The Pritzker Hearing and the Chicago-DC Ruling Class

Joel B. Pollak Big Government 24 May 2013

…Pritzker might well pass confirmation 100 to zero. And that is a shame, because it is hard to imagine a worse representative of American business. Pritzker was born into wealth; she ran a bank into the ground through subprime lending; she served on the board of […]

Sen. Rand Paul talks immigration reform and his plan to balance the budget in 5 years 3/20/2013

Senator Rand Paul has been blowing up in the headlines since his epic thirteen hour filibuster a few weeks ago. His CPAC speech received praise from the more conservative wing of the GOP, he’s being labeled as a future leader of the part, there have been a few hints around a possible presidential […]

GDP collapse puts U.S. economy into recession red zone

James Pethokoukis AEIdeas American Enterprise Institute 9/27/2012

…GDP growth for the second quarter was revised down to 1.25%. Here is Reuters:

Economic growth was much weaker than previously estimated in the second quarter as a drought cut into inventories, setting the platform for an even more sluggish performance in the current quarter against the backdrop […]

Uncle Sam: If It Ends in .Com, It’s .Seizable

David Kravets Wired 3/6/2012

When U.S. authorities shuttered sports-wagering site last week, it raised eyebrows across the net because the domain name was registered with a Canadian company, ostensibly putting it beyond the reach of the U.S. government. Working around that, the feds went directly to VeriSign, a U.S.-based internet backbone company that has […]

Challenging U.S. Census Policy of Counting Illegal Aliens When Apportioning Seats in Congress

Tom Fitton Big Government 1/28/2012

Are you aware that the U.S. Census Bureau counts illegal aliens when determining how many seats in Congress a state should receive? That means states with large illegal alien populations are now receiving a disproportionate amount of seats in Congress and therefore more power in establishing national policy.

Judicial Watch […]

White House mulls idea of mandatory ID cards for Web users

Nancy Houser Digital Journal 10/28/2011

The White House Cyber Security Adviser Howard Schmidt and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke have recently announced a proposal for mandatory virtual ID cards for Internet users, called the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.”

Two additional agencies had been in the running for the proposal, in addition to White […]