In the News: Opinions, Editorials and Coverage

Setting the Record Straight on Jim Crow

July 22, 2014 — This column by John Fund was published July 22, 2014 on The National Review website. Even as the nation celebrates the passage of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, some liberals are using the occasion to bash Republicans... Read more

A Modest Proposal for Housing Illegal Immigrants

July 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 18, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Attention, illegal-immigrant children, gang members and drug smugglers who are still pouring over the border into Texas: If you're looking for a... Read more

ACLU Aims to Force All Doctors to Take Human Life

July 17, 2014 — (Editor's note: The following excerpt is from a column by Wesley J. Smith on NationalReview.com on July 15, 2014.) The wailing and gnashing of teeth over the very modest Hobby Lobby case shows that it was a precursor for the... Read more

Time to End the Export-Import Bank's Crony Agenda

July 17, 2014 — Congress has a chance to stop one of the worst examples of corporate favoritism and big government distortion of the free market. The Export-Impact Bank's authority expires at the end of September. In a Memo for the Movement signed by... Read more

Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

July 16, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 16, 2014 on Townhall.com. The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled... Read more

The Kindness of Strangers Has Its Limits

July 14, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 11, 2014 on The Washington Times website. TURNER, MAINE ---- They say the South is the friendliest place in America, and they're probably right. The Midwest isn't far behind,... Read more

Video: Blackwell Debates Immigration on Fox News

July 14, 2014 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell, Tea Party Activist David Webb and Dallas Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson debate immigration.... Read more

Tax Reform: Restoring Booming Economic Growth, and the American Dream

July 9, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on July 7, 2014 on Forbes.com. Before America dropped off the gold standard in 1971, long term real economic growth averaged nearly 4%. At that long term growth rate, our... Read more

Spending and Morality

July 9, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 9, 2014 on Townhall.com. During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a... Read more

When Moral Sanity Is 'Deeply Disturbing'

July 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 5, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Hillary Clinton thinks it's a "hard choice" to take a human life. She wasn't talking about soldiers facing combat, or what police... Read more

Economic Freedom

July 2, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 2, 2014 on Townhall.com. A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas:... Read more

Historic Win for Religious Liberty in Hobby Lobby: What It Means Today and in 2016

July 2, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 1, 2014 on Breitbart.com. WASHINGTON, D.C. ---- On June 30, the Supreme Court held 5-to-4 that President Barack Obama's HHS contraceptive mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act... Read more

ACRU: Hobby Lobby Ruling Is a 'Win for Religious Liberty'

June 30, 2014 — ObamaCare's abortifacient mandate violated Religious Freedom Restoration Act, ACRU's brief said. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2014) ---- In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Hobby Lobby's constitutional right not to be forced to violate the conscience of... Read more

As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation

June 30, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 27, 2014 on The Washington Times website. LEWISTON, MAINE ---- Like a bottle tossed in a faraway sea, Washington's recklessness keeps washing up elsewhere, such as the great state... Read more

Abandoned Americans

June 30, 2014 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing June 30, 2014 on The American Thinker website. When did the United States run out of Americans in need of assistance? "One in five children under age 18, or 21.3%,... Read more

ACRU: Court Gets It Mostly Right in NLRB Case

June 26, 2014 — 9-0 Ruling Says President Cannot Make "Recess Appointments" When Senate Is Not in Recess. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2014) ---- The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision to rebuke President Obama for making executive recess appointments while the Senate was not... Read more

The Education Establishment's Success

June 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 25, 2014 on Townhall.com. Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success... Read more

How Liberals Miss the Mark

June 23, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 20, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Let me get past the difficult part first: I'm a recovering liberal. Yes, it's been decades since I left those benighted legions... Read more

#Truth Campaign Exposes the Truth About Jim Crow

June 23, 2014 — Report reveals history and misuse of a shameful time in America's history. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2014) ---- A new report by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) clearly explains the sordid reality of the Jim Crow era and how... Read more

Linking the Dollar to Gold: Completing the Recipe for Restoring an Economic Boom for America

June 23, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 21, 2014 on Forbes.com. Alexander Hamilton was America's first Secretary of Treasury under President George Washington. When he first entered office in 1789, America was an agricultural nation... Read more

Democrat Machine Notaries Working MS GOP Runoff

June 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on June 19, 2014 on PJ Media. Tatler has learned that Democrat notaries who engaged in illegal conduct in previous elections in Mississippi (according to a federal court... Read more

Tearing Up Our Freedoms

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Slavery Reparations

June 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 18, 2014 on Townhall.com. Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations" in The... Read more

Scalia: Supreme Court Making Major Change to Constitution's Religious Liberty Protections

June 19, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 16, 2014 on Breitbart.com. Today the Supreme Court denied review in an important First Amendment case, Elmbrook School District v. Doe. But there's big news in a dissent... Read more

Unanimous Supreme Court Holds Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Can Continue Legal Challenge

June 19, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 16, 2014 on Breitbart.com. The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) was investigated for allegedly violating an Ohio election law banning false speech in campaign messages. It has... Read more

Supreme Court Affirms Police Officer's Felony Conviction for Buying Gun for Law-Abiding Uncle

June 19, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 16, 2014 on Breitbart.com. When purchasing a firearm, federal law makes it a crime to make any false statement about "any fact material to the lawfulness of the... Read more

The Big Idea Behind Cantor's Fall

June 16, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 13, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Everyone has a theory about why Tea Party upstart Dave Brat soundly beat Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's 7th Congressional... Read more

ACRU Warns More Mississippi Counties

June 16, 2014 — "If they don't clean up their rolls, they risk litigation." ---- ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson. WASHINGTON D.C. (June 16, 2014) ---- The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) has sent notices to five more Mississippi counties that they are in... Read more

Who Owns You?

June 11, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 11, 2014 on Townhall.com. Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote... Read more

ACRU: Cantor Defeat is Victory for Lawful Elections, Lawful Immigration

June 11, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2014) ---- "Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's shocking loss in Tuesday's primary against Tea Party candidate David Brat happened because he failed to show leadership on key issues such as out-of-control immigration and attempts by the Left... Read more

President Obama's Plan to "De-develop" America Shifts into High Gear

June 10, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 9, 2014 on Forbes.com. President Obama's own Administration officially reports that the U.S. economy DECLINED by 1% in the first quarter of this year. That follows 1.9% reported... Read more

Holder is 'Obama's Enforcer' of Racialist, Lawless DOJ Agenda

June 9, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on June 9, 2014 on PJ Media. A catalog of government lawlessness is more discomforting to contemplate when the catalog is contemporary. We are all familiar with tales... Read more

Resisting the Siren Song of Voting-Rights 'Reform'

June 9, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 6, 2014 on The Washington Times website. As the nation gears up for crucial midterm congressional elections in November, another "reform" proposal has emerged, with lawmakers hearing the predictable... Read more

Petty Annoyances

June 4, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 4, 2014 on Townhall.com. Most who read my columns think that I'm only annoyed by politicians, growing government and Americans who have... Read more

Bergdahl: They Don't Care About the Law, Get Over It

June 2, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on June 2, 2014 on PJ Media. When your opponent keeps running the same play and keeps beating you, you had better adjust. That's what the Obama administration... Read more

The Economics of Replacing Obamacare: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

June 2, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on June 1, 2014 on Forbes.com. Republicans have not unified behind a single bill to replace Obamacare because conservatives have been debating among themselves exactly what the components of that... Read more

A Snapshot of Islamic 'Justice'

June 2, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 30, 2014 on The Washington Times website. The world is full of cruelty, but something unfolding in Sudan should interest even jaded observers. If a million deaths are a... Read more

White Privilege

May 28, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 28, 2014 on Townhall.com. What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that "white privilege is something that... Read more

Transform the VA into a Pro-Growth Model for First Rate Health Care

May 27, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on May 25, 2014 on Forbes.com. The VA (Veterans Administration) scandals show why so many people have been so highly motivated for so long to fight against Obamacare. That is... Read more

Ken Blackwell Destroys MSNBC Gun Control Narrative in One Response

May 27, 2014 — This column by Caleb Howe was published May 26, 2014 on TruthRevolt.org. On MSNBC this afternoon, commentator and Republican politician Ken Blackwell was on as part of panel discussion about guns and gun control in the wake of this weekend's... Read more

Hubris on Marriage Laws Not Limited to Unelected Judges

May 27, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 23, 2014 on The Washington Times website. On May 19, it happened in Oregon. The next day, it was Pennsylvania's turn. In Oregon, U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane... Read more

America's Budding Tyrants

May 22, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 21, 2014 on Townhall.com. From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy... Read more

Noses for News?

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Bible Ban Lifted in FL's Broward County Schools

May 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 19, 2014 on Breitbart.com. Following Breitbart News' May 5 story that Broward County Public Schools had banned students from reading the Bible and that lawyers from Liberty Institute... Read more

President Obama's Global Warming Calculated Deception Means Democrats Have Abandoned Working People

May 19, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on May 18, 2014 on Forbes.com. John Coleman, Co-Founder of the Weather Channel, commented on May 8 about Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show on global warming a week ago (aka... Read more

When Boys Should be Girls and Girls Should be Boys, According to ACLU

May 19, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 16, 2014 on The Washington Times website. If you ever start hoping that the left will leave the rest of us alone, move on, because that's not going to... Read more

A Lesson on Racial Discrimination

May 14, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 14, 2014 on Townhall.com. Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress making some crude racist remarks. Since then,... Read more

The IRS Conspiracy Killers in the News Media

May 12, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 9, 2014 on The Washington Times website. After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The... Read more

Hans von Spakovsky Joins ACRU Policy Board

May 8, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 8) ---- Hans von Spakovsky, recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on elections and election reform, has joined the American Civil Rights Union's Policy Board. Mr. von Spakovsky is manager of the Heritage Foundation's Election... Read more

Coming End to Racial Preferences

May 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 7, 2014 on Townhall.com. Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld... Read more

Pennsylvania Democrats Walk Out of Kane Impeachment Hearing

May 7, 2014 — This column by Brian Bumsted was published May 6, 2014 on TribLive.com. HARRISBURG ---- Attorney General Kathleen Kane "must have had her fingers crossed" when she took the oath of office on Jan. 15, 2013, a witness told a House... Read more

ACRU Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Public Prayer

May 5, 2014 — "The Court's ruling reflects elements of the Coercion Test that we have long championed," said ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson. WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 5, 2014) ---- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, upheld... Read more

Ken Tomlinson, Patriot and Voice for Truth

May 5, 2014 — The American Civil Rights Union mourns the loss of a founding Policy Board member, Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, who died on May 2 at age 69 after a brief illness. "Ken was one of the few people in major media who... Read more

Crushing Dissent in the Name of Tolerance

May 5, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 2, 2014 on The Washington Times website. If you want to know where the left is taking the country, a quick trip to the Southern Poverty Law Center's (SPLC)... Read more

ACLU's Vote-Fraud Campaign

May 1, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 30, 2014 on The Washington Times website. The American Civil Liberties Union is at it again, throwing a log in front of the accelerating ---- and widely supported ----... Read more

The Constitution or Good Ideas?

April 30, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 30, 2014 on Townhall.com. Let me run through a few good ideas. I think it's a good idea for children to eat... Read more

Banning Free Speech Until the Cows Come Home

April 28, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 25, 2014 on The Washington Times website. It's hard to think of a more dangerous threat to First Amendment freedoms than the Federal Communications Commission's scheme a few months... Read more

Senator Cruz's Energy Bill Promotes Energy Liberation, Job Creation, and Prosperity for America

April 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on April 24, 2014 on Forbes.com. On March 27, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the American Energy Renaissance Act, providing for comprehensive liberation of energy producers to maximize energy production,... Read more

ACRU: Court Upholds Michigan Voters' Right to End Race Quotas

April 23, 2014 — WASHINGTON D.C. (APRIL 23, 2014) ---- The American Civil Rights Union, which filed a brief in the case, hailed the U.S. Supreme Court's 6-2 ruling on Tuesday upholding a Michigan constitutional amendment approved by voters that stops preferential treatment of... Read more

Wage Discrimination

April 23, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 23, 2014 on Townhall.com. "President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77... Read more

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban

April 23, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 22, 2014 on Breitbart.com. On Apr. 22 in Schuette v. BAMN, the Supreme Court of the United States held 6-to-2 that a Michigan constitutional amendment ending racial preferences... Read more

ACRU: White House Rewriting of ObamaCare Violates Constitutional Separation of Powers

April 22, 2014 — "Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that Congress gives up its designated legislative authority whenever a president decides to legislate on his own." ---- American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. Carleson Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2014) ---- In... Read more

Nevada Pushes Back against the Federal Leviathan

April 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 18, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Anyone worried about the rapidly growing power of the federal government under President Obama and the militarization of federal law enforcers had... Read more

Who's Not Wild about Harry?

April 21, 2014 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing April 19, 2014 on The American Thinker website. Muzzling Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for calling Americans "domestic terrorists" is the last thing Republicans fighting for control of the... Read more

Equality in Discipline

April 18, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 16, 2014 on Townhall.com. George Leef, director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, authored... Read more

A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

April 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on April 17, 2014 on PJ Media. Yesterday was a significant day in the IRS abuse scandal. The scandal evolved from being about pesky delays in IRS exemption... Read more

How to Liberate America from the Poverty Trap that Is Enslaving Us

April 15, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on April 13, 2014 on Forbes.com. In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, for March, the Obama economy finally reached a long overdue milestone. More than six years... Read more

ACRU: Leave Clergy Housing Allowance Alone

April 14, 2014 — Freedom from Religion Foundation is "trying to use the federal courts to destroy religious freedom and independence from government control," said American Civil Rights Union Chairman Susan A. Carleson. Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2014) ---- An Internal Revenue Service (IRS)... Read more

April Fools

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Collecting Taxes and Conservative Scalps, IRS-style

April 14, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 11, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Like a creek gushing in springtime, the trickle of Internal Revenue Service corruption is becoming a steady current. The media are finding... Read more

How to Assist Evil

April 9, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 9, 2014 on Townhall.com. "Engineering Evil" is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It's a story of Nazi Germany's... Read more

Video: J. Christian Adams on Ballot Integrity

April 8, 2014 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams speaks to FreedomWorks' Whitney Neal about voting fraud and ballot integrity.... Read more

Obamacare Shows America Suffers from a President Dangerously Disconnected from Reality

April 4, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on April 4, 2014 on Forbes.com. The population of the U.S. is 314 million. On the day Obamacare was passed, the estimate of the uninsured was 60 million. So in... Read more

Sex and Race Equality

April 4, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 2, 2014 on Townhall.com. There are several race and sex issues that need addressing. Let's look at a few of them with... Read more

Texas Border County Sued for 105 Percent Voter Registration

March 31, 2014 — This column by Logan Churchwell was published March 31, 2014 on Breitbart.com. A conservative-leaning nonprofit, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), recently filed a federal lawsuit over allegations that Zavala County is "failing to make a reasonable effort to conduct... Read more

Vote Fraud as 'Payback Time'

March 31, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 28, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Melowese Richardson is the poster girl for vote fraud. The Ohio poll worker was sentenced last July to five years in prison... Read more

Bizarre Arguments and Behavior

March 31, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 26, 2014 on Townhall.com. Some statements and arguments are so asinine that you'd have to be an academic or a leftist to... Read more

Video: J. Christian Adams -- Voter Corruption in the City of Brotherly Love

March 28, 2014 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams speaks to Fox News' Steve Doocy about the sting that showed Philadelphia politicians allegedly accepting bribes to oppose a voter ID law.... Read more

ACRU Sues Second Texas County Over Voting Roll Violations

March 28, 2014 — Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2014) ---- The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) filed suit in U.S. District Court in Del Rio on Thursday against another Texas county for having more registered voters than age-eligible residents. The suit against Zavala County... Read more

The ACLU's Warped View of Puppy Mills and Abortion Clinics

March 28, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 27, 2014 on The Washington Times website. When it comes to free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union has a soft spot for animal rights protesters, but not necessarily... Read more

Obamacare Abortion Mandate on the Ropes at Supreme Court

March 26, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 25, 2014 on Breitbart.com. In one sentence, Justice Anthony Kennedy signaled he may vote to strike down Obamacare's so-called "abortion mandate," suggesting he may form the crucial swing... Read more

Ex-DOJ Lawyer J. Christian Adams: 'Toxic Movement' Accepts Crime in Elections

March 26, 2014 — This column by Cathy Burke was published March 25, 2014 on Newsmax.com. The release of a woman convicted of voter fraud for casting ballots six times for President Barack Obama in 2012 is part of a "toxic movement" that accepts... Read more

We Can Liberate the Poor from Poverty in America, Forever

March 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 24, 2014 on Forbes.com. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) cleared away the debris from failed federal poverty programs, leaving the field fertile for promising reforms, with... Read more

Supreme Court Hears Cases on Conscience Objections to Obamacare This Tuesday

March 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 24, 2014 on Breitbart.com. On Tuesday, Mar. 25, the Supreme Court will hear its next cases on President Obama's controversial signature law. These two cases involve whether it... Read more

Obamacare Anniversary: Are You (and the Constitution) Better Off Than Four Years Ago?

March 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 23, 2014 on Breitbart.com. Today marks four years since President Barack Obama signed Obamacare into law. Although the impact on healthcare has been extensive, what he's done since... Read more

How a Telecommunications Giant Aids Sex Trafficking

March 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 21, 2014 on The Washington Times website. In 1865, following the most costly war in America's history, the 13th Amendment abolished the odious institution of slavery in the United... Read more

No Justice Department Charges Against Ohio Woman Who Voted Six Times for Obama

March 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published March 23, 2014 on Breitbart.com. Last week Al Sharpton embraced convicted vote fraudster Melowese Richardson at a "voting rights" rally in Cincinnati. The United States Department of Justice... Read more

ACRU Applauds Ruling on Citizenship for Voting

March 21, 2014 — "It's refreshing when a federal judge cites the Constitution as it was written, not in a way that distorts it to create an opposite meaning," says ACRU Chairman Susan A. Carleson. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21, 2014) ---- In a victory... Read more

Is There Wage Stagnation?

March 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 19, 2014 on Townhall.com. Many economists, politicians and pundits assert that median wages have stagnated since the 1970s. That's a call for... Read more

American Prosperity Stems from More, Full Time, Middle Class Jobs and Wages, Not from Higher Minimum Wages

March 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 19, 2014 on Forbes.com. Like all of President Obama's ideas and enthusiasms, the minimum wage law is not a new idea. It was first adopted in 1938. It... Read more

Obama's Alter Ego

March 20, 2014 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing March 20, 2014 on The American Thinker website. Which President Obama appears at the White House podium depends on whether the incident du jour is commendable or condemnable. If it's... Read more

Air Force: Christians' Religious Speech Not Legally Protected Right

March 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 16, 2014 on Breitbart.com. Christians in the U.S. military are being told they must forfeit their First Amendment rights. Bible verses are being erased from cadets' personal dorm-room... Read more

PA Democrats Reportedly Took Bribes to Oppose Voter ID: Where Is Holder?

