The Attorney General ‘Recalibrates,’ but Not Enough

Here is the headline at Politico: “Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech.” Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. “Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words,” she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Of course it should be that way if American law still holds Read more […]

Medical Marijuana is Protected from the Department of Justice

The fight over legalizing marijuana has been long.  From the early days, marijuana used for medical treatment has been considered differently than that which is used recreationally.  As early as 1996, California approved marijuana for medical use, and, today there are 16 states total that have legalized the drug for medical use.  And now, nearly 20 years later, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington have some sort of legalized marijuana for recreational use as well. On Monday, October 19, Read more […]

To Disagree is Not to Hate

Christians, apparently, are the newest threat to homeland security.  There is a new emphasis on Americans attacking Americans, and the biggest thing that the Department of Justice is looking at is what people believe. On Wednesday, October 14, the Assistant Attorney General John Carlin delivered remarks on Domestic Terrorism at an event co-sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security’s Program on Extremism. Read more […]

Justice Department on Hillary Clinton: Move Along; Nothing to See Here

The Justice Department on Hillary Clinton sounds like it is part of her campaign organization. You may remember that, in addition to the issue of classified information on Hillary Clinton’s private email server, there was also the question about how we could know if she released all the emails. The report of the Justice Department on Hillary Clinton makes it clear that they have no doubts whatsoever. Byron York writes at the Washington Examiner, “Justice Department on emails: No reason Read more […]

Justice Department Upset over Apple Encryption

Apple encryption means the company cannot hand the Feds real-time interceptions of text messages. The headline in the New York Times reads: “Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.S. Over Access to Data.” In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. Government Read more […]

Obama Administration Removes a Remaining Level of Accountability

How can you expect accountability if you have to ask the permission of the person being held accountable? Here’s another heroic deed performed by the most transparent Administration in history. The Washington Post reports, “Justice Dept. watchdog blasts his own agency for blocking access to wiretaps, grand jury cases and says his job is undermined.” The Obama administration has ruled that inspectors general have to get permission from the agency they’re monitoring for access to wiretaps, Read more […]

Transgender Rights and Real Atrocity in Prisons

Two homosexual celebrities are lobbying the DOJ to “do more” for transgender rights. Elton John and Michael Stipe (the singer and songwriter for R.E.M. before it broke up) are lobbying the Department of Justice to “do more to end the culture of violence and discrimination surrounding gender identity and expression,” according to Newser.com. They also wrote, “We urge the state of Georgia to embrace desperately needed changes to their correctional system.” The problem here is that Read more […]

Use Choke Point on the Justice Department

Operation Choke Point demonstrates the perversity and endless appetite of Big Government. This is the result of Statism, whether you call it socialism, fascism, or anything else. Once government takes excessive regulatory control of businesses, certain individuals with severe character flaws take control (types irresistibly drawn to the bureaucracy and public office—where they have access to control over others). They simply can’t resist the temptation to use their ill-gotten power to restrict Read more […]

Liberalism Thrives on Using Power to Plunder

The State promotes ideological groups that support its own expansive agenda by plunder, forcing others to give those groups money. Here’s a headline in the Washington Times about a Liberal plunder scheme: “Justice Department giving away the public’s money to third-party interests.” For the past decade, the U.S. Justice Department has engaged in the dubious practice of giving away the public’s money when it settles a case, by sometimes conditioning a settlement on a company’s agreement Read more […]

Left-wing Groups that Support Big Government Get Paid Off

Eric Holder is finally being investigated for forcing banks to make sure Democrat advocates get paid off. This article provides further evidence that Progressivism is a parasite–it cannot exist without a healthy, productive host to feed upon. People like Eric Holder make our government nothing more than the biggest example in history of organized crime. Perhaps you remember the highly-trumpeted $17-billion settlement with Bank of America over trillions of dollars in profit from fraud. Read more […]

Did Eric Holder Just End Asset Forfeiture?

It looks like the Department of Justice has put the brakes on Federal involvement in asset forfeiture. Here is the Guardian’s report: “Attorney general Eric Holder puts halt to warrantless ‘stop and seize’ tactics.” State and local police will no longer be allowed to seize citizens’ property without evidence that a crime has occurred, following an action by the attorney general, Eric Holder, to effectively end the program. Holder on Friday announced a new policy that, with a few Read more […]

Can We Please Dump the Racism Accusation?

The racism accusation serves no purpose but to confuse issues and manufacture outrage. Here’s an interesting headline from the Washington Times: “David Clarke, black Milwaukee sheriff: Eric Holder has ‘disgusted’ me.” Attorney General Eric Holder is guilty of race-bait tactics in his response to Ferguson, said Milwaukee’s widely quoted and tough-talking black sheriff, David Clarke, in a recent nationally televised interview. “He comes out with these scurrilous claims that law Read more […]