This Week in Congress

The House is in session Monday through Thursday this week. Among the legislation the House will consider is H.R. 1865. This legislation is designed to hold internet companies accountable when they allow human traffickers to use their platform. The bill specified...

Is the (Tea) Party Over?

The recently-passed big-spending budget deal’s failure to generate significant opposition from the “tea party” has led some to pen obituaries for this once-powerful movement. These commentators may have a point. However, few of them understand the true causes of the...

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglas

February 14 marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglas. Douglas was born a slave and went on to become one of the most eloquent opponents of slavery and champions of human liberty in American history. Last year, I wrote about  why Douglas is a role model for...
Budget Bill Fallout

Budget Bill Fallout

A provision hidden in the bill makes seed cotton eligible for crop subsidies, which guarantees that this farm bill will increase spending. The bill also removes caps on crop insurance for livestock producers. Senator Rand Paul’s blocking the bill and forcing another...

This Week in Congress Update

The House will vote tonight on legislation containing a Continuing Resolution with the $625 billion Defense Appropriations bill. If the bill passes the House, it is expected to go to the Senate where the increase in Defense spending is expected to be paired with...