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Congress Gives Uncle Same “ESP” – Enhanced Surveillance Powers

12/17/2014 12:01:00 AM - Bob Barr

In 1964, Ayn Rand wrote that American society was quickly heading toward what she called “the stage of ultimate inversion,” in which “the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.” Rand, who came to America to escape the tyranny of the Soviet Union, saw in

The Real Tragedy of Eric Garner’s Death, and Where the Debate Should be Focused

12/10/2014 12:01:00 AM - By Bob Barr

“I'm minding my business, officer,” pleads the man on the video.

Bizarro-World View of Self-Defense on Display in Ferguson

12/3/2014 12:01:00 AM - By Bob Barr

Last week, residents of Ferguson, Missouri might have noticed a strange sight amidst the scenes of burning buildings, overturned cars, crazed rioters, and police in full military dress.

21st Century Technology and Government Power Put Orwell’s “Thought Police” to Shame

11/19/2014 12:01:00 AM - Bob Barr

“Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever,” George Orwell wrote in 1984, describing the “Newspeak” term for any crime that was evidence of disloyalty.