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Mnuchin Must Bring Transparency to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

 

Now that he has been confirmed, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has a lot on his plate. He needs to do what he can administratively to reduce the crushing burden of the Dodd-Frank Act on small banks and credit unions. He also needs to work with Congress on major legislative fixes such as the forthcoming Financial Choice Act from House Financial Services […]

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Ashton Kutcher’s Impassioned Plea to Help Victims of Sex Slavery

 

Today, Ashton Kutcher testified in front of a Congressional committee urging the Senators he talked to to help fund software that can track sex traffickers on the Dark Web. It’s a must-watch. The Texas Tribune featured an exposé today about one young sex slave and her experience. It is absolutely heartbreaking. A snippet: No one […]

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The 9th Circuit Rampages Over the Executive Branch

 

The stay against Trump’s executive order blocking immigration from certain countries remains. Here’s what I knew even before the ruling: The judges were transparent in their bias in favor of the Washington Attorney general. They lead him in arguments and helpfully pushed him in the direction they wanted. I’m no attorney and I knew that […]

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Why Milo Matters

 

Quin Hillyer, writer and reporter here at the American Spectator, wrote something today that I found astonishing. Rather than argue with him via email, I thought I’d put my argument here at the blog and we can hash it out in public. Here’s what Quin wrote about the controversial figure Milo Yiannopoulos: On the other […]

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Judge Neil Gorsuch Nominated for Supreme Court

 

Hallelujah! I voted against Hillary for such a time as this. If Donald J. Trump does nothing more his entire presidency, holding the judicial line here and now and keeping his campaign promise makes it all worth it. Here’s an opinion about Gorsuch on civil liberties. Here is a link to all major Gorsuch opinions. […]

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A Pall Descends on Our Campuses

 

On January 18, the Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit against Kellogg Community College, charging it with violating the rights to free speech of two students. One, Michelle Gregoire, had been arrested, checked for weapons, and taken to jail. In September, Gregoire, fellow student Brandon Withers, and two other young people were recruiting for Young […]

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Public Pension Defenders Make Naughty List A Who’s Who of Conservative Organizations

 

Editor’s Note: This piece is an ongoing investigative series in partnership with Watchdog.org’s state-level journalists. Pension budget woes beset nearly every state in the union and cities and municipalities are also being hit with unprecedented pension debt. Baby boomers are retiring. Some state and local budgets allocate more funds for pensions for retirees than they use […]

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Making Justice Clarence Thomas Invisible

 

“The persistent efforts to undermine Justice Thomas and his compelling body of jurisprudence, and to ignore the spectacular Horatio Alger [read: rags to riches] story of his life, are part of a deliberate strategy to silence a conservative voice from someone who might serve as a transformative role model in the African-American community in particular, […]

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Trump’s Energy, Climate Plans Will Put America First Again

 

Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States has left liberal environmental activists and international climate bureaucrats reeling. Just one of the many examples of the widespread depression expressed by environmentalists appeared in a recent issue of the Washington Post in which Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis lamented, “Trump comes into office with a […]

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Property Rights: The Root of Freedom

 

Summarizing The Commonwealth of Oceana, James Harrington’s controversial mid-17th century work of political theory, Daniel Webster wrote that “power naturally and necessarily follows property.” A free society, Harrington argued, requires that property may be owned and alienated by all citizens, and accordingly, that property ownership be not confined either to one “sole landlord” or a […]

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