Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tear down this wall

This was supposed to be the last obstacle, right?  This report was to be the last gasp for members of Congress who imagine themselves, in Buckley’s phrase, standing athwart history yelling Stop, at the unstoppable sunrise of civil liberties for … Continue reading

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Change of address notice

Please note–HIPRB is open for business at a second location on the Interwebs: http://patryansblog.com (I’m still at WordPress, and the old address will still get you here, but don’t you want to be seen using the new, sleeker domain?  Of course you do…)

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Justice DeLay-ed, not denied

It ought to be a somber moment when a man who was once a high-ranking member of the leadership of our nation’s Congress is convicted of a high crime for his actions while in office, and it would have been … Continue reading

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Invasion of the body scanners

I like to think I don’t take a back seat to anyone when it comes to defense of civil liberties—I was against the Big Brother-y Patriot Act before it was cool—but I don’t get all the fuss about body scanners … Continue reading

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Texas jury pounds The Hammer

Must pass along the good news: my former representative in Congress, Tom DeLay, has been convicted of money laundering and faces a possible sentence of life in prison–the American jury system triumphs, even over the powerful and well-coifed!  More later…

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