Some Thoughts on Tom Schweich

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Original Post: Some Thoughts on Tom Schweich.

Excerpts from past posts on Hennessy’s View about Tom Schweich “Integrity” is the first word I think of when trying to describe Tom Schweich. Rock n Roll Lunch We met for lunch on a hot day in April 2010. I expected a typical GOP establishment hack: smooth, overly friendly, defensive, and forgettable. I expected the man […]

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Tom Schweich, RIP

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News of Auditor Tom Schweich’s death hit me hard. If you haven’t heard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported to day that my friend Tom Schweich died of a gunshot wound today. Tom was 54. I am saddened by this news. I pray for Tom’s family and for his rapid entry to eternal happiness. May perpetual light […]

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34 to 0: Good Ideas Are Hard to Fight

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Original Post: 34 to 0: Good Ideas Are Hard to Fight.

I was scared. Not afraid to say it. And some friends turned hostile. They had good reasons. And I was probably a little cavalier. And I talked way too long. But last September I wanted to start something that would help real people in our neighborhood while advancing liberty and upsetting abusive government. Sure, I’d […]

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Here’s What’s Happening on the Muni Courts Front

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He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. — The Declaration of Independence Back in August, I asked for your help in pushing for municipal court reform. Cities that abuse their police and courts destroy liberty: Abusive cities turn citizens […]

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Some Protesters Couldn’t Care Less About Mike Brown

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If you think the mall protests are about the police, Ferguson, Mike Brown, or Darren Wilson, you could be wrong. For some, Mike Brown is a pawn. The protests are mere opportunities to exploit. Travis Martin, a protester who was at the bowling alley and the Justice Center, said he didn’t think that activist leaders…

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The Worst of Humanity and the Abence of Leadership in Ferguson

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I should be in bed. But I can’t take my eyes off the images of Ferguson burning to the ground. A liberal friend on Twitter admonished me not to be political. Maybe he’s right. But I’m pretty Dellena’s 911 Beauty Salon burned in Ferguson tonight. It seems everything else has, too. The airport is closed.…

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Big ISPs Will Back Net Neutrality Someday

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Original Post: Big ISPs Will Back Net Neutrality Someday.

I don’t want Barack Obama regulating the internet. At the same time, conservatives who believe big corporations are always right better pop their heads out of their Chambers of Commerce. Greens Didn’t Kill the Incandescent Light Bulb—Corporatists Did The way big businesses got big and stayed big has nothing to do with business and everything to do…

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Failed Consultant Seeks Funding for GOP Establishment

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People tell me Republican consultant John Hancock is a really nice guy. I think they’re right. And, as Hancock’s clients have learned repeatedly, nice guys finish last. The clearest example of Hancock’s failure was John Brunner’s campaign for US Senate in 2012. Brunner is an exceptional businessman with a remarkably clear and accurate political philosophy.…

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Government Is For Sale. Here’s Who’s Buying

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Updated: the original title said “Congress is for sale.” My mistake. I meant Government. Once upon a time in America, people built companies by filling society’s unmet needs. To survive, a company relied on innovation, quality, and, of course, good advertising. The best advertisement being word of mouth. That’s all changed now. The way to…

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Thank You, Heritage Foundation

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I’m sitting at Reagan National Airport waiting for my flight home. I just spent 24 hours meeting the people who keep America free. Well, besides the people in uniform. It’s the Heritage Foundation’s donors and leaders. It’s Heritage Action and its Sentinels. It’s decidedly NOT the ruling class, the two big parties. I had the…

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