U.S. Air Force’s Tight-Lip Policies Will Backfire

A new generation of U.S. Air Force leaders is about to relearn a painful lesson its predecessors had mastered decades ago. Unfortunately, the process of learning that lesson will damage both the air service and countless careers. As the Gazette’s Tom Roeder reported on March 14th (Gazette story prompts new Air Force secrecy efforts), USAF […]

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(Photo – KTVB.com – Kuna Fire) Fifty-some years ago, when I was a young buck working on a farm in Eastern Colorado, I learned a simple truth that ultimately had a profound impact on my life. My boss, Malcolm Shipman, was a diminutive Texan with a big heart. He and his wife, Judy, never had […]

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In 1978, Bill L. Minor was looking forward to an enjoyable fishing trip, soaking up nature’s serenity, while dipping a line in the East Fork of the Walker River. He had flown into a friend’s private airstrip near the high desert foothills of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, about 40 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, […]

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The Insanity of Finding Fault vs Fixing Cause

Three tragedies shine light on solutions to the officer-involved shooting crisis By Michael M. Bell and William B. Scott   Rarely does a month pass without U.S. cities erupting in protests and riots, after shootings­ by police officers. Far too many people—an average of three Americans per day, every day of the year—are dying as a result […]

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In Liberty’s Last Stand, a superb new novel by bestselling author Stephen Coonts, a series of Islamic jihadist terrorism attacks on American soil prompts the U.S. president to declare martial law, suspend Congress, sideline the Supreme Court, and start rounding up his political enemies. Texans refuse to go along with the president’s heavy-handed violations of the Constitution […]

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  On this, the sixth anniversary of my son, Erik’s, execution-by-cop, America is in serious danger of exploding into chaos. The horrific murder of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of another seven this week triggered a profound sense of deja vu. Three years ago, I predicted this would happen, if cops continued to […]

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Distrust at Heart of Apple-vs-Feds Controversy

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) In the U.S. Govternment vs Apple dustup, there’s one foundational issue being ignored by the media: Citizens no longer trust law enforcement agents. Local police departments, such as Las Vegas Metro, employ hundreds of corrupt cops who salivate at the possibility of exploiting a “backdoor” into iPhones, Galaxies, etc. Apologists and anti-Apple […]

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Liberty Imperiled – Welcome To Cop-Land

Guest Blog: Published on Zero Hedge (http://www.zerohedge.com) By Tyler Durden Created 12/21/2015 – 21:30 [1] http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-21/liberty-imperiled-welcome-cop-land If you’ve been listening to various police agencies and their supporters, then you know what the future holds: anarchy is coming — and it’s all the fault of activists. In May, a Wall Street Journal op-ed warned of a “new nationwide […]

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Petulant Police & Politics

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, while in Baltimore police custody, City Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby quickly filed charges against six police officers. Now they’ve been indicted on various charges. Based on inconsistencies reported from the outset, one wonders whether these charges and indictments were merely eyewash to get infuriated Baltimore residents and outside agitators […]

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