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Green Beret Continues Fight Beyond Prison Walls

A lot has changed in the life of former Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart since the last time his name appeared on the virtual pages of BigPeace.com, Jan. 2, but the highly-decorated Green Beret and combat

Government Burning Family Tree at Both Ends

EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, a woman I’ll call “Janet” met with me for more than six hours to discuss two court cases in which she’s involved. One is a Family Court case involving the welfare of a child, while the other

Town Loses Some 'Magic' After Newspaper Folds

A story that bears many similarities to the one involving Solyndra, the Fremont, Calif., “green energy” company that received $500 million in federal loan guarantees shortly before filing for bankruptcy, is taking place in tiny Moberly, Mo. Founded in 1866,

'Operation Fast and Furious' Coverup Not Unique

Documents obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel suggest a third gun linked to “Operation Fast and Furious” was found at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder, according to the network’s

Wildfires Follow Grounding of Tankers, Budget Cuts

While the KXAN television news video below paints a graphic portrait of the damage wrought by wildfires in the Texas Hill Country east of Austin during the past two weeks, it makes no mention of three blameworthy factors that might

Patent Reform Act Threatens 'Engine' of Prosperity

Editor’s Note: Paul R. Hollrah is a senior fellow at the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a contributing editor for Family Security Matters and a number of online publications, including mine, BobMcCarty.com. Today, I published a piece by Paul that deserves

St. Louis Cookie Stand Lawsuit Goes to Court

Remember the story of sisters Caitlin and Abigail Mills, the St. Louis-area girls who were told to close their cookie stand by local bureaucrats who insisted they were violating city ordinances? Well, the girls — 16 and 14, respectively —

Missouri Rabbit Raiser Responds to USDA Proposal

Facing a July 29 deadline, John and Judy Dollarhite of Nixa, Mo., responded Friday to officials at the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service with a “Substitute Stipulation Agreement” that, hopefully, will allow the couple to avoid fines of

Project Gunrunner Tied Directly to President Obama

In a Dec. 3, 2009, article about the announced resignation of Deputy Attorney General David Ogden, the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez wrote that Ogden hasn’t been identified with any major Justice Department policy initiatives. Now that this C-SPAN video

4th of July: Freedom In Enid, Oklahoma

Today, more than ever before, the freedoms celebrated by Americans on Independence Day appear to be at risk. Among the most important are some freedoms I remember growing up with in Enid, Okla., during the ’60s and ’70s. The people

Animal Rights Activism Fuels USDA Rabbit Chase

Humane Society Lawyers Fight Culture of Cruelty, Government Bureaucracy Soon after reading the words above, which appeared as the headline of an article published in November 2007 on the University of Virginia School of Law website, I discovered something ironic

Missouri Man 'Not Happy' with Revised USDA Offer

More than a month has passed since I published news about out-of-control agents from the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service going after a couple in Nixa, Mo., for selling more than $500 worth of rabbits in a calendar

House Vote Enables Continued Funding of Pigford Fraud

Seventy-nine Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives cast votes Thursday against an amendment to H.R 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012 that would have blocked the government from paying

Animal Trainer Fights to Save Career in USDA Court

June 2 marked the end of the courtroom portion of Doug Terranova’s legal battle against the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Now, the Dallas-based animal trainer must wait — perhaps as long as a year or more —

War Stories from World War II

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each year on the occasion of Memorial Day and in honor of all those who paid the ultimate price in service to their country, I publish a series of war stories that hold a special value in my

USDA 'Rabbit Police' Stalking Magicians

EDITOR’S NOTE: During the past several days at BigGovernment.com and BobMcCarty.com, I’ve been reporting about on the case of the USDA assessing John and Judy Dollarhite a fine of $90,643 for selling more than $500 worth of rabbits in a

USDA Appears To Be Caving on Rabbit Fines

I think I can say with a high degree of confidence that the USDA appears to be caving when it comes to the matter of the USDA assessing John and Judy Dollarhite a fine of $90,463 because the Nixa, Mo.,

Family Refuses to Pay $90K Fine for Selling Rabbits

Paying a USDA fine of $90,463 by close of business Monday would have allowed John and Judy Dollarhite on Nixa, Mo., to put their “crime” of selling too many rabbits in a single calendar year in their proverbial “rear-view mirror.”

Family Facing $4 Million in Fines for Selling Bunnies

Almost nine months after a Missouri dairy was ordered to stop selling cheese made from raw milk, I share details of another hare-raising story from the Show-Me State: John Dollarhite and his wife Judy of tiny Nixa, Mo., have been

Quincy Tea Party Turns Table on City Council

In a post two years ago this week, I reported on the story of Steve McQueen, a leader of the then-fledgling Quincy (Ill.) Tea Party, who was prevented from speaking at a meeting of the local city council: It was

Biased Reporter to Anchor 'CBS Evening News'

Scott Pelley will take over the “CBS Evening News” anchor chair from Katie Couric, effective June 6, according to a story published on the network’s web site, but that’s no cause for excitement. Contrary to glowing comments made about the