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    10 Ways the Obama Administration Is Hurting America's Energy Economy

    One of the few bright spots over the past few years in America’s economy has been energy production, but this has occurred largely in spite of this Administration’s energy policies, not because of them. And the simple fact remains that our energy economy could be even brighter, but egregiously burdensome … More

    What Did the Obama Administration Know and When Did It Know It?

    Mounting evidence suggests that Obama officials may have been less—much less—than forthright with the facts of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Reportedly, U.S. intelligence sources knew within the first 24 hours of … More

    Armed Services Committee to Question Administration on Sequestration Report

    This Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will hold a hearing on sequestration’s impact on defense and national security in light of the Sequestration Transparency Act Report, which the White House released on September 14. The report unfortunately brings very little insight to the impacts of sequestration on U.S. … More

    Serve Your Country by Working at the Polls in November

    I am often asked what an ordinary citizen can do in the upcoming election to make sure we have a fair, secure process. My number one recommendation: Work the polls in your city or county as an election officer. As John Fund and I outline in our book Who’s Counting? … More

    New Administration Report Gives Few Details on Sequestration's Military Cuts

    The White House is attempting to use the U.S. military as a bargaining chip to force Congress to raise taxes—the looming “sequestration” budget cuts were never supposed to happen, because Congress was supposed to come to a budget agreement. Now the military faces deep, across-the-board cuts. The President has attempted … More

    Obama's Regulatory Agenda Goes Undercover

    Throughout President Obama’s tenure, the number and cost of major regulations has approached record levels—exceeding $46 billion in new annual costs during his first three years. The impact has been economically crippling, of course, notwithstanding the administration’s boasts of regulatory benefits. Yet the White House seems rather shy of late … More

    Even If Transparent, Sequestration Still a Bad Policy

    Yesterday, President Obama signed the Sequestration Transparency Act into law. It requires the Administration to detail how the mandated defense cuts of sequestration will be implemented. More transparency regarding this issue is good for Congress and for the American people, who deserve to know how the commander in chief seeks … More

    The Right Road on Regulation

    Regulation is like the weather. Everyone likes to complain, but nobody does anything about it. That’s not true, however, of the House of Representatives, which today passed a fistful of reforms. The package is hardly the stuff of revolution, and few of the proposals will make their way on to … More

    Fast and Furious: Covering up the Death of a U.S. Agent

    Todd Gaziano has outlined at the Foundry the legal doctrine of executive privilege that President Obama has asserted in the congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. The most important part of that doctrine to understand is that a President cannot assert executive privilege for the purpose of hiding wrongdoing … More

    Obama’s Nixonian Contempt for Transparency

    President Obama channeled his inner Richard Nixon with his exercise of executive privilege to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from transparency. Whether the assertion is valid is a question to be resolved between Congress and the President, yet this authority is something that can be waived by the President if … More