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I enjoy PowerLine. Great stuff without crazy spin. This posting on immigration ticked me off, and not because of anything John Hinderaker wrote. It featured a think tank paper claiming low-skilled immigration boosts votes for Republicans. The .org website blocks downloads by American taxpayers, but is free to federal bureaucrats, journalists, academics, and foreigners subsidized by […]
As we come upon the release of The Infamous Memo(TM) , there are a lot of people shouting, “Oh my gosh, how can anyone criticize the FBI and the Intelligence Community? These are respected national institutions that deserve our unquestioning loyalty, obedience, and respect.” as though it is inconceivable that the institutions of Government could be influenced by politics. History, on the other hand, has demonstrated consistently that the long-term drift of any large, bureaucratic organization is toward self-interest, politicization and corruption.
Is there any reason, outside of political expedience, to believe this FBI is immune from the history? If you look back at history, every organization instituted by mankind has gone through four distinct phases.
I was ruminating a post on my thoughts about a show I recently discovered, Yes (Prime) Minister when Bill mentioned it on the recent podcast. Quite simply: this show is amazing. I’m surprised I’m just now discovering it. The parodic portrayal of the ugly side of gov’t bureaucracy is brilliant and hilarious. They were making […]
I pondered the big question: is the Federal Government good? Good for the people of the nation, good for the world. To answer that question I looked at the components of the government and made a list with the largest departments first. My list has 28 agencies and institutions. Before I post the master scorecard […]