March 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on March 19, 2014 on PJ Media. Pennsylvania Democrats were caught on surveillance tape reportedly accepting cash bribes in return for opposing voter ID in the Pennsylvania legislature.... Read more

March Madness

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Resistance in the Age of Bullying

March 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 14, 2014 on The Washington Times website. I don't know about you, but I'm hearing more and more from people around the country who are terrified about where the... Read more

ACLU Sings Harmony with Violent Lyricist

March 14, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 13, 2014 on The Washington Times website. In a case of attempted murder headed for the New Jersey Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants violent lyrics... Read more

Governed by Rules, Not Men

March 13, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 12, 2014 on Townhall.com. What kind of rules should govern our lives? I'd argue that the best rules are those that we'd... Read more

On Track to Restart the Cold War

March 13, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 12, 2014 on The American Spectator website. On economic policy, President Obama has consistently and thoroughly followed just the opposite of everything Reagan did. And that is why... Read more

ACRU: IRS, U.S. Court Overreached on Obamacare Exchanges

March 11, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) ---- In a brief filed Monday at the Fourth District U.S. Court of Appeals, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) argues that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ignored Congress on Obamacare and violated the... Read more

Riding the Rails to Insolvency at High Speed

March 11, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 7, 2014 on The Washington Times website. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) says in a new report that the light-rail "Purple Line" expanding Washington, D.C.'s rail system further into... Read more

Obama Democrats Versus Kennedy Democrats

March 10, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on March 10, 2014 on Forbes.com. In promoting his economic program in the early 1960s, President Kennedy told the American people, "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are... Read more

Putin Wakes Up the World

March 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on March 1, 2014 on PJ Media. I had missed the Sochi closing ceremonies last week, so I watched them on tape. Well, not quite tape, but that's... Read more

Black People Duped

March 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 5, 2014 on Townhall.com. People in the media and academia are mostly leftists hellbent on growing government and controlling our lives. Black... Read more

The Lies Behind Obamacare

March 3, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 28, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Harry Reid doesn't think there's anything wrong with Obamacare that a few more lies won't fix. So what if President Obama's claim... Read more

Solutions to Black Education

February 27, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 26, 2014 on Townhall.com. A fortnight ago, my column focused on how Philadelphia's schoolteachers have joined public-school teachers in cities such as... Read more

The Period of No Global Warming Will Soon Be Longer Than the Period of Actual Global Warming

February 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 24, 2014 on Forbes.com. If you look at the record of global temperature data, you will find that the late 20th Century period of global warming actually lasted... Read more

America's Constitutional Crisis

February 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 21, 2014 on Forbes.com. President Obama famously has a pen and a phone. And if he had the same powers that Hugo Chavez had, that would be all... Read more

Positioning the Coming Myths

February 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 19, 2014 on The American Spectator website. Personal matters have led me to spend more time in Southern California recently. There my eyes have been opened to new... Read more

Concealing Evil

February 25, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 19, 2014 on Townhall.com. Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth,... Read more

The Unenviable Role of Liberal Apologist for Obama Policies

February 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 21, 2014 on The Washington Times website. It's getting harder every day to be a liberal. Having to defend Obamacare is enough to exhaust the hardiest soul. Trying to... Read more

Rousing Those Moribund 'Monuments Men'

February 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published February 21, 2014 on the American Thinker website. American liberty is under assault as President Obama runs roughshod over a Congress as passive as the statuary adorning its halls.... Read more

Using the IRS to Disarm Tea Party and Other Political Foes

February 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 19, 2014 on The Washington Times website. When President Obama during a Super Bowl interview with Bill O'Reilly blamed Fox News for problems caused by the Internal Revenue Service... Read more

New O'Keefe Video: Battleground Texas Violates Election Law to Help Wendy Davis

February 20, 2014 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams shows James O'Keefe latest video expose on PJ Media. James O'Keefe strikes again. O'Keefe captures the community organizing group Battleground Texas breaking Texas election law. The group registers voters as deputy registrars, illegally... Read more

Why Dems are Willing to Flout the Law in Texas 2014 Election

February 20, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 19, 2014 on Breitbart.com. National Democrats and liberal activists are taking enormous legal and political risks with the lawless activities in Texas... Read more

When You Give Liberals the Oval Office

February 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 14, 2014 on The Washington Times website. On Presidents Day, we honor those men who helped start and guide our nation. Their leadership got us through the American Revolution,... Read more

Schoolteacher Cheating

February 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 5, 2014 on Townhall.com. Philadelphia's public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and... Read more

If You Work Full Time, You Will Not be Poor

February 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 5, 2014 on The American Spectator website. President Obama said in his State of the Union last week, "But Americans overwhelmingly agree that no one who works full... Read more

Truth and Consequences for Krugman, and Keynes, and Obama

February 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on February 10, 2014 on Forbes.com. Just about one year ago, on February 8, 2013, New York Times columnist and unreconstructed Keynesian Paul Krugman was interviewed by another lefty, Marc... Read more

DOJ Argues to Court Against Rules to Prevent Foreigners from Voting

February 13, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on February 12, 2014 on The PJ Tatler website. Justice Department lawyer Bradley Heard was in court today trying to stop Kansas from ensuring that only citizens register... Read more

Bully EPA's Air Rules Over All

February 11, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 10, 2014 on The Washington Times website. With breathtaking mountains, constant wind and a tiny carbon footprint, Wyoming has some of the prettiest scenery and cleanest air in the... Read more

Video: J. Christian Adams -- Memo Reveals IRS Focusing on Targeting Conservatives in 2012

February 7, 2014 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams speaks with Fox News on a memo that revealed the IRS targeted conservative groups in 2012. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com... Read more

The ACLU's Deadly Prescription for Addiction

February 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 6, 2014 on The Washington Times website. Drug overdoses are in the news again with the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old actor was found dead on Sunday... Read more

Eight Reasons for Halting Early Voting

February 6, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on February 5, 2014 on The Washington Times website. President Obama's commission on election administration recently issued a final report containing some terrible recommendations. The president announced his... Read more

Taking a Ducky Stand

February 4, 2014 — Read more

Obama Liberals Expand Government to Fill Hole Left by Declining Morals

February 3, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 31, 2014 on The Washington Times website. The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people's money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It's that... Read more

President Obama's State of the Union Formula for Economic Stagnation: More Taxes for Still More Spending, and Still More Regulation

February 3, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on January 31, 2014 on Forbes.com. In a column last month (Barack Obama's Presidency Is a Complete Failure By His Own, Self-Imposed Standards 12/31/2013), I explained that President Obama's Presidency... Read more

Politics of Hate and Envy

January 31, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 29, 2014 on Townhall.com. Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to... Read more

The Taxation President

January 31, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on January 30, 2014 on the American Spectator website. The President started last year forcing through sweeping tax increases. The top marginal income tax rate rose by nearly 20%, to... Read more

'Income Inequality?' How Reagan Handled It

January 31, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 31, 2014 on The American Thinker website. Now that we've solved the "healthcare crisis" with a government healthcare takeover, another bad idea -- the guaranteed income -- has resurfaced,... Read more

For Democrats, Scorched-Earth Politics is War by Other Means

January 29, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 24, 2014 on The Washington Times website. On Thursday, the FBI announced an indictment of Dinesh D'Souza, maker of the hit documentary "2016: Obama's America," in what appears to... Read more

OK to Feel Sorry

January 29, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 22, 2014 on Townhall.com. At one time in our nation's history, blacks feeling sorry for whites was verboten. That was portrayed in... Read more

After Five Years of Obamanomics, a Record 100 Million Americans Not Working

January 29, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on January 24, 2014 on the Forbes website. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs report for December counted 74,000 jobs created last month. That was less than half the... Read more

ACRU Sues Texas County Over Voting Roll Violations

January 28, 2014 — SANDERSON, TX (Jan. 28, 2014) - The American Civil Rights Union has sued a Texas county for having more registered voters than age-eligible residents. The suit marks the first legal action following the ACRU's sending letters to 15 Texas counties... Read more

When Wendy Warred with a Woman

January 27, 2014 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing January 25, 2014 on The American Thinker website. One can learn a lot about State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor of Texas, from her battles. Davis has... Read more

How Republicans Should Handle the Inevitable ObamaCare Implosion

January 24, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski, former congressman and chairman of the Conservative Action Project David M. McIntosh, and former Ohio treasurer and a director of the Club for Growth J. Kenneth Blackwell was published January 22,... Read more

Obama Should Stop Taking Credit: Health Savings Accounts Are Driving Down Costs

January 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published on January 21, 2014 on the Forbes website. In his economic address at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, President Obama bragged that "Health care costs are growing at... Read more

Stop Giving Obama Radicals the Benefit of the Doubt

January 21, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on January 21, 2014 on the Frontpage Mag website. In the Spring of 2011, National Security Council staffer Samantha Power sent emails to top Pentagon officials. Her emails... Read more

Video: J. Christian Adams Speaks on Obama Administration Legal Tactics

January 20, 2014 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams speaks with Fox News' Lou Dobbs on legal tactics used by the Obama Administration.... Read more

National Cathedral Goes Off the Deep End with Tai Chi and Yoga in the Nave

January 17, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 17, 2014 on The Washington Times website. The Episcopal Church-run National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C., has hosted many events in its storied history, from Martin Luther King's final... Read more

Income Inequality

January 15, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 15, 2014 on Townhall.com. Democrats plan to demagogue income inequality and the wealth gap for political gain in this year's elections. Most... Read more

Why Economic Growth is Exponentially More Important Than Income Inequality

January 15, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published January 14, 2014 on Forbes.com. In 1900, we had no airplanes, no computers, no cellphones, no internet. We had only rudimentary versions of cars, trucks, telephones, even cameras. But in... Read more

Playing the Satanic Game of 'Equality'

January 13, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 12, 2014 on The Washington Times website. It was a devilishly clever scheme. Last week, the New York-based Satanic Temple garnered a lot of free publicity by releasing a... Read more

Video: J. Christian Adams Speaks on Debo Adegbile's NAACP Background

January 13, 2014 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams speaks with Fox News' Tucker Carlson on the disturbing background of Debo Adegbile, President Obama's choice to head the Justice Department.... Read more

Politics and Minimum Wage

January 9, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 8, 2014 on Townhall.com. There's little debate among academic economists about the effect of minimum wages. University of California, Irvine economist David... Read more

Parting Company

January 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 1, 2014 on Townhall.com. Here's a question that I've asked in the past that needs to be revisited. Unless one wishes to... Read more

Barack Obama's Presidency is a Complete Failure by His Own, Self-Imposed Standards

January 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published December 31, 2013 on Forbes.com. At the end of 2013, after serving five years, Barack Obama is a complete failure as President, by his own standards, as reflected in his... Read more

Dumb Politicians Won't Get Elected

January 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 25, 2013 on Townhall.com. Politicians can be progressives, liberals, conservatives, Democrats or Republicans, and right-wingers. They just can't be dumb. The American... Read more

Obama's Slow Growth Policies Have Stacked the Deck Against American Workers

January 7, 2014 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published December 26, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama told us in his December 4 economic coming out speech on inequality, which the Huffington Post called the most important speech of his... Read more

Lies, Lies and More Presidential Lies

January 6, 2014 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 5, 2014 on The Washington Times website. One bad thing about our media-mad age is that it's difficult to keep up with all the lies we're being told by... Read more

A Duck Call Back to Sanity

December 31, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 29, 2013 on The Washington Times website. For the second time in a year and a half, the radical activists who want to force all Americans to embrace the... Read more

Militant Atheists' War on Christians and Christmas in 2013

December 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published December 22, 2013 on Breitbart.com. This Christmas season is seeing those who deny the existence of God pressing forward with a militant secular agenda, one that is intolerant--often bitterly... Read more

If You Like Your Presents, You Can Keep Them

December 23, 2013 — Read more

Judge Cites Same-Sex Marriage in Declaring Polygamy Ban Unconstitutional

December 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published December 14, 2013 on Breitbart.com. In a game-changer for the legal fight over same-sex marriage that gives credence to opponents' "slippery slope" arguments, a federal judge has now ruled... Read more

Capital Dysfunction

December 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 15, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Baseball and football fans know that when coaches chew out umpires and referees, there's little chance that the questionable call will be... Read more

Baker Faces Prison for Refusing to Bake Same-Sex Wedding Cake

December 13, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published December 12, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Jack Phillips is a baker who declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because his Christian belief is that marriage exists... Read more

Video: J. Christian Adams Speaks on New Immigration Attorneys

December 9, 2013 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams speaks with Fox News' Megyn Kelly on the disturbing backgrounds of the Obama administration's new immigration enforcement attorneys. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com... Read more

In a Class by Themselves

December 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 8, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Years ago, when I was writing a book called The Age of Consent, about moral relativism, I was warned by a book... Read more

Amnesty Incorporated: DHS Hires Activist Immigration Lawyers

December 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on December 04, 2013 on the PJ Media website. Despite the sequester, the Department of Homeland Security has just completed a hiring blitz of attorneys to oversee and... Read more

Dems' Power Grab Will Cost Them the War Over the Constitution in Court

December 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Winning a battle that costs you a war is no victory. The silver lining from President Obama's and Senate Democrats' unprecedented power grab last... Read more

Blacks and Obama

December 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 04, 2013 on Townhall.com. In a March 2008 column, I criticized pundits' concerns about whether America was ready for Barack Obama, suggesting... Read more

Did The BLS Give Obama A Major Election 2012 Gift?

December 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 27, 2013 on Forbes.com. Just one month before the 2012 election, the Obama campaign received a major illegal campaign contribution from the Commerce Department. The Department's Bureau of Labor... Read more

Obama Uses IRS to Eliminate His Enemies

December 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published December 3, 2013 on Breitbart.com. "The power to tax involves the power to destroy," the Supreme Court wrote in 1819, shortly after America... Read more

The Great Depression Was Ended by the End of World War II, Not the Start of It

December 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 30, 2013 on Forbes.com. A common fallacy is that the Great Depression was ended by the explosive spending of World War II. But World War II actually institutionalized the... Read more

Masking Totalitarianism

November 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 27, 2013 on Townhall.com. One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders... Read more

Do Americans Prefer Deception?

November 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 20, 2013 on Townhall.com. There's more to the deceit and dishonesty about Social Security and Medicare discussed in my recent columns. Congress... Read more

A Dish Best Not Served

November 27, 2013 — Read more

'Signal and Manifest Mercies'

November 26, 2013 — Giving thanks to God for America's blessings has a long pedigree, from observances in Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts in the 17th Century, and at the dawn of our new nation. On Sept. 25, 1789, the day after the House... Read more

ACRU: Obama Made Illegal Recess Appointments to NLRB

November 26, 2013 — Group's Supreme Court brief supports private company against negative ruling by a National Labor Relations Board that lacked a constitutionally legal quorum. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- President Obama violated the Constitution by claiming to have made three appointments... Read more

Pushing the 'Nuclear Option' Button

November 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 24, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Now, President Obama can nominate the Three Stooges to the federal bench if he wants, and get away with it. Last week,... Read more

We Must Repeal Obamacare To Make Society Much More Humane

November 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 18, 2013 on Forbes.com. In a Wall Street Journal commentary on November 11, Alan Blinder purports to tell us why, despite a "botched rollout," Obamacare is still worth it.... Read more

Entitlement Reform, Tea Party Style

November 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 13, 2013 on the American Spectator website. The Tea Party/Republican House majority was elected in 2010 to stop the runaway Obama/Progressive Democrat big government spending spree. And it has... Read more

Clarence Thomas vs. Barack Obama on Gettysburg, American Greatness

November 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. When asked last week how he ended up on the Supreme Court of the United States, Justice Clarence Thomas said, "It was totally Forrest... Read more

Feeling the Pain and Assigning the Blame

November 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 17, 2013 on The Washington Times website. When Bill Clinton jumps off the bus over embarrassing prevarications, you know it's getting serious. The former president's rebuke last week of... Read more

Obama's Insurance 'Fix' is Unconstitutional

November 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 14, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Outlets are quoting Democratic operative Howard Dean saying of President Barack Obama suspending certain Obamacare requirements, "I wonder if he has the legal authority... Read more

A 'Sorry' Excuse for a President

November 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published November 15, 2013 on the American Thinker website. President Obama is "sorry" that millions of Americans have had their health insurance plans cancelled despite his promises that ObamaCare would... Read more

Does Washington Know Best?

November 13, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 13, 2013 on Townhall.com. According to some estimates, there are more than 100 million traffic signals in the U.S., but whatever the... Read more

The Coming Revelation of the 'Global Warming' Fraud Resembles the Obamacare Lie

November 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 12, 2013 on Forbes.com. The second shoe is preparing to drop to shatter the world view of so-called Progressives. Coming, global revelations will demonstrate the fraud behind the theory... Read more

The Anti-Cuccinelli Axis

November 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 7, 2013 on the American Spectator website. The roots of Ken Cuccinelli's 2.5 point loss to ultrapartisan national Democrat and Hillary Clinton stalking horse Terry McAuliffe were planted by... Read more

The Coming Obamacare Bailout

November 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 5, 2013 on the American Spectator website. Think back to the fall of 2008. Congress was asked to pass a $700 billion taxpayer bailout for Wall Street. We were... Read more

Obama's Shameful Calculated Deception Deceives America Over Obamacare

November 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published November 5, 2013 on Forbes.com. Every one of the major promises Obama made to the American people regarding Obamacare has now been proven to be shamefully deceitful. Do you remember,... Read more

A Ban on the Faith-Based Workplace

November 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 10, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Last week, the U.S. Senate matter-of-factly, with no serious vocal opposition except a last-ditch warning of the consequences by Sen. Dan... Read more

Supreme Court Likely to Restore Freedom to Pray at Public Events

November 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 7, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Those seeking the right to pray at government events consistent with their religious beliefs seem poised for a major victory after the Nov. 6... Read more

Same-Sex Marriage, Religious Liberty Collide In Case Presented To Supreme Court

November 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 8, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Gay rights, religious liberty, and free speech collide in a case offered this morning to the U.S. Supreme Court. If the justices take this... Read more

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Public Prayer

November 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 5, 2013 on Breitbart.com. When does the Constitution not allow religious speech or displays in the public square or at public events? This week, the Supreme Court will... Read more

Congressionally Duped Americans

November 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 6, 2013 on Townhall.com. Last week's column, "Is There a Way Out?", generated quite a few responses, some a bit angry. Some... Read more

The Obamacare Chaos I Warned About Calls For Obama To Apologize To Ted Cruz

November 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 28, 2013 on Forbes.com. Obamacare was sold to credulous "Progressives" on the grounds that it was the way to achieve universal health insurance coverage for all Americans. But the... Read more

Victory Over Obamacare: How To Embarrass The Democrats Into Funding The Government

November 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 04, 2013 on Forbes.com. Those of you who are supposedly outraged or indignant over the partial government shutdown, or have friends or neighbors who are outraged or indignant, I... Read more

Failure To Raise The Debt Ceiling Will NOT Bring About Federal Default

November 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 15, 2013 on Forbes.com. When you open your monthly bill from Visa or Mastercard, have you ever thought of telling the credit card company you cannot possibly pay even... Read more

Five Steps for a Larger Economic Pie

November 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara and Lewis K. Uhler was published October 14, 2013 on The American Spectator website. A short, sweet, and simple recipe for economic growth and job creation. The ongoing battles in Washington over... Read more

Democrats' Single Message: Proclaim Sanity is 'Extremism'

November 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 3, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Democrats employ only one campaign strategy: Demonize all the Republicans. "Too extreme for Virginia." That's what millions of dollars' worth of Democrat... Read more

Civil Rights Leaders React to Lt. Governor Candidate Refusing to Shake Opponent's Hand

November 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 4, 2013 on Breitbart.com. National civil rights leaders reacted to Democratic candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam refusing on camera to shake hands with his Republican opponent--right... Read more

Is There a Way Out?

October 30, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 30, 2013 on Townhall.com. According to a recent Fox News poll, 73 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the... Read more

The ACRU Takes its Battle for Clean County Voter Rolls into Texas

October 28, 2013 — Read more

Shutdown Hysterics And Debt Drama Queens: What Happens Next?

October 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 22, 2013 on Forbes.com. After all the dire predictions of doom and gloom, all the hysterics and drama queens, the end result of the great government shutdown/debt limit battle... Read more

Loving and Hating America

October 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 23, 2013 on Townhall.com. As I've documented in the past, many leftist teachers teach our youngsters to hate our country. For example,... Read more

Letting No Crisis Go to Waste

October 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 20, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Where others see a calamity, Obama sees golden opportunity. Chutzpah is defined in some dictionaries as "shameless audacity." It's not a big... Read more

Virginia Governor Pats Self on Back for Helping Felons Vote

October 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on October 18, 2013 on the PJ Media website. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is doing all he can to make sure Virginia Republicans lose statewide election next month.... Read more

Racial Trade-offs: Part II

October 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 16, 2013 on Townhall.com. Last week's column discussed the political trade-offs made by black politicians and civil rights organizations that condemn whole... Read more

Jimmy Carter's Change of Heart

October 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 13 on The Washington Times website. With the media giving 24/7 coverage to the federal shutdown and debt-ceiling standoff, other important news is slipping under the radar. For instance,... Read more

Racial Trade-offs

October 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. Trade-offs apply to our economic lives, as well as our political lives. That means getting more of one... Read more

When the Bizarre Is Commonplace

October 7, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 7, 2013 in The Washington Times. Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced that it was deporting a home-schooling family back to Germany, where home-schooling is illegal. Uwe and... Read more

Symposium: Time to Restore Longstanding Meaning—and Sanity—to the Establishment Clause in Town of Greece v. Galloway

October 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 3, 2013 on SCOTUSblog.com. Town of Greece v. Galloway is a major Establishment Clause case involving legislative prayer. If the Supreme Court takes this opportunity—as it should—to replace... Read more

Bloomberg's Astroturf Mayors

October 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published on October 1, 2013 on The Daily Caller website. By now, you'd think Michael Bloomberg would have learned his lesson. The out-of-touch New York City mayor has lately made it... Read more

It's the President's Fault

October 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published October 2, 2013 on the American Spectator website. Day 2 of the government shutdown, and look out the window. The sun is still shining, and the sky is still blue.... Read more

Are Guns the Problem?

