The former president's recklessness is beyond dispute, but that is not enough to convict him while respecting the First Amendment.
National legislation and extraterritorial application of state laws are inconsistent with the local leeway that the Constitution protects.
Members of Congress keep saying they want to allow state-legal pot businesses to have access to the banking system, but they keep refusing to actually do it.
Prominent Democrats including Joe Manchin oppose a bad idea whose time has seemingly not yet come.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act fulfills the political need to do something but probably won’t help.
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The government should loosen laws, reduce conflict between government and the public, and let people defend themselves.
Can the January 6 Committee Hearings Break Through the Barriers of Political Ignorance and Bias Underpinning the Big Lie?
Most of those open to evidence already know that Trump tried to reverse the outcome of an election he legitimately lost. Reaching the rest is likely to be extremely difficult, at best.
Plus: Competing stories about antitrust reform, capitalism didn't cause the formula crisis, and more...
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Under Biden, Trump, and Obama, government federal spending almost doubled.
An analysis of such crimes suggests the president’s policy prescriptions are unlikely to have a meaningful impact.
Presidents once treated congressional authorization as a requirement for the U.S. to enter conflicts. What went wrong?
The president's argument is amazing for its tone-deafness, inconsistent thinking, and sheer economic ignorance.
It signals that many in Congress still condemn America's role in the war and actions from the president that lack proper authorization.
Because there is no reliable way to identify future mass shooters, it is inevitable that many innocent people will lose their Second Amendment rights.
And one or the other is likely our fate too.
Democrats are trying to inject a political solution into an economic problem.
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Without citing any constitutional authority to dictate state abortion policies, the bill would have overridden regulations that have been upheld or have yet to be tested.
Like AUMFs before it, Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s proposed authorization would lead to less transparency in conflicts and more unilateral decision making.
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Congress Won't Legalize Pot Anytime Soon, but It Could Protect Marijuana Businesses by Passing Banking Reform
Chuck Schumer seems less interested in achieving cannabis reform than in making political hay from his inevitable failure.
Instead of building on Republican support for federalism, they seem determined to alienate potential allies.
Just three Republicans voted for the MORE Act, two fewer than in 2020.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer worries that approving the SAFE Banking Act would make broader changes less likely.
Here Is Why a Federal Judge Says Trump Probably Committed Felonies When He Tried to Overturn Biden's Election
A ruling in a dispute over emails sought by the January 6 committee agrees that Trump's actions likely violated two federal laws.
50 Years After Nixon's Commission Said Cops Should Stop Busting Pot Users, the Federal Ban Remains Unchanged
But 37 states allow medical or recreational use, and arrests are falling.
Someone might want to remind them that Democrats have a majority in both congressional chambers.
We Can't Fund COVID Treatments for the Uninsured Because We Spent Trillions of COVID Aid on Wasteful Garbage
Congress used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to throw money around in ways that would be comedic if the results weren't so tragic.
Lawmakers packed $8 billion of pork into the omnibus bill that passed Congress last night.
Before she can make her case to the voters, Angela Pence has to collect signatures that she would not need if she were a Democrat or a Republican.
The SAFE SEX Workers Study Act would look at the impact of FOSTA and the seizure of sites like Backpage and Rentboy.
Democrats hail the new budget agreement as "the largest increase in non-defense discretionary spending in four years" while Republicans tout a big boost in military spending. Everyone wins!
A spending bill provision would redefine "tobacco products" to include products that have nothing to do with tobacco.
We must face the reality that the debt does matter.
From the CDC to the FDA, there are too many missteps to list.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for two deficit reduction ideas to be included in this year's federal budget bill.
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But it will make the market worse.
We were told it would be "transitory." But inflation continued to rise.
Walensky acknowledged "limitations" of available studies but told a congressional committee "our guidance currently is that masking should happen in all schools."