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Townhall: The Citizens Are in Session

Last week, we reported on a filing of a citizens’ initiative in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, a fuller report, for the good folks at Click on over, then come back here for more relevant reading. Police Cameras for Ferguson: Ferguson Charter Initiative website USA Today: “Ferguson residents petition for police


Townhall: Democracy Makes a Comeback

This weekend, your Common Sense advocate catches up the good folks at with the latest clever initiative on the West Coast to give citizens what they need to restrain government growth. Click on over. Come back for the background reading: Voters Want More Choices Initiative 1366 Townhall: “America’s No.

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Townhall: The Incredible Lightness of Freedom

The continuing saga of the Meitiv kids, at Townhall this weekend. Click on over, then back here! Social Services Administration Directive: Children Protective Services Screening and Case Determination Process (June 5, 2015) Facebook: I Stand with the Meitivs Against CPS Washington Post: Md. officials: Letting ‘free range’ kids walk or


Townhall: Staged Security

Expanding on thoughts from Friday, this weekend’s Common Sense entry at is more grist for the true security mill, and the case for doing away with the TSA. Click on over; then come back here for links for further facts and opinion. ABC News: Undercover DHS Tests Find Widespread Security

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Townhall: One Dangerous Doctor?

Update on the Dr. Bosworth case, at Click on over, then come back here for more information. Argus Leader: Annette Bosworth found guilty on all charges KSFY Television: Life After Conviction – What’s next for Dr. Annette Bosworth? Casper Star Tribune: Former Senate candidate Bosworth plans to appeal her

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Townhall: What We Owe Our Troops

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It’s not just another day off work. Don’t just mouth patriotism. Make the most of it. Click on over to Then come back here for more reading: Wikipedia: United States military casualties of war Wikipedia: Terrorist Military Times: Little progress at VA year after Shinseki departure


Townhall: Democracy by Pretense

Insiders continue to chafe at the restraints imposed upon them by outsiders — that is, citizens. But citizens who keep their eyes on the prize can keep republican government democratic. Sometimes the outsiders just cave. Click on over to this weekend‘s Townhall column. And come back here for more information.

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Townhall: Minor Infraction, Felony Prosecution

The most efficient way to maintain one’s perch in power is to knock down and scare off would-be competitors. Click on over to Townhall for the latest on the worst recent example — an ongoing abuse of power. And be sure to come back here for more reading. Be sure

Townhall: Her Majesty Hillary’s Speech Police

This ain’t about the new royal baby. It’s about America’s rather old baby, royal-in-quotes, alas. Click on over to Townhall, then back here for R and D if not R and R. Bernie Sanders: Washington Post: Exceedingly Social, But Doesn’t Like Parties CNN: Windfall at Bernie’s – Sanders raises $1.5


Townhall: The War for/on Democracy

Defending democracy in state after state entails wins here, losses there, and an ongoing struggle. But it’s worth it. For the “democratic means” are about all that is left of what we have to defend the Republic from its corrupters. Click on over to Townhall, for the latest wrap-up; and


Townhall: Surreal Silver Spring Again

The story that won’t go away, because the government just won’t let up. Click on over to, for today’s sad iteration of government overreach. Then click back here for a little more perspective: Washington Post: ‘Free-range’ family again at center of debate after police pick up children Common Sense with

Ted Cruz Raises Big Bucks

Townhall: Totally Eye-Popping

How best to describe a whopping campaign fundraising effort? How about not assume that big is bad, or that it is the voters who are being shortchanged? We know who really loses when candidates collect surprisingly huge donations. This weekend, I point fingers at the real losers. Click on over to

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