October 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. Every time there's a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let's examine a few historical... Read more

Over Obamacare's Illegal Delay, John Boehner Must Play Hard Ball with Harry Reid

October 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 30, 2013 on Forbes.com. Everyone is so sure of their opinion. But almost no one knows anything about it. With most of the news media actually participating in the... Read more

Cruz's Green Eggs and the Media Hambones

September 30, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 30, 2013 on The Washington Times website. C-SPAN is more powerful than a fleet of little red wagons, but it felt a lot like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"... Read more

There They Go Again

September 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 25, 2013 on the American Spectator website. So in the end President Obama did not let the Navy Yard tragedy go to "waste." He finally addressed the nation last... Read more

Honesty and Trust

September 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 25, 2013 on Townhall.com. Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty... Read more

Your Move, Global Warming Alarmists. Science Has Exposed Your Unwarranted Hysteria

September 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 22, 2013 on Forbes.com. Who will decide American public policy on the issue of potentially catastrophic man caused global warming? The answer is you and me, through the democratic... Read more

Foiling the Left's Character Assassination

September 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 23, 2013 on The Washington Times website. It was 10 years ago that Hillary Rodham Clinton famously lamented "the politics of personal destruction." The former first lady and future... Read more

The Fight to Defund Is a Fight for Liberty

September 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published September 22, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Texas doesn't have an ObamaCare Exchange -- we have the Alamo. Sen. Ted Cruz is our contemporary William B. Travis, commandant... Read more

FBI Instructed to Break Rules Banning Interactions with Terrorist Co-Conspirator CAIR

September 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on September 20, 2013 on the PJ Media website. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) pulled out a Sharpie marker and wrote in big block letters at the bottom of... Read more

Conservatives Rescuing Obama

September 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 18, 2013 on Forbes.com. Obamacare has not even gone into effect yet, and there it lies substantively smashed on the floor in ruins. The cost of health insurance on... Read more

Student Indoctrination

September 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 18, 2013 on Townhall.com. The new college academic year has begun, and unfortunately, so has student indoctrination. Let's look at some of... Read more

Supreme Court to Consider New Obamacare Case

September 19, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published September 18, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Obamacare is before the U.S. Supreme Court again. On Thursday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers filed the first viable petition for Supreme Court review... Read more

'Hope And Change' Means Punishingly Slow Growth for Obama's Biggest Supporters

September 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 13, 2013 on Forbes.com. Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal explained President Obama's 2012 reelection in the September 4 edition as follows: "Mr. Obama was reelected with 51%... Read more

Lessons from the Colorado Recall

September 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 16, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Americans will always rise above politics to defend the Constitution. In 2008, when Barack Obama was running for his first term as... Read more

You Don't Have to Stay Poor

September 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 11, 2013 on Townhall.com. No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not... Read more

100 Years after Woodrow Wilson, Mark Levin Pens a Brilliant Response

September 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 8, 2013 on Forbes.com. One hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was leading a counterrevolution against the Constitution. Unfortunately, he was doing it from the White House, as President of... Read more

Blowing Hot and Cold on Devotion to States' Rights

September 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 9, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Holder is cool with marijuana, but not with preventing election fraud. I'm all for according public officials the dignity due their positions,... Read more

Christian Airman Punished by Lesbian Commander Faces Possible Court Martial

September 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published September 6, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Updating our earlier report on Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, a Christian serving in the Air Force whose unit is now commanded by a... Read more

Conservative Messages for Minorities

September 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 4, 2013 on The American Spectator website. What conservative think tank regularly promotes free market reforms and ideas on Spanish television and black radio stations? Which one holds forums... Read more

Touchy Topics

September 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 4, 2013 on Townhall.com. Here's a question: What is the true test of one's commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when... Read more

50 Years After MLK's Landmark Civil Rights Speech, Obama's Words Don't Match His Deeds

September 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 3, 2013 on Forbes.com. The Bible wisely says, "By their fruits, you shall know them." In President Obama's August 28 Address on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's... Read more

Christian Airman Claims He Was Fired by Lesbian Commander for Gay Marriage Stance

September 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 25, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Monk has served in the U.S. Air Force for 19 years with a clean service record. But his new lesbian... Read more

ACRU Wins Historic Election Integrity Consent Decree

September 4, 2013 — Mississippi county agrees to take the dead, felons and the double-registered off its voter rolls. HATTIESBURG, MS (Sept. 4, 2013) — Officials in Walthall County, Mississippi, were sued in April by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) under the National... Read more

Fox News Video: Ken Blackwell Comments on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights

September 4, 2013 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell comments on social change and values in black culture and music, 50 years after the march on Washington.... Read more

ACRU: Supreme Court Should Clear Way to Clean Up N.J. Slum

September 4, 2013 — Township Broke No Federal Law in Redeveloping Blighted Housing Project, Group Argues WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 4, 2013) — In a Supreme Court brief submitted Tuesday, Sept. 3, the American Civil Rights Union argues that local officials did not violate the... Read more

'Stand Your Ground' when Liberals Attack

September 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 2, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Americans have a right to their beliefs without left-wing reproach. Warning: Taking corporate donations may be hazardous to your constitutional freedom of... Read more

Defunding the Evil that Is Obamacare

August 30, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on August 30, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Obamacare has pushed the nation toward a moral precipice. The only question is whether or not House Republicans will... Read more

Somali Immigrants Charged with Illegal Double Voting in Minnesota

August 30, 2013 — This item by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was posted on August 28, 2013 on the Election Law Center website. The following is an excerpt from an article published in the Faribault Daily News: About 50 men and... Read more

A Minority View

August 30, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 28, 2013 on Townhall.com. This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my... Read more

Meet the Radical DOJ Lawyers Suing Texas over Voter ID

August 30, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on August 27, 2013 on The PJ Tatler website. Hans von Spakovsky tears apart the merits of the complaint the Department of Justice Voting Section has filed to... Read more

The Federal Government's Reaction to Bitcoin Is An Acknowledgement of the Dollar's Vulnerability

August 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 25, 2013 on Forbes.com. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee has private alternative currencies in its... Read more

Democrats and Lawlessness

August 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 21, 2013 on The American Spectator website. In the third of the six films of the Star Wars... Read more

The Lawless and Its Discontents

August 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 26, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Upon securing victory against the British, George Washington had to quell a rising movement to crown him as America's new king. Contrast... Read more

Progressives and Blacks

August 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 21, 2013 on Townhall.com. Sometimes I wonder when black people will reject the patronizing insults of white progressives and their black handmaidens.... Read more

The Coming Liberation: Health Care for All without Obamacare

August 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 18, 2013 on Forbes.com. Obamacare was pushed through on the promise of universal health coverage for everyone. But... Read more

Why We Are Losing Our Country, Part 3 (Video)

August 20, 2013 — In the final part of his interview with the Daily Caller, J Christian Adams discusses the internal operations of the DOJ, and how the Department can advance specific political agendas. See the rest of the interview: Part 1 | Part... Read more

Why We Are Losing Our Country, Part 2 (Video)

August 20, 2013 — In part two of Ginni Thomas' video interview on the Daily Caller website, ACRU Policy Board member J. Christian Adams explains how the Justice Department is using the law to punish political opponents. See the rest of the interview: Part... Read more

Why We Are Losing Our Country (Video)

August 20, 2013 — Find out why we're losing our country as Ginni Thomas interviews ACRU Policy Board member J. Christian Adams for the Daily Caller. Part one of the interview explores how the DOJ has changed since the necessary voter protections of the... Read more

Too Much Bull from the White House

August 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 19, 2013 on The Washington Times website. It's obviously high time for President Obama to appoint a rodeo clown czar. He's got more than 40 other "czars" to govern... Read more

Thank You, Speaker Boehner

August 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 14, 2013 on The American Spectator website. A highly illuminating article in Monday's Wall Street Journal by Stephen... Read more

Energy Manipulation

August 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 14, 2013 on Townhall.com. Why is it that natural gas sells in the U.S. for $3.94 per 1,000 cubic feet and in... Read more

Will Democrat Voters Support Obama's Suspension of Democracy and Calculated Deception?

August 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 11, 2013 on Forbes.com. On July 18, President Obama held an event at the White House to promote... Read more

Federal Program: Become an Activist, Leftist Lawyer for Free

August 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on August 14, 2013 on Breitbart.com website. Elite and expensive law schools are promoting a program to graduate swarms of activist leftist lawyers at federal taxpayer expense. The... Read more

Federal Judge Rules Bloomberg's NYC 'Stop-and-Frisk' Unconstitutional

August 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 12, 2013 on Breitbart.com. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin today invalidated Mayor Mike Bloomberg's "stop-and-frisk" policy as a violation of the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment. As Scheindlin begins... Read more

Holder Does End-Run Around Congress on Federal Drug Laws

August 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 12, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Attorney General Eric Holder has just announced an end-run around Congress and given the far left one of its priority action-items, announcing he will... Read more

Recalling What Freedom of Religion Meant to the Founders

August 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 12, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Ever feel like an "outsider?" If you have, then you have license to stamp out any public activity that you find religiously... Read more

How to Fix the Republican Party

August 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 7, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Why does the Republican Party keep nominating all these loser... Read more

Congress, States, And Even Obama's DOJ Rally To Prayer-Givers' Defense

August 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 8, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Congress, half of the states across the nation, and many others are rallying to defend public prayer in a major case at the... Read more

NRA Takes Case Against Obama's ATF to Supreme Court

August 7, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 5, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association (NRA) sued the Obama administration's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) over a federal law denying law-abiding... Read more

How Does President Obama's Economic Recovery Compare to Those of Other Presidents?

August 7, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published August 4, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama is on a national economic policy speaking tour, with a series... Read more

Taking Liberties with Our Liberty

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Culture Clash in the High Country

August 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 5, 2013 on The Washington Times website. OURAY, Colo. -- Just because the mountain air is thin at 7,800 feet and the New Age is evident in various ways... Read more

Citizens Claim Pentagon Forced Them to Shut Down Charity for Deployed Soldiers

July 31, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 28, 2013 on Breitbart.com. A Virginia woman has shut down a website for a charity operation meant to help American troops deployed in Afghanistan in response to what... Read more

There's an Economic Boom Lurking Once President Obama's Second Term Ends

July 30, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 28, 2013 on Forbes.com. The magician's trick is deception, based on misdirection and distraction. He draws your attention... Read more

Holder Declares War on Texas, Ignores Supreme Court

July 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 25, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Attorney General Eric Holder has launched a war against Texas, and in doing so is defying the Supreme Court of the United States. The... Read more

Military Censors Christian Chaplain, Atheists Call for Punishment

July 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 24, 2013 on Breitbart.com. A Christian chaplain in the military is being officially censored for engaging in free speech, and anti-Christian activists are demanding he be punished. Lt.... Read more

Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

July 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on June 25, 2013 on the PJ Media website. Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad... Read more

San Diego Clerk Sues over Gay Marriage

July 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 23, 2013 on Breitbart.com. San Diego County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr. has petitioned the California Supreme Court to order marriage licenses not be issued to gay couples... Read more

Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in HHS Mandate Case, Supreme Court Next?

July 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Home-retailer Hobby Lobby--owned by the Green family, who are devout Christians--just dealt the Obamacare HHS mandate a devastating one-two punch. It's likely the Obama... Read more

When Government Grows Like Kudzu

July 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 22, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The federal government is growing like kudzu. That's the Japanese ivy plant that's taking over roadsides all over the south and is... Read more

ACLU Official Blasts Marathon Bombing Case Investigation

July 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 21, 2013 on the American Thinker website. There's not much that doesn't outrage the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), whether it's the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman... Read more

Obama's Pants on Fire in White House Obamacare Speech

July 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 18, 2013 on Breitbart.com. On Thursday, President Barack Obama said of his health care law: "Despite all the evidence that the law is working the way it's supposed... Read more

Texas Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban, Should Survive Legal Challenge

July 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 18, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Today Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a pro-life bill which will very likely be upheld by the Supreme Court. The law disallows... Read more

The Meaning of the Zimmerman Trial

July 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 17, 2013 on The American Spectator website. There has been only one responsible party in the entire Zimmerman... Read more

What Egyptians Need

July 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 17, 2013 on Townhall.com. What Egyptian citizens must recognize is that political liberty thrives best where there's a large measure of economic... Read more

The Untold Unemployment Story: A Loss Of 162,000 Full-Time Jobs In June

July 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 14, 2013 on Forbes.com. You would not have gotten the real story about the June unemployment report on... Read more

Silver Linings in the Ruling on Obamacare

July 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 15, 2013 on The Washington Times website. In the latest court ruling upholding Obamacare, a three-judge federal panel in Richmond, Va, last Thursday rejected Liberty University's challenge to both... Read more

The Lawless President

July 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 10, 2013 on The American Spectator website. The duties of the President of the United States are spelled... Read more

Black Education Tragedy

July 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 10, 2013 on Townhall.com. As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the... Read more

As the Earth Cools, Obama's Still Distracted by a Fraudulent Warming Narrative

July 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published July 8, 2013 on Forbes.com. "A growing economy that creates good, middle class jobs—this must be the North Star... Read more

Politifact Deserves 'Pants on Fire' on Religious Liberty and Gay Marriage

July 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 8, 2013 on Breitbart.com. In case you just arrived from a different planet and didn't yet know the media is as much in the tank for gay marriage... Read more

Homeowners Sue Police for Violating the Little-Known Third Amendment

July 8, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 7, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Police arrested the Mitchell family in Nevada when the family refused to let the police take over their houses to observe the Mitchells' neighbors.... Read more

The IRS Scandal's Inconvenient Facts

July 8, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 8, 2013 on The Washington Times website. As part of his powerful screeds against English rule, Founding Father Tom Paine had this to say about the king's appetite for... Read more

Distrusting Government

July 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 3, 2013 on Townhall.com. Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our... Read more

White House Violates Law with Obamacare Delay

July 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 2, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Obama administration officials are illegally delaying enforcement of a central provision in the president's namesake legislation in a desperate attempt to manipulate the 2014... Read more

SCOTUS Amends the Declaration of Independence

July 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published July 2, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Thomas Jefferson, call your office. Five lawyers on the Supreme Court have issues with your handiwork. A revised version of the... Read more

Black-Robed Hate Group

July 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 1, 2013 on The Washington Times website. By accusing backers of traditional marriage of being motivated only by animus against homosexuals, the U.S. Supreme Court has become the most... Read more

Not So Fast: New Supreme Court Filing as California Jumps the Gun on Gay Marriage

July 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 30, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Lawyers for traditional marriage today filed an emergency application with Justice Anthony Kennedy at the Supreme Court, asking him to order that California officials... Read more

Not So Fast: Prop 8 Is Still California Law

June 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com. News reports that California's Prop 8 has been struck down as unconstitutional are completely false. Proposition 8 is the amendment to the California Constitution... Read more

Reconfirming the Constitution

June 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 26, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act bans any "standard, practice,... Read more

'Welfare State' Doesn't Adequately Describe How Much America's Poor Control Your Wallet

June 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 23, 2013 on Forbes.com. Many people choose to become Democrats when they are young because of a humane... Read more

Bit by Bit Strategy

June 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 26, 2013 on Townhall.com. There's a move on to prohibit Washington's football team from calling itself "Redskins," even though a 2009 U.S.... Read more

J. Christian Adams on KOA-AM Radio

June 24, 2013 — ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams appeared on KOA-AM Denver on the Mike Rosen Show to discuss important election issues including Arizona v. The Intertribal Council of Arizona, voter fraud, and cleaning up the voter rolls. flowplayer("player", "/Scripts/Flowplayer/flowplayer-3.1.5.swf", {plugins:{audio:{url:'/Scripts/Flowplayer/flowplayer.audio-3.1.2.swf'}}});... Read more

U.S. Braces for Historic Supreme Court Decisions

June 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 23, 2013 on Breitbart.com. This week the Supreme Court will hand down four decisions that will mark a turning point for the United States, and some possible outcomes... Read more

Living in the Devil of a Time

June 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 24, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Given the sheer volume of bizarre cultural shifts just in the past few weeks, it's time for another "if I were the... Read more

Conservative Battle Plan after SCOTUS' AZ Election Law Ruling

June 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 20, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Conservatives are launching a multi-track strategy in the wake of the Supreme Court's major election law case this week. As Breitbart News reported Monday,... Read more

Glenn Beck at Tea Party Rally: 'Stare Down the Bullies'

June 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 19, 2013 on the Tea Party Unity website. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2013) - At an "Audit the IRS" rally staged today in front of the U.S. Capitol, Glenn... Read more

Obama's Unaffordable Act

June 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 19, 2013 on The American Spectator website. When he was campaigning for President in 2008, President Obama told... Read more

Unasked and Unanswered Questions

June 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 19, 2013 on Townhall.com. Grutter v. Bollinger was the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the University of Michigan Law School's... Read more

Left Loses Big in Citizenship-Verification Supreme Court Case

June 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on June 17, 2013 on the PJ Media website. Something perverse happened after the Supreme Court's decision today invalidating citizenship-verification requirements in Arizona for registrants who use the... Read more

States Can't Require Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Federal Elections

June 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 17, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court ruled today in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council that federal law does not allow states the option of requiring voters to... Read more

The Magic, Fairy Dust Naivete That Is Progressive Economics

June 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 16, 2013 on Forbes.com. Let's proclaim the Good News: Government money is free. No, not just to the... Read more

The GOP Temptation to Try to Fix the Unfixable

June 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 17, 2013 on The Washington Times website. It doesn't matter whether the Republican-led House passes good, workable immigration legislation. The bill would have to go to a House-Senate conference... Read more

Obama Threatens Veto of Religious Protection for Military

June 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 12, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Breitbart News reported last week that Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) passed an amendment in the House Armed Services Committee protecting religious speech of service... Read more

Curbing the IRS

June 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 12, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Suppose you give your 30-year-old daughter a list of groceries to... Read more

Unnecessary Tragedy

June 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 12, 2013 on Townhall.com. Last week, a federal judge ordered Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow 10-year-old Sarah... Read more

Obamacare's California Insurance Premiums Are Soaring - This Is Fact

June 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 7, 2013 on Forbes.com. The great American experiment in democracy is currently failing. In proof of that, I... Read more

Amendments Protecting Soldiers' Religious Rights Approved by Committee

June 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 7, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Congress is taking action on religious liberty in the military, a story that was originally reported by Breitbart News. New legal language passed a... Read more

Recollecting the Requirements of Conscience

June 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 10, 2013 on The Washington Times website. A 10-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis has given us a snapshot into the brave, new world of big government and why we... Read more

Can We Get It Back?

June 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published June 5, 2013 on The American Spectator website. As Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon reported in their underappreciated... Read more

Understanding Liberals and Progressives

June 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 5, 2013 on Townhall.com. In order to understand the liberal and progressive agenda, one must know something about their world vision and... Read more

Obama's DC Judges: Democrats Started the Fight

June 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 4, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Last week we reported that President Obama's agenda may depend on how many judges he can appoint to the U.S. Court of Appeals for... Read more

Scalia Dissents on SCOTUS Decision Upholding DNA Samples of Arrestees

June 5, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 3, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Constitutional protections do not forbid police from taking DNA samples from those arrested for serious crimes, according to the Supreme Court in its 5-4... Read more

Drilled by the Quill

June 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 3, 2013 on The Washington Times website. As a longtime, ink-stained wretch, I'm actually glad that some of the Obama administration's bombs targeting our essential liberties found their way... Read more

Pentagon Denies Relationship with Anti-Christian Extremist; Instantly Complies with His Demands

June 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 2, 2013 on Breitbart.com. One month ago the Pentagon assured the public it was not being advised by anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein. Yet two days ago Weinstein called... Read more

Holder's Defense: Diminished Capacity?

