The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community – part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections – now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their … Continue reading “The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost”

The President and Immigration

This past weekend, we all saw massive public outrage in major cities throughout the country. It was directed at the Jan. 27 issuance of an executive order, signed by President Donald Trump, addressing immigration. With the executive order, the president ordered the suspension of entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, … Continue reading “The President and Immigration”

A Parting Shot at Personal Freedom

On Jan. 3, outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order directing the National Security Agency – America’s 60,000-person-strong domestic spying apparatus – to make available raw spying data to all other federal intelligence agencies, which then can pass it on to their counterparts in foreign countries and in the 50 states upon request. … Continue reading “A Parting Shot at Personal Freedom”

Did the Russians Hack Hillary?

Earlier this week, leaders of the Democratic National Committee and former officials of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign made the startling allegation that the Russian government hacked into Clinton’s colleagues’ email accounts to tilt the presidential election toward Donald Trump. They even pointed to statements made by CIA officials backing their allegations. President-elect Trump has characterized … Continue reading “Did the Russians Hack Hillary?”

Are Sanctuary Cities Legal?

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump re-emphasized the approach he will take in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws, which is much different from the manner of enforcement utilized by President Barack Obama. The latter pointedly declined to deport the 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States who are the parents of children born here – … Continue reading “Are Sanctuary Cities Legal?”

Is Flag Burning Protected Speech?

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion." – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson Is flag burning protected speech? This old issue returned front and center earlier this … Continue reading “Is Flag Burning Protected Speech?”

The Federal Bureau of Political Investigation

When Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign post-mortem to her major supporters in a telephone conference call late last week, she blamed her loss in the presidential election on FBI Director James Comey. She should have blamed the loss on herself. Her refusal to safeguard state secrets while she was secretary of state and her failure … Continue reading “The Federal Bureau of Political Investigation”

Due Process Is Vital to Freedom

"No person shall … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…" – Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution The clash in American history between liberty and safety is as old as the republic itself. As far back as 1798, notwithstanding the lofty goals and individualistic values of the Declaration of … Continue reading “Due Process Is Vital to Freedom”

Hillary Clinton and the FBI

On Sept. 2, the FBI released a lengthy explanation of its investigation of Hillary Clinton and a summary of the evidence amassed against her. It also released a summary of Clinton’s July FBI interrogation. The interrogation was in some respects standard and in others very troubling. It was standard in that she was confronted with … Continue reading “Hillary Clinton and the FBI”