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by | Feb 18, 2019

Bureaucracy is the death of any achievement. — Albert Einstein According to the many websites by which the federal government describes its myriad agencies, offices, and departments, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) “manages federal spectrum use, makes grants…

by | Nov 17, 2006

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…

by | Nov 9, 2006

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…

by | Apr 11, 2006

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…

by | Apr 4, 2006

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…

by | Mar 21, 2006

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…

by | Feb 14, 2006

The new President of Bolivia is a coca farmer. Now, his Administration is proposing to include coca leaves on the menu for Bolivia’s school kids, because the leaves are so nutritious!

by | Feb 1, 2006

The President’s state-of-the-union speech has given us a new term with which to define warrantless electronic surveillance conducted in violation of a federal law: “terrorist surveillance program.” And here all along I thought it was “NSA spying.”

by | Dec 30, 2005

I’d like to see a show of hands — anyone who believes the NSA, the world’s premier surveillance organization, which employs the top computer minds in the world, and enjoys a budget in the billions, left “cookies” on its website…

by | Dec 9, 2005

The Administration’s victory lap upon the announcement that House and Senate conferees had reached agreement on legislation to reauthorize provisions in the Patriot Act that are set to sunset December 31st, may be premature. A number of Republican Senators are…

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