Paul Jacob

Posted October 13, 2013

Ah, the good old days - just a few years ago! - when we were blessed with stability.

Posted October 06, 2013

The government, out to prove our worst fears about . . . our government.

Posted September 29, 2013

Try getting an honest answer from a politician. Try. It's hard enough getting them to address the point.

Posted September 22, 2013

How not to do foreign policy? How it is now done, in Washington, DC.

Posted September 15, 2013

Citizens were outspent, as usual, but the insiders were outgunned - at the polls.

Posted September 08, 2013

Freedom vs. force in society -- is there any hope for free association?

Posted September 01, 2013

Addicts all? No, but as a 'body politic' we sure seem addicted to government. It should come as no shock to realize that this addiction has hit the industry from which the metaphor arises.

Posted August 25, 2013

In an age of ideological realignment, what must political parties do?

Posted August 18, 2013

Those who love to meddle have their reasons. Not necessarily good reasons, but reasons nonetheless.

Posted August 11, 2013

The most "transparent presidency" in American history confronts the agency of that transparency. Which side is easier to see through?

Posted August 04, 2013

Your right to self-defense ends where the left's political agenda begins.

Posted July 28, 2013

The persistence and dedication to duty of some professional politicians continue to astound.

Posted July 21, 2013

We want government to be steady, static, reliable. But governments are run by politicians, and they are addicted to short-term thinking...

Posted July 14, 2013

Deep in the heart of the nation's capital, politicians work mightily against the working poor. In the name of the poor, of course.

Posted July 07, 2013

There's no doubt about it, in her MSNBC "Lean Forward" spots, Melissa Harris-Perry leans left. Very left.

Posted June 30, 2013

The system of checks and balances is often lost even on the best minds in the Supreme Court.

Posted June 23, 2013

Millions of people, around the world, are taking to the streets. But will they protest the real culprit, identify the real sources of their misery?

Posted June 16, 2013

Organized crime is not just another term for government. But some folks in government seem hell-bent on proving that it is.

Posted June 09, 2013

President Obama sounds eerily like Darth Vader, these days.

Posted June 02, 2013

When is big government too big? Some politic answers aren't much help.