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Articles by Peter Schweizer

Review: ‘Plunder and Deceit’ by Mark Levin

Mark Levin has done the nation a great service. He wrote a new book. It’s called Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future.

Mark Levin

How Reagan, Not Fate, Brought Down the Berlin Wall

On the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s easy to see the collapse of the Soviet Bloc as something that was inevitable. That’s essentially the way the event is being taught today at universities and colleges around

How Reagan, Not Fate, Brought Down the Berlin Wall

Reagan's California: The 'Creative Society'

Ronald Reagan was a son of the Midwest, but it’s only natural that he would find and make his home in California.  Reagan’s California, from the 1930s to the early 1990s, was a place for dreamers and innovators. A place

Reagan's California: The 'Creative Society'

'The Economist' Misses the Point on Crony Capitalism

The Economist’s latest cover story warns readers of “The New Age of Crony Capitalism.” The magazine’s editors are to be commended for shining a journalistic light on cronyism’s rise and the corrosive effects of rent-seeking behavior. The Economist does a

'The Economist' Misses the Point on Crony Capitalism

Does Ukrainian Crisis Give Iran Breathing Room?

The Obama Administration strategy for containing Iran’s nuclear program rests on cooperation from Russia, but that cooperation will be sorely tested as the crisis in Ukraine escalates. While State Department spokesman Jennifer Psaki says that she expects Russia to “remain an active

Does Ukrainian Crisis Give Iran Breathing Room?

How Western Aid to Ukraine Will End Up in Moscow

With both the United States and the European Union committing tens of billions of dollars in aid to the Ukraine, it appears that much of that money will actually end up in Russia, according to analysts. The reason? A large

How Western Aid to Ukraine Will End Up in Moscow

Will the Kremlin Net Billions from the Crisis in Ukraine?

Secretary of State John Kerry has cited the declining Russian stock market and the sliding ruble as examples of the costs the Kremlin is paying for moving Russian forces into Ukraine.  But some in Moscow are asserting that the crisis

Will the Kremlin Net Billions from the Crisis in Ukraine?

Crony Capitalists, Obama Fundraisers Love Obamacare

Take a quick glance at ObamaCare’s busted multimillion-dollar website and the 3.5 million health insurance cancelation notices hitting American mailboxes and you might be tempted to dub the whole thing a disaster. But it’s not — at least not for the politically-connected

Crony Capitalists, Obama Fundraisers Love Obamacare

Politicians' Extortion Racket

Editor’s Note: Mr. Schweizer’s book Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets is available in bookstores and at online retailers today from Houghton Mifflin. We have long assumed that the infestation of special interest money

Politicians' Extortion Racket

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

After serving eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection. “It is time for someone else,” said Bachus. After chairing the powerful House Financial Services Committee for six years, Bachus gave up his chairmanship

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won't Seek Reelection

Pentagon Considers Combatant Command Consolidation Plan

The Pentagon says it is considering sequester-induced overhauls that could mean shuttering two combatant commands, eight service-supporting commands, and the elimination of some 5,000 uniformed and civilian personnel. With defense spending facing roughly $500 billion in cuts over the next

Pentagon Considers Combatant Command Consolidation Plan

Judge Clark: The Passing of a Great Man

One of the Reagan Revolution’s most loyal stalwarts, Judge Bill Clark, died Saturday at age 81 from Parkinson’s disease.  Clark’s political odyssey with President Ronald Reagan went back to the California days when Reagan appointed Clark as his gubernatorial chief

Judge Clark: The Passing of a Great Man

Corzine, MF Global Will Face No Criminal Charges

After ten months of investigating Obama campaign bundler and former MF Global chief Jon Corzine’s role in the loss of $1.6 billion of customer funds, the New York Times is reporting that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is unlikely to

Corzine, MF Global Will Face No Criminal Charges

Exclusive: Corzine Firm Member's Attorney Is Holder's Former Lawyer and 'Best Friend'

Breitbart News has learned that a central figure in the Jon Corzine/MF Global case seeking immunity from federal prosecutors, former MF Global treasurer Edith O’Brien, is represented by lawyer Reid Weingarten. What is the significance of this revelation?   According to this 2008 New York Times article, Reid

Exclusive: Corzine Firm Member's Attorney Is Holder's Former Lawyer and 'Best Friend'

Bachus 'Cleared' of Ethics Violation Charges

When you set the ethics bar as low as they do in Washington, DC, it’s easy for just about anyone to clear it. In our nation’s capital, the permanent political class gets to play by a different set of rules

Bachus 'Cleared' of Ethics Violation Charges

'Neo-Nazis' In The US Army….Ooops It Was A Typo!

Yesterday Randal Mathis of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation sent a letter to Sec Def Leon Panetta.  Mathis is outraged because a combat outpost in Afghanistan was named “Combat Post Aryan,”  he wrote.  Mathis is sure that he has discovered

Greece: What The Collapse Of The Welfare State Looks Like

They’ve been lobbing firebombs in Greece and its getting plenty of media attention.  This is the clearly visible side of a collapse welfare state.  But there is plenty of other signs of decay that don’t quite get that attention. The

Greece: What The Collapse Of The Welfare State Looks Like

Economy Uptick? Thank The Energy Boom, Not Washington

If the U.S. economy seems to be inching slowly toward recovery, the real credit should go to the energy sector. That’s where the new jobs and wealth seem to be coming from. As the Wall Street Journal points out today

Economy Uptick?  Thank The Energy Boom,  Not Washington

Europe's New Iron Curtain – Rising Dictatorships On the Continent

The Cold War was about freedom vs. tyranny:  the belief that individuals had certain inalienable rights vs. the belief that the state was omnipotent.  We won,  right?! You wouldn’t know it by looking at trends in Europe,  where tyranny is

Europe's New Iron Curtain – Rising Dictatorships On the Continent