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    How Average Americans Are the Victims of Excessive Regulation

    In his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama vowed to wield his executive powers when faced with congressional resistance to his legislative agenda: “America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation … that’s what … More

    Government Agency Processes Paperwork ‘Entirely By Hand’ Despite Spending Over $100M to Go Digital

    About 600 federal employees process federal retirement claims in an old mine in Pennsylvania, using more than 28,000 file cabinets to house paperwork “done entirely by hand,” according to the first story in The Washington Post’s series on “failures at the heart of troubled federal systems.” Decades ago, the government … More

    Belligerent Bureaucrats Bully Farmer: EPA Threatens $75,000 in Fines for Duck Pond

    Andy Johnson’s land is drenched in his blood, sweat, and tears—and he’s willing to go bankrupt to keep it that way. In fact, he just might have to: The Environmental Protection Agency is threatening to extract $75,000 a day from him for building, on his own land, an unauthorized duck … More

    How the Obamacare "Honor System" Will Encourage Fraud

    Earlier this month, the Obama Administration—in a 600-plus page regulation—announced that for 2014, Obamacare insurance subsidies will essentially operate on the “honor system.” This will create incentives for fraud, as some applicants may report an income that is actually lower than their true income in order to qualify for the … More

    Are You Getting Fooled by Obama? Check These 5 Pictures and Find Out

    Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign group, is good at what it does. Its activists know how to get people fired up about President Obama, and they know they’ve been able to fool a lot of Americans. They also know the 2,700-page Affordable Care Act is an overwhelming piece of legislation … More

    The Case for Medicare Reform

    The panel meets in secret, is controlled by special interests, and helps determine the allocation of nearly $100 billion in federal health care spending. Is it some clandestine panel created by Obamacare? Hardly. It’s a panel controlled by the American Medical Association (AMA)—and, as The Washington Post reported in a … More

    Morning Bell: The Kind of Immigration Reform We Could Support

    The Senate voted yesterday to advance the Gang of Eight’s “comprehensive” immigration bill. The big question in Washington: Did they even read the entire thing? A new version of the bill came out on Friday, giving Senators and the American people just one weekend to look it over. Apparently, the … More

    Washington Bureaucrats Unconstitutionally Making Public Policy

    Washington, D.C., is the country’s last “company town,” and the big industry is the federal government. So it isn’t received well here when someone dares to question the size or scope of government. Recently, law professor Jonathan Turley took to the pages of The Washington Post to warn about the … More

    To Prevent Another Factory Tragedy, Bangladesh Should Embrace Economic Freedom

    Over the past two weeks, the world has looked on in shock and horror as the mangled bodies of Bangladeshi garment workers were pulled from the rubble of their collapsed factory. To date, over 600 people have been killed. So far, much of the blame has been directed at the … More

    Taxpayer-Funded Infrastructure Bank: The "Investment" Isn't Worth It

    Bad ideas never seem to die. But the proposal to create a national infrastructure bank to federally fund transportation and infrastructure projects with taxpayer dollars is one such idea that President Obama and lawmakers in the 113th Congress should put to rest. A recent Politico article noted that the departure … More