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Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee

In the year that has passed since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. FEC, the liberal elites have waged a war against the First Amendment. Liberal politicians including President Barack Obama and Senator Harry Reid, liberal media corporations like

Hope You Had a Nice Thanksgiving, Now Get Shopping

Each year the Christmas season seems to come earlier and earlier. This is no doubt the product of retailers eager to encourage Americans to spend their hard earned dollars, or more likely borrowed funds they do not have, on consumer

Are You Ready For A Recount?

Since Bush v. Gore was decided in 2000, recounts have received far more attention; it’s almost like they’ve become a routine part of a campaign. Each year, candidates, state parties, and election lawyers across the country prepare for these post-election

Why Doesn't Obama Worry About Union Political Spending?

Media reports have been decrying the corporate influence in the 2010 election cycle. If you were to read the Washington Post, New York Times, or most online media sources you would think Citizens United v. FEC is the biggest problem

Representative Capuano's Lobbyist Protection Act

Representative Michael Capuano (D-MA) has succeeded in ushering his Shareholder Protection Act of 2010 through the House Financial Services Committee. In reality the bill does little to protect shareholders, but does protect Washington lobbyists. The legislation is a response to

It's Time For a Meaningful Discussion of Legal Issues

“When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public.” Elena

The Score: First Amendment Two – Book Banners Zero

Citizens United v. FEC made clear that political speech cannot be limited simply because the speakers have organized themselves under a corporate form. It was just one short year ago that the case was argued for the first time before

DOJ Defends ACORN Funding Ban While Gutting It

The Harshbarger investigation is getting a lot of attention this week; and rightly so. ACORN hired former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to conduct an “independent” review of the organization in an effort to provide ACORN some cover to show

Partisan Discrimination at the Election Assistance Commission

So you’ve found the right candidate for the job. He’s got a long history of exemplary service, familiarity with the subject matter that the position is responsible for, and would be an excellent addition to your office. There’s only one

Why Isn't Anyone Really Investigating ACORN?

As we rapidly approach December 18th, the day when ACORN is again eligible to receive federal funds, we still have yet to see a meaningful investigation of ACORN. Last week, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice released a

Meet the Ratners: Defending ACORN is Their Family Business

Today the Center for Constitutional Rights sued the federal government on behalf of ACORN. They are alleging that Congressional efforts to defund ACORN constitute an unconstitutional Bill of Attainder. This tired argument has been thoroughly rebutted, but the Center for

ACORN – 50 More Days Without Federal Funds

On Thursday, the United States House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution funding the Federal Government through December 18th. The continuing resolution was passed as part of the behemoth Interior-Environment Appropriations conference report. A continuing resolution is a stop-gap provision

Obama Presidency: Bullying from the Pulpit

There used to be a certain level of decorum incumbent upon the office of the President of the United States. After all, the office is more than the man that occupies it. It’s also more than his politics or platform.

Wade Rathke's a 'Dangerous Fellow'

“I’m Recognized to be a Fairly Dangerous Fellow Out There in the Community” – Wade Rathke Let’s be honest, if Wade Rathke saw me walk into his book signing last Tuesday, he wouldn’t have been at his most candid. I