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John Carlisle
John Carlisle is director of policy at the National Legal and Policy Center, a nonprofit foundation based in Falls Church, Virginia.
by | Jul 6, 2009

Congressional advocates of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill that narrowly passed the House by a vote of 219-212 on June 26 employed bribery to build support for this legislation when they co-opted several corporations by giving them free carbon dioxide emission…

by | May 26, 2009

Communist Godfather Vladimir Lenin is alleged to have famously said, “The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Nowhere is that observation more relevant than in the sorry spectacle taking place in Congress as corporations,…

by | Apr 3, 2009

The Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress may soon gain another valuable ally in their effort to radically expand government. On March 26, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced legislation that ends the restrictions on the ability of legal services organizations,…

by | Jan 10, 2008

The long-term decline in newspaper circulation presents the conservative movement with an excellent opportunity to increase its influence with the media. Falling readership and tighter budgets are forcing newspapers to dedicate fewer staff to investigative reporting. As a result, they…

by | Nov 14, 2007

Wal-Mart’s support for the anti-free market agenda of the environmental movement is not silencing its liberal critics and may be undermining the company’s financial future. Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott began pushing a so-called sustainability campaign in October 2005 as…

by | Jan 11, 2006

President Bush’s bold attempt to reform the financially strapped Social Security program through a system of private retirement accounts has sadly ended with a whimper and not a bang. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) recently told the U.S….

by | Jun 22, 2005

Wachovia Corporation’s ridiculous apology for its alleged ties to slavery has backfired. Chicago City Council aldermen are vowing to strip from Wachovia a $9.4 million loan to build affordable housing units as punishment for the bank’s supposed failure to disclose…

by | Mar 30, 2005

Organized labor claims that its campaign to pressure corporations to stop supporting President Bush’s Social Security plan is necessary to protect retirees from corporate greed. This is hypocrisy of the worst sort. Given their sordid history of raiding union pensions…

by | Feb 18, 2005

As if it doesn’t have more important things to do, the New York City Council is considering legislation that advances the ridiculous agenda of the slave reparations movement. The measure, sponsored by Councilman Charles Barron, would require that companies doing…

by | Feb 11, 2005

Organized labor, still smarting from its multi-million-dollar failure to defeat George Bush, got another dose of bad news recently when the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the percentage of Americans belonging to labor unions fell last year to an…

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