This week in Congress: March 21, 2016

The US Senate is not in session until April 4th. The US House is in session Monday, Tuesday, and  Wednesday, following which the House will recess until April 12. Monday and Tuesday the House will consider bills under "suspension of the [...]

FDA considering manure regulations

No, I am not kidding, and I am not commenting on the quality of FDA regulations... The hard-working folks at the Food and Drug Administration have announced a new initiative  to "....conduct a risk assessment to determine how much consumer [...]

This week in the Senate: Another assault on Federalism

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed a new Secretary of Education. Today, the Senate takes up legislation (S. 2609)  creating new national standards for GMO labeling and preempting state GMO labeling laws. I wrote about the House version of the [...]

Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor

C4L Chairman Ron Paul wrote the foreword to this new book out tomorrow. "The highly acclaimed legal self-help book written from the perspective of a lawyer and non-lawyer—a perfect hybrid that is the product of a unique synergy not found [...]

RON PAUL: Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech

During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers. [...]

Janet Yellen’s Press Conference Translated from Fedspeak into English

This week, the Federal Reserve held a press conference announcing that it would not raise interest rates. Of course, it's sometimes hard to understand what the Federal Reserve is actually saying, so our good friends at the Carl Menger Center have [...]

Without government who will close the subways?

Next time someone tells you Government is more efficient than the private sector show them this:  The D.C. Metro system will be shutting down entirely Wednesday for safety checks, according to multiple reports. An announcement is expected [...]

What do you get when you combine the IRS with crony capitalism

Something really bad... Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation letter in opposition to HR 4141. This legislation gives the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) authority to license tax preparers. Proponents of the bill claim that the IRS needs [...]

This Week in Congress: War, Taxes, and Regulations

So what else is new... The House of Representatives comes back to D.C. today. Today, they will consider fourteen bills under suspension of the rules. Among the bills considered is H.Con.Res. 11, a resolution calling on the U.S. Representative [...]

When they came for the climate change deniers.....

We knew Attorney General Loretta Lynch was no friend (to put it charitably) of the Second Amendment or the Fourth Amendment, and is not a strong supporter (again I am being very charitable) of private property rights and the First Amendment's [...]