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    Q&A on Supreme Court's New Campaign Finance Decision

    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it is unconstitutional to limit the total amount of money someone can give to political candidates. The limit remains on the amount you can give to each individual candidate ($2,600 per election), but now, you can give to an unlimited number of candidates. We … More

    The First Amendment Triumphs at the Supreme Court

    In a terrific decision this morning that will no doubt cause The New York Times to go into the same type of hysterics it exhibited after the Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against the Federal Election Commission. Today’s decision in FEC v. McCutcheon restores … More

    Pelosi’s “Grievous Error”: Why She’s Still Wrong and Citizens United Is Still Right

    In a Washington Post op-ed last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) claimed that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. (2010) represents a “grievous error” that “shook the foundations of our democracy.” This claim has the character of an article of faith on the left, which … More

    Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare

    Under a cloudy Washington sky on Thursday, members of Congress joined with conservative leaders and tea party groups to unite against Obamacare. Comparing Obamacare to the day’s weather, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, “Obamacare hangs over our heads like a cloud of uncertainty because people don’t know what tomorrow’s going … More

    Public Opinion and the Supreme Court

    A recent Rasmussen poll shows that public approval of the Supreme Court of the United States is at an all-time low. Only 28 percent of those surveyed gave the Supreme Court a “good” or “excellent” rating, while the justices’ “poor” rating has risen to 30 percent. This negative rating is … More

    WATCH: Citizen United's David Bossie Previews 'Occupy Unmasked' Film

    Liberals are still lavishing praise on the Occupy movement, months after it dissipated. The most recent example came Monday from Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, who proclaimed Occupy “will always merit praise for placing inequality at the center of our politics.” A new film from Citizens United paints a different … More

    McConnell Describes Political Left's Efforts to Restrict Free Speech

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Friday that the Obama administration is pursuing restrictions on political speech through whatever means possible, including bypassing Congress and the federal judiciary. “What they haven’t been able to achieve through the courts or Congress, they’re already attempting to achieve through regulations,” McConnell said in a … More

    Morning Bell: A Troubling Trend in the Courts

    Should judges act based upon reasoned legal arguments, or based upon their personal feelings and media coverage?  A controversial recent “statement” made by Justices Ginsburg and Breyer in a case that was the legal equivalent of a slam dunk raises serious questions about what really guides some judges. In the … More

    'OCCUPIED' Constitutional Amendment Would Eliminate Due Process for Corporations

    A constitutional amendment offered in the House of Representatives would strip American companies of all protections guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. While the amendment is aimed at curbing free speech rights afforded third party groups by the Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC, it would, whether intended or … More

    Scribecast: Cyrus Nowrasteh Discusses the Only Movie Banned in America

    Five years ago ABC aired “The Path to 9/11,” a five-hour docudrama that explained how terrorists plotted to attack America on that frightful September morning in 2001. The movie sparked protests and attempts to stop ABC from showing it. Former President Bill Clinton was among those most displeased. As America … More