Tag: Congress
Repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force
Congress should repeal the 2001 AUMF and allow its members to examine individually each of the numerous U.S. wars being prosecuted in far flung places.
Child Safety Accounts Would Protect School Children in Washington, DC
Thousands of Washington, DC public-school students could soon be a whole lot safer at school thanks to new legislation being considered in Congress.
The National Debt and the Control of the House
With Democrats back at the helm, more taxing & spending in sight?
A Straightforward View of Morality and the Government
If an action is immoral for me and you, it is also immoral for others, including those who constitute the government.
Principal-agent Theory and Representative Government
In recent decades economists have devoted great efforts to the analysis of the principal-agent problem (see for example Milgrom and Roberts 1992 and the Wikipedia article on “Principal-agent Problem”). This area of study has to do with the incentives and disincentives of an agent acting on behalf of a principal that he is presumed or...
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Patent Reform Is Not a Left Wing Thing
Over at R Street, Zach Graves has a good piece up looking at the American Conservative Union’s opposition to patent reform pending in the Congress. He points out that the sponsors of the much maligned legislation are not looney leftists, but solid leaders on the Right. The American Conservative Union’s own scorecard ranks members sponsoring...
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Republicans Split over Patent Reform
The Washington Times has an interesting article on the division among Republicans on patent reform. According to the article: Two dozen prominent conservative political groups, led by the influential American Conservative Union, the Club for Growth and the Eagle Forum, sent a letter Wednesday to House Speaker John A. Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
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Hammers, Clubs, and Fists: Making Our Streets and Schools Safe
Over at Breitbart, there is a very good article about the number of deaths caused each year by rifles vs. hammers and clubs. Here is a snippet: For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs. . . . Another interesting fact: According...
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Panetta Disregards Congress’ Enumerated Power to Declare War
Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution provides that Congress has the power To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies . . . To provide and maintain a Navy; Today, Leon Panetta told the Senate that if the...
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Charles Peña to Reply to Obama on Libya: Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel Tonight
Set your DVRs or tune in live tonight when Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña joins Judge Andrew Napolitano to respond to President Barack Obama’s remarks on Libya. Mr. Peña is former Senior Fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, an adviser to the Straus Military Reform Project, co-author of...
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