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NYT Is Completely Wrong on Internet Freedom

The New York Times’ April 30 editorial on the effort by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to restore internet freedom gets everything wrong, particularly the claim that giving something for free as an inducement to sell...

May 1, 2017
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The God of Communications is Alive and Well at the FCC

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is doing his best to emulate Mercury, the God of Communications, whose portfolio also covered commerce and transportation.  (He was also known as a trickster and guided people into the...

September 7, 2016
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The TPA Debate: Fears & Facts about “Fast-Track”

When Chicken Little said “The sky is falling!” and convinced his barnyard brethren of the same, the facts notwithstanding, he practically invented fear-mongering.  Trade liberalization opponents are engaged in their own version of spreading false...

June 11, 2015
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The TPA Debate: Fears & Facts about “Fast-Track”

When Chicken Little said “The sky is falling!” and convinced his barnyard brethren of the same, the facts notwithstanding, he practically invented fear-mongering.

May 27, 2015
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IRS Hiring of Outside Litigator Appears to Violate Law and Infringe Privacy

In what appears to be an unprecedented and illegal action, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has apparently for the first time hired a law firm to assist in the income tax audit and investigation of a taxpayer.

May 19, 2015
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King v. Burwell: Judicial Branch Should Judge, Not Legislate

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments to King v. Burwell.  It is one of four lawsuits that challenge the IRS’s regulation that allows subsidies to assist people to purchase health insurance in Federally-facilitated...

March 10, 2015
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Innovation = Jobs

Innovation creates jobs.

November 17, 2014
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Sequestration is Better than Sliced Bread

It is time for official Washington to admit that sequestration is the best thing that has happened for taxpayers since Gramm-Rudman in the mid-1980s.  Domestic discretionary spending is being reduced and will continue to be cut as long as Congress...

October 3, 2013
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"Campaign to Cut Waste" Falls Short

On June 13, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order No.

June 13, 2013
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Senators Seek Elimination of Wasteful and Overlapping Benefit Payments

On June 6, NBC News and The Wall Street Journal released a poll that showed Americans blame welfare programs more than any other reason for persistent

June 7, 2013
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Forever Red in Illinois

As the Illinois legislature winds up the 2013 session by creating a new $750,000 “Forever Green Illinois Program” (it's really there on pp.

May 31, 2013
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We Agree with David Axelrod

Every once in a while a politician or political operative says something with which everyone can agree.  So today, for the first time, all of us at CAGW agree with David Axelrod to the extent that he acknowledged that the government is too big. ...

May 16, 2013

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