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    Cruz: 4 Reasons Obama’s Use of Executive Orders 'Ought to Concern Everyone'

    “We are ruled by laws and not men. And no man is above the law — especially the President.” This was the theme of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) conversation with Glenn Beck on The Blaze’s radio show Tuesday, and the same message Cruz has vocalized since the President’s State of … More

    Charles Krauthammer Explains Obama's Lawlessness in 50 Seconds

    During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s executive actions “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless. Krauthammer pointed to a double standard in Washington and asserted that if the President were a Republican, “the people would be up in arms and would be impeaching.” >>> Check … More

    The President Won't Be Needing You

    President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about. After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises … More

    No, Lilly, Obama Shouldn’t Sign An Executive Order for Equal Pay

    No sooner had my column posted last week stating that Democrats were plotting to play the gender card this election year by bringing up the so-called “paycheck fairness”  issue than out comes an opinion piece in The Washington Post on Sunday by one of the most prominent poster children for … More

    Executive Pen at the Ready: Imperial Obama “Will Not Limit Himself” to What Congress Does

    President Obama reminded Congress and the American people yesterday that he’ll use his executive power in any way he can think of. “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need,” President Obama … More

    Syria and Iran Could Retaliate with Cyber Attacks

    With the U.S. and allies actively considering military action against the Syrian regime for reportedly using chemical weapons, the U.S. cannot ignore the possibility that Syria, and its ally Iran, will strike back at the U.S. with cyber weapons. Reuters is reporting that if the U.S. does intervene in Syria, … More

    Another Flawed Executive Order: Chemical Security and Government Overreach

    President Obama issued his latest in a long line of executive orders yesterday. The order, titled “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security,” is rather inaptly named. Rather than improving upon existing chemical security programs, like the often criticized Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the order simply throws layers of federal … More

    Edward Snowden Dodges Cybersecurity Regulations

    Edward Snowden, the leaker of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, was reportedly able to smuggle thousands of classified documents out of the NSA simply with thumb drives. Despite the NSA’s secret and powerful security measures, Snowden later arrived in Hong Kong with four laptops containing classified information. Three … More

    Cybersecurity: Government Regulations Can’t Keep Up

    For the first time since 2005, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has revised the federal cybersecurity standards. Since the last update, flash memory, Wi-Fi, smartphones, microchips, and social media have burst onto the scene. Why has NIST not updated the federal cybersecurity standards much sooner? Because … More

    Top-Down Cybersecurity Regulations: An Outdated Solution

    Cybersecurity is a hot issue, and with the House of Representatives’s approval of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week it is likely to get hotter. As of last night, groups opposing the bill had collected over 100,000 signatures asking the President to make good on … More