June 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published June 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a former prosecutor and judge, is pleading ignorance of the law as his excuse for criminally accusing a journalist... Read more

Americans Deserve the IRS

May 31, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 29, 2013 on Townhall.com. Individually, Americans do not deserve to be subservient to such a fear-mongering, intimidating and powerful agency as the... Read more

Obamanomics

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Obama's Agenda Depends on Packing the DC Circuit Court

May 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 29, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama is finalizing an aggressive strategy to pack a court. It's not the Supreme Court; it's the U.S. Court of Appeals for... Read more

SCOTUS Denies Review in Planned Parenthood Funding Case

May 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 28, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take a case where a federal appeals court struck down an Indiana law denying Medicaid funds to... Read more

Striking a Sour Note on the Boardwalk

May 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 28, 2013 on The Washington Times website. What do you do if you're a street fiddler who wants to play as loud as you want, and the cops tell... Read more

Senate Confirms Rising Star, Could Be Next SCOTUS Nominee

May 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed Sri Srinivasan to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia... Read more

To the Horror of Global Warming Alarmists, Global Cooling Is Here

May 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published May 27, 2013 on Forbes.com. Around 1250 A.D., historical records show, ice packs began showing up farther south in... Read more

Turning the Tables on the IRS

May 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 27, 2013 on The Washington Times website. It's pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of Tea Party and other conservative groups and individuals... Read more

Boy Scouts Adopt Contradictory Policy on Gay Scouts, Leaders

May 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has changed its century-old policy to bring into membership open and avowed homosexual youths through age 17. However,... Read more

Time to Go for the Kill

May 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published May 22, 2013 on The American Spectator website. The IRS scandal provides Republicans and conservatives with the opportunity to... Read more

We Are the Idiots

May 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 22, 2013 on Townhall.com. Dr. Henry Miller, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Gregory Conko, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise... Read more

Taxing the Credulity of the Americans

May 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 20, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Barack Obama says he is angry about the Internal Revenue Service singling out conservative and Tea Party groups for rough treatment, even... Read more

America Waiting on Big Decisions from SCOTUS

May 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Several major cases will be decided by the Supreme Court over the next six weeks, including historic issues such as gay marriage and affirmative... Read more

Congress Investigating Obama Admin's Hostility to Religion in the Military

May 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 13, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Following 59 Members of Congress sending a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel regarding Pentagon officials meeting with an anti-Christian extremist, another group of... Read more

Hating America

May 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 15, 2013 on Townhall.com. Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who are accused of setting the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon,... Read more

Obamacare Implodes

May 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Welfare Reform (CCWR) Peter Ferrara was published May 15, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Health policy economists are puzzled by a persistent slowdown in the... Read more

59 Congress Members Demand Hagel Explain Meeting with Anti-Christian Extremist

May 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 13, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Monday morning, Congressmen Steve Scalise and John Fleming--both Republicans representing districts in Louisiana--sent a letter signed by 59 Members of the U.S. House of... Read more

House Republicans Prove Effective At Restraining Runaway Democrat Spending

May 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 9, 2013 on Forbes.com. House Republicans are proving effective in restraining the runaway federal spending desired by President... Read more

Congress Must Tell Pentagon to Protect Troops' First Amendment Rights

May 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 11, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Pentagon has now fully reversed its previous declarations and is now claiming it has no policy either way on whether proselytizing is allowed... Read more

Benghazi's Media Maze

May 13, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 13, 2013 on The Washington Times website. You just knew press coverage of the congressional hearing on the Benghazi cover-ups last Wednesday would be nonexistent or squirrely, right? It... Read more

Obama's Rising Inequality

May 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 8, 2013 on The American Spectator website. The day after his second inauguration, the New York Times and... Read more

Honest Examination of Race

May 9, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 8, 2013 on Townhall.com. One definition given for insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results;... Read more

Pentagon Began Relationship with Anti-Religious Extremist in 2009

May 8, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 7, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Obama-Hagel Pentagon is trying to minimize Breitbart News' blockbuster story last week of top brass meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein, who we... Read more

Overreaching Internet Sales Tax Is Obama's Calculated Deception Of Gullible Voters

May 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 2, 2013 on Forbes.com. During the 2008 campaign, when candidate Obama was seeking our votes, he pledged in... Read more

Twisting Words into Doublespeak

May 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 6, 2013 on The Washington Times website. America is awash in doublespeak. Words such as "marriage," "conservatism," "bigotry," "tolerance" and "brave" no longer have universal meaning, and this is... Read more

Hagel's Pentagon Defends Unconstitutional Policy against Soldiers Sharing Faith

May 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 3, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Pentagon personnel responded to Breitbart News' report about court-martialing service members who share their faith in the military, which the Pentagon confirmed on May... Read more

Liberal Suffering and Confusion

May 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 1, 2013 on Townhall.com. The liberal world vision and reality are often at variance, for example, with equal pay for equal work.... Read more

Pentagon May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith

May 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 1, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department... Read more

Voter Fraud Lawsuits Filed in Two Mississippi Counties

May 2, 2013 — This column by Kerry Picket was published May 1, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Two Mississippi counties are facing lawsuits filed by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) that seek injunctions to compel election officials in Jefferson Davis and Walthall Counties to... Read more

Justice Department Failure: Suit Filed Over DOJ Refusal to Clean Up Voter Rolls

May 1, 2013 — This column by Senior Legal Fellow for The Heritage Foundation Hans A. von Spakovsky was published April 30, 2013 on the PJ Media website. The American Civil Rights Union wants local election officials to clean up voter rolls in Mississippi.... Read more

An Electoral-Reform Tsunami

April 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 29, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Jefferson Davis County in southwest Mississippi has the distinction of being named after Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis. That's good... Read more

Pentagon Taps Anti-Christian Extremist for Religious Tolerance Policy

April 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 28, 2013 on Breitbart.com. "Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity... Read more

Holder Undercut FBI by Giving Tsarnaev Miranda Rights

April 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Updating our earlier report: Details are emerging that when U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, she went to his... Read more

Academic Cesspools

April 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 24, 2013 on Townhall.com. Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled "Academic Cesspools," "Academic Dishonesty," "The Shame of... Read more

Tsarnaev the Fraud

April 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published April 23, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried by a military commission at Guantanamo Bay rather than in U.S. federal court on charges related... Read more

Ken Klukowski on the Phil Valentine Show

April 23, 2013 — Topic: Suspected Terrorist Trial Click here to listen online.... Read more

Boy Scout Leaders Propose Incoherent Policy on Gay Scouts

April 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 20, 2013 on Breitbart.com. A faction in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) just proposed a resolution to change BSA's longstanding policy regarding openly homosexual behavior, one that... Read more

Earth Day Religion

April 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 22, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Just as the word "liberal" has given way to the less-tarnished "progressive," it's hard to find "global warming" in environmental groups' materials... Read more

Home Defense, Liberal-Style

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Slate: 'Marriage Equality' Includes Polygamy

April 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 17, 2013 on Breitbart.com. As a lawyer in the same-sex marriage litigation at the Supreme Court who has spent a couple years working through all the implications of... Read more

Updated: Label Tsarnaev Enemy Combatant for Now, Can Give Bill of Rights Later

April 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 21, 2013 on Breitbart.com. This is an update to an earlier story, presenting the analysis of why the Constitution probably entitles Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to the full range of... Read more

For Now, Public-Safety Exception Precludes Bomber's Miranda Rights

April 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 20, 2013 on Breitbart.com. As a newly-minted U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil, Boston terrorist suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev will get the full range of constitutional protections from the... Read more

What's Next: Civilian Criminal Trial for Marathon Bombing Suspect

April 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Obama administration has placed Boston terrorist suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev in federal custody with plans to give him a civilian criminal trial in U.S.... Read more

Boston Terrorists Not Right-Wing Americans

April 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. We now know the Boston Marathon terrorists were Muslims with roots in Chechnya, the Russian province in an ongoing conflict with Moscow, with a... Read more

President Obama's Predictable Budget: More Spending, More Tax Increases

April 19, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 19, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama tells us in the Overview to his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget just... Read more

Price Versus Cost

April 19, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 17, 2013 on Townhall.com. Suppose you buy a gallon of gas for $3. How much did it cost you? You say, "Williams,... Read more

Fallacies and Charades

April 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 17, 2013 on The American Spectator website. The biggest fallacy regarding Social Security is that it would be... Read more

Supreme Court Denies Review in Flawed Gun Rights Case, Might Take Next One

April 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 16, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court has declined to take Kachalsky v. Cacace, what could have been the next big Second Amendment case for the nation. But... Read more

The Media and President Obama's View through a Gosnell Lens

April 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published on April 16, 2013 on the World website. Mariners have been familiar with the Fresnel lens for nearly two centuries. It refracts light from a lighthouse to magnify the life-saving... Read more

Progressive Keynesian Myths Debunked: The Coming Redistribution of Political and Economic Power Among the States

April 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 14, 2013 on Forbes.com. Ongoing effective economic experiments among the 50 states are sharpening, and definitive results will... Read more

Getting Rich by Selling Hate

April 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 15, 2013 on The Washington Times website. While the media cheer the Obama administration and Senate Democrats as they exploit the Newtown, Conn., school massacre to push gun-control laws... Read more

Black Unemployment

April 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 10, 2013 on Townhall.com. A couple of weeks ago, Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, said... Read more

Minority Student Needs

April 8, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 3, 2013 on Townhall.com. Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.... Read more

Look Out Below, the Obamacare Chaos Is Coming

April 8, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 7, 2013 on Forbes.com. The biggest political problem faced by so-called "liberals" and so-called "progressives" in President Obama's... Read more

The Sound of Tyranny

April 8, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 8, 2013 on The Washington Times website. In a remarkably short time, Germany recovered smartly from the wreckage of its defeat in World War II to become the economic... Read more

His Greatest Failure

April 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 3, 2013 on The American Spectator website. President Obama likes to pose as a martyred man, because when... Read more

Christians and Religious Liberty in America on Easter Sunday, 2013

April 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 31, 2013 on Breitbart.com. "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as... Read more

If No One Can Win, Everyone Loses

April 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 1, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The last time I was in Ipswich, Mass., I had one of the tastiest plates of fried clams imaginable. They were fresh,... Read more

The Age of Unreason: Senate Democrat Budget Mythology

April 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 31, 2013 on Forbes.com. Paul Ryan's House Republican budget, and Patty Murray's Senate Democrat budget, deserve continued scrutiny... Read more

Court, Let Voters Decide on Gay Marriage

April 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 28, 2013 on CNN.com. This week the Supreme Court heard two historic cases on marriage. Even though I was a lawyer in the litigation and in the courthouse... Read more

Hope Goes Out of Season in Seattle

March 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 29, 2013 on The Washington Times website. During spring renewal, when flowers blossom, grasses begin to green and a billion Christians celebrate a peerless Resurrection that occurred nearly 2,000... Read more

SCOTUS May Throw Out DOMA Cases Due to DOJ Refusal to Defend

March 29, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 27, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court's justices spent a full hour in today's DOMA case, U.S. v. Windsor, debating whether the case should be in court at... Read more

SCOTUS Considers Same-Sex Marriage, Part II: U.S. v. Windsor

March 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court will hear two historic cases this week on marriage: Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. And they could fundamentally... Read more

Are We Equal?

March 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 27, 2013 on Townhall.com. Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and... Read more

Prop 8 Case: Roberts as a Swing Vote Again?

March 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 26, 2013 on Breitbart.com. In Tuesday's oral arguments for the Supreme Court case Hollingsworth v. Perry, Justice Anthony Kennedy cautioned anti-Proposition 8 lawyer Ted Olson, "The problem with... Read more

SCOTUS Considers Same-Sex Marriage, Part 1: Hollingsworth v. Perry

March 26, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 25, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court will hear two historic cases this week on marriage: Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. And they could fundamentally... Read more

Left And Right Extremists Fail To See Paul Ryan's Win-Win Entitlement Reform

March 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 24, 2013 on Forbes.com. The New York Times told its readers on March 12 that Paul Ryan's proposed... Read more

Crucial Battle in the 'War on Marriage'

March 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 25, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Over the past few weeks, the "war on marriage" has turned into a blitzkrieg. It's all designed to sway the Supreme Court,... Read more

NRA Sues NY Gov. Cuomo on Gun-Control Law

March 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 22, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The NRA is taking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to court as Cuomo prepares to run for president in 2016. The National Rifle Association... Read more

Brazen Extremism

March 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 20, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Democrat Party cheerleader Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) ridicules Paul Ryan's... Read more

Sheriff Cruz Meets School Marm Feinstein

March 19, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published March 19, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Here's what Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) learned from questioning Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) about the constitutionality of her "assault weapons" ban.... Read more

Paul Ryan's House Republican Budget vs. Patty Murray's Senate Democrat Budget

March 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 17, 2013 on Forbes.com. The competing budgets released last week by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI)... Read more

No Room for Nuisances in Missouri Pews

March 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 18, 2013 on The Washington Times website. You can't keep a good theophobe down. Despite losing in court, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says it will continue opposing... Read more

Educational Rot

March 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 13, 2013 on Townhall.com. American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have... Read more

Yes, Ted Cruz Likely Eligible to Be President

March 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 11, 2013 on Breitbart.com. On Mar. 8, reporter Carl Cameron on Special Report on Fox News Channel was surveying potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates. Then he raised Ted... Read more

ObamaDon'tCare

March 11, 2013 — Read more

President Obama's War on Women and Minorities

March 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 10, 2013 on Forbes.com. The 2012 election featured the bottom feeding charge of a Republican War on Women.... Read more

Last Chance to Repair Mr. Roberts' Obamacare Error

March 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 11, 2013 on The Washington Times website. In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child-labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax... Read more

Rand Paul and Osama bin Laden's Spokesperson

March 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 8, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Supporters of national security and the Constitution are rightly outraged about learning that Sulaiman Abu Ghaith--the al Qaeda spokesman who is also Osama bin... Read more

Obama Adulterates Marriage and Federalism

March 7, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published March 7, 2013 on the American Thinker website. "Marriage, it doesn't mean anything." That's what Barack Obama told wife Michelle while they were dating, according to her 2008 interview... Read more

The Coming Sequester Lies

March 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 6, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Almost a week since the dreaded sequester went into effect, and... Read more

Mandated Wages and Discrimination

March 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 6, 2013 on Townhall.com. Let's work through an example. Suppose 100 yards of fence could be built using one of two techniques.... Read more

The Creeping Federal Takeover of Local Elections

March 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on March 4, 2013 on The Washington Times website. President Obama's State of the Union address last month provided the latest national crisis to be solved by Washington,... Read more

Curing the GOP's Infection

March 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 4, 2013 on The Washington Times website. One of Bill Cosby's best-loved routines is "Tonsils." Mr. Cosby relates how the doctor explained the need for surgery when he was... Read more

A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

February 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 27, 2013 on Townhall.com. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an... Read more

America's Three Greatest Presidents

February 27, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 27, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Turns out the shortest month on the calendar is actually the... Read more

Joe Doe Loses His Fight with the 10 Commandments

February 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 25, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has lost its six-year campaign to tear down a Ten Commandments monument at the Dixie County,... Read more

Virginia Judge Blocks Voter ID Advocate from Electoral Board

February 24, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member J. Christian Adams was published on February 22, 2013 on Breitbart.com. In Virginia, the Fairfax Democratic Party is gloating over the effective removal of voter integrity advocate Hans von Spakovsky from the electoral... Read more

As the Economy Recesses, Obama's Global Warming Delusions Are Truly Cruel

February 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 22, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama issued this threat to the American people in his 2013 State of... Read more

Sequester Hysterics

February 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 20, 2013 on The American Spectator website. President Obama told America yesterday morning that if the sequester goes... Read more

The Next Citizens United? SCOTUS Takes First Amendment Challenge to Campaign Finance Law

February 20, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 19, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in what could be the next Citizens United, considering whether a central part of the nation's foundational federal... Read more

The Kidnapping Lobby Is at It Again

February 18, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 18, 2013 on The Washington Times website. What's the real message behind Barack Obama's call in his State of the Union speech for taxpayer-funded "universal" preschool and his trip... Read more

Lars Larson: MO Gun Control Proposal Raises Constitutional Problems

February 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 16, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Missouri Democrats are trying to join New York, California, and Illinois as states that oppose gun rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. National talk-radio... Read more

Why Celebrate Washington's Birthday?

February 17, 2013 — This column by former federal judge and ACRU policy board member Richard Bender Abell was published in the Mount Vernon Gazette. A great nation — a great democracy — needs heroes to set an example — a paradigm for conduct,... Read more

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit against Ten Commandments Display

February 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 15, 2013 on Breitbart.com. The Ten Commandments won in federal court this week in Dixie County, FL, which adopted a policy that allows any of its citizens to... Read more

President Obama's State of Disunion: Half of America Is in a Trance

February 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 15, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Reagan famously said "Government is not the answer to the problem. Government IS... Read more

Obama and the Pirates

February 15, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 13, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Everything in this column will be established by logical proof, as... Read more

Woman Dies in Late-Term Abortion Performed by Doctor Linked to Sebelius

February 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 12, 2013 on Breitbart.com. According to reports, on Feb. 7th, 29-year old Jennifer Morbelli died due to complications from a late-term abortion performed by Dr. LeRoy Carhart, an... Read more

The Real State of the Union

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Media Ignore Domestic Terrorist Conviction of Gay-Rights Activist

February 12, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 11, 2013 on Breitbart.com. How many stories have you seen on the broadcast networks or cable networks--any of the networks--about the first-ever domestic terrorism conviction in our nation's... Read more

ACRU Brief Says Right to Firearms Not Limited to Home

February 11, 2013 — WASHINGTON (Feb. 11, 2013) -- In a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) urges the court to hear a case involving New York citizens who say their Second Amendment right to bear... Read more

No Compromise in New Contraception Mandate

February 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on February 5, 2013 on USA Today. If you missed the Obama administration's "clarified" version of the notorious "contraception mandate" last Friday, you... Read more

The Worst Five Years Since the Great Depression

February 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 7, 2013 on Forbes.com. In February, 2009, I wrote for the Wall Street Journal an article entitled "Reaganomics... Read more

A Life on the Front Lines of the Culture War

February 11, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 11, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Michael Schwartz, a great man who passed from this earth last weekend at age 63, was an anomaly. An Irish Catholic from... Read more

Lawyer Who Argued for Drone Strikes Angling for SCOTUS Nomination?

February 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 6, 2013 on Breitbart.com. "What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?" -- Mark 8:36 The U.S. government is claiming the... Read more

Women in Combat

February 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 6, 2013 on Townhall.com. A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's... Read more

The Root Cause of Gun Violence

February 6, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 6, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Aside from a few brave truth-tellers, all of the discussion in... Read more

ACRU in Ad Defending Scouts' Honor

February 4, 2013 — The American Civil Rights Union joined 40 other organizations in a half-page ad in USA Today urging the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America not to be bullied into compromising their moral standards for leaders and members. Click here... Read more

The Boy Scouts' Flirtation with Dishonor and Destruction

February 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 4, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Boy Scouts learn to start fires by rubbing two sticks together. Now, the national Scout leadership is playing with fire. Scratch that--they're... Read more

ACLU, Unions Sue Michigan Over Right to Work Law

February 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 3, 2013 on the American Thinker website. Do you recall what happened at the Wisconsin state Capitol building in March 2011, when the state Senate was considering legislation to... Read more

Fact Check--CNN's Blitzer: Sheriffs Can't Defy Executive Orders

February 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 1, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Discussing gun control, CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday told a Utah sheriff that if Barack Obama issues an executive order, that order is the... Read more

Obama Loses Two HHS Mandate Cases in One Week

February 4, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 3, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Obamacare's HHS Mandate lost yet again in a federal appeals court last Thursday, and then lost in a second case on Friday. These cases... Read more

A Federal Court Slaps Down President Obama's Aggressive Abuse of Executive Power

February 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 31, 2013 on Forbes.com. Can the President make "recess appointments," which do not require Senate confirmation, when the... Read more

Official Lies

February 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 30, 2013 on Townhall.com. Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed... Read more

Enough of This Glumness

February 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 30, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Conservatives are still glum about the election, and the upper hand... Read more

Former Mayor Blackwell: Four Year Fight for Second Amendment

January 31, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 29, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama met with big-city police chiefs today calling for gun control. In response, former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell explained to Breitbart... Read more

Boy Scouts Shouldn't Abandon Morality

January 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 28, 2013 on The USA Today website. "Currently, the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation," said a press release on Monday issued by... Read more

Experts Aren't Deities

January 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 23, 2013 on Townhall.com. Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the... Read more

Forget Market Failure, Our Crumbling Democracy Speaks To Political Failure

January 28, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 24, 2013 on Forbes.com. Government does not even have the power to take guns away from criminals. It... Read more

Major Court Defeat for Obama: "Recess" Appointments Unconstitutional

January 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 25, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama just suffered a humiliating defeat in federal court. A top federal appeals court has removed three presidential appointees from power,... Read more

Skirmish Won in War for Religious Freedom

January 25, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 25, 2013 on The Washington Times website. In a victory for religious freedom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) won't be able to make Catholic agencies fund abortions for... Read more

More Calculated Deception

January 23, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 23, 2013 on The American Spectator website. As if to prove it can do a better job making... Read more

40 Years of Roe v. Wade: What Happened? And What Comes Next?

January 22, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 22, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Today marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, where the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution provides a right to have... Read more

Obama Opens a New Term with a Loud 'Bang'

January 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 21, 2013 on The Washington Times website. Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He's made it... Read more

Bobby Jindal Seeks Rich State Status With Income Tax Phaseout

January 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 17, 2013 on Forbes.com. Nine states survive perfectly well with no state income tax at all. These include... Read more

Clergy Declares Holy War on NRA

January 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published January 21, 2013 on Townhall.com. The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and "progressive" spiritual advisor... Read more

SCOTUS Takes Major Constitutional Case on Treaty Powers

January 21, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 18, 2013 on Breitbart.com. On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in Bond v. United States, a case raising serious issues of federal power under... Read more

Scouts vs. ACLU: A Contrast in Values

January 18, 2013 — A cartoon for ACRU by Glenn Foden.... Read more

Obama Has Long Opposed the Second Amendment

January 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 17, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama is being blatantly disingenuous when he says he believes in the Second Amendment. He opposed it as recently as three... Read more

Overcoming Obama's Obduracy

January 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 16, 2013 on The American Spectator website. President Obama said at his increasingly notorious press conference on Monday,... Read more

Obama's Gun Control Campaign Doomed to Fail

January 17, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 17, 2013 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama on Wednesday revealed his national gun control proposal, one loaded with divisive rhetoric and exploiting children onstage to push his... Read more

An Open Letter to General Powell

January 16, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 14, 2013 on The Patriot Post. Dear General Powell, I was disappointed with the clear implication in your Meet The Press... Read more

Dishonest Educators

January 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 9, 2013 on Townhall.com. Nearly two years ago, U.S. News & World Report came out with a story titled "Educators Implicated in... Read more

To Win the Debt-Ceiling Debate, We Must Discredit Obama's Debt Dishonesty

January 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 11, 2013 on Forbes.com. President Obama tells the nation that Congress must increase the debt limit because they... Read more

