More Gene Healy Articles

  • Deputizing everyone isn't producing results against terrorism, but officials keep trying

    “If you see something, send something.” That’s the slogan for Ohio Homeland Security officials’ spiffy new “Safer Ohio” smartphone app, whose release coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It’s “Ohio’s multi-function mobile public safety...

  • Republican leaders should be consistent on 'Imperial Presidency'

    “ ‘Imperial Presidency' Becomes a Rallying Cry for Republicans,” the New York Times headline blared in a story in the April 1 print edition. But the Grey Lady wasn't fooling: it's the GOP's “unified anthem” for 2014, reflecting “conservative philosophy about the appropriate role of...

  • If U.S. is going to have dynasties, at least have good ones

    Draft Bush! That's the GOP establishment's bold new scheme for 2016. And people say they’re out of ideas. “Many if not most” of 2012 nominee Mitt Romney's biggest donors are courting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the Washington Post reported Sunday; the “vast majority” would back...

  • A former insane asylum is a fitting place for the mess that is Homeland Security

    It's “a boondoggle of epic proportions,” an exasperated Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., told Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a recent congressional hearing, “if you're in the middle of a huge mess, you stop digging.” The specific object of Hudson's ire was...

  • Three years after U.S. intervention, Libya's an even bigger disaster

    Libya suffered through an eventful St. Patrick's Day on Monday: car bomb attacks in Benghazi killed at least eight people, and the U.S. Navy SEALs scored “one for the Morning Glory” by capturing the runaway oil tanker bearing that name in order to return it to the Libyan government, such as...

  • Sometimes a 'willingness to steal' from the government is a good thing

    On Monday, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden beamed himself into a packed room at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, telling the crowd he broke the law to expose NSA spying because “the Constitution was being violated on a massive scale.” Snowden...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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