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Patrick Richardson

Patrick Richardson has been a journalist for almost 15 years and an inveterate geek all his life. He blogs regularly at www.otherwheregazette.com, which aims to be like another SF magazine, just not so serious.

Fight to Stop SOPA and PIPA Grows

Friday, January 20th, 2012 - by Patrick Richardson

Websites go black while voters and congressmen speak out.

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New Regulations Crush New England Fisheries

Monday, January 9th, 2012 - by Patrick Richardson

Even local Democrats are crying foul.

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Holder Testimony: Issa Attacks, Dems Push Gun-Control

Friday, December 9th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Rep. Darrell Issa demanded truth, while Attorney General Eric Holder parsed the definition of "lying."

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Gunwalker: Friday ‘Document Dump’ Reveals Justice Dept. Misled Congress

Monday, December 5th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

The DOJ is now officially withdrawing a February 2011 letter sent to Senator Charles Grassley.

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MSM Targets Gingrich for … His Ethical Behavior?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Two hit pieces claim Gingrich made money as a private citizen legally and ethically, but "the optics are bad." See also: Gingrich Beats Obama in Head to Head Matchup

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Fannie, Freddie CEOs Took Millions, Far More Than Gingrich

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Executive compensation at the mortgage giants is the real scandal.

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DOJ Proposes Lying to American Public … Then Backs Off (Updated)

Friday, November 4th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

The Justice Department wants the ability to lie about documents requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

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ATF Whistleblower Backs Up Latest Allegations Against William Newell

Friday, October 21st, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Fast and Furious whistleblower Vince Cefalu supports allegations that ATF Special Agent in Charge Newell just framed one of his own for arson.

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Regulatory Burdens Destroying Farming Industry

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

The country's food growers are getting squeezed dry by inane environmental edicts.

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Gunwalker: Agent Admits His Testimony ‘Lacked … Completeness’

Monday, September 26th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

In other words, ATF Agent William Newell wasn't telling the truth.

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Driven Mad: Trucking Industry Collapsing Under Regulation

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Foolish laws are hampering America's lifeblood industry, and making drivers more tired to boot.

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Gunwalker Scandal Escalates: Grenadewalker?

Friday, September 9th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

A confessed grenade and IED smuggler was released by the U.S. just hours after his arrest.

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Gunwalker Cover-Up Accelerates: Ken Melson Reassigned

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

ATF whistleblower Vince Cefalu tells PJMedia: "It's no secret that they're cleaning house."

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Business Owners Speak on Struggles with ObamaCare, Regulations

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

From their data, just how damaging the president has been to this economy becomes quite clear.

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The Darrell Issa Hit Piece: Most Inaccurate NYT Article … Ever?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Well, no, there’s always Walter Duranty. But this one is truly remarkable, made more so by Issa being the lead investigator on a scandal objectively larger than Watergate.

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Gowdy: ‘Impossible to Conceive’ Holder Not Aware of Gunwalker

Monday, August 15th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tells PJMedia: "I want to know the day when U.S. law enforcement knew, or should have known, that this had gotten out of control."

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Gunwalker: William Newell Circles the Wagons

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Tuesday's hearing put the ATF special agent under the microscope, and he revealed as little as possible.

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Hey, What Happened To That Maxine Waters Ethics Trial?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

The Ethics Committee is in disarray, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans represented and the Democrats having internecine battles.

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Gunwalker: Testimony Reveals Eric Holder’s Obfuscation Tactics

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

ATF Acting Director Ken Melson's testimony shows just how far the DOJ has gone to impede the investigation and to protect political appointees.

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Gunwalker: Justice Department Tampering with Witnesses?

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley demand to know about contact DOJ has had with committee witnesses. Also, a source tells PJM: DOJ has picked a new fall guy to target after they failed to topple ATF Director Ken Melson.

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Gunwalker: Smoking Gun Email?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

An internal ATF email seems to support the assertion that Fast and Furious was a PR stunt for gun control.

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‘Gunwalker’ Whistleblower: ATF Director ‘Horribly Irresponsible’

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Says Vince Cefalu: "[Director Ken Melson is] not taking responsibility for what he's done. At the end of the day he made decisions on behalf of ATF and people died for it." Update: Someone in Congress funded Gunwalker via the stimulus bill.

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PJMedia Sues Department of Defense for Climate Conference Info

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

What happened to the transparency that candidate Obama promised?

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‘Gunrunner’ Whistleblower Vince Cefalu Speaks (PJM Exclusive)

Friday, June 24th, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Just a day after Rep. Issa warned the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to not touch the whistleblowers, they present termination papers to Agent Cefalu -- a 30-year veteran of the ATF. (PJM will be posting Cefalu's termination papers shortly.)

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Gunwalker: Issa Defends ATF Whistleblowers from Retaliation

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 - by Patrick Richardson

Rep. Darrell Issa sends a letter to the ATF forewarning against reprisals towards the four Gunrunner whistleblowers, who have expressed fear of such from this agency with a reputation for it.

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