In a lawsuit against three Indiana government officials, a labor union alleged on Wednesday that its constitutional rights under the Thirteenth Ammendment— which outlawed “slavery” and “involuntary servitude” — are violated whenever its members are forced to work alongside nonunion employees. Mackinac Center for Public Policy senior legal analyst Patrick Wright said on Friday that the union’s […]
The next great threat to Americans' privacy has now emerged in a new so-called "cybersecurity" bill. H.R. 3523, the "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011" or CISPA, is set to see floor action next week in the House of Representatives. I'd encourage everyone to contact their representative immediately at 202-224-3121 and urge them […]
One of the big concerns we've had over politicians trying to regulate technology, is how gleefully ignorant they often seem to be about the technology they seek to regulate. It's no different with the cybersecurity bill CISPA. We've been asking for months for some actual evidence that shows that we really need a cybersecurity bill, […]
During a recent hearing in the Joint Economic Committee, Senator Lee questioned Dr. Kevin Hassett about how increased taxation, no matter whom they're intended to target, in the end always affects the little guy — the 99%, if you will. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWbiuXS9TZA Since yesterday was Tax Day, many of you will appreciate hearing Dr. Hassett say that […]
In the wake of the General Services Administration scandal, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is asking House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa to investigate President Barack Obama’s administration’s choice to allow government employees to hold conferences in Las Vegas. Paul specifically asked Issa to investigate “how many government agency conferences, from any agency throughout government, […]
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