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Today, the state of Arkansas is considering funding for what they call a "private option" for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. It's really just a different way to expand socialized medicine. The Arkansas legislature should not fund this boondoggle.
This little gem snuck through Friday's news dump. Without consulting the public, the Senate unanimously voted to remove the main disclosure requirements from the STOCK (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) Act. Passed a year ago, the STOCK Act required lawmakers and their staff to make public certain financial disclosures, the same disclosures as the American public, in order to ensure government officials do not personally benefit financialy from insider knowledge.
Actively Engaging the Opposition: James O'Keefe and Media Matters
By far, one of the most substantive discussions at this year's largest conservative gathering, CPAC, was the panel that followed the screening of Hating Breitbart. The film which focused on the career and character of Andrew Breitbart, showcased his wit, grit and determination.
Update - The RNC Power Grab: Will the GOP Ever Learn?
As a service center for grassroots activists, FreedomWorks exists to empower limited government conservatives inside and outside of the party structure. We've been documenting and reporting on the RNC's power grab since last August. Last week I reported on the RNC's Spring meeting and the continuing fight against the newly adopted rules.
President Obama’s Budget: Hardly a “Grand Bargain”
Like malfunctioning clockwork, President Barack Obama's new budget proposal has arrived (a little late) to provide us all with some comic relief. Aptly referred to as a "fantasyland" by POLITICO's David Nather, President Obama's budget hikes taxes, expands federal interference in education, increases the minimum wage, and bails out another federal agency. Sound appealing?
Few things are as annoying as the right's collective whining about media bias. Yeah, I just went there. Yes, the media is painfully biased. Yes, the majority of press outlets systematically blackout stories and seem to be in collusion with one another in the painting of the national news picture. Yes, it's unfair and yes, it sucks - hard.
Congress to Vote on Dangerous Bills During Cyber Week
During the upcoming Cyber Week, Congress may vote on numerous so-called cyber security bills. Here are details on several bills that Congress may be debating soon:
Cyber Security Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)
The USA: How Government Confiscates Private Property
Personal Freedom and Prosperity 103: Private PropertyThe first and chief design of every system of government is to maintain justice: to prevent the members of society from incroaching on one another’s property, or seizing what is not their own. The design here is to give each one the secure and peacable possession of his own property.- Adam Smith
This school year, Virginia Kruta made the leap from private schooling to homeschooling her four children. Virginia attended public school through sixth grade, then moved to a Christian prep school until graduation. Her husband Jim attended private Christian school through eighth grade, then attended the same Christian prep school. So, with experience in both public and private schools, what made this family to decide that homeschooling was the right fit for their family?
FreedomWorks Responds to RNC’s Vote to Repeal the Tampa Power-Grab
Washington, DC- FreedomWorks offered mixed reviews during the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) spring meeting, in which the Party was pressured by grassroots activists to repeal three controversial rules changes made by the national party at last August’s convention that shifted power away from the state parties and the grassroots to the RNC.