Boy Scouts Prevail after 11-Year Battle

January 14, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 14, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the hippiest, dippiest, most-reversed appellate court in... Read more

NRA Gears Up for Gun Control Fight with White House

January 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 10, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is mobilizing for a massive four-front conflict with President Barack Obama over the Constitution and gun... Read more

If They Would Just Think Anew

January 10, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 9, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Fundamental, structural, entitlement reforms, proven to work in the real world,... Read more

Feckless Leaders Leave Country in the Soup

January 8, 2013 — Read more

President Obama's Re-Election Is Powerful Evidence of Democracy Failure

January 7, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 3, 2013 on Forbes.com. "Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed... Read more

Don't Get Discouraged—Get Involved

January 7, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 4, 2013 on The Washington Times website. The Republicans caved and Barack Obama is celebrating in Hawaii while planning his next step in creating an irreversible welfare state. Taxes... Read more

Why the 2nd Amendment

January 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 2, 2013 on Townhall.com. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming.... Read more

Tax Cuts and Duplicity

January 3, 2013 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 2, 2013 on The American Spectator website. Neither President Obama nor any other Democrat ever proposed any middle... Read more

New York Times: Throw Off Bondage of "Evil" Constitution

January 2, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 1, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The biggest liberal newspaper in the country has printed a column from a top progressive scholar calling on the American people to ignore... Read more

Federal Appeals Court Sides with Religious Liberty on HHS Mandate

January 1, 2013 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on January 1, 2013 on Breitbart.com. Just last week Breitbart News reported on the threat to religious liberty from the HHS Mandate: starting today, Hobby Lobby is subject to... Read more

Hobby Lobby Defies Obama Administration with Civil Disobedience for Religious Liberty

December 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 28, 2012 on Breitbart.com. "We must obey God rather than men!"--Acts 5:29. Now that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied Hobby Lobby's application for an emergency... Read more

"Assault Weapon" Is Just a PR Stunt Meant to Fool the Gullible

December 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 28, 2012 on Forbes.com. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has announced that she will be introducing legislation to reenact... Read more

Justice Sotomayor Denies Hobby Lobby Request on HHS Mandate

December 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 27, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied Hobby Lobby's emergency application to be exempted from the HHS Mandate on abortion services, but that... Read more

Is President Obama Really A Socialist? Let's Analyze Obamanomics

December 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 20, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama says that income taxes must be raised on the rich because they... Read more

Charity on the Chopping Block

December 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. With the "fiscal cliff" looming, Washington is looking under every rock for new forms of "revenue." Nothing appears sacred, not even mortgage... Read more

Robert Bork: Transformational Figure in American Law, 1927-2012

December 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 19, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The nation mourns the passing of one of the finest judges ever to sit on the federal bench: Robert Heron Bork. This distinguished... Read more

A Hundred Percent of Nothing

December 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 19, 2012 on Townhall.com. JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this... Read more

Fewer Guns, More Crime

December 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 19, 2012 on The American Spectator website. To President Obama, the word "politics" means anyone who disagrees with... Read more

Conservatives Denounce Voting for Boehner's Plan B

December 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 19, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Prominent conservative leaders, including former attorney general Edwin Meese III, Ken Blackwell of the Conservative Action Project, Brent Bozell of ForAmerica, Colin Hanna... Read more

ACRU Mourns Policy Board Founder Robert H. Bork

December 19, 2012 — "America has lost a great man and a great legal mind," said Susan A. Carleson, chairman and CEO of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) upon the death today of Judge Robert H. Bork. "We at the ACRU have lost... Read more

Firearm Phobes Exploit School Shooting

December 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published December 18, 2012 on Townhall.com. When's the last time you heard about a deranged gunman going on a shooting spree at a shooting range? Other than a spoof article... Read more

The Left's Ongoing Assault on Election Integrity

December 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 14, 2012 on The Washington Times website. If you think the left is resting on its laurels after Barack Obama's re-election and the Democrats' retention of the U.S. Senate,... Read more

Appeals Court Oral Arguments Signal Trouble for Obamacare HHS Mandate

December 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 15, 2012 on Breitbart.com. A top federal appeals court signaled Friday that it might act on Obamacare's HHS Mandate--requiring employers to cover birth control and abortion-related services.... Read more

Our Government-Created Financial Crisis

December 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 12, 2012 on Townhall.com. Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze... Read more

Replacing Speaker Boehner

December 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 12, 2012 on The American Spectator website. John Boehner is a good man in a hard place. He... Read more

Seventh Circuit Rules in NRA's Favor in Illinois Gun Law Case

December 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 5, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The National Rifle Association just won a major court case in Chicago, providing a huge victory for Second Amendment proponents and gun owners.... Read more

Supreme Court Takes Case on Same Sex Marriage, DOMA

December 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 7, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday it would decide two cases involving same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act... Read more

Free Speech vs. Sound of Silence

December 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 7, 2012 on The Washington Times website. In George Orwell's futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak -- saying or doing something... Read more

Why America Is Going to Miss the Bush Tax Cuts

December 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 6, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama seems to have a strategy to terminate all of the Bush tax... Read more

Planting the Seeds of His Own Demise

December 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 5, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Stop that cringing! I can already see the light at the... Read more

Federal Appeals Court Likely to Invalidate Obama's Recess Appointments

December 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 5, 2012 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama made headlines months ago when he installed controversial nominees to key government positions, bypassing the U.S. Senate by declaring the... Read more

Future Generations

December 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 5, 2012 on Townhall.com. Is there any reason for today's Americans to care about what happens to tomorrow's Americans? After all, what... Read more

Deceitful Debate over Women in Combat

December 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 30, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Oblivious to important differences between men and women, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Defense to lift... Read more

No Word on Same-Sex Marriage Cases at SCOTUS

December 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on December 1, 2012 on Breitbart.com. We have to wait until Monday to learn the status of gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Friday, Nov. 30, the... Read more

Policies Meant to Achieve Equality Are Very Unfair to the Least Equal

November 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 29, 2012 on Forbes.com. Steve Moore begins his brilliant new book, Who's the Fairest of Them All? The... Read more

Good Day for a Fiscal Cliff Hanging

November 28, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 28, 2012 on The American Spectator website. It seems like everyone is piling on my college friend Grover... Read more

Parting Company

November 28, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 28, 2012 on Townhall.com. For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the... Read more

Democracy and Majority Rule

November 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 21, 2012 on Townhall.com. President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In... Read more

Left Likes Fuzzy Math on Election Day

November 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 23, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Pawing through the ashes of Mitt Romney's defeat, it's clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to... Read more

Federal Courts Split on Religious Liberty and Obamacare

November 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on November 25, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Can an American citizen exercise his religion through his privately-owned business? The fate of Obamacare's disturbing HHS contraception mandate turns on that question,... Read more

Justice Alito Discusses Obama Administration at Federalist Society Convention

November 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on November 19, 2012 on Breitbart.com. President Barack Obama's lawyers are claiming vast and sweeping powers in arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Justice Samuel Alito in... Read more

For the Republicans There's an Opportunity at the Fiscal Cliff

November 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 22, 2012 on Forbes.com. The fiscal cliff will not be a new topic to regular readers of this... Read more

An American Tragedy

November 21, 2012 — Read more

Laboratories of Democracy

November 21, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 21, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The lesson of the 20th century is that Marxism was tried... Read more

Casting Blame at Conservatives for Romney's Defeat

November 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 16, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Like clockwork, traditional-values voters are being blamed for the failure of a moderate GOP presidential candidate. This is the predictable consensus of... Read more

Obama and the Fourth Estate

November 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published November 18, 2012 on Townhall.com. Where is Wilford Brimley when America needs him? The national security failure exposed by the Benghazi bungle has all of the intrigue and more... Read more

Obamacare Will Create Two Americas for Healthcare

November 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on November 14, 2012 on Breitbart.com. If Obamacare survives the 2016 election after it is fully implemented, there will be two healthcare systems in America from which our citizens... Read more

Economic Growth, Not Redistribution, Most Benefits the Poor, Working People, and the Middle Class

November 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 15, 2012 on Forbes.com. Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon note in their underappreciated work, It's Getting Better... Read more

Disaster Ignorance

November 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 14, 2012 on Townhall.com. Here's a which-is-better question for you. Suppose a New Jersey motel room rented for $125 a night prior... Read more

Should We Raise Taxes on the Rich?

November 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 14, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Barack Obama says that now that he has been re-elected, that... Read more

Supreme Court to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Voting Rights Act

November 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on November 9, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Early next year, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on a constitutional challenge to one of the most powerful provisions in federal law,... Read more

What's Next for Marriage after Tuesday's Vote?

November 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on November 10, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Supporters of traditional marriage lost big on Election Day, with four states redefining marriage to include same-sex couples. Marriage defenders acknowledge they have... Read more

Why the Single-Issue Campaign Failed

November 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 9, 2012 on The Washington Times website. "It's the economy, stupid." Maybe not. Mired in the worst recovery since the Great Depression, with unemployment near 8 percent, companies laying... Read more

The Fiscal Cliff and America's Coming Recession

November 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 9, 2012 on Forbes.com. Since the end of World War II two thirds of a century ago, federal... Read more

Where Republicans and Conservatives Went Wrong

November 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 8, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The American people lost literally trillions in the financial crisis, in... Read more

Dismissed Obamacare Lawsuit May Return to Lower Court

November 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on November 2, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Just when most people thought all legal challenges to the Individual Mandate were dead and buried, one springs back to life, and with... Read more

Our Deviant Society

November 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 7, 2012 on Townhall.com. Here's one usage of the term gentleman: The gentleman helped the fallen lady to her feet. Here's another,... Read more

President Obama Offers a Repeat of His Same Failed Policies

November 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 1, 2012 on Forbes.com. A central theme of President Obama's reelection campaign is that we can't go back... Read more

Faithful Flexing Muscles before Election Day

November 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 2, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Economic issues seem to be dominating the 2012 campaign, but a quiet electoral revolution is brewing. The "religious vote" is on the... Read more

Vote Suppression, Real and Imagined

October 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 26, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Did you know that the uberclean United Nations, whose blue-helmeted troops have been charged with everything from rape to theft in Third... Read more

Who Do You Trust?

October 28, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published October 27, 2012 on the American Thinker website. President Obama is playing the assertive husband in his campaign version of an old TV show, "Who Do You Trust?" Mitt... Read more

FRC Shooter Receives First-Ever Domestic Terrorism Indictment in DC

October 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on October 25, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Floyd Corkins, the volunteer at a gay-rights organization who attempted to commit mass murder at the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC) because... Read more

What You Can't Say

October 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 24, 2012 on Townhall.com. Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled Letters to the... Read more

Benghazi: Obama's Actions Amount to a Shameful Dereliction of Duty

October 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 25, 2012 on Forbes.com. Enough facts are in the public record about the Benghazi murders of Libyan Ambassador... Read more

The Liar President

October 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 24, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Dorothy Rabinowitz, one of the best writers of our time, encapsulated... Read more

ACLU Says Father-Daughter Dance 'Contrary to Federal Law'

October 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. If you want to see what the new normal looks like when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calls the shots, look... Read more

Poverty Nonsense

October 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 17, 2012 on Townhall.com. Here's a recent statement frequently suggested by leftist academics, think tank researchers and policymakers: "People were not just... Read more

Final Proof of Democrat Decline

October 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 17, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Yes, take Barack Obama's advice and read the transcript of the... Read more

Now for Something Really Scary

October 16, 2012 — Who's going to be at your door this year? Some of the "trick-or-treaters" are more frightening than ever.... Read more

A Modest Proposal

October 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 10, 2012 on Townhall.com. California was once the land of opportunity, but it is going down the tubes. Several of California's prominent... Read more

Obama's Real Unemployment Rate Is 14.7%, and a Recession's on the Way

October 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 11, 2012 on Forbes.com. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported last Friday that 114,000 new jobs were... Read more

Buying Obama's Whoppers

October 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 12, 2012 on The Washington Times website. You know it's bad when the president deputizes Big Bird as his thuggish surrogate. Aside from Big Bird's checkered past as a... Read more

SCOTUS Likely to Strike Racial Preferences in University Admissions

October 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on October 11, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Government preferring one racial group over another in college admissions may be about to end, in what would be a historic move by... Read more

Time to Investigate the Bureau of Labor Statistics

October 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 10, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Who needs the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), when you have... Read more

Churches Challenge IRS: Ban on Discussing Politics Unconstitutional

October 8, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on October 8, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Oct. 7 was Pulpit Freedom Sunday, when thousands of pastors organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) discuss the upcoming election and endorse... Read more

Obama's Coming Crash: The President's Recession Of 2013

October 8, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was published October 3, 2012 on the Investor's Business Daily website. So far, Obamanomics has produced the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression.... Read more

Obama's Medicaid Plan Exposes Him as an Enemy of the Poor

October 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 5, 2012 on Forbes.com. As in so much else, Progressives hold an outdated conception of the debate over... Read more

Restoring the American Dream

October 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 5, 2012 on The American Spectator website. President Obama told a sleepwalking America in his Democrat Convention Acceptance... Read more

Obama's Debate Run-In with Inconvenient Truths

October 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 5, 2012 on The Washington Times website. I didn't want to write about the first presidential debate, which has been sliced and diced by many. I'd rather write about... Read more

Trickle Down and Tax Cuts

October 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 3, 2012 on Townhall.com. Dr. Thomas Sowell's "'Trickle Down Theory' and 'Tax Cuts for the Rich'" has just been published by the... Read more

Conservative Veterans of Voting Wars Cite Ballot Integrity to Justify Fight

October 1, 2012 — This column by Eliza Newlin Carney was published September 26, 2012 on the Roll Call website. Call them the voter fraud brain trust. A cadre of influential Washington, D.C., election lawyers has mobilized a sophisticated anti-fraud campaign built around lawsuits,... Read more

ACLU Sues to Stop Citizenship Question on Michigan Ballots

October 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 28, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Only citizens of the United States can legally vote in federal elections. So Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson added a yes/no... Read more

Suppressing the Vote

October 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 28, 2012 on The Washington Times website. During World War II, American soldiers in the Pacific listened to Radio Tokyo and other English-language programs on Japanese-run stations. Servicemen wrote... Read more

Why Senior Citizens Should Prefer Ryan's Medicare Plan to Obama's

September 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 27, 2012 on Forbes.com. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz described the Medicare reforms proposed by GOP Vice-Presidential nominee... Read more

Perpetuating Falsehoods

September 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 26, 2012 on The American Spectator website. All the Republicans are offering, President Obama tells us over and... Read more

Understanding Economics

September 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 26, 2012 on Townhall.com. Here's a question: If there's a disaster, a war, a severe drought or some other calamity that restricts... Read more

Obama's Unholy Mess in Libya

September 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published September 25, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Islamic terrorists murdered the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,... Read more

Appeasement Trumps First Amendment

September 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 21, 2012 on The Washington Times website. I was driving into Washington the other day when a radio clip of Hillary Rodham Clinton got my attention. The secretary of... Read more

Romney Aides Should Read Bush Aide's Memoir on Supreme Court Appointments

September 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on September 23, 2012 on Breitbart.com. A Bush White House insider's memoir discusses a source of electoral energy untapped so far this year. Mitt Romney could have an entirely... Read more

Rick Ungar Is Wrong: Obama Is The Biggest Spender In World History

September 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 20, 2012 on Forbes.com. On May 24, 2012, Rick Ungar told the readers at Forbes.com that President Barack... Read more

Religious Liberty, Hate and Every American's Rights

September 18, 2012 — This column coauthored by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell along with Family Research Council's Tony Perkins and William G. Boykin, was published on September 17, 2012 on FoxNews.com. Chick-fil-A sales have broken all records after being threatened by ultra-left wing... Read more

Who May Tax and Spend?

September 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 12, 2012 on Townhall.com. Within the past decade, I've written columns titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn Ignorance" and "Exploiting Public Ignorance," all explaining... Read more

Trashing the Constitution

September 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 14, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Constitution Day is Monday, Sept. 17, so I compiled a non-exhaustive list of the ways Barack Obama has violated the Constitution. First,... Read more

At Their Most Brazen

September 14, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 12, 2012 on The American Spectator website. You can tell where the Obama campaign is worried that Romney... Read more

Democratic Convention Presents the 'New Normal'

September 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 7, 2012 on The Washington Times website. If the November election is solely about the economy, why did the Democrats boot God and Jerusalem from their platform at the... Read more

Bill Clinton Fed His Flock Democratic Daydreams and Fairy Tales

September 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 2, 2012 on Forbes.com. Rhetoric versus reality. That is what this election is about, based on what we... Read more

Upward Mobility Barriers

September 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 5, 2012 on Townhall.com. Let's pretend that we have the political guts to expand economic opportunities for people at the lower end... Read more

The Left's Campaign to Destroy the First Amendment

September 6, 2012 — This article was written by the Carleson Center for Public Policy Policy Board Member and retired president of the Ethan Allen Institute John McClaughry. President Obama's remark that he believes that Congress should "seriously consider" a constitutional amendment to overturn... Read more

Chicago Does Mean Corruption

September 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 31, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Chicago. Chicago. Chicago. You can't say it enough. That's because liberals fear that the very name of the city of Al Capone,... Read more

Obama's Accelerating Downward Spiral For America

September 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 2, 2012 on Forbes.com. New income data from the Census Bureau reveal what a great job Barack Obama... Read more

ACLU Begs Colorado Springs to Rethink Panhandling Proposal

August 31, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 31, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Visitors to downtown Colorado Springs are besieged by panhandlers, according to city officials. So they drafted an anti-solicitation law that prohibits begging... Read more

The Rich Don't Pay Enough?

August 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 29, 2012 on Townhall.com. If you listen to America's political hacks, mainstream media talking heads and their socialist allies, you can't help... Read more

Don't Believe Obama's Ads, Romney Is a Middle Class Tax Cutter

August 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 23, 2012 on Forbes.com. Barack Obama brazenly fabricates Mitt Romney's tax proposals, pouring millions into advertising claiming those... Read more

Obama Camp Dupes Media on Non-Existent Abortion Controversy in Republican Platform

August 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on August 22, 2012 on Breitbart.com. President Obama's team took misleading politics to a new low yesterday, vilifying pro-life Republicans and the GOP's longstanding platform language on the sanctity... Read more

The Perils of Undermining American Heritage

August 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 24, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Facebook's stock may be anemic at the moment, but the social media site is growing by leaps and bounds. It is poised... Read more

Cracking the Left's Fortresses

August 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 22, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Check out one of those maps of the county-by-county results for... Read more

Educational Lunacy

August 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 22, 2012 on Townhall.com. If I were a Klansman, wanting to sabotage black education, I couldn't find better allies than education establishment... Read more

Romney-Ryan Engages Americans to Face Looming Fiscal Doom

August 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on August 21, 2012 on The Huffington Post. We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do... Read more

Political Cartoon from the ACRU

August 20, 2012 — Americans "vote" for marriage and constitutional rights by eating "mor chikin."... Read more

The New Face of Health Care -- the IRS

August 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 17, 2012 on The American Spectator website. When President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka... Read more

Weighing 'Hate' on Uneven Scales

August 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 17, 2012 on The Washington Times website. When a man shot and wounded security guard Leo Johnson at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday morning, the shooter left... Read more

ACRU Asks Governors to Rethink Photo ID Vetoes

August 17, 2012 — On July 25, 2012, the ACRU sent letters to four governors who vetoed legislation requiring photo voter IDs in order to deter vote fraud, asking them to rethink their opposition to these common-sense laws. ACRU policy board members former U.S.... Read more

ACLU Slams Paul Ryan as Foe of 'Civil Rights'

August 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 16, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. Almost immediately after Mitt Romney announced that he'd picked Paul Ryan to be his running mate, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... Read more

Obama's Educational Excellence Initiative

August 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 15, 2012 on Townhall.com. President Barack Obama recently wrote an executive order that established a White House initiative on educational excellence for... Read more

When It Comes to the Jobless Numbers, President Obama Isn't Talking Straight

August 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 9, 2012 on Forbes.com. "This morning we learned that our businesses created 172,000 new jobs in the month... Read more

New SuperPAC Launched to Defend Paul Ryan Against Leftist Distortions

August 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on August 13, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Liberal attack dogs are going into overdrive trying to distort Congressman Paul Ryan's record. They want to paint him as a wild-eyed fanatic... Read more

Slinging Mud from the Soptic Tank

August 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 10, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Public figures' records are fair game in political campaigns. It's not "mudslinging" unless it's untrue or employs "derogatory personal slurs," according to... Read more

Liberals, Progressives and Socialists

August 8, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 8, 2012 on Townhall.com. In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War... Read more

No, Romney Won't Raise Your Taxes $2,000

August 8, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 8, 2012 on The American Spectator website. In a campaign stop at Rollins College in Florida last week,... Read more

How Times Have Changed

August 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 1, 2012 on Townhall.com. Having been born in 1936 has allowed me to witness both societal progress and retrogression. High on the... Read more

When Logic and Reason Enter the Political Discussion

August 6, 2012 — Robert Knight, Senior Fellow for the American Civil Rights Union, discusses the media's war on traditional values with syndicated radio talk show host Josh Tolley on August 2, 2012.... Read more

Liberals' War on Boy Scouts, Chick-fil-A

August 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 3, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Twelve years ago, Bryant Gumbel called me an (expletive) idiot on CBS' "The Early Show" for defending the Boy Scouts after the... Read more

There's No Mystery To Slow Economic Growth: Progressives Are the Problem

August 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 2, 2012 on Forbes.com. The Big Picture Lesson of the 20th century was that capitalism works and socialism... Read more

Kiss-Off Free Speech

August 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published August 8, 2012 on the American Thinker website. "Free speech for me but not for thee" or "hyped on hypocrisy" describes the gay activists' "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants announced... Read more

Blueprint for Dismantling 'ObamaCare'

August 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on July 30, 2012 on The Hill. Here's the blueprint for how the states can eviscerate three central pillars of ObamaCare, crippling it... Read more

WRONG: Media Claiming Scalia Said SCOTUS to Limit Second Amendment

August 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 30, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Some in the media--including conservative media--are claiming that conservative Justice Antonin Scalia is saying the Supreme Court can limit the Second Amendment right to... Read more

Obama's Calculated Deception

August 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 1, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Calculated Deception. That is the central theme of the Obama campaign.... Read more

How President Obama Is Deceiving You On Tax Policy

July 31, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 25, 2012 on Forbes.com. The central theme of President Obama's tax policy has been that "the rich" (whatever... Read more

ACLU Lawyer Wants Chick-fil-A Supporters to Gorge on Transfats

July 31, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 30, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. If you support Chick-fil-A in the face of left-wing nutcase attacks over the restaurant chain's support of traditional marriage, ACLU of Massachusetts... Read more

'Eat Mor Chikin'

July 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 27, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Each day brings new evidence of the left's hatred for Christians and other traditionalists, but the smear campaign against Christian-owned Chick-fil-A sets... Read more

ADF Scores First Victory Against Obama's Unconstitutional HHS Mandate

July 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 28, 2012 on Breitbart.com. On August 1, Obamacare's latest outrage goes into effect as the "HHS Mandate" takes effect, and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) just scored the... Read more

The Reagan Remedy for Medicaid

July 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Chairman and CEO and CCPP founder and President Susan A. Carleson was published July 28, 2012 on theAmerican Thinker website. So many people have complained that something must be done about U.S. health care. But the... Read more

Supreme Court Shocks Nation

July 26, 2012 — In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona's immigration law and upheld the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) by redefining the individual mandate as a "tax."... Read more

Stubborn Ignorance

July 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 25, 2012 on Townhall.com. Academic intelligentsia, their media, government and corporate enthusiasts worship at the altar of diversity. Despite budget squeezes, universities... Read more

Obama Promised He Wouldn't Raise Taxes on the Middle Class. He Lied.

