Erich Reimer

Erich Reimer is a DC-area policy strategist, entrepreneur, financial commentator, and political columnist. He has worked in various roles in government, finance, tech, politics, and law over the years.

He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at www.erichreimer.com or follow him on Twitter at @ErichReimer.

Are You Ready For Election Day 2018?

 

The 2018 midterm elections are coming up in just barely a month and a few weeks. On November 6, 2018, members of the 116th Congress will be elected in states and districts across the country as Americans go to the polls in a beautiful exercise of “government by the people, for the people.” It seems […]

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Time to Unshackle the Entertainment Industry?

 

The U.S. Department of Justice is currently in the midst of examining the hundreds of antitrust consent decrees in effect in the country, which are essentially government agreements with industries that allow them to have concentrated market share in exchange for following specific strict guidelines concerning pricing, product, and business practices. Perhaps the most significant […]

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Reusable Rockets Continue To Raise Questions Over Costs And Effectiveness

 

A few weeks ago, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed into law, providing spending authority for our nation’s military and defense capabilities for the upcoming year. In particular, the bill also specifically encourages the military to utilize reusable rockets, an expensive and still experimental technology with uncertain benefit either for cost efficiencies or […]

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The New York Times’ Editor Hiring Fiasco And Reflecting On Double Standards In Our Public Square

 

The public square has been alight in recent days as controversy has brewed over The New York Times’ hiring of Harvard Law-educated Sarah Jeong and her history of questionable Tweets. Based on Twitter’s publicly available information, since joining the platform in June 2009 she has sent out over 103,000 Tweets. It seems many dozens of […]

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“Ant-Man And The Wasp” A Comedic Respite Amid Infinity War’s Grim Backdrop

 

Last week I had the chance to watch “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The sequel to the 2015 “Ant-Man,” which grossed about $519.3 million worldwide, it again stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym as […]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Broader Sociocultural Implications For Hollywood

 

The Marvel movies have captured much of the public mind in recent years, scoring tens of billions of dollars at the box office and entertaining a wide array of audiences. However except for the occasional break such as “Deadpool,” as well as their recent cliffhanger and dark turns, they’ve largely followed a “happily-ever-after…till the next […]

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Protecting Free Markets in Songwriting And Entertainment

 

For half a century, antitrust agreements in Hollywood and much of the rest of the entertainment and music industry have protected consumers by ensuring a free, competitive marketplace in the particularly constrictive movie and music sectors. Primarily enacted in the 1940s to clean up the “Big Five” movie studios’ predatory businesses practices and the two largest […]

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The Sarah Huckabee Sanders Incident Is A Sign Of Both Overpoliticization And Our Coarsening National Spirit

 

One thing I’ve come to realize over the years is that all people of fame, wealth, or power are, in the end, people too. Whether CEO or politician, actor or famed scientist, they go about their days like many of us do, experience the ups and downs, run errands, and eat. A person of current […]

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In Abandoning Project Maven, Google Put Self Over Country

 

Earlier this month Google announced it would not be renewing its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for Project Maven. Caving after thousands of employees signed a petition against the project and after initially standing by it, in doing so Google gave in to putting immediate self-interest above their call to serve the country. […]

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Virginia’s GOP Senate Primary: Voting For Special Forces Veteran Nick Freitas And Respecting Those Who Sacrifice For Our Country

 

On Tuesday, June the Republican Party in the Commonwealth of Virginia will be selecting their nominee for the United States Senate. Though chances seem dim amid consistent statewide losses over the years despite gargantuan efforts in the polarized and increasingly-blue state, I personally will be voting for Virginia State Delegate and former U.S. Army Special […]

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