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And you thought Red Light Cameras were a bad idea...

Continuous monitoring of what individuals choose to eat and drink may seem like something out of a dystopian science-fiction, but, if  some federally-funded researchers get their way it will soon be a reality. The National Science Foundation has [...]

Even phony reform too much for the Queen of Civil Asset Theft

Last year, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder made headlines by suspending "equitable sharing programs," which allow state, local, and the federal government to equitably share the profits of civil asset theft. As is often the case with [...]

Regulatory budget a good way to start rolling back the regulatory state

When most people think of the costs government imposes on the economy, they usually think of taxation. However, a greater burden on the economy may be imposed by federal regulations. Unfortunately, Congress has made no attempt to measure the [...]

Ron Paul Classic: War on Opioids and Doctors or War on Patients?

Shortly after the U.S. Senate passed legislation authorizing the creation of "best-practices" for pain management, the Center for Disease Control unveiled new "guidelines" for the use of pain medicines. While the guidelines are non-binding, [...]

This week in Congress: The Good, the Bad, and the Bison

The Senate resumes session today at 3pm and continues work on amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. Two amendments up this week of interest to Campaign for Liberty members are an amendment by Washington Senator Patty Murray that [...]

How the Fed feeds big government and debt

Donald Trump recently caused controversy by commenting that the federal government would never have to default on the national debt because the Fed can just print more money. Of course, since an increase in the money supply devalues the money, [...]

This Week in Congress: It's Opioid Week!

The House is in session Tuesday through Friday this week. As the title of this blog suggests, the House will address legislation dealing with the "opioid crisis." The major opioid  legislation the House will consider this week is H.R. 4641 [...]

Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Let us know the full truth about the military budget

Campaign for Liberty recently cosigned a coalition letter to the Chairman and Ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee asking that they add a provision to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requiring the Department of [...]

Campaign for Liberty Supports Lowering Tariffs

As mentioned in this week's Congress update, Campaign for Liberty is supporting  the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923). This legislation updates the procedures for approving Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs). MTBs [...]

How Do You Tell If A Politician Is Lying?

Their lips are moving... Research into how often humans lie has confirmed what a lot of us (especially those of use who spend a lot of time at the federal or state capitols) have always suspected. While everyone lies, politicians lie more than [...]