July 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 19, 2012 on Forbes.com. When he was asking for our vote in 2008, then candidate Barack Obama famously... Read more

Failing Downward

July 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 25, 2012 on The American Spectator website. President Obama thinks he is so clever in continuing to try... Read more

Clueless in Minnesota and Michigan

July 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 20, 2012 on The Washington Times website. At the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 17, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued that Gopher State people aren't smart enough... Read more

Obama vs. God on Work and Welfare

July 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published July 22, 2012 on the American Thinker website. President Obama produced political tremors last week when he said in Roanoke that individual success comes from government so we need... Read more

Obama Retracts Clinton Welfare Reforms

July 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 18, 2012 on The American Spectator website. At one point in the Star Wars double trilogy, the character... Read more

The Great Dissent Part V: Why the Entire Obamacare System Must Be Struck Down in Court

July 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 12, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The capstone to the Great Dissent was the explanation of why the entire 2,700-page Affordable Care Act (ACA) must be struck down along with... Read more

Supreme Court Might Not Enforce Constitution's Limits in Second Obama Term

July 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on July 13, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Public officials and pundits are still digesting the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision in NFIB v. Sebelius. Yet... Read more

Obamanomics: The Final Nail in the Discredited Keynesian Coffin

July 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 12, 2012 on Forbes.com. Keynesian economics is the false vision of human action which says the way to... Read more

Constitution's Limits Threaten in an Obama Second Term

July 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on July 12, 2012 on The Huffington Post website. Public officials and pundits are still digesting the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision in NFIB... Read more

The Great Dissent Part IV: Why Medicaid Expansion is Unconstitutional

July 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 12, 2012 on Breitbart.com. We can all be thankful that one thing the Supreme Court got right in the Obamacare decision was striking down at least part... Read more

The Future of the "Affordable Care Act"

July 11, 2012 — This piece is by John McClaughry, Vice President of the Ethan Allen Institute, a member of the CCPP Policy Board and former senior policy advisor to President Reagan. The Supreme Court has now issued its startling ruling on the Patient... Read more

Difficult Economics Lessons

July 11, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 11, 2012 on Townhall.com. One of the more difficult lessons to teach economics neophytes -- and, many times, trained economists -- is... Read more

A Second Term Will Be Terminal: Another four years of Obamanomics and Argentina will be crying for us.

July 11, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 11, 2012 on The American Spectator website. With a second term for Obama, the world-leading America we have... Read more

The Great Dissent Part III: Justices Argue Obamacare Mandate Unconstitutional Because It's Not a Tax--and Why Mitt Romney is Right

July 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 10, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Confusion has reigned over whether Obamacare's individual mandate is a tax, because politics has gotten in the way of serious discussion (no surprise there).... Read more

The Great Dissent Part II: Four Justices Explain Why Congress' Power to Regulate Commerce Does Not Save Obamacare

July 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 6, 2012 on Breitbart.com. As I explained after the Obamacare decision came down, it is one of the most unfortunate decisions ever handed down by our highest court.... Read more

Why Mayberry Still Resonates: 'The Andy Griffith Show' Plays Out Timeless Truths

July 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 29, 2012 on The Washington Times website. "Americans loved, and still love, the notion of the small town as a manageable, non-threatening, friendly, finite community. ... The black-and-white world... Read more

The Great Dissent Part I: Four Justices in Obamacare Make Case for Constitutional Conservatism

July 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 5, 2012 on Breitbart.com. One week after the Supreme Court handed down its most consequential decision in decades (if not more than a century--upholding almost all of Obamacare... Read more

Obamacare RIP: John Roberts Cannot Save You

July 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 5, 2012 on Forbes.com. Progressives are desperate to prevent the country from learning that free market conservatives have... Read more

How to Defeat and Replace Obamacare Now

July 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 5, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Whether Left, Right, Independent, or Confused, no one who is not... Read more

The Underclass

July 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 4, 2012 on Townhall.com. Anthony Daniels, who writes under the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist who... Read more

It's Independence Day, Not Dependence Day

July 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Chairman and CEO and CCPP founder and President Susan A. Carleson was published July 4, 2012 on Townhall.com. Many Americans refer to July 4th as the Fourth of July, but earlier in our history, it was... Read more

Court's Awful Ruling Taxes Our Patients

July 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 29, 2012 on The Washington Times website. When is a tax not a tax? Answer: When you're busy pushing a major expansion of government like Obamacare. The tax that... Read more

One of the Worst Supreme Court Decisions in American History

June 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 28, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Chief Justice John Roberts provided the critical fifth vote to uphold Obamacare in its entirety, in a case that will go down as one... Read more

Obamanomics: Economics For Dummies

June 28, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 28, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama's June 14 address in Cleveland presented his foundational economic policy arguments for... Read more

Supreme Court Upholds Socialized Medicine

June 28, 2012 — June 28, 2012 -- "The Supreme Court today affirmed the fundamental dishonesty of our politics," said Peter Ferrara, general counsel for the American Civil Rights Union, which filed seven amicus briefs challenging the Affordable Care Act. "Before Obamacare passed, the... Read more

Too Much College

June 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 27, 2012 on Townhall.com. In President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, he said that "higher education can't be a... Read more

Obama's Perverse Plan for Permanent Recession

June 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 27, 2012 on The American Spectator website. President Obama told the nation in his June 14 economic policy... Read more

ACLU Loses Challenge to Indiana's Sex Offender Social Media Law

June 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 27, 2012 on the American Thinker website. In a victory over odd men in raincoats, a federal judge has upheld Indiana's 2008 law barring convicted sex offenders from using... Read more

Keep America Free, Mr. Eric Holder

June 26, 2012 — Join the ACRU's Ballot Box Rebellion at ProtectYourVote.us today!... Read more

Partial Defeat for Arizona at Supreme Court

June 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 25, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Major provisions of Arizona's S.B. 1070 were held unenforceable by the Supreme Court because they conflict with federal law, though the Court unanimously upheld... Read more

Coal Matters, Even in Manhattan

June 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 24, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. Coal today may seem of little relevance to many residents of New York City or other American urban centers. It long ago... Read more

U.S. Still Stuck in Recession

June 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. This latest recession started in December 2007. Since the Great Depression... Read more

Temptation of Obamacare

June 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 22, 2012 on The Washington Times website. WALNUT CREEK, OHIO Out here in Amish country, an island of tranquillity amid America's frenetic culture, news of the titanic power struggle... Read more

President Obama's Perfect Plan For The Economic Decline Of America

June 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 21, 2012 on Forbes.com. Last week on June 14, President Obama announced his economic plan to finally bring... Read more

Priceless John Goodman

June 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 20, 2012 on The American Spectator website. With the publication of his path-breaking book Patient Power in 1992,... Read more

Racial Double Standards

June 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 20, 2012 on Townhall.com. Back in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said we were "a nation of cowards" on matters of... Read more

Decision Time for ObamaCare

June 19, 2012 — Having filed seven amicus briefs in this historic case, the ACRU awaits the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on ObamaCare. Will the Constitution be upheld, or will the relationship between the government and the people be forever changed?... Read more

Obama's Power Grabs Create an Imperial Presidency

June 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 18, 2012 on The Huffington Post. In 2010 we published a book arguing that Barack Obama was creating an imperial presidency. The... Read more

Only Voters Can Hold Obama Accountable for Illegal Amnesty Policy

June 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 17, 2012 on Breitbart.com. President Obama's new amnesty policy regarding illegal aliens violates the law. But there's probably no route to trump it either in Congress or in... Read more

Media's Moral Morass

June 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 15, 2012 on The Washington Times website. The unabated moral confusion flowing through the media is stunning. It's so bad, you can't look away. But we should try. With... Read more

ACLU Friends Sex Offenders

June 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 14, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Well, there they go again, carrying water for their army of odd men in raincoats. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of... Read more

The Supreme Court and Obamacare: Eight Possible Outcomes

June 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 13, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Everyone is now waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to hand down its decision in NFIB v. Sebelius, the name of the case frequently... Read more

President Obama: The Biggest Government Spender In World History

June 14, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 14, 2012 on Forbes.com. The U.S. has never before had a President who thinks so little of the... Read more

Green Welfare, Green Taxes, Green Poverty

June 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 13, 2012 on The American Spectator website. What would you do if gangs of robbers roamed your neighborhood... Read more

Duped by Congressional Lies

June 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 6, 2012 on Townhall.com. Some of the responses to my column last week, titled "Immoral Beyond Redemption," prove that Americans have been... Read more

Is the Star-Spangled Banner an 'Abomination'?

June 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 12, 2012 on The Patriot Post website. Talk show host, Bill Press, doesn't like the Star-Spangled Banner. Imagine: a liberal talk show that's not on NPR! His radio show... Read more

Classless Warfare Fails in Wisconsin

June 11, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 8, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Wouldn't it be awful if an important election hinged on some fat cats outspending the opposition? That was the liberals' excuse for... Read more

Obama's Pregnant 'Denials'

June 11, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published June 10, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. President Obama is offended by accusations that the White House authorized leaks of highly classified national security information detailed in Confront... Read more

Medicaid Freedom of Choice

June 8, 2012 — Medicaid can kill you. Read how this important safety net program can be reformed to better serve the poor while saving taxpayers money in the June 2012 The American Spectator. Article by Stephen Moore and Peter Ferrara. Click here to... Read more

The Ongoing Disgrace That Is Obamanomics

June 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 7, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama has led America into an accelerating downward spiral. Destination: Argentina. Last Friday's... Read more

Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Constitutional Right in California Unless SCOTUS Takes Case

June 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 6, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Either the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the question of same-sex marriage, or it will become a constitutional right in the largest state... Read more

Immoral Beyond Redemption

June 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 6, 2012 on Townhall.com. Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of... Read more

Romney's Education Choice

June 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 6, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Mitt Romney is rolling through 2012 at a faster pace than... Read more

Defense of Marriage Act Goes to SCOTUS

June 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 5, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court is the next stop in the battle over the definition of marriage, thanks to a federal appeals court partially striking down... Read more

Sorry Global Warming Alarmists, the Earth Is Cooling

June 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 31, 2012 on Forbes.com. Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who... Read more

Leftist Assault on Free Speech and Conscience

June 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 1, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Have you heard of SWATing? Someone calls 911 falsely claiming that a person has killed someone or is about to do so.... Read more

Don't Bring Back Earmarks!

May 31, 2012 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU President Susan Carleson and leaders of 26 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in opposition to bringing back earmarks! MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT: Don't... Read more

Our Nation's Future

May 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 30, 2012 on Townhall.com. Our nation is rapidly approaching a point from which there's little chance to avoid a financial collapse. The... Read more

ACRU Asks Supreme Court to Overturn University of Texas Racial Discrimination Policy

May 30, 2012 — May 30 -- The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), in a brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court, asks the Court to overturn a ruling against Abigail Fisher, a white woman denied admission to the University of Texas in... Read more

Plenty of Nutting

May 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 30, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Obama campaign operative Rex Nutting surprised a lot of people with... Read more

Obama's Politics of Envy

May 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 25, 2012 on The Washington Times website. When reality bites, you can either try to change reality or create your own. Barack Obama claims he has presided over trillions... Read more

Tea Party Wave Could Carry Texas Senate Seat for Ted Cruz

May 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 25, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Constantly underestimated by the Republican establishment, the Tea Party continues to prove its power in GOP primaries. First Indiana, then Nebraska. And now new... Read more

Prepared Remarks of the Hon. Ken Blackwell

May 25, 2012 — This speech by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was delivered May 24, 2012 to the American Religious Freedom Program Conference. Good afternoon. It is good to be with so many like-minded men and women, people who are committed to defending... Read more

ACLU Declares New War on Single-Sex Education

May 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 23, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Boys and girls have the same needs, desires and temperaments, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Any observable disparities can... Read more

Hugo Chavez in America: A 2nd Obama Term Means No Independent Judiciary

May 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 24, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama's most blatant first term abuses can be struck down by the check... Read more

Should Black People Tolerate This?

May 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 23, 2012 on Townhall.com. Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person.... Read more

The Wisconsin Turning Point

May 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 23, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The recall election for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is scheduled for... Read more

Supreme Court Rules Social Security Can Deny Benefits to Children Conceived After Death of Father

May 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 22, 2012 on Breitbart.com. A deceased man's child is not always a child under Florida law when it comes to Social Security benefits. So said the Supreme Court... Read more

Kansas Leads Way Against Ballot Fraud

May 21, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 18, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Kansas is one of those schizophrenic states that produce movers and shakers on both sides of the aisle, plus a lot of... Read more

President Obama's Unemployment Rate Is Stuck At 11%

May 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 17, 2012 on Forbes.com. This latest recession started in December, 2007. Since the Great Depression 75 years ago,... Read more

Fast and Furious: Why Eric Holder Will Lose the Legal Fight

May 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 17, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Federal courts could soon decide a fight between Congress and Attorney General Eric Holder on the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. If Republicans... Read more

Pyrrhic Victory for the ACLU in Texas?

May 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 17, 2012 on the American Thinker website. In Lewisville, Texas, there will be a benediction and invocation at the graduation ceremony on June 3rd this year, but thanks to... Read more

Different Rules for D.C.?

May 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Chairman and CEO and CCPP founder and President Susan A. Carleson was published May 16, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Just in case anyone needs any more surprises, liberal hypocrisy has again been unearthed in... Read more

Should We Obey All Laws?

May 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 16, 2012 on Townhall.com. Let's think about whether all acts of Congress deserve our respect and obedience. Suppose Congress enacted a law... Read more

Obama's Debacle

May 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 16, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Obama has already succeeded in fundamentally transforming America, from a prosperous... Read more

Obama's Wicked Marriage Proposal

May 14, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 11, 2012 on The Washington Times website. After having done everything in his power to undermine marriage, President Obama has come out of the closet, so to speak, with... Read more

Rep. Paul Ryan Schools Georgetown on How to Help the Poor

May 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 10, 2012 on Forbes.com. On April 26, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan delivered the 2012 Whittington Lecture... Read more

Taking a Chisel to the Ten Commandments

May 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 9, 2012 on The Washington Times website. God Almighty needs an editor, according to a federal judge in Virginia. At least, He does when the Ten Commandments are on... Read more

Evangelicals Will Rally for Romney

May 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published May 9, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Elections are about choices, and 2012's pivotal election showcases two very different visions for America's future. Governor Mitt... Read more

Mitt Romney, Conservative Cultural Icon

May 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 9, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Obamunistas are saying that Obama is cool, and Romney is not.... Read more

Leftist Race-Baiters

May 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 9, 2012 on Townhall.com. MSNBC's Chris Matthews, in a recent debate with former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, called the Republican Party... Read more

Romney's Practical Vision vs. Obama's Left-Wing Extremism

May 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 3, 2012 on Forbes.com. In his weekly radio address on April 14, President Obama displayed his lifelong commitment... Read more

Saving the Planet, One Crucifixion at a Time

May 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 4, 2012 on The Washington Times website. What do Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico have in common? They make up the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6.... Read more

NRA CEO LaPierre Rallies Conservatives at Massive Gun Rights Convention

May 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 2, 2012 on Breitbart.com. "Our Founding Fathers enshrined the Second Amendment for one purpose: survival. Survival of each citizen. Survival of a nation." With those words as his... Read more

America's Two-Faced Liberals

May 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 2, 2012 on Townhall.com President Barack Obama and Wall Street occupiers, along with their allies in the mainstream media and on college... Read more

The Immorality of Obamanomics

May 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 2, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The President's economic policies are usually criticized for their practical ineffectiveness.... Read more

The Road from Serfdom

May 2, 2012 — Stephen Moore and Peter Ferrara have teamed up for a regular monthly column in the American Spectator focused on entitlement reform centered around choice-driven entitlement programs. Click below to download a PDF of May's column.... Read more

The Poverty of Equality

May 2, 2012 — Stephen Moore and Peter Ferrara have teamed up for a regular monthly column in the American Spectator focused on entitlement reform centered around poverty. Click below to download a PDF of April's column.... Read more

ACLU Promotes Christian-Bashing Speaker

May 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 1, 2012 on the American Thinker website. The ACLU of Oregon gave a prominent platform in March to sex-advice columnist and "anti-bullying" advocate Dan Savage, who bashed the Bible... Read more

The Audacity of Cynicism

April 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 27, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Barack Obama's 2006 best-seller, The Audacity of Hope, gave us a number of clues as to how he would govern based on... Read more

Wisconsin's New Aristocracy Is on the Ballot

April 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 26, 2012 on Forbes.com. Our Founding Fathers carefully eliminated in American law every special legal privilege of the... Read more

The Secularization of Martin Luther King Jr.

