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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
– H.L. Mencken

About Fly in My Bourbon

This is my second blog. I pulled the plug on my first moderately successful blog, The Sweaty Federalist, after my masochistic decision in early 2014 to run as a Republican for the Pennsylvania legislature. Everything, everyone and every -ism is in season and fair game. Some posts will annoy the establishment. Others will entertain. Some might get pinned on your Facebook page. Others might make me go into witness protection. We shall see.

About Ben Gross

Ben Gross earned his Juris Doctor (Order of the Coif) from the University of Florida College of Law and B.A. in Political Science (with a minor in $1 Pitcher Night at the Shandygaff Saloon) from Penn State University. Had Ben actually finished one of the three theses he started in the 90s, he would have also earned a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Florida.

Ben, a native of Bethlehem, Pa., lives with his wife, two children and two big dogs near Pittsburgh.

Ben is a Rothbardian libertarian who holds unprintable opinions about war-mongering, crony capitalist Republicans and war-mongering, crony capitalist Democrats.

When not kicking figurative sand into the eyes of the Establishment, Ben enjoys marathon running, Austrian economics blogs, coaching youth football, dog rescues, real jazz, malty British ales, old houses, and, yes, bourbon.

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