by | Feb 16, 2020

Washington President Donald Trump is turning his base into hardcore civil libertarians and turning the left into brutal authoritarians. Although, to be fair, he’s not doing it alone. Overzealous federal prosecutors are the big drivers. Exhibit A: Roger Stone, the…

by | Feb 14, 2020

You can’t make this up. CNN headlined the story this way: Stone juror says she ‘stands with’ the prosecutors The story begins this way: (CNN) — A juror on the Roger Stone trial said she wants to “stand up” for the…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Opposition research conducted by the government? What a terrifying thought. The very idea that those in power would somehow become so sure of themselves and their right to power that they would direct government agents to conduct research against political…

by | Sep 13, 2019

Many remain worried about the reign of terror accompanying the Mueller team’s two-year, hugely politicized investigation of Donald Trump, particularly since it fits a pattern that began with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) — and perhaps even before. It…

by | Aug 9, 2019

One way of thinking about the job of an agency Inspector General (IG) is to see it as scraping barnacles from the agency’s hull and warning it about legal shoals. If an IG does that, the agency will do its…

by | Jan 11, 2019

Washington, D.C.’s swamp monster is like the mythical hydra from Greek and Roman mythology. When one head gets cut off, two grow in its place. At the start of the month, Congress worked in bipartisan fashion with the president to…

by | Jun 28, 2018

For half a century, antitrust agreements in Hollywood and much of the rest of the entertainment and music industry have protected consumers by ensuring a free, competitive marketplace in the particularly constrictive movie and music sectors. Primarily enacted in the…

by | Jun 18, 2018

Political spinning about the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s report that came out last Thursday is all about shiny bits and pieces of the report. It misses the events outside the report’s four corners that magnify its importance tenfold. Let’s…

by | Jun 17, 2018

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without some female high school teacher getting arrested for having sexual relations with an underage student. The story line is always the same. Ms. Hotpants either gets caught in the act or…

by | Feb 6, 2018

A former U.S. attorney and independent counsel tells The American Spectator that the charges made in House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) memo represent prosecutable violations of the law that require the appointment of a special counsel. “It is…

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