Barr sets the pace in House race – AJC – Jeremy Redmon

Staunch conservative emerges as man to beat in six-way GOP battle.

The emails about the Republican race for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District came in a flurry last month, landing in reporters’ in-boxes within hours of each other. Each featured former Congressman Bob Barr, a fiery partisan seeking a political comeback.

First, former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk’s campaign issued a press release, saying his internal polling showed he was in a dead heat with Barr. Less than five hours later, state Rep. Ed Lindsey’s aides issued an announcement, saying his polling showed him in second place behind Barr.    Continue Reading

Feds Provoke Range War Over Fees And A Turtle —

Gopherus agassizii is the binomial name given to the desert tortoise, a roughly foot-long creature with a lifespan that can stretch to more than half-a-century. This turtle inhabits the Mojave Desert in America’s great southwest. On paper, the desert tortoise seems an innocuous amphibian; however, it has the curious attribute of being able provoke nearly open warfare between U.S. citizens and the federal government.

The notion of a “range war” may harken back to the days of the American cowboy riding the fence each morning and protecting his homestead from attack. Yet, last week the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), acting on behalf of a court order to seize cattle from Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy because Uncle Sam claimed he owed $1-million in unpaid “grazing fees,” launched an armed action against Bundy, his family and friends from across the area. The government also asserted – with a straight face – that such action was justified because Bundy’s cattle threatened the habitat of the endangered desert tortoise. Continue Reading

Tax Day 2014: Remember Obama’s 442 Proposed Tax Increases

Bob Barr: The Experience To Oppose Obama and His Job Killing Taxes

To most hard-working Americans, April 15th is neither a day for celebration nor cheer.  For President Barack Obama, it is a Day of Celebration. Since taking office in 2009, Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an analysis by Americans for Tax Reform.

Even worse, that total of 442 proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare. Continue Reading