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The FBI Betrays a Trust

Written by Gary North on April 25, 2015


Government bureaucracies eventually betray the public’s trust. Give them enough time, and they will choose self-aggrandizement and nest-feathering over the enforcement of the law. They will get away with this for so long that it will corrupt the founders’ original commitment to moral reform. I grew up in an FBI household. My father never had […]

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State Pension, Septuple-Dipping: $176,000

Written by Gary North on April 11, 2015


The man would take it if he were not earning over $278,000 a year. As a municipal court judge in Toms River, Damian G. Murray was paid $64,000 last year to hear cases about traffic violations, neighborhood complaints and minor fist fights. But add in six other towns, all paying him between $11,000 and $54,000, […]

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Water Rationing: The Bureaucrat’s Solution

Written by Gary North on March 14, 2015


California does not get much rain these days. Rain has been getting less and less, year after year. The residents need to consume less water. But which residents? Living where? Cities? Farms? There is a solution: raise prices. Then let people decide how much they are willing to consume. Those who are willing to pay […]

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The FCC Is Toothless and Feckless

Written by Gary North on February 27, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is yesterday’s regulatory system. It is bureaucratic. It is slow. Think of it as a dial-up modem. Any time that you read that the FCC is about to take over the Internet, keep things in perspective. Click this: Alternatively, think of the FCC as the Post Office. It can announce new […]

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Lynch Is Worse Than Holder

Written by Gary North on February 2, 2015


If you breathed a sigh of relief when you heard Eric Holder was leaving, it’s time to inhale. Loretta Lynch is the queen of asset forfeiture. Here is what’s coming to your town. When Long Island businessman Jeff Hirsch stepped up to the bank window to make a deposit one morning in May, 2012, the […]

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State Kidnaps Homeschooled Children

Posted on January 23, 2015


What began as an investigation ignited by an anonymous report turned into a nightmare for an Arkansas homeschooling couple and seven of their children last week – and it’s not over yet. Arkansas sheriff’s deputies in Garland County have “stolen” seven homeschoolers from their parents in a home raid spurred by an anonymous caller who […]

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The FDA Protects Big Pharma

Written by Robert Murphy on January 9, 2015

The FDA approves very dangerous drugs and then doesn’t respond when later evidence documents the risks. For the rest of my post, let me quote from a 2005 interview of Dr. David Graham, then a 20-year FDA employee. He had led a study showing that Vioxx was extremely dangerous (perhaps causing 60,000 fatalities), and claims […]

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Scuttlebutt and Power: The Meanest Man in Congress

Written by Gary North on January 2, 2015

I am always interested in how bureaucracies work. I am also always interested in how information is handled. I reprinted an article that I wrote in 1977, “Confessions of a Washington Reject.” This led to a question on one of the GaryNorth.com forums regarding the ways in which administrative assistants handle hiring staffs. I responded […]

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How Cops and Firemen Are Skinning Idaho’s Taxpayers

Posted on December 29, 2014

With annual pay and benefits averaging $135,382 for Boise firefighters and $102,003 for Boise police, it’s time for a reassessment of spending priorities not only in Boise, but in the state as well. . . . [P]ublic order and safety spending in Idaho is expected to skyrocket 343 percent in the next five years from […]

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