Bob Barr

Bob Barr is a lawyer, writer, professor, consultant, and former Congressman representing the 7th district of Georgia.

Repeal Taxes & Tariffs on Medical Devices Before It’s Too Late

 

President Trump’s tax, regulatory, and trade policies have sparked a surging U.S. economy. Unfortunately, hidden among all the truly good news, is a serious glitch that may very well be a body blow to an important industry — medical imaging equipment. The culprit is a recently imposed tariff on sophisticated medical imaging devices; the negative […]

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Trump’s Iran Strategy Far More Likely to Succeed Than Obama’s

 

On three occasions in the past eight decades, Iran has served as a turning point for America’s strategic global interests. Now, as the Trump Administration turns up the pressure on the Islamic Republic, it appears the country may once again become a fulcrum for our country’s strategic interests in the Middle East and beyond. The […]

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We May Be Witness to a Defining Moment in Korea

 

Speaking to a large gathering at Rice University stadium in September 1962, President John Kennedy challenged his countrymen to place a man on the surface of the moon and return him safely to the earth. At the time, many of those countrymen thought his dream unattainable, at least within the timeframe of a single decade […]

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North Carolina Medicaid Scandal Broadens on Dem. Gov. Cooper’s Watch

 

“CMS” is the acronym for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for managing the massive federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. In North Carolina, an unfolding scandal with allegations of Corruption, Money and Sexual misconduct may give a whole new meaning to “CMS.” The saga involves that state’s Democratic Governor (Roy Cooper), […]

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A Horse Is a Horse… But Not for a Meal

 

In America, horses are our loyal companions in work and sport. They are iconic symbols of our history, our spirit and our freedom. From their backs, we fought wars and expanded westward. At no time in our country’s heritage have horses ever been considered a meal.  Yet each year, more than 100,000 American horses — […]

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Unwise GOP

 

The Democrats wisely chose Steny Hoyer to lead their congressional majority. The Republicans chose instead to stick with the status quo, the old leadership. This, when added to the White House foisting of Sen. Mel Martinez on the GOP as its titulaur Party head, does not bode well for the Party’s ability to successfully rebound […]

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Class Act

 

Sen. George Allen helped himself and the GOP by his magnanimous announcement today that he conceded defeat and declined to request a recount to which he was entitled. It is indeed refreshing to see a political leader take the high road, like leaders used to do, in simply accepting the results of an election and […]

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Bush Wrong

 

President Bush defends his lack of initiative for an effective border security program by appealing to “America’s decency” and reminding us we are first and foremost a “nation of immigrants.” He’s wrong. It is neither indecent nor inappropriate to protect our borders against those who would diminish our sovereignty and enter or remain in America […]

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End of an Era

 

When Tom DeLay leaves the House of Representatives shortly, it will essentially complete the disappearance of the Republican leadership team that orchestrated the historic congressional election of 1994 and the brief, shining light that was the Conservative Revolution of the 104th Congress — Dick Armey, Bill Paxon, Newt Gingrich, Tom DeLay, Bob Walker, Bob Livingston. […]

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Spiteful Spitzer

 

Eliot Spitzer, the poster child for anti-business and anti-individual liberty tactics using and abusing the power of his office of Attorney General for the state of New York, has done it again. Angry because H&R Block refused to cede several tens of millions of dollars in settlement with him, Spitzer has sued the tax preparer […]

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