The House Intelligence Committee is mulling ways to stop an "infodemic." Is this really a task we want the government to tackle?
There's a fox, a goose, and a bag of grain. And a hippopotamus in the middle of the river.
Plus: DOJ sues over Melania Trump adviser's book, Justice Clarence Thomas wants to limit Section 230, and more....
Enforcement is supposed to be about protecting "consumer welfare." Overturning that goal would be bad for all of us.
Plus: Tech companies respond, proposed H-1B visa changes, and more...
It is an abrupt reversal for Trump, who as recently as Saturday had voiced his support for another stimulus package.
Plus: Texas attorney general accused of bribery, Homeland Security wants credit reports on immigration sponsors, and more...
As more senators test positive for COVID-19, the ability of the Senate to conduct business is threatened.
Congress' one Libertarian member cited the counterproductive, free speech-threatening nature of the resolution to explain his "no" vote.
House Democrats are working to extend another round of emergency aid to airlines in a stand-alone bill after the passage of a larger coronavirus relief package stalled in the Senate.
Bipartisanship isn't dead, sadly.
The U.S. tax code should be front and center.
DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall
The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle.
Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President's 'Internet Kill Switch'
Under the broad terms of a 1934 federal law, the president has the authority to seize emergency control of almost any electronic device in the country.
A new DOJ proposal aims to bring the internet communications law in line with Trump's personal interpretation of it.
Plus: House votes to keep funding the government, DHS recalls intelligence reports, Jeff Bezos is starting a preschool, and more...
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
Plus: Raleigh cop uses fake evidence in drug cases, caution on CDC study linking restaurants to COVID-19 cases, and more...
Trump even vetoed a bill that would stop him from military action in Iran without congressional approval.
We don’t trust state-controlled companies in China. Would it be different if we did more of the controlling?
The SAFE Banking Act is not a pork-barrel spending bill. Is that why it’s struggling?
Democrats Hate Facebook. Republicans Want To Ban TikTok. The Bipartisan Backlash Against Big Tech Is Here and It's a Disaster.
Even as Americans rely on tech more than ever, our early-pandemic truce with the industry is officially over.
This isn't a debate about consumer needs. It's all about political control.
Siri, what color is the kettle?
Politicians' opinions about the maneuver depend on which party is in power.
Plus: Trump suggests election delay, and more...
Congress Used the Antitrust Hearing To Peddle Petty Grievances Against Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
The scary monopoly power on display Wednesday was the federal government's.
The Next Coronavirus Stimulus Plan: More Spending, Smaller Unemployment Benefits, and Tax Breaks for Going Out To Eat
Senate Republicans announced Monday that the federal government will pay an additional $200 per week in unemployment benefits. The $600 per week benefits boost will expire on July 31.
Plus: Gun groups for black Americans are growing, a promising new study on opening schools, and more...
American voters know what's up.
Rand Paul on Republican Plans for Another Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: 'They Simply Don't Care About the Debt'
Congress is currently debating what should be included in the next trillion-dollar (and counting) stimulus bill, but nothing is likely to pass this week.
Plus: Homeland Security memo worries masks will thwart their surveillance, the feds are snatching people off the streets in Portland, Congress takes up the D.C. shroom debate, and more...
Abolishing tariffs would have short- and long-term benefits for the economy.
The article critiques the majority decision, and outlines a better way to limit Congress' subpoena power.
Preliminary Thoughts on the Mazars and Vance Cases [Updated with Link to my SCOTUSblog Article on Mazars]
Vance strikes me as compelling and correct. Mazars creates a complex and unwieldy balancing test.
Roberts, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh Reject Trump's Assertion of 'Absolute Immunity' From State Criminal Subpoenas
The Supreme Court weighs the legality of subpoenaing Trump’s financial records.
The House voted to recognize the District of Columbia as a state, but many obstacles still lie ahead.
Federal civil asset forfeiture bill reintroduced as police reform efforts hit a partisan wall.
This Week in Policing Reform: Utah Outlaws Kneeling on Suspects' Necks, Memphis P.D. Ends No-Knock Raids
There's a lot going on. Here's a rundown of significant police reform news from around the country.
Republicans have said ending qualified immunity is off the table, and for the moment policing reform looks dead in Congress.
In the name of fighting lynching, the bipartisan bill authorizes 10-year sentences for minor crimes like vandalism.
A Second Amendment hypocrite with a plan to undermine federalism
As much as $1.4 billion might have been paid to deceased Americans. The IRS says that money must be returned.
Another case of typical congressional carelessness.