proposed a series of gun-control measures. Among these was a ban on the purchase of so-called “assault weapons” patterned…

by | Jan 16, 2020

Webster’s dictionary defines “Potemkin village” as “an impressive façade or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition.” So it is that the adjective “Potemkin” is used to characterize any artifice contrived to deceive others into thinking that things are…

by | Jan 6, 2020

On April 18, 1943, during the Solomon Islands campaign in the Pacific, the U.S.  Army Air Force shot down the bomber known to be transporting Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy. The…

by | Dec 20, 2019

Just when you thought the House Democrats’ slapstick impeachment show couldn’t sink any further into low comedy, along comes Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s threat to embargo the articles of impeachment unless the Republican-controlled Senate establishes removal trial procedures to her liking….

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