April 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 26, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. At the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington earlier this month, the faithful met to... Read more

Analysis: Supreme Court May Split Decision Arizona Immigration Law

April 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 26, 2012 on Breitbart.com. "What does sovereignty mean if it does not include the ability to defend your borders?" That question by Justice Antonin Scalia goes to the... Read more

Devious Taxation

April 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 25, 2012 on Townhall.com The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation does a yeoman's job of keeping track of how much we're paying in... Read more

Stealing Our Elections

April 25, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 25, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Columnist David Limbaugh, brother of Rush, asks in a recent column,... Read more

Romney Needs Jefferson

April 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published April 24, 2012 on the American Thinker website. When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all power, it... Read more

Earth Day Co-Founder Written out of History

April 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 20, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Like many liberal causes that have gone mainstream, powered by partisan media, Earth Day had some very radical beginnings. First, it's on... Read more

Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter-ID Law

April 20, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 20, 2012 on Townhall.com. Arizona might be going to the U.S. Supreme Court yet again. A federal appeals court upheld part of... Read more

ACLU Fails to Establish Right to Porn

April 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 19, 2012 on The Washington Times website. Wenatchee, Wash., famous for apples and wine, may become famous in the culture wars as well. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... Read more

The Laughable Economic Fallacies Embraced by Progressives

April 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 19, 2012 on Forbes.com. Persistent economic fallacies hurt working people and the poor the most. They are the... Read more

Ken Blackwell Interviewed about New Book The Blueprint

April 18, 2012 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell is interviewed about his book The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency on Book TV. Click here to watch the video.... Read more

Klukowski Takes On Gloria Allred, Others in CNN Debate over Stand Your Ground Laws

April 18, 2012 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski debates Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki and the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, Daryl Parks, on CNN over Stand Your Ground laws and gun control, and in a second video, he takes on Mr.... Read more

Stand Your Ground, America

April 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 18, 2012 on The American Spectator website. How do you stand your ground if you are lying on... Read more

Good Economists

April 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 18, 2012 on Townhall.com It's difficult to be a good economist and simultaneously be perceived as compassionate. To be a good economist,... Read more

Happy Tax Freedom Day

April 17, 2012 — As today marks Tax Freedom Day, which is the day that Americans begin keeping our own money after paying 107 days' worth of combined federal, state and local taxes, here's a new take on an old favorite from comedian Tim... Read more

SCOTUS: Lower Court Must Decide Whether Jerusalem Part of Israel on Passports

April 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 11, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Federal courts will decide whether U.S. passports must declare Jerusalem part of Israel. In Zivotofsky v. Clinton, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower... Read more

Titanic Misappropriation of Reagan

April 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 13 2012 on The Washington Times website. The Titanic went down 100 years ago, on April 15, 1912. It took just two hours and 40 minutes for the sea... Read more

Reagan Staffer Admonishes Obama's Comparing Class Warfare To Reagan Tax Policy

April 13, 2012 — The Carleson Center for Public Policy issued a press release on April 13, 2012. Susan A. Carleson, Chariman and CEO of the ACRU and Chairman and President of Carleson Center for Public Policy, released the following statement: "Ronald Reagan understood... Read more

The Buffett Rule: Obama's Community Organizer Understanding of Taxation

April 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 12, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama has a community organizer understanding of America's taxes. His rhetoric doesn't recognize... Read more

Obama Administration Launching War Against Voter ID Laws?

April 12, 2012 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell appeared on April 11, 2012 on Lou Dobbs Tonight discussing the political motivations behind the Administration's fight against voter identification laws. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com... Read more

Why Obama Hates Paul Ryan

April 11, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 11, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Barack Obama's address on April 3 at the Associated Press luncheon... Read more

Media Dishonesty and Race Hustlers

April 11, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 11, 2012 on Townhall.com. When NBC's "Today" show played the audio of George Zimmerman's call to a Sanford, Fla., police dispatcher about... Read more

SCOTUS Rules Strip Searches Before Incarceration Constitutional

April 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 9, 2012 on Breitbart.com. The Supreme Court narrowly sided with police, holding on April 2nd that the Fourth Amendment allows strip searches for anyone taken to jail if... Read more

The Truth about 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

April 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 10, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Sadly, some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These statutes... Read more

Peter Ferrara on Nothing but Truth

April 9, 2012 — Topic: American Spectator Piece on Obamacare Click here to listen online.... Read more

Obama's Bullying Pulpit

April 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 6, 2012 on The Washington Times website. I don't know which was more embarrassing: Barack Obama trying to bully the Supreme Court - again - or The Washington Post... Read more

Why the Supreme Court Will Strike Down All of Obamacare

April 6, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 5, 2012 on Forbes.com. Barack Obama made a national laughingstock out of himself with his recent comments on... Read more

ACRU Urges Supreme Court to Adopt 'Coercion Test'

April 5, 2012 — March 14 - In an amicus brief submitted today to the U.S. Supreme Court, the American Civil Rights Union argues for a new constitutional standard protecting religious freedom. The case, Mount Soledad Memorial Association v. Steve Trunk, et al, involves... Read more

Edwin Meese on Fiscal Responsibility

April 5, 2012 — Former Attorney General Ed Meese, an ACRU founding board member, tells Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto that cutting government spending is the key to economic recovery. Click here to see the video.... Read more

Professor Who? Federal Appeals Court Schools Obama on Constitutional Law

April 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 4, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Now it's a duel. A federal appeals court just called out President Barack Obama over his disturbing comments on the Supreme Court this week.... Read more

Slow Economic Recovery: What's Taking So Long?

April 5, 2012 — Reagan v. Obama: In a CBN.com story by Jennifer Wilson published on April 3, 2012, ACRU's Peter Ferrara compares policies and results, and tells CBN News that we're in "the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression." WASHINGTON -- This... Read more

ACRU and ACLU at Cross Purposes

April 5, 2012 — On March 14, the ACRU filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a case about the ACLU's effort to have the Mt. Soledad veterans memorial cross torn down.... Read more

Obama's Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament

April 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 4, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Perhaps you do not know that President Obama has asked the... Read more

Dupes for the State

April 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 4, 2012 on Townhall.com. Public misunderstanding, ignorance and possibly contempt for liberty play into the hands of people who want to control... Read more

Overplaying the Hate Card

April 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 2, 2012 in The Washington Times. If Oscars were awarded for liberal hysteria, California's Rep. Barbara Lee would be a perennial contender. On Tuesday, at a congressional forum on... Read more

From Hugs to Hand-Wringing: Watching the Legal Left Freak Out at the Supreme Court

April 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 1, 2012 on Breitbart.com. Over the past several years, I've been to the Supreme Court dozens of times to cover cases. Some of them have been blockbusters such... Read more

Obamacare Day 3: Does Medicaid Expansion Violate 10th Amendment?

April 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 31, 2012 on Breitbart.com. For a century, legal scholars wondered if a federal spending program could ever violate the 10th Amendment by coercing the states to go along,... Read more

Obamacare Day 3: Court May Strike Down Entire Law, Not Just Mandate

March 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 28, 2012 on Breitbart.com. If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare's individual mandate (which is very likely after yesterday), will it also strike down President Obama's entire 2,700-page... Read more

Washington Post Misleads Readers About Paul Ryan, Tax Rates and Deficits

March 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 29, 2012 on Forbes.com. The Washington Post proclaimed editorially on March 21, "There is no credible path to... Read more

Day 2: Supreme Court Will Likely Strike Down Obamacare, 5-4

March 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 28, 2012 on Brietbart.com. On Day Two, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that Obamacare "changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in a very fundamental way."... Read more

Obamacare, Day 1: Supreme Court Will Declare Game On

March 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 27, 2012 on Brietbart.com. The Supreme Court appears to reject the argument that it lacks jurisdiction to decide Obamacare's fate until 2015. We should all expect the red-hot... Read more

Our Constitutional Freedom to Listen

March 28, 2012 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara and former ACRU intern and researcher Carlos Ramirez explain in a Liberty Law Review article why the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech is violated if the corollary freedom to listen is not enforced.... Read more

Profiling

March 28, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 28, 2012 on Townhall.com. Right now, there isn't enough known about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a... Read more

A Budget America Can't Live Without

March 28, 2012 — This column by ACRU Chairman and CEO and CCPP founder and President Susan A. Carleson was published March 28, 2012 on Townhall.com. The House Republican Study Committee (RSC) has proposed a federal budget that not only can America live with... Read more

ACLU Gins Up Contraception Controversy in Arizona

March 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 27, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. While the Supreme Court weighs the constitutionality of Obamacare and the nation reels from the Obama administration's order that Catholic hospitals must... Read more

Taming the EPA Monster

March 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 26, 2012 in The Washington Times. Slowly, inexorably, the monster is being driven back to its lair. Its days of terrorizing villagers may soon be over. I wish I... Read more

Rep. Paul Ryan's Budget Plan Reframes the 2012 Elections

March 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 22, 2012 on Forbes.com. The budgets produced by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, and the votes in... Read more

Supreme Court Sides with ACRU in EPA Case

March 23, 2012 — "This is a great victory for property rights and against abuses of federal power," said Susan A. Carleson, Chairman and CEO of the American Civil Rights Union, which filed a friend of the court brief in Sackett v. EPA. March... Read more

Meese Rightly Moves to Protect Our Votes

March 23, 2012 — This column by Quin Hillyer was published March 21, 2012 on the Center for Individual Freedom website. The political right is right about vote fraud. The left has left all decency in the rearview mirror. Former U.S. Attorney General Ed... Read more

Holder's 'All-Out War' on Voter IDs Is Obama Re-election Tool

March 22, 2012 — This column by Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter interviews ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and was published March 22, 2012 on Newsmax.com. Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell tells Newsmax that the Obama administration has "launched an all-out war... Read more

Protect Your Vote! ACRU Launches Campaign to Prevent Vote Fraud

March 22, 2012 — "ProtectYourVote.us is a powerful new tool for citizens to use to ensure that fair and honest elections are held this November. All Americans have a stake in protecting our election process. Without confidence in the system, we cannot continue to... Read more

Voter ID Laws Protect the Integrity of the Ballot Box

March 21, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 21, 2012 on The Huffington Post website. Protecting the integrity of the ballot box is essential to our democracy. Laws requiring voters... Read more

Eric Holder Is at War with Gun Owners' Rights

March 21, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 20, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. This week we've seen confirmation that the National Rifle Association has been right all along about President Obama's choice for attorney... Read more

Political Rope-A-Dope

March 21, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 21, 2012 on Townhall.com. It's not unreasonable to ask how valuable the variously labeled liberal, Democratic or progressive agenda has been to... Read more

Betrayal by Any Other Name

March 19, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 19, 2012 in The Washington Times. What would you call it if some Americans went overseas to the United Nations Human Rights Council and gave aid and comfort to... Read more

Why Prosperity Is Hip, and Raises Living Standards

March 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 15, 2012 on Forbes.com. From 1947 to 2007, the U.S. economy averaged real growth of 3.2% a year.... Read more

The Worst Economic Recovery Since the Great Depression

March 14, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 14, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The record of President Obama's first three years in office is... Read more

Compliant Americans

March 14, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 14, 2012 on Townhall.com. Last month, at a Raeford, N.C., elementary school, a teacher confiscated the lunch of a 5-year-old girl because... Read more

Voter ID Insanity at DOJ Going to the United Nations

March 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 13, 2012 on The Daily Caller website. The far left is making an unprecedented two-track move to derail states' efforts to protect... Read more

The Left's Schadenfreude Fraud

March 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published March 13, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Schadenfreude, according to Webster, is "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others." It encapsulates the essence of women using government to... Read more

Will High Court Adopt the Coercion Test?

March 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 12, 2012 in The Washington Times. As the American Civil Liberties Union prowls the land to muzzle public prayers, rip out Ten Commandments monuments and terrify small towns over... Read more

Securing the Safety Net

March 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Chairman and CEO and CCPP founder and President Susan A. Carleson was published March 11, 2012 on The American Thinker website. As the sheer audacity and real costs of ObamaCare become more apparent every day, we... Read more

Bringing Rationality to the Rush Limbaugh/Contraception Controversy

March 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 8, 2012 on Forbes.com. If you are too poor in America to pay for your own contraceptives, the... Read more

Romney's Pending Sellout on Global Warming

March 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 7, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The theory that humans are causing catastrophic global warming by burning... Read more

It Just Ain't So

March 7, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 7, 2012 on Townhall.com. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 2011 manufacturing output grew by 11 percent, to nearly $5 trillion. Were... Read more

Power to the People's Overseers

March 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 5, 2012 in The Washington Times. Liberals love coercion. They think they're smarter than the rest of us. If they didn't, they wouldn't expend so much effort inventing new... Read more

ACRU Remembers Dr. James Q. Wilson

March 5, 2012 — American Civil Rights Union Founding Policy Board Member James Q. Wilson, Ph.D., died on March 2 at the age of 80, leaving behind an unparalleled wealth of social science insights and writing. "This is a tremendous loss to us and... Read more

Fakegate: The Obnoxious Fabrication of Global Warming

March 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 1, 2012 on Forbes.com. About every four years, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produces... Read more

Obama Loses His First Debate

February 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 29, 2012 on The American Spectator website. In a speech that the Gingrich campaign has begun broadcasting around... Read more

Equality or Inequality

February 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 29, 2012 on Townhall.com. Rick Santorum's speech at the Detroit Economic Club stirred a bit of controversy when he said: "I'm not... Read more

Lying Because It Works

February 27, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 27, 2012 in The Washington Times. This year's presidential election will be a contest between truth and lies. Don't think it's that stark? Let's compare how the media handled... Read more

The Loud and Clear Message In President Obama's Budget

February 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 24, 2012 on Forbes.com. Last week, I discussed the central economic policy of President Obama's budget and accompanying... Read more

Obama and the Problem of Evil

February 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published February 24, 2012 on the American Thinker website. Watching how the media react to God talk and family values by politicians is like watching the spinning head in "The... Read more

SCOTUS Punts on Medicaid Changes Lawsuits

February 24, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 23, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. By a 5 to 4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to resolve an issue that could be instrumental in... Read more

High Court to Hear Affirmative Action Case

February 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 22, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Every racially based preference system - aka Affirmative Action programs - in the country could be struck down when the U.S.... Read more

Obama's Law of Contraception

February 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 17, 2012 on The American Spectator website. I have frequently discussed in this column the concept of Calculated... Read more

Math Matters

February 22, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 22, 2012 on Townhall.com. If one manages to graduate from high school without the rudiments of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, there are... Read more

Voter Fraud in This Life and the Next

February 21, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 20, 2012 in The Washington Times. Did you know that according to a new Pew study, more than 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote? And that leading... Read more

Obama's Budget: The Decline and Fall of the American Economy

February 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 17, 2012 on Forbes.com. President Obama's budget released Monday embodies his policies for economic growth and recovery. The... Read more

Obama's Budget Bomb: He Proposes Spending Increases, While Disarming America

February 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 15, 2012 on Townhall.com. Early in his administration, President Obama pledged to cut the federal deficit in half. But in his recent... Read more

Dishonorable Budget Dishonesty

February 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 15, 2012 on The American Spectator website. You have probably heard by now the disastrous performance by new... Read more

Rising Black Social Pathology

February 15, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 15, 2012 on Townhall.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer's big story Feb. 4 was about how a budget crunch at the Philadelphia School District... Read more

Paper-Thin Cover for Liberal Agenda

February 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 13, 2012 on " target="_blank">The Washington Times website. Although I get a lot of news online, I love to read real newspapers. You can linger forever on a particular... Read more

ACRU Files Supreme Court Briefs Defending Arizona and Challenging ObamaCare

February 13, 2012 — Feb. 13 -- An American Civil Rights Union brief filed today at the U.S. Supreme Court argues that Arizona has the right to enforce existing federal law regarding illegal immigrants. The Justice Department had sued Arizona over its new law... Read more

ACLU, Obama Discover 'Right' to Free Contraceptives and Abortifacients

February 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 12, 2012 on The Daily Caller. website. Which part of the U.S. Constitution guarantees women the right to have other people pay for their birth control pills and abortifacients?... Read more

Why Obama Loves Ginsburg Best

February 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published February 11, 2012 on the American Thinker website. In a choice between the Constitutions of the United States and South Africa, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives... Read more

Economic Chaos Ahead

February 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 8, 2012 on Townhall.com. Let's think about the kind of mess that we're in. Federal 2010 Medicare and Medicaid expenditures totaled $800... Read more

Don't Be Fooled, the Obama Unemployment Rate Is 11%

February 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 9, 2012 on Forbes.com. When Barack Obama entered office in January, 2009, the labor force participation rate was... Read more

Coulter Care

February 8, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 8, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Sorry, Ann. I have adored you as a commentator, as you... Read more

The Gipper's Principles for Governing Still Apply Today

February 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU board member and founding member of the policy board of the Carleson Center for Public Policy Edwin Meese III was published February 6, 2012 in The Washington Times. As the years pass, Ronald Reagan's stature continues... Read more

With Many Claiming His Mantle, It's Important to Get Reagan Right

February 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 6, 2012 in The Washington Times. Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 101 on Feb. 6, no doubt would have been amused by the number and ideological diversity of... Read more

ACLU Fights Sunshine in Wisconsin Recall

February 3, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 3, 2012 on The American Thinker website. When should names on public rolls be kept secret? Judging by the ACLU's double standard, secrecy is warranted if exposure might reveal... Read more

Keeping Marriage Real

February 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 2, 2012 in The Washington Times. Maryland's Civil Marriage Protection Act is profoundly misnamed. In fact, it should more accurately be called the Attack on Religious Freedom Enabling Act.... Read more

Delta Force Hero Can't Speak at West Point Because of His Christian Beliefs

February 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 1, 2012 on The Huffington Post website. A three-star Army general and war hero cannot speak at West Point because he's an... Read more

Obama's Calculated Deception

February 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published February 1, 2012 on The American Spectator website. Calculated deception as a central public manipulation strategy practiced by President... Read more

Obama's Racial Politics

February 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 1, 2012 on Townhall.com. There's been a heap of criticism placed upon President Barack Obama's domestic policies that have promoted government intrusion... Read more

Obama's Recess Appointments Unwarranted, Unnecessary and Unconstitutional

January 31, 2012 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 32 other organizations, representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement, are united in objecting to Obama's "Recess" appointments as unwarranted, unnecessary and unconstitutional. MEMO... Read more

Welfare Wars: Anatomy of a Smear

January 30, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 30, 2012 in The Washington Times. When I was a copy editor at the Los Angeles Times, a young reporter submitted an article about a single mother having trouble... Read more

A Missed Opportunity

January 29, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 28, 2012 on Townhall.com. The official Republican response to the President's State of the Union Address was fine--as far as it went.... Read more

Schools of Education

January 26, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 25, 2012 on Townhall.com. Larry Sand's article "No Wonder Johnny (Still) Can't Read" -- written for The John William Pope Center for... Read more

Is Kagan Signaling Her Recusal on Obamacare?

January 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 23, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Justice Elena Kagan did not participate in the Supreme Court's recent decision not to grant a motion from one of the... Read more

Many to Benefit from President's Ruling, but Not Us

January 23, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 23, 2012 in The Washington Times. Checking his sundial and solar-powered calendar, Barack Obama has decided that he did not have enough time to study the impact of the... Read more

Obama's Lawyer Argues for Family Values at Supreme Court

January 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 11, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Culture warriors took the upper hand against liberals and libertarians alike at the Supreme Court this week, as a moderate justice... Read more

ObamaCare's Medicaid Provision 'Unconstitutional'

January 18, 2012 — "Has Congress made an offer that the states could not refuse? That is the question that must be decided by this case." Jan. 17, 2012 -- The American Civil Rights Union filed its sixth brief on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality... Read more

Shocker! Supreme Court Lets Stand Lower Bench's Ban on Saying 'Jesus' Too Often in Public Prayers

January 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 17, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Pastors and priests in five states cannot mention 'Jesus' more than once or twice if they pray in public at an... Read more

The Che Guevara Democrat Party

January 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 18, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Those who contribute to, vote for, or otherwise support today's Democrat... Read more

Presidential Nonsense

January 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 18, 2012 on Townhall.com. Last week, President Barack Obama, at a Capital Hilton fundraising event, told the crowd, "We can't go back... Read more

ATF Wins First Round against Gun Owners in Border-State Lawsuit

January 18, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 18, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Gun owners just lost the first round in a court struggle with President Obama's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives... Read more

Judge Says Virginia Ballot Rules Are Unconstitutional, but Rules against GOP Candidates Anyway

January 17, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 17, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. A federal judge declared that Virginia's rules keeping Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum off Virginia's March 6 presidential primary... Read more

Tom Landess, R.I.P.

