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You’ve heard of the X-Files, well the FBI also apparently has a department for cases designated Z-Files, as in the agents always catch their Z’s, as in these cases will be the last things we get around to doing. The FBI’s alleged investigation into abuses at the IRS has apparently been designated a Z-File. Despite …

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more insane, Rep. Peter King has added his hope for a treason trial against Edward Snowden with a call for the prosecution of journalists. “Rep. Peter King said Tuesday he believes any journalists tied to leaks involving classified programs should be punished. ‘If they knew this was …

Ok, so it’s a Pew Research Center poll. We’ll take it with a grain of salt. But would it really be all that surprising to find out that most people in our country are just fine with our government listening in on our phone call conversations? After all, this nation did elect Barack Obama (if …

Yet another scandal coming to light, including accusations of a Belgian Ambassador paying for underage sex: “A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agency’s …

We truly are living in Bizarro World these days. The United States, home of the free, has been turned into a police state by the leaders we elected to protect our freedom, and now the president of Russia, of late called the Soviet Union, is lecturing the Obama Administration about how it needs to follow …

If you’re like Lindsey Graham, and you think that there’s nothing at all wrong with our over bloated, corrupt, scandal-ridden government snooping on, collecting, and storing electronic data on every single American, then you’ll call NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a traitor who has threatened America’s national security. I mean, what could be wrong with what …

The walls have ears. That’s what the citizens used to say in the Soviet Union. And in Nazi Germany. And in Communist China. And in Cuba. And in Occupied France. Now we can say it here, in the United States of America, the former land of the free. The walls have ears. So do the …

Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, and all the spies in D.C. This is to announce the discovery of something so unheard of that it could shake the government to its very core. Those of you reading this from the White House basement, take notes. After braving the untold perils of the Florida swamps, the …

I don’t always agree with Scalia, but Monday he really renewed my respect for his integrity. It would have been even more wonderful if any other Republican-appointed Supreme Court Justice had done so. To set up the issue, read the following words slowly: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, …

After pointing out the amazing way Holder asked for an “off the record” meeting with the media about spying on the media, I didn’t plan to write a follow up. But “Tyler Durden” at Zero Hedge made a great point about the content of that meeting that demands our attention. “Durden” comments on a Russia …

In 2009, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security began a program to monitor white supremacists and “militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups” for terrorist activities. Included among the suspected terrorists were Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. At the time it was revealed, the program called “Operation Vigilant Eagle” caused some controversy but was quickly forgotten and buried by …

Very soon, America may have cameras everywhere, Sen. Rand Paul told Eric Bolling on Fox News this weekend. Paul noted that in response to the Boston Marathon bombings there have been calls for increased security measures at public events and anyplace the public gathers. We must not allow the government to install security cameras and …