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Persecution, prosecution & government intimidation

(By Mark Hillman, '76 Contributor) "I love my country, but I fear my government" once struck me as a bit paranoid.  However, recent accounts of citizens who've fallen into bureaucrats' crosshairs is a reminder that

Draining Washington’s swamp, Fred Thompson-style

(By Melanie Sturm, '76 Contributor) “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question

It’s back to dysfunctional Washington

As Congress and their symbiotic bureaucratic, media and lobbyist co-conspirators return to Washington after a month’s vacation, they will find they missed all the explosive summer fun. It was not pleasurable but the government did

Think Again: The truth about lying’s consequences

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson shouted at Tom Cruise during the climactic court-martial scene in the movie “A Few Good Men.” Caught in a lie that exposed his “above-the-law” mentality, Nicholson’s character, Col.

Tyranny advances by nibbles

Increasingly, as the concentric circles of perfidy swirl around the White House like filthy water down a drain, there is tyranny. The government we pay for has turned on us, the body politic, as if

When medical secrets become public

Imagine, if you will, the 2014 election. A charismatic conservative woman — another Sarah Palin — is running for the Senate seat of a Democrat lion long in fang. The Republican is a darling of the Tea Party base, which also

Big brother really is watching

The outrage is palpable and the sudden realization by the average American that they really, truly are now living in an Orwellian surveillance state has been an eye-opening experience for many across the fruited plain.

Not a joking matter

In his 1980s comedy routine, Yakov Smirnoff celebrated America’s free society and equality before the law, joking, “In America, you can always find a party. In Russia, party always finds you! In America, you break