Shocker: Government Bureaucrats Don’t Understand Business or Economics

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It is one of the many, many reasons our nation’s Founding Fathers profoundly limited government. They trusted businessmen much more than they trusted government bureaucrats. Because they knew: Those who can – do. Those who can’t – regulate those who can. The Founders knew the private sector is better, stronger and faster than government. And […]

A Tale of Two Governors: Massive Cronyism and Other Terrible Policy

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One of the heights of lowness that government cronyism has reached is a company managing to so master the favoritism processes, they get multiple states to simultaneously fill its trough. One such lord of the crony universe – is Exelon: “(A) Chicago-based Fortune 100 company with annual revenues of over $34 billion.” Yet again demonstrating […]

The FCC Should Be Closed Forever. But First…

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…nigh all of what the Barack Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spent the last eight years doing – should be undone. The very fact that the Obama FCC spent so much time unilaterally power grabbing things to do – only yet again demonstrates that the Commission doesn’t really have anything legitimate to do. And […]

A Chance for Congress to Kill Some Cronyism

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President-elect Donald Trump ran in part against the business-as-usual cronyism that has for decades been rampant in Washington, D.C. His pledge to “Drain the Swamp” resoundingly resonated – and helped propel him to the presidency. Congress has been a chronic, consistent swamp filler. Now, headed into the Trump presidency, Congress has an opportunity to reverse […]

Unfortunately, Congress Needs to Pass This Fourth Amendment Reminder

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Our Constitution’s Fourth Amendment reads as follows: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the […]

New York Staters Must Be Tired of Big City, Big Government Cronyism

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The 2016 Presidential election has renewed the ridiculous argument that we should shed the Electoral College and decide the race by the popular vote. Because Republican President-elect Donald Trump decisively won the former – but received approximately two million less votes in the latter. Leave aside the fact that Trump ran the electoral race, rather […]

Will a Republican Senate Stick a Republican President with a Democrat FCC?

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The GOP ain’t called “The Stupid Party” for nothing. Reports last week indicate that Senate Democrats – the minority Party – had pulled together enough of their Republican majority cohorts to have a lame-duck session vote to give Democrat Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel a brand new term. A lame-duck session – as […]