Who wants you to pay more for prescription drugs? Some in Congress

One of the major problems with healthcare policy (as well as policy in general) is that too many representatives support giving government more power to solve government-created problems. For example, Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01). Rep. [...]

Congress Update: Thank You Mike Lee

The House continues its five-week long August recess, while the Senate is taking a one-week break, so this week’s blog will just look at some big events from last week. Perhaps the most significant vote was one that didn’t happen. Reacting [...]

Neocons Demand 'Crushing' Sanctions on Russia

You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war. Last week, for example, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-NC), Bob [...]

President Trump and Congress Should Not Reappoint Mark Pearce

Another nomination fight this year will have a huge impact on the landscape ahead for America's businesses, as current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Mark Pearce's term will expire at the end of August. Needless to say, President [...]

This Week in Congress

While the House is on a five-week August recess, the Senate is in session most of this month. The main Senate business is nominations. The Senate will also continue working on the “omnibus” appropriations bill that combines funding for the [...]

One Bad Policy Leads to Another

It is a truism that the negative effect of government intervention is inevitably more government intervention. Take the minimum wage as an example. Minimum wages are set to attempt to combat low wage jobs, but what really happens is that [...]

Free Trade a Job Killer? Facts Show Otherwise

One of the myths pedaled by opponents of free trade is that it kills American jobs. In truth, free trade creates new economic opportunities and jobs—while government policies restricting the free flow of goods and services across borders kill [...]

Ron Paul on the Dollar Dilemma

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul recently penned a must-read essay on “The Dollar Dilemma: Where Do We Go From Here,” where he examines how paper money replaced gold and silver, the damage to freedom and prosperity caused via fiat [...]

Jonathan Turley on Presidential Abuse of War Powers

Below is the testimony of distinguished legal expert Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Law at George Washington University, from Senator Rand Paul’s hearing on “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal [...]

Trump’s Tweets End the Myth of Fed Independence

President Trump’s recent Tweets expressing displeasure with the Federal Reserve’s (minor) interest rate increases led to accusations that President Trump is undermining the Federal Reserve’s independence. But, the critics ignore the fact [...]