House Approves $622 Billion Tax Package

House Approves $622 Billion Tax Package

The House overwhelmingly passed a massive $622 billion tax package on Thursday as part of a bipartisan effort that will extend a number of tax breaks and credits. While the GOP has overwhelmingly expressed support for the bill’s passage, some … More »

To Coup or Not to Coup

To Coup or Not to Coup

Around 5 November, 1980, my class for Infantry Officers Basic Course was conducting MOUT training, Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain, at Fort Benning, Georgia’s MOUT site. At one point in the course of the day virtually all the lieutenants lined … More »

Fingerprints of 5.6 Million People Were Stolen

Fingerprints of 5.6 Million People Were Stolen

Thank you, U.S. Government, for poor security yet again. Fingerprints belonging to 5.6 million people were stolen from the Office of Personnel Management by hackers. That’s just slightly more – you know, like five times higher –  than the original … More »

Reining in Abusive Prosecutors

Reining in Abusive Prosecutors

There’s been a lot written in recent months regarding the need to reform the criminal justice system and how best to do it. Far too little of it acknowledges the role that unaccountable and out of control prosecutors play in … More »

The Trade Debate: What It All Means

The Trade Debate: What It All Means

Trade is dominating the current political discussion. Unfortunately, because the debate is a bit esoteric and features several different issues, much of the discourse is muddied by ignorance and confusion. This primer provides the most important facts on the trade … More »

Should We Be Worried About Jade Helm 15?

Should We Be Worried About Jade Helm 15?

In about two months, exercise Jade Helm 15 is scheduled to kick off. This is a two-month long special operations exercise, spread out across the southwest of the country, from Texas to California. It has the Tin Foil Hat Brigade, … More »

Fake Cactuses Found Spying on Arizona Residents

Fake Cactuses Found Spying on Arizona Residents

As people slowly learn more and more about the extent to which the NSA and other government organizations are monitoring its citizens from the shadows, the residents of one Arizona city have uncovered yet another bizarre method of surveillance. City … More »

Why the Jade Helm 15 Military Exercise is Causing Panic

Why the Jade Helm 15 Military Exercise is Causing Panic

Many residents of seven western states have been whipped into a frenzy after learning about an internet rumor regarding an enormous military exercise. Citizens of California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas have been desperately contacting their political … More »

Should Lawmakers Be Able to Fly First Class?

Should Lawmakers Be Able to Fly First Class?

We elect them to serve our best interests and represent us on a national scale, but members of Congress historically have been privy to luxuries that the average person can only dream of. Cases like that of Aaron Schock, a … More »