• A Federal Court Just Limited Your First Amendment Right to Freely Associate

    A Federal Court Just Limited Your First Amendment Right to Freely Associate

    Should you be forced to disclose your charitable donations to the government?

    Is it an invasion of your privacy and a violation of your First Amendment rights if the government requires nonprofit membership organizations that you join and contribute to—such as the NAACP, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Right to Life Committee, or Americans for Prosperity—to send your name to the government?

    Unfortunately, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sees nothing wrong with such invasive mandates in a dubious decision that threatens the ability of Americans to support the causes and organizations they believe in that are an integral part of how our democracy works. READ MORE...

  • Trump’s New Executive Order Is a Positive Step for Securing Elections

    Trump’s New Executive Order Is a Positive Step for Securing Elections

    President Donald Trump’s new executive order allowing the sanctioning of foreign individuals attempting to influence American elections is a necessary step in the right direction, but more can be done.

    The Heritage Foundation consistently recommends pushing back against nation-state actors who use cyber and other means to attack American interests. This new executive order is a welcome response to these recommendations.

    The executive order—which establishes an interagency process for determining if foreign influence has occurred and for sanctioning those responsible—is inherently reactionary. But it does attempt to change the calculus of hostile foreign heads of state, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, by incrementally constraining those “foreign persons” that other governments and entities use to conduct these cyber-attacks and illicit influence operations. READ MORE...

  • Newly Disclosed Strzok-Page Texts Reveal FBI-DOJ 'Media Leak Strategy'

    Newly Disclosed Strzok-Page Texts Reveal FBI-DOJ ‘Media Leak Strategy’

    Peter Strzok has been fired from his job at the FBI, but the hits from his text messages to his former mistress, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, just keep on coming.

    In the latest development, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., has written a letter to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, disclosing that the latest documents provided to his committee by the Justice Department contained Strzok-Page texts that revealed “an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations.” READ MORE...

  • An Obama Judge Said Michigan's Voting Law Was Racially Motivated. A Higher Court Disagrees.

    An Obama Judge Said Michigan’s Voting Law Was Racially Motivated. A Higher Court Disagrees.

    Sanity has prevailed in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    A three-judge panel of that court, in very strong language, has stayed the absurd decision of an Obama-appointed judge, Gershwin A. Drain, who threw out the Michigan Legislature’s decision to eliminate straight-ticket voting for supposedly violating the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act.

    Michigan passed the law back in 2016, thus joining the 40 other states that do not have straight-ticket voting. Straight-ticket voting allows a voter to simply check a box for the Democrat or Republican Party, casting a ballot for all of that party’s candidates who are running for office. READ MORE...

  • Racial Discrimination at Harvard and America’s ‘Elite’ Universities

    Racial Discrimination at Harvard and America’s ‘Elite’ Universities

    The Justice Department made news on Thursday when it filed a “statement of interest” in a long-running lawsuit against Harvard University that supported claims of Asian-American students that the university is discriminating in its admission process.

    In fact, the evidence uncovered during the discovery process of the pending lawsuit seems overwhelming that Harvard is violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and has imposed a racial quota system, including a ceiling on the number of Asian-American students accepted, no matter how outstanding their qualifications. READ MORE...

  • Omarosa Acted Dishonorably by Recording Confidential White House Conversations, but Here’s the Bigger Problem

    Omarosa Acted Dishonorably by Recording Confidential White House Conversations, but Here’s the Bigger Problem

    Even if you strongly oppose President Donald Trump and want to see him defeated in 2020 or impeached before then, you should hope his presidential campaign succeeds with its legal action against Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging she violated a nondisclosure agreement. And if she broke any laws, you should want her prosecuted.

    Manigault Newman—a fired presidential aide and earlier a member of the Trump campaign staff—has set a dangerous precedent by her secret recording of conversations with Trump and White House and campaign aides. The New York Times reported Thursday that Manigault Newman “is believed to have as many as 200” recordings of such conversations. READ MORE...

  • New Report Shows Government Gave DACA Protection to Thousands of Criminals

    New Report Shows Government Gave DACA Protection to Thousands of Criminals

    Historian Jacob Burckhardt once warned against being deceived by “terrible simplifiers.” If he hadn’t died in 1897, you might be tempted to think he was writing about defenders of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

    The left consistently characterizes all DACA recipients as though they were innocent, law-abiding Phi Beta Kappa college graduates. They also treat anyone questioning DACA as a child-hater. That is just one of the myths surrounding the program. READ MORE...