TV Consumers Beware: The Government is Here to Help

    Ronald Reagan famously said that, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” TV consumers should be very afraid:The government is here and is proposing to “help” them. Legislation recently introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator John Thune (R-SD) would require consumers to specify which local broadcast station, if any, they wish to | Read More »

    John Feehery to GOP: Stop Opposing Crony Capitalism

    John Feehery call your office.  It appears someone has signed into your computer and is emailing columns out under your name that make you look like a simpleton.  The Wall Street Journal has fallen for the ruse.  They just published a column under your name lamenting conservative opposition to crony capitalism. Feehery is everything that is wrong with the modern day GOP.  With his phone | Read More »

    Congressmen Seek Answers from Government-made Billionaire

    In an age of crony capitalism, billionaire Elon Musk has often been called a “triple dipper.”  He has used federal stimulus funds, handouts and giveaways to get rich, most famously on Tesla, his electronic car company. In fact, Tesla, makes the bulk of its money not by revenues from car sales but through the sale of emissions permits and subsidies from the government. Musk’s Solar | Read More »

    Unsurprisingly Corporations are Gaming Obamacare

    Star War fans will always remember when Obi-Wan Kenobi described the spaceport Mos Eisley on the planet Tatooine as a “wretched hive of scum and villainy.”  It’s easy to recall that description when you learn about a conference occurring in Washington, DC this week known as the 340B Coalition.  “Scum and villainy” might be too strong a term to describe the conferees but “cronies and | Read More »

    A Win is a Win

    Sometimes conservative wins come in small packages.  But a win is a win. That’s what happened this past week in the House of Representatives when a subcommittee added reforms to legislation designed to encourage tourism into the United States. There is little debate that tourism is a major job and wealth creator for the country and you don’t have to live in a place like | Read More »

    The Price of Adelson’s Support Could Be Defeat

    The battle to wrest control of the Republican Party takes place in inches rather than feet.  Grass roots conservatives watch in triumph as the quintessential K-Street, big business establishment Republican Eric Cantor lost his seat in Congress by a landslide, yet the battle is far from over. There will always be special interests seeking to use government for a leg up and there will always | Read More »

    The Record Industry’s Political Theater

    The Record Industry’s Political Theater Political theater in American has become its own art form. Not surprisingly, few have perfected it better than Hollywood and the recording industry. Their skillful creativity is on full display surrounding a piece of legislation recently introduced known as the “Songwriter Equity Act” (SEA). Countless articles have been written, interviews given and speeches made about the plight of the individual | Read More »

    Lindsey Graham Once Again At Odds with Conservative Groups

    Sen. Lindsey Graham just can’t help sticking it to conservatives. From amnesty to his support of a cap and tax green energy scheme, Graham has spent his career in Washington undercutting conservatives while claiming to be one back home in the Palmetto State.  His latest push for a federal ban on Internet gaming in order to assist a billionaire political contributor is no different — | Read More »

    Hollywood Eschews Competition, Seeks Monopoly

    America was feted this week to yet another entertainment industry exercise of self congratulations. The Academy Awards, like most other awards shows involves a group of industry insiders voting to give awards to each other for everything from good song to good script. Yet, award winners can’t compete for the awards. In fact, anyone caught in any act that could be construed as “campaigning” (or | Read More »

    Google Still Trying to Hijack Patent Legislation

    Google is used to getting their way. The multi-billion dollar corporation has a knack for doing whatever it pleases and escaping with little consequence, regardless of the law. A years long investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concluded Google engaged in abusive trade practices. The punishment? A letter from Google promising they won’t do it again. While many conservatives might argue against anti-trust laws, | Read More »