Contact FreedomWorks

111 K Street NE
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20002

  • Toll Free 1.888.564.6273
  • Local 202.783.3870
LISTEN NOWThe Freedom Files Podcast Episode 22: Ajit PaiListen Here
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/whatsapp.jpg?itok=VpRjtmt-
Blog

WhatsApp Extending Encryption to Billions, Protecting Privacy Worldwide

The debate regarding encryption and privacy in the digital age has become a hot-button issue in light of the recent legal struggles between Apple and the FBI. Many technology producers and consumers have become particularly concerned with their messaging privacy, fearing similar compelled actions forced by governments. In response to these concerns, the developers at WhatsApp have taken a strong stance in favor of encryption, protecting the privacy rights of people around the world.

04/07/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/CDC_1.jpg?itok=JmuRsEpf
Blog

The CDC Needs to End Its Mission Creep, Address the Problems at Hand

In a recent subcommittee hearing with appropriations committee, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, testified to several representatives regarding the budgetary affairs of the CDC. Throughout the hearing, Dr. Frieden talked at length about the various projects the CDC had been involved with recently, particularly regarding the Zika and Ebola viruses.

04/06/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/netflix%20throttling.png?itok=JAhMDF0z
Blog

House of Hypocrisy – Netflix and Net Neutrality

In Netflix’s hit series House of Cards, Frank Underwood has proven time and again to be a regular hypocrite, offering a fake public persona while acting entirely against his word. In recent days, it would seem that the show’s parent company has taken a page from Mr. Underwood’s playbook regarding net neutrality.

04/05/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/san%20juan.jpg?itok=f_9Mui2C
Blog

In Search of State Pension Reform

Recently, the public debt crisis in Puerto Rico has sparked widespread discussion about the need for public pension reform. The island territory is already $72 billion in debt, with shortfalls in the public pension fund of up to $30 billion. Without major changes in government spending patterns, Puerto Rico is in danger of becoming insolvent, sending the already brittle economy into a death spiral. While many on the left call for the immediate restructuring of Puerto Rico’s debt, the island’s plight is just the latest example of a state or territory misusing and abusing their public pension system, demonstrating the dire need for reform.

03/31/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/fcc%20building.png?itok=g9oORFIq
Blog

Just Another Regulatory Power Grab by the FCC

Recently, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a set of new privacy regulations addressing the transfer and use of consumer information. Just as he had done previously with the set-top box proposal, Wheeler portrayed the new regulations as unilaterally beneficial to consumers. Of course, no regulatory case at the FCC is ever so simple, and there is much more at play here, including the potential for cronyism and regulatory power-grabs.

03/18/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/Rep%20mcmorris%20rodgers.jpg?itok=_8dXUnjl
Blog

The USA Act: Holding Congress Accountable for the Federal Budget

Reasserting lost Congressional authority has been a major theme this year, with the creation of the Article I Project and a House task force on executive overreach. Many legislators have taken charge in curbing the waste and latency plaguing the federal government, and Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA-5) is the latest to join the fight for such accountability.

03/15/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/broadband%20network.jpg?itok=_CLIfHXn
Blog

Mobile Now is a Step in the Right Direction for Broadband Innovation

This Thursday, the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously voted in favor of the Mobile Now Act, a bipartisan effort introduced by Senator John Thune, which would open up large amounts of broadband spectrum, currently being used by the government, to commercial and unlicensed use. Proposals like the Mobile Now are exactly the steps the nation should be taking in encouraging rapid innovation in the broadband marketplace.

03/03/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/small%20business%20computer.jpg?itok=D4TwLseG
Blog

Congress turning back Net Neutrality for Small Businesses, Now for the Rest of It

It hasn’t taken very long for Congress to realize that the burdensome regulations of net neutrality are impeding American innovation. Now, they just need to start peeling them back.

02/26/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/pandora%27s%20box_0.JPG?itok=kzXussYi
Blog

Opening Pandora’s Set-Top Box

Towards the end of January, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler made a surprise announcement about regulations regarding set-top boxes, or what many refer to as their PVR. Mr. Wheeler announced that his agency would make cable providers “open” their set-top boxes to allow third-parties access to the designs and programming, essentially allowing them to compete in the set-top box market. While, at face value, there doesn’t appear to anything too nefarious, cracking open Mr. Wheeler’s plan reveals entirely different intentions and potential costs on consumers.

02/19/2016
""
""
http://fw-d7-freedomworks-org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/field/image/Nebraska%20flag_0.png?itok=cLkUAyCv
Blog

Nebraska is Making Crucial Moves for Asset Forfeiture Reform

Many states are awakening to infringements on liberty being committed through civil asset forfeiture, and Nebraska could become the latest to protect the rights of its citizens.

02/12/2016

Pages