COMPASS: Senate Democrats test the Byrd Rule

February 22, 2021

Good afternoon from soggy Capitol Hill. The House and Senate are back in session this week. Both chambers are breaking land speed records as they pursue a budget process, the goal of which is a reconciliation package that can pass the Senate with a simple majority vote (as opposed to needing the usual 60 votes […]

Australia took a stand against Facebook — and got silenced

February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Facebook launched a capital strike against the country of Australia. Rather than continue negotiations with Australia regarding paying for the news content circulating on its platform, Facebook decided to pull up stakes. Within hours, the company announced it would “restrict publishers and people in Australia” from sharing or viewing news content. This restriction was also […]

COMPASS: The Democrat’s de-platforming agenda

February 8, 2021

Good afternoon from Capitol Hill. Over a month after the events of January 6, a wall is still up around the U.S. Capitol. With many other pressing issues on the table, the Senate will be spending the week impeaching Donald Trump. Again. The conviction of the former president is unlikely to succeed, given that 17 […]

It’s Time For Conservatives To Take On Big Tech Tyrants. Here’s How

February 8, 2021

If conservatives want to preserve access to the online infrastructure of commerce and speech, they’re going to have to break up Big Tech. Rachel Bovard In a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, a character named Mike is asked how he went bankrupt. “Gradually,” he replies. “Then all at once.” Such a framing could also […]

The Purge Begins. Conservatives Must Not Surrender.

January 12, 2021

We are all still reeling from the events of last week. Thousands of Americans gathered in Washington to protest the lack of interest being shown by politicians — Republicans, in particular — toward allegations of election fraud in multiple states. Disturbingly, what began as a largely peaceful protest of thousands saw a portion of the […]