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Are Republicans Going Soft on Obamacare?

Peter Sudman from Reason amasses the evidence: In March of last year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stood on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference  and declared that "Obamacare should be repealed root and [...]

Is this why they wanted our donor information?

Courtesy of The Daily Caller comes this bizarre story about the IRS collecting the names of donors for an as-yet-to-be revealed "research project:" The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) improperly obtained donor lists from nonprofit groups as part [...]

Campaign for Liberty to Congress: No New (Internet) Taxes

Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation of over forty other organizations in a letter urging the Senate to reject efforts to attach the National Internet Tax Mandate to the Internet Access Tax Moratorium. Instead the letter urges the Senate [...]

Government Debt: US's leading export?

According to new figures from the Treasury Department, foreign holdings of US debt now exceed $6 trillion dollars. China is the leading holder of US debt, holding  $1,268,400,000,000 at the end of June. In comparison, the Federal Reserve held  [...]

Government tracking "truthiness"

In homage to late-night comedian Stephen Colbert, federal bureaucrats have named their new database "Truthy." However, unlike Colbert, there is nothing funny about this database. Researchers at Indiana University received nearly $1 million of [...]

Government propaganda: Coming soon to a TV near you

Good news. Starting this week, the American people will at last be able to see programs produced by the federally-funded Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). You see, for years the BBG, which operates outlets such as the Voice of America, Radio [...]

Happy Birthday Sarah Murnaghan

Sarah Murnaghan recently celebrated her twelfth birthday. For those who do not remember, Sarah is the girl who almost died last year because of federal regulations prohibiting children from receiving adult organs. Fortunately for Sarah, a federal [...]

If you have nothing to hide, you still have something to fear

Defenders of the NSA, TSA, PATRIOT Act, etc. like to say that "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear." Three stories show the fallacy of that statement. First, is a survey from the Pew Research Center showing that only 42% of [...]

Don't Miss Bill Kaufman at LPAC 2014!

One of the LPAC 2014 speakers I am most excited about is Bill Kaufman. Mr. Kaufman is a former DC editor for Reason magazine, and currently is a columnist for The American Conservative. Mr. Kaufman is also a contributor to a number of other [...]

Paul Ryan, Ex-Im, and the art of preemptive surrender

Yesterday Megan posted on the continuing battle over reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank).   Shortly after that post, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan essentially threw in the towel on Ex-Im Bank (h/t: Export-Import [...]