Posts Tagged ‘government power’


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FBI is not FYI


Friday December 15th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:02am PST   •   0 Comments

Elected representatives of the people have been investigating unlawful surveillance of American citizens through the FISA court. When representatives posed questions to FBI boss Christopher Wray he told them, “I’m not prepared to discuss what happened in the court,” though he obviously knew the answer. Instead of answering questions, Wray offered boilerplate praise for…
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Time to Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Thursday October 26th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:25am PDT   •   1 Comment

Corey Lewandowski, an outside advisor to Donald Trump, wants the president to fire federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau boss Richard Cordray. Lewandowski doesn’t like CFBP rules that make it easier to sue finance companies, but firing Cordray will not be easy. He can only be fired for cause, and that entails a burden of…
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When Government Neglect Turns Deadly


Friday October 6th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:48am PDT   •   0 Comments

With 59 dead and more than 500 injured, the Las Vegas massacre is beyond horrific. Even so, it could have been worse in several ways. Suppose gunman Stephen Paddock had been giving off clear warnings of his deadly intentions, which police ignored. Suppose police had intercepted communications of his mass-murder plan, then did nothing…
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GovClimateInquisition.Con


Wednesday September 27th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:20am PDT   •   0 Comments

Last year Senate Democrats launched a crusade against independent think tanks including the Cato Institute, Reason Foundation, Heartland Institute, the Hoover Institution, John Locke Foundation, Manhattan Institute and many others. This “web of climate denial,” charged Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat, casts “a grim shadow over democracy” and a “filthy grip on our…
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The Statist Dynamic Rolls On


Monday February 6th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:17am PST   •   0 Comments

  Before the 2016 election, Republicans were telling anybody who will listen that they would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. After the election, with control of the House, Senate and White House, the Republicans want to “fix” and “repair,” the ACA. This betrays a familiar dynamic of the…
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Armed Enforcement: Bureaucracies Get Bigger and More Militant


Monday August 22nd, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:11am PDT   •   0 Comments

They came before dawn, a squad of six armed officers, banging on the door of Maria Elena Hernandez, 62, a Los Angeles grandmother. When she identified herself, one of the officers twisted her arms behind her back and slapped her in handcuffs. Hernandez protested that the officers had the wrong person, but they duly…
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