In 1958, U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater framed his opposition to the National Defense of Education Act (NDEA) in the form of an old Arabian proverb: “If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.”
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, on his return to England after signing the ill-fated Munich Agreement on September 30, 1938, declared triumphantly but tragically that “peace with honour” was at hand and the deal he inked with Adolf Hitler would usher in “peace for our time.”
A sinking boat can be kept afloat by bailing water only so long before it inevitably sinks. Democrats in Congress are once again calling for the pails as America continues to flood with illegal immigration from leaks at the border.
In observational experiments, researchers constantly battle a phenomenon called the “Hawthorne effect,” where subjects of experiments alter their behavior when aware of being studied.
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” which describes life in an oppressive, virtually inescapable Surveillance State, the vocabulary of the populace is so tightly controlled and manipulated by the central government, it becomes a language unto its own: Newspeak.
If there is one man who knows about corrupt presidential administrations, it is Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. So, when the man who helped bring down Richard Nixon warns about widespread corruption within the Executive Branch, it commands attention.
When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, the federal government’s procurement process was long beset by gross corruption and overspending. During the mid-1980s, investigations from watchdog groups such as the Project on Government Oversight (then called the "Project on Military Procurement") uncovered just how bad Washington’s spendthrift culture had become.
Decades ago, Mike Kelley was fighting a war against communist tyrants in the jungles of Vietnam. Fortunately, Kelley was able to escape that war with his life -- something more than 50,000 other American service members were not able to do.
As of writing this article, Americans have endured more than a week of government “shutdown,” with no end in sight.
Michael Bloomberg’s “Nanny State Fever” is spreading like a bad virus across America. Texting bans have become a new and favored tool in local and state government arsenals, with which to control citizenry and raise revenue.
On February 28, 1993, 76 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrived at the Branch Davidian compound just outside Waco, Texas.
Less than a year since the last mass shooting, the nation finds itself grieving again.
Today, as we pause to remember those who lost their lives 12 years ago in the most savage attacks on U.S. civilians in American history, we might also reflect on what else has been lost in the aftermath of those acts of terrorism.
American essayist and civil rights leader James A. Baldwin once quipped, “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”
It’s easy to make fun of California, the “Land of Fruits and Nuts,” with its history of “flower power” and its “fragrance free zones”; where environmental whackos are exalted, and Second Amendment supporters demonized.
As more and more information is revealed, it becomes ever clearer how little we actually know about the NSA’s surveillance of U.S. citizens.
While many conservatives still may be wondering what went wrong with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for most of us, the handwriting has been on the wall for some time. He is a liberal masquerading as a conservative.
The D.C. City Council is pushing Wal-Mart to pay employees an uneconomic “living wage” as the price of doing business in the nation’s capital.
The surprisingly narrow vote is a good sign that privacy advocates on the Hill -- reflecting broader concerns of the American people -- are finally giving this massive surveillance program the scrutiny it deserves.
The legal concept of standing one’s ground against deadly force has been a part of American culture since our founding as a nation; and has been an explicit component of our country’s law for more than 100 years.