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Zuckerberg Goes to Congress: Thoughts from Maharrey Head #109

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got the big-boy version of a call into the principal’s office. He spent 10 hours testifying for a joint Senate committee. The questions some of the senators asked reveals why we shouldn’t count on Congress to manage all of our affairs. In this episode of Thoughts […]

Trump Following in Obama’s Footsteps with Healthcare EO

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Former U.S. President Barack Obama wait to exit the east front steps for the departure ceremony during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

When Pres. Trump issued an executive order phasing out DACA last month, the administration made it a constitutional issue, accusing Pres. Obama of overreaching his authority when he created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by executive order in June 2012. Now Trump is following in Obama’s footsteps with his planned EO to expand access to […]

Bill to Return Legislative Authority to Legislature Causes Complete Freakout

Washington, DC, July 29, 2009 -- NLE'09 in the FEMA Sim Center.  FEMA/Bill Koplitz

A bill to restore some level of constitutional sanity to the federal regulatory state recently passed the U.S. House and caused a total freakout. The REINS Act would  require congressional approval before major regulations imposed by federal executive agencies such as the FDA, EPA and OSHA went into effect. When I say passage of the […]