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.
That uniform rule is different from the policies favored by Donald Trump and House Democrats.
Will progressives alienate allies and squander this opportunity for change?
Rep. Tom McClintock (R–Calif.) announced he will support the Ending Qualified Immunity Act.
With Trump opposed too, there's little hope that a serious police reform bill will get through Congress anytime soon.
The GOP claims to be the party of freedom. If that's true, they should rethink policies that embolden bad police behavior.
Videos Show Police Aggression Against Protesters Across the Country. Here Are Two Ways To Help It Stop.
Plus: the return of the "outside agitator" narrative, Trump can't designate Antifa a terror group, and more...
Sen. Chuck Grassley says it's dead because lawmakers feared upsetting the president.
Weak reforms to the government’s power to secretly snoop on Americans wasn’t enough for the president. What happens next?
Sen. Wyden withdraws support for amendment due to fears it has been weakened too much.
The House will consider a surveillance reform proposal that failed in the Senate by just one vote.
The Supreme Court weighs the congressional subpoena power in Trump v. Mazars.
The Next Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Here. It's a $3 Trillion Spending Plan That Bails Out States and the Post Office.
The new bill includes another round of stimulus checks for all Americans, funds additional coronavirus testing, and spends billions to bail out states and government agencies straining under pension debt.
The ability of Americans to buy meat in grocery stores is at risk due to serious supply-chain issues caused by COVID-19.
The USPS has lost $78 billion since 2007, but could lose as much as $13 billion this year as the pandemic has crushed mail volume.
Before spending another dollar, Congress should make sure someone is keeping an eye how the largest pile of government cash in American history is being spent.
We need essential workers right now. We also need markets and the price signals they provide.
A new report from the Social Security Administration expects the program to hit insolvency by 2035. Some experts say it could happen as soon as 2028 if there is a serious recession.
The Next Stimulus: Infrastructure Week, Another Rural Broadband Boondoggle, and Maybe a Sports Bailout?
It's obvious that there will be more government spending in response to the coronavirus, but distinguishing the essential from the nice-to-have is more important than ever.
Ilhan Omar's Bill Would Enable the Feds To Seize Landlords' Properties for Trying To Collect Rent During Coronavirus
The Minnesota congresswoman's proposal to cancel rents and mortgages during the coronavirus pandemic is both wildly impractical and constitutionally dubious.