• 5 Myths About Tax Reform, and Why They’re Wrong

    5 Myths About Tax Reform, and Why They’re Wrong

    Next week, the House and Senate will take their final votes on tax reform. The president’s goal is to sign the legislation into law before Christmas.

    Although there are still some unknown details, the important parts of the bill for most Americans are already known and would greatly improve our current, woefully out-of-date tax code.

    The bottom line is that taxpayers across America can expect a tax cut. The bill would lower tax rates for individuals and businesses, double the standard deduction, and significantly increase the child tax credit. READ MORE...

  • UN Calls For Iraq To Stop Executing Suspected ISIS Members

    UN Calls For Iraq To Stop Executing Suspected ISIS Members

    The United Nations has called on Iraq to stop executing suspected Islamic State militants convicted of terrorism.

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokeswoman Liz Throssell told Voice of America on Friday that she’s skeptical of the fairness of the judicial system in Iraq and was not even informed of the executions of 38 men on Thursday until after the fact.

    Slightly over three dozen ISIS members were hanged in southern Iraq Thursday after a judge sentenced them to death. Iraq’s justice ministry insisted that all appeals had been exhausted. READ MORE...

  • After NYC Bomber, How Can The U.S. Better Identify Domestic Terrorists?

    After NYC Bomber, How Can The U.S. Better Identify Domestic Terrorists?

    At 7:20 a.m. EST on Monday, the suicide vest worn by 27-year-old Akayed Ullah detonated at a Port Authority bus station in Manhattan. This increased the pile of radical Islamist terror attacks that have hit the United States this year.

    While Ullah was badly injured and three other commuters sustained non-life-threatening injuries, countless other rush hour commuters around the scene at the time of detonation were thankfully spared. Former New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton confirmed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Ullah had acted in the name of ISIS. READ MORE...

  • Tax Reform Bill Would Give Back Alaskans Control of Their Energy Future

    Tax Reform Bill Would Give Back Alaskans Control of Their Energy Future

    In a compromise tax reform package, Senate and House negotiators have agreed to include language to open Alaska’s coastal plain for energy exploration and production.

    If passed, the bill would finally give Alaskans more control over their energy future by opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    The entire Arctic refuge comprises roughly 19 million acres on Alaska’s North Slope region. Through the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Congress and President Jimmy Carter set aside 1.5 million acres on the North Slope (known as Section 1002), recognizing the possibilities for oil and natural gas development. READ MORE...

  • Read The #MeToo Article That A Texas Attorney Was Fired For Posting

    Read The #MeToo Article That A Texas Attorney Was Fired For Posting

    A top lawyer resigned from his job at the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday just hours after posting a Federalist article criticizing aspects of the #MeToo movement. In a since-deleted Facebook post, on Wednesday Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie shared an article authored by Federalist Senior Contributor D.C. McAllister.

    “Aren’t you also tired of all the pathetic ‘me too’ victim claims?” Leonie’s wrote, according to The Dallas Morning News. “If every woman is a ‘victim’, so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore.” READ MORE...

  • Trump To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    Trump To Remove Climate Change From List Of National Security Threats

    The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft.

    “Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests. Given future global energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.” READ MORE...

  • As Texts Bare FBI Agents' Bias in Russia Probe, Lawmakers Grill Overseer

    As Texts Bare FBI Agents’ Bias in Russia Probe, Lawmakers Grill Overseer

    Revelations that FBI investigators who were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sent each other derogatory text messages about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign dominated a House hearing Wednesday featuring the No. 2 Justice Department official.

    The electronic messages disparaging Trump fit into a larger pattern of partisanship undermining the integrity of Mueller’s ongoing probe into allegations the Trump campaign team colluded with Russia, according to legal analysts and government watchdogs. READ MORE...

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