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Sunday August 30th 2015

‘Bob Barr’

Trump is the GOP’s Rosemary’s Baby

Trump is the GOP’s Rosemary’s Baby

BY BOB BARR In a matter of only two months, business mogul and Reality-TV eccentric Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has gone from “a collective eye roll and a laugh” (Washington Post, June 16th) to a “Trump Tsunami” (Time.com, August 17th). His meteoric rise from quaint outsider to front-runner has left his Republican [...]

“Animasgate” Highlight’s EPA Double Standard

“Animasgate” Highlight’s EPA Double Standard

BY BOB BARR President Ronald Reagan was known as the “Great Communicator” for his remarkable ability to distill complex political and philosophical principles into one-liners that virtually any audience or political leader could understand. For example, when speaking to representatives of the Future Farmers of America on what happens when [...]

“Cecil” The Lion for President

“Cecil” The Lion for President

BY BOB BARR Until a few days ago, Dr. Walter Palmer was just a successful dentist from Minnesota who had a passion for trophy hunting; a highly regulated and extremely expensive sport. His most recent hunt took him to Zimbabwe, where he shot a male lion during a hunt with a licensed hunting guide. It was only when word of Palmer’s hunting [...]

Is Trump America’s ‘Strongman’?

Is Trump America’s ‘Strongman’?

BY BOB BARR When it comes to public confidence in American institutions, conditions rival those of California’s epic drought. According to a recent Gallup poll, the American public is mired in a now eight-year period of historically low confidence in traditional institutions, including government, banks, religious organizations, and the [...]

Trap That Ensnared Denny Hastert Could Be Set For Any of Us

Trap That Ensnared Denny Hastert Could Be Set For Any of Us

BY BOB BARR Lavrenti Beria, who ran Josef Stalin’s KGB, once commented on the ease with which the feared organization he headed could convict any individual at will: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” But that was early 20th Century Soviet Union, and this is 21st Century America, you might say; we have all manner of procedural [...]

America’s Weatherman-In-Chief

America’s Weatherman-In-Chief

BY BOB BARR Last week’s Tweet of President Barack Obama with rolled up sleeves, enjoying a waffle cone and wishing Americans “Happy Memorial Day,” may have been nothing more than an effort by the President’s political hacks to convince the American people that he is, after all, a “regular guy.” Perhaps it was drafted and sent by some [...]

Al Sharpton – No Longer Funny

Al Sharpton – No Longer Funny

BY BOB BARR In 1987, a young, African-American woman named Tawana Brawley was found lying inside a garbage bag, reportedly “unconscious” and covered in feces and racial epithets. Brawley became an overnight media sensation, largely because her claim of having been raped by six white men was trumpeted by the then-largely unknown Rev. Al [...]

GOP Squandered Its Best Opportunity To Hold Hillary Accountable

GOP Squandered Its Best Opportunity To Hold Hillary Accountable

BY BOB BARR In her Sunday video announcing her presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton touched as many hot buttons as could be crammed into a two-minute spot – women, working families, single moms, gays, Hispanics, retirees, even dog owners made the cut. Not surprisingly, what failed to make the cut was the most serious scandal (among many) [...]

Jeb Bush, Mr. Status Quo

Jeb Bush, Mr. Status Quo

BY BOB BARR Rodney King, whose beating at the hands of the LAPD in 1991 sparked several days of bloody rioting, is perhaps best remembered for his oft-quoted plea for everyone to just “get along” with each other. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in all but name only, has taken King’s plea [...]

John Brennan’s Deserving CIA Reorganization Plan

John Brennan’s Deserving CIA Reorganization Plan

BY BOB BARR We tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization. Whether attributed to Petronius, a noted writer and satirist who lived in ancient Rome from A.D. 27 to 66, or more accurately perhaps, to [...]

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