ACB Confirmed to Supreme Court

October 26, 2020

Alex Egues Janet Miller Intern The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has left a vacancy that will more than likely be filled this week. The seat’s vacancy has unequivocally resulted in a political struggle that both parties believe will shape American culture. On September 26, President Trump nominated Coney Barrett to […]

An Opportunity for Free-Market Ag Reform?

June 25, 2018

The Senate is taking up the Farm Bill this week, which provides conservatives numerous opportunities for amendments. Here are eight ideas for reform. Reduce subsidies by 15 percent the federal crop insurance subsidy for farmers with an adjusted gross income of $700,000. This amendment was offered by Sens. Coburn (R-OK) and Durbin (D-Ill.) in 2013, […]

The Holman Rule: Congress vs the bureaucrats

June 8, 2018

Arcane procedural maneuvers are usually reserved for the Senate. But this week in the House, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) resurrected a House rule from 1876 in a bid to take down a bureaucrat. On Thursday, the House considered Gosar’s amendment to reduce the salary of Mark Gabriel, the Administrator of the Western Power Administration, to […]

Conference committee could still destroy tax reform

December 8, 2017

Both the House and Senate have passed their respective tax reform bills, but keep the cork in the champagne. The process has to overcome one more hurdle before it hits the president’s desk: The conference committee — the ad hoc, temporary panel created to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills. If you haven’t […]

The mother of all spending bills is coming

November 21, 2017

2017: The year congressional Republicans failed to deliver on their promises Just when we all thought 2017 didn’t have much gas left in the tank, it’s about to get worse. The mother of all spending bills is coming. Congress must reach a deal to fund the government by Dec. 8, or pass a short term Continuing […]

Conservative Godfathers: Reflections from Don Devine, Part II

September 3, 2017

This is Part II of a two-part interview with conservative philosopher, former aide to President Ronald Reagan, and author, Donald Devine. You can read Part I here. Don Devine is one of only a handful of people in Washington who truly understands The Swamp – what makes it tick, how it operates, and how best […]

Conservative Godfathers: Reflections from Don Devine, Part 1

August 17, 2017

In a city where institutional experience is often in short supply, seeking it out can be a valuable exercise. That was my goal when I sat down with Donald Devine – a former aide to President Reagan, prolific author, and intellectual godfather in the conservative movement. Devine cut his teeth in the early, salad days […]