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Behind the Badge: Meet the GOP’s Law Enforcement Front Group
By Frank Smyth, July 30, 2004, The Texas Observer

Kirk Watson cannot forget the first time he saw it. Watson, a former Austin mayor, was running as the Democratic nominee for state attorney general. Only about 10 days remained before the 2002 November election. His campaign was in full gear. On…

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Battle Cry of Freedom: A Review of Taking Liberties
By Frank Smyth, March 9, 2003, The Washington Post

How many Americans take their rights for granted? Last month an impressive number of antiwar demonstrators converged on San Francisco and New York in chartered buses. Similarly, more than 30 years ago, various protest organizers chartered buses to bring anti-Vietnam-War…

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Expanding Globalization’s Agenda
By Frank Smyth, April 20, 2000, IntellectualCapital.com

One poster carried by a young protester near the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington last Sunday showed many small fish coming together in the shape of a huge, collective fish to swallow a big one.

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Leader of the Pack
By Frank Smyth, December 9, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

Irrespective of how things might look after the protests against the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle turned unexpectedly fierce right before the talks themselves suddenly collapsed, a consensus has already emerged in the presidential debate…

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The Genocide Doctrine
By Frank Smyth, May 20, 1999, IntellectualCapital.com

President Clinton was morally disgraced at home only to become a moral crusader abroad four months after being impeached. His newly discovered moralism, however, began to emerge two months after the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky liaison. Who expected such a turnaround from Bill Clinton? Even more surprising…

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Gunning for His Enemies: Neal Knox, the Real Power at the NRA, Sees Diabolical Plots Everywhere
By Frank Smyth, July 9, 1995, The Washington Post

An artful conspiracy theorist can easily cultivate believers. One day history will add to the conspiratorial log the name of Neal Knox, one of America’s more widely…

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Crossfire: The War Behind the Closed Doors of the NRA
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1994, The Village Voice

The 123-year-old group convened its annual board of directors meeting in Ballroom D of the Hilton Hotel. Unbeknownst to the 74 directors, eight officers, and 25-odd NRA staff and VIP members assembled, the Voice was present, there to witness the inner workings…

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