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The Coming Lame Duck is a No-Win for Freedom

Budget negotiations have failed and Speaker Boehner is likely to opt for a lame duck solution. Little good can come from this for the cause of liberty.

4 days ago
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The IRS' Lost Email Contagion

Precedent is a powerful thing. Once something has been established as acceptable behavior, there will inevitably be a flood of eager followers. That is why trailblazers get all the credit. The brave souls who test the waters, who first go where no one else dares, who push the envelope and set the stage for the rest of us. In many walks of life, such as science, exploration, and philosophy, these people are heroes, pushing mankind forward even when it is dangerous to do so. In politics, however, the trailblazer all too often covers territory that would have been better left unexplored.

07/22/2014
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Keep the EPA's Hands off Your Wages

UPDATE: FreedomWorks activists sent over 4,000 messages to the EPA to stop the proposed rule that would have given the agency the power to garnish the wages of private citizens. A notice published in the Federal Register formally withdrew the rule. The EPA had previously stated that they would withdraw the rule if adverse comments were received by August 1.

07/11/2014
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Seattle Citizens Push Back on Minimum Wage

The minimum wage has been a major plank in the Democratic platform for years, with lawmakers continually pushing for increases, both at the state and federal level. Earlier this year, President Obama made a hard push for an increase in the federal minimum wage from it’s current level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour, backed by Harry Reid and a majority of Democrats in the Senate.

07/10/2014
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Harry Reid Tries to Overrule the Supreme Court

Update: On July 16, the Senate failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority to bring Murray's bill to a vote, rendering the legislation dead, at least for now.

07/09/2014
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The EPA’s New Water Rule Leaves the Economy High and Dry

When the Clean Water Act was first conceived, the EPA could only restrict entrepreneurs when they attempted to pollute bodies of water that were used by their fellow businesses, or what the EPA calls ‘navigable waters.’ However, its original mission is far too modest for modern-day bureaucrats.

07/09/2014
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Report: Virginia DMV Lifts Uber and Lyft Ban

The Virginia DMV has reportedly lifted the ban on ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft—at least for now! The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has issued a press release praising Gov. Terry McAuliffe for reversing the ban against these innovative companies:

07/03/2014
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There's No Place Like Foam

Washington, DC, being the seat of the U.S. Government, has a higher than average tendency to exert legislative control over its citizens. For some reason, the issue of food storage seems to be a particularly high priority, as evidenced by the city's abhorrent 5 cent tax on plastic grocery bags.

07/03/2014
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Give Me 64 oz. or Give Me Death!

The New York Court of Appeals ruled the New York City ban on super-sized soft drinks unconstitutional late last week, dealing a small but significant blow to the nanny state. According to the ruling, the city’s Board of Health “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority” by engaging in law-making and infringing upon the legislative jurisdiction of the City Council of New York.

07/01/2014
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The Road to Transportation Federalism

The Highway Trust Fund may dry up by September 30th. This raises a question that should have been debated long ago: what role does the federal government have in transportation? Senator Mike Lee and Representative Tom Graves have wisely suggested that the solution is to phase out federal control over transportation.

07/01/2014

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