January 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 16, 2012 in The Washington Times. America lost an unsung hero on Jan. 8 with the passing of Thomas H. Landess. To say that Tom was an accomplished Southern... Read more

The Left's War on Voter Fraud Reform

January 16, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 16, 2012 on The American Thinker website. Pretty soon, the right to cast a meaningful vote might be just a memory. The issue at hand is ensuring that American... Read more

Supremes Unanimously Reject Government Role in Choosing Ministers

January 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 12, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. A unanimous Supreme Court rejected the Obama administration's claim that federal bureaucrats can tell a church whom it can hire as... Read more

The Worst Economic Recovery Since The Great Depression

January 13, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 12, 2012 on Forbes.com. The record of President Obama's first three years in office is in, and nothing... Read more

In Greed I Trust

January 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 11, 2012 on Townhall.com. Last week's column started off asking: "What human motivation gets the most wonderful things done?" The answer is... Read more

Homeowners Fight for Property Rights Against EPA

January 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 10, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Oral arguments were heard Monday in an Idaho case that prompted Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to ask if "most ordinary... Read more

Texas Case Suggests Court May Overhaul Voting Rights

January 10, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 9, 2012 on The Washington Examiner website. Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement told U.S. Supreme Court justices Monday that lower federal courts cannot redraw state-approved election district... Read more

Obama's Inoperative Constitution

January 9, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 9, 2012 in The Washington Times. Back in 1973, when the Nixon administration was under fire for Watergate, Press Secretary Ron Ziegler uttered an unforgettable response when caught in... Read more

ACRU's Supreme Court Brief Says Lack of Mandate Would Doom ObamaCare

January 5, 2012 — Jan. 4, 2012 -- The American Civil Rights Union filed its fifth brief challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare. The brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, authored by ACRU General Counsel... Read more

Bloomberg Hides Government Causes of Financial Crisis

January 5, 2012 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published January 4, 2012 on The American Spectator website. On December 21, Bloomberg News breathlessly reported, "The leading Republican candidates... Read more

A 2012 Conservative Case for America's Future

January 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 4, 2012 on The American Spectator website. The United States is at a fork in the road regarding which way we will... Read more

I Love Greed

January 4, 2012 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published January 4, 2012 on Townhall.com. What human motivation gets the most wonderful things done? It's really a silly question, because the answer is... Read more

Hawkeye Hoopla and the Rueful Paul Reality

January 2, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published January 2, 2012 on the American Thinker website. My New Year's resolution is never hearing the words "Iowa caucuses" ever again. The ceaseless and breathless media reporting about which... Read more

Voter ID Terrifies Democrats

January 1, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 2, 2012 in The Washington Times. The most consequential election in our lifetime is still 10 months away, but it's clear from the Obama administration's order halting South Carolina's... Read more

Holder Race-Baiting about Obama's Re-Election, Not Voting Rights

December 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published December 30, 2011 on Big Government. Eric Holder's Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an all-out war on voter-ID laws and other measures... Read more

The Other Voting Right: Protecting Every Citizen's Vote by Safeguarding the Integrity of the Ballot Box

December 30, 2011 — There is a saying that "people get the government they vote for." The implication of the maxim is that if undesirable or unwise legislation is enacted, if executive branch officials are inept or ineffective, or if the government is beset... Read more

Gullible Americans

December 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 28, 2011 on Townhall.com. National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman has called for states to mandate a total ban on cellphone... Read more

Our Trojan Horse President

December 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 22, 2011 on The Washington Times website. I was thinking about writing a novel about what might happen if a man who hates America and wants to bring it... Read more

Heritage and the Individual Mandate

December 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 21, 2011 on The American Spectator website. I have kept the true story of the Heritage Foundation and... Read more

Newt Gingrich's Entitlement Reform Plan

December 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 15, 2011 on Forbes.com. On Nov. 12, in Manchester, N.H., Newt Gingrich released his entitlement reform proposals in... Read more

The ACLU's 12 Days of Litigation

December 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 19, 2011 in The Daily Caller. Always imaginative, the ACLU's elves are finding new ways to step on Christmas, which they seem to regard as about as important in... Read more

Playing the Race Card before Election Day

December 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 19, 2011 in The Washington Times. Is it racist to require people to show a photo ID when they vote? You need a photo ID for nearly any meaningful... Read more

A Conservative Consensus for 2012

December 17, 2011 — The Conservative Action Project, chaired by former Attorney General Edwin Meese, is designed to facilitate conservative leaders working together on behalf of common goals. Participants include the CEOs of over 100 organizations representing all major elements of the conservative movement--economic,... Read more

Obama Didn't Get the 'Truce' Memo

December 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published December 15, 2011 on the American Thinker website. The Obama administration, predictably, is not calling a "truce on social issues," as Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) suggested that the... Read more

Our Marxist Wizard of Oz

December 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 14, 2011 on The American Spectator website. His mother was an unabashed hippie from 1960s central casting. His... Read more

Obama Channels Hugo Chavez, Shows Why He Can't Lead on the Economy

December 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 8, 2011 on Forbes.com. On Tuesday, President Obama went to Osawatomie High School in Kansas to deliver an... Read more

Obama's War on Decency

December 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 12, 2011 in The Washington Times. Three incidents in recent days tell us all we need to know about the Obama administration's "values." On Dec. 1, the story broke... Read more

Holder's Choice: Name a Fast and Furious Special Prosecutor or Face Impeachment

December 10, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published December 9, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Official Obama administration explanations for Operation Fast and Furious keep changing with each new wave of revelations. If Attorney General Eric... Read more

Ending Marriage, Dashing Hopes: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Speeches

December 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published December 7, 2011 on The Huffington Post. The Obama administration has offered in two high level addresses the crystallization of all that is wrong in its course. Yesterday, President Barack... Read more

Organizing the Takers Against the Makers

December 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 7, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The brilliant Chavistas at the Center for American Progress have revealed... Read more

Free to Die?

December 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published December 7, 2011 on Townhall.com. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, in his New York Times column titled "Free to Die" (9/15/2011), pointed out... Read more

Salvaging the Mythology of Man-Caused Global Warming

December 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published December 1, 2011 on Forbes.com. If you read this column completely and carefully today, you will learn about the... Read more

Entitlement Reform Revolution

November 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 30, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In New Hampshire on November 21, Newt Gingrich, who has just... Read more

Ending Income Inequality

November 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 30, 2011 on Townhall.com. Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?", written by my colleague... Read more

Holy Rudolph?

November 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 28, 2011 in The Washington Times. Atheists must be the most fragile peaches in the basket. They're always getting bruised by the slightest exposure to public displays that remind... Read more

Obama's Thanksgiving Proclamation Strikingly Different From Predecessors'

November 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published November 23, 2011 on the American Thinker website. Psychiatrist Karl Menninger, founder of the Menninger Clinic, raised the question, "Whatever became of sin?" in his 1973 book title. There... Read more

Should the Rich Be Condemned?

November 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 23, 2011 on Townhall.com. Thomas Edison invented the incandescent bulb, the phonograph, the DC motor and other items in everyday use and... Read more

The Bell Tolls for Obamacare

November 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 23, 2011 on The American Spectator website. On November 14, the Supreme Court granted the Writ of Certiorari... Read more

Gingrich Follows FDR with Court-Packing Scheme

November 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published November 20, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's idea for checking judicial activism is a textbook case of historical revisionism that is strikingly similar... Read more

Supreme Opportunity to Right a Wrong

November 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 21, 2011 in The Washington Times. In March, the Supreme Court will hear the challenge by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business to the constitutionality of... Read more

There Are No Longer Any Excuses for Obamanomics

November 18, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 17, 2011 on Forbes.com. The history of America's recessions is provided at the website of the National Bureau... Read more

Poverty in America?

November 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 16, 2011 on Townhall.com. According to CBS News, "the number of people in the U.S. living in poverty in 2010 rose for... Read more

Newt Checks and Balances Liberal Judges

November 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 16, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The genius of America's Founding Fathers is reflected in the innovative... Read more

Historic Obamacare Battle at Supreme Court in 2012

November 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published Novembr 14, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. So, the Supreme Court will decide Obamacare's fate. After two years of political and legal battles, our highest court will decide... Read more

Election Message: Get Involved or Get Left Out

November 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 10, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Tuesday's off-year elections revealed a truth well known in sports that also applies to politics: The side that's more energized wins. In... Read more

Media Parrot Obama Financial Crisis Campaign Propaganda

November 10, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 10, 2011 on Forbes.com. At the October 11 GOP Presidential primary debate on Bloomberg TV, Karen Tumulty of... Read more

The Texas Tea Party Debate

November 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 9, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In 1858, U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas was facing a tough... Read more

Ignorance Exploited

November 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 9, 2011 on Townhall.com. Many Wall Street occupiers are echoing the Communist Party USA's call to "Save the nation! Tax corporations! Tax... Read more

How to Achieve Higher Wages for Working People

November 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 3, 2011 on Forbes.com. In Chapter 1 of my recent book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, I write, "I... Read more

The God Whisperer

November 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published November 6, 2011 on the American Thinker website. "I think I have an ongoing conversation with God. Throughout the day I'm constantly asking myself questions about what I'm doing,... Read more

In Socialism We Trust?

November 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published November 7, 2011 in The Washington Times. "In God We Trust" is the national motto, even though Barack Obama told a Jakarta, Indonesia, audience last November that our national motto... Read more

If Israel Strikes

November 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published November 4, 2011 on Townhall.com. The headlines are stark indeed. "Israel Readies a Pre-Emptive Strike." Israeli Prime Minister is said to be working to persuade reluctant members of his coalition... Read more

Ryan Schools Obama on America

November 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published November 2, 2011 on The American Spectator website. At the Heritage Foundation last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul... Read more

Democracy Is Impossible

November 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published November 2, 2011 on Townhall.com. After Moammar Gadhafi's downfall as Libya's tyrannical ruler, politicians and "experts" in the U.S. and elsewhere, including French... Read more

Court Decides Against Hearing Roadside Crosses Case

November 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 31, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. The Supreme Court let stand yesterday a lower court decision that is outrageously hostile to common expressions of religious faith, Utah... Read more

Perry's Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

October 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 28, 2011 on Townhall.com. Governor Rick Perry unveiled his plan for fundamental tax reform with an optional flat tax. This bold proposal... Read more

Massaging the News for the Masses

October 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 31, 2011 in The Washington Times. Liberal press bias has been so stark and the lying by omission so blatant that it's time to take stock again. Here are... Read more

The GOP Jobs Plan Vs. Obama's

October 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 28, 2011 on Forbes.com. Senate Republicans have taken the lead in proposing a Jobs Plan alternative to President... Read more

An American Solution to Politicians Gone Wild

October 28, 2011 — Keep government officials accountable! Learn about the New American Revolution at www.RecallTheRogues.org.... Read more

ACRU Argues for Rule of Law, Financial Accountability in Stock Market Case

October 26, 2011 — The American Civil Rights Union filed a brief on Wednesday supporting a complaint that the National Association of Securities Dealers should be held accountable for misleading members as to a proxy vote over a change in bylaws. "NASD's claim of... Read more

Obama's Regulatory Excess and Abuse

October 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 26, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The critique of Obamanomics has focused primarily on the runaway spending,... Read more

Profits Are for People

October 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are demanding "people before profits" — as if profit motivation were the source... Read more

A Balanced Budget Amendment Should Make Tax & Debt Increases Difficult

October 26, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 28 other organizations, representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement, are united in supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment that actually reins in national spending... Read more

The Left's War on Legal Immigration and Voter Integrity

October 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 24, 2011 in The Washington Times. On Oct. 14, a federal judge blocked key portions of Alabama's new immigration law after several groups, including the Obama Justice Department and... Read more

Not-So-Free Speech in New Jersey

October 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published October 22, 2011 on the American Thinker website. Who can say "gay" isn't okay in New Jersey? Judging by Gov. Chris Christie's actions, teachers can't. Christie told CNN's Piers... Read more

Nothing but a Political Ploy

October 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 19, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama's so-called Jobs Plan has nothing to do with jobs... Read more

Pitting Us Against Each Other

October 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 19, 2011 on Townhall.com. President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have led increasingly successful efforts to pit Americans against one another... Read more

Obama's Jobs Machine

October 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 17, 2011 in The Washington Times. How does paying people not to work constitute a key element of a "jobs bill"? President Obama's goofy, gimmicky American Jobs Act, which... Read more

The New Republican Vision for Modern Social Safety Nets

October 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 13, 2011 on Forbes.com. A new consensus is emerging among Republicans for fundamental entitlement reform providing for modern,... Read more

Cain's '9-9-9' Tax Reform Plan Is Unconstitutional

October 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 13, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Herman Cain's signature 9-9-9 proposal has two problems. First, it's unconstitutional, and second, it's not conservative because it transforms Washington from... Read more

Kagan Balks at Obama EEOC Claim of Authority over Churches

October 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 11, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. President Obama's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court last week that it can order... Read more

McCotter Trailblazes Social Security Prosperity

October 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 12, 2011 on The American Spectator website. On September 12, the pioneering Rep. Thaddeus McCotter introduced trailblazing legislation... Read more

It's Hard To Be a Racist

October 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 12, 2011 on Townhall.com. Years ago it was easy to be a racist. All you had to be was a white person... Read more

Culture-War Heroine Gets Her Due

October 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 11, 2011 in The Washington Times. As a school board member in Kanawha County, W.Va., in the early 1970s, Alice Moore ignited what might be considered the opening battle... Read more

Social Security Personal Accounts Are a Path to Prosperity

October 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 6, 2011 on Forbes.com. Republicans are in disarray over Social Security. Mitt Romney wants to hide safely within... Read more

Newt's New Contract

October 5, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published October 5, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Last week, Newt Gingrich released his 21st Century Contract with America,... Read more

Social Security Disaster

October 5, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published October 5, 2011 on Townhall.com. Politicians who are principled enough to point out the fraud of Social Security, referring to it as a... Read more

Court Opens Terms with Question of Standing

October 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published October 4, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Can private parties sue to enforce a federal statute when Congress does not say so? That's what the Supreme Court is... Read more

Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?

October 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published October 1, 2011 on Townhall.com. Daniel Webster was the most famous lawyer of his day. In 1819, the "Godlike Daniel" stood before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued passionately for... Read more

ACRU Defends Property Owner's Right to Build

October 3, 2011 — The ACRU is defending property rights in the important Fifth Amendment case of Sackett v. EPA. In this case, Idaho couple Chantell and Michael Sackett purchased a lot in a residential neighborhood, zoned and permitted by local authorities for construction... Read more

Texas Hold 'Em Unfolds in El Paso

October 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published October 3, 2011 in The Washington Times. North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue spoke for many politicians on Tuesday when she suggested suspending congressional elections for two years to give the... Read more

DOJ's Muslim Affirmation

October 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published October 1, 2011 on the American Thinker website. When a Muslim is charged with terrorism, the Muslim "community" gets a warm and fuzzy affirmation from the U.S. Department of... Read more

Full Docket as Supreme Court Term Begins

September 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published September 29, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Monday, Oct. 3, marks the start of the annual term for the Supreme Court of the United States. Most of the... Read more

Economic Growth, Not Income Redistribution, Is What Helps Us All

September 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 29, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Obama is proving a fundamental economic principle proven as well by President Reagan,... Read more

The Financial Mess in the US and Europe

September 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 28, 2011 on Townhall.com. What's the common thread between Europe's financial mess, particularly among the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain),... Read more

Holding Obama's Party Accountable

September 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 28, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Barack Obama is on a far worse political trajectory than Jimmy... Read more

Washington's Weasel Words

September 27, 2011 — This column by Susan A. Carleson, CEO of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) and Chairman of the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP), was published September 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. Confusion is the politician's favorite device; clarity, the statesman's... Read more

Astride the World

September 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 26, 2011 in The Washington Times. Rodney King showed up at the United Nations on Wednesday and instructed everyone there to, well, get along. Actually, it was Barack Obama,... Read more

Correcting President Obama's Myriad Tax Fallacies

September 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 22, 2011 on Forbes.com. An emerging, disabling problem with our democracy is that increasingly we cannot even engage... Read more

Gov. Perry's Right about Social Security

September 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 21, 2011 on Townhall.com. During the recent GOP presidential debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that Social Security is a "monstrous lie"... Read more

His Biggest Big Lies

September 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 21, 2011 on The American Spectator website. If you work hard, play by the rules, save your money,... Read more

Obama Tears Up the Constitution

September 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 19, 2011 in The Washington Times. The Constitution of the United States, whose adoption we celebrate every Sept. 17, clearly lists the powers of each branch of the national... Read more

Instead of Obama's Jobs Plan, Pass Something that Will Work

September 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 15, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Barack Obama's first, nearly $1 trillion "stimulus" bill enacted in February, 2009, was... Read more

Seniors Can Handle the Truth

September 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published September 15, 2011 on the American Thinker website. When it comes to Social Security, Republicans should stop treating seniors like the feeble-minded demographic portrayed in commercials written by 13-year-olds... Read more

Braindead on Arrival

September 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 14, 2011 on The American Spectator website. If President Obama's jobs plan is such a good idea, then... Read more

Too Much Higher Education

September 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 14, 2011 on Townhall.com. Too much of anything is just as much a misallocation of resources as it is too little, and... Read more

9/11 Services Show Liberal Politicizing of Memorials

September 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published September 8, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. In addition to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's barring clergy and prayer from the 10-year 9/11 memorial service in New York, another sad... Read more

The Equality of Reaganomics, and Fallacious Leftist Dissent

September 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 9, 2011 on Forbes.com. For the last two weeks, we have discussed the broad prosperity throughout society produced... Read more

Packing Heat

September 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published September 7, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The theory that human activity is causing potentially catastrophic global warming... Read more

Blacks and Politics

September 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 7, 2011 on Townhall.com. At one of last month's Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored "job fairs," Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told the audience: "This... Read more

Can Perry Summon Courage of True Convictions?

September 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published September 5, 2011 in The Washington Times. The modern-day faith in science makes the most fanatical fundamentalist look indifferent by comparison. Ever since Charles Darwin proposed his theory of macroevolution,... Read more

Growing Proof of Obama's Imperial Presidency

September 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published September 6, 2011 on Townhall.com. President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on a job-killing rampage. It's claiming unprecedented powers far... Read more

What Did Napolitano Know about Fast and Furious?

September 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 31, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Heads seem to be rolling from the deadly Operation Fast and Furious gun scandal that is revealing the Obama administration to... Read more

More on the Certain Equality of Reaganomics

September 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 31, 2011 on Forbes.com. Last week we discussed the broad prosperity throughout society produced by Reaganomics and the... Read more

Race and Economics

August 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 31, 2011 on Townhall.com. Overall U.S. unemployment is 9.1 percent. For white adults, it's 8 percent, and for white teens, 23 percent.... Read more

Now Obama's NLRB Tells a Church School it's Not Religious Enough

August 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 29, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. It's not enough for President Obama's National Labor Relations Board to target the Boeing plant in South Carolina. Now the NLRB... Read more

Obama's War on the Secret Ballot

August 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute was published August 28, 2011 on The Huffington Post. The Obama Administration has fired its opening salvo against a cornerstone of democracy: the right to... Read more

9/11 Memorial Without Prayer

August 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 29, 2011 in The Washington Times. We've got a word for someone who hates Christmas - Grinch. What should we call someone who hates America's Judeo-Christian heritage, even to... Read more

The Equality Of Reaganomics

August 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 25, 2011 on Forbes.com. For over 20 years now, major media institutions have been reporting growing inequality in... Read more

Excluding Prayer From 9/11 Memorial Compounds the Tragedy of That Day

August 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published August 25, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Do you remember what things were like in the hours and days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks? Evidently New York City... Read more

The Downward Spiral

August 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 24, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Accelerating downward spiral. That is what I have been predicting for... Read more

Legal Obedience

August 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 24, 2011 on Townhall.com. What laws are we morally obligated to obey? Help with the answer can be found in "Economic Liberty... Read more

Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

August 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 22, 2011 in The Washington Times. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has done us a wonderful service with her Aug. 15 article in the Atlantic, "Is Rick Perry as Christian as... Read more

Pundits Peddle Civility Sophistry

August 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published August 22, 2011 on the American Thinker website. Americans are angry because our country is being destroyed by the current administration's destructive policies. The country is on a course... Read more

Warren Buffett's Public Disservice On Taxation

August 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 18, 2011 on Forbes.com. Warren Buffet is performing a gross public disservice in creating urban myths about the... Read more

Purple Politics Color Colorado Rockies

August 18, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 17, 2011 on The Washington Times website. SILVERTON, COLO. The man in the coffee shop had the look of a no-nonsense Westerner. A retired architect, he told me he... Read more

Ominous Parallels

August 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 17, 2011 on Townhall.com. People are beginning to compare Barack Obama's administration to the failed administration of Jimmy Carter, but a better... Read more

Obamacare Is Going Down

August 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 17, 2011 on The American Spectator website. As we saw, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals became... Read more

What? Another Department of Jobs?

August 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published August 16, 2011 on The Huffington Post. Floundering. Flopping around like a fish on deck. That's the best description of the Obama administration this summer. The president's now on a... Read more

"Super Committee" Should Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

August 16, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 37 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement have a united message on the "Super Committee."MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT: "Super Committee"... Read more

Left-Wing Wisconsin Recall Amnesia

August 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 15, 2011 in The Washington Times. Some stories have "legs." They don't disappear after a day or so but stay in the news, especially if they help move a... Read more

Bat's the Way It Is for Unarmed Britons

August 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published August 13, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. In the midst of riots, arson and looting, British citizens armed themselves with ... aluminum bats. A Louisville Slugger is no... Read more

Wasteful Politicians, And The Fed's Coming Recession

August 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 11, 2011 on Forbes.com. The Tea Party-dominated Republican House majority already acted in the spring to solve America's... Read more

Ignorance, Stupidity or Connivance?

August 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 10, 2011 on Townhall.com. President Barack Obama has called for a luxury tax on corporate jets as a means to generate revenue... Read more

Obama Downgraded, Tea Party Vindicated

August 10, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 10, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama achieved the historic downgrading of America's credit rating the... Read more

Aborting the Monroe Doctrine?

August 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published August 7, 2011 on The Huffington Post. For almost two hundred years, the Monroe Doctrine has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy. First proclaimed in December 1823, the message... Read more

Let The People Decide Marriage Issues

August 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published August 7, 2011 on the American Thinker website. Advocates for extending marriage rights to same-sex couples think they are on a roll with New York State's action. Lawmakers and lobbyists... Read more

The ACLU's Summer of Discontent

August 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published August 5, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Sigmund Freud famously asked, "What does a woman want? A far easier question to answer would be: "What does the ACLU want?"... Read more

A Budget Cutting Deal That Boosts Federal Spending

August 5, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 4, 2011 on Forbes.com. How is it possible that we can "cut" federal spending by $2 trillion over... Read more

Cruel Laws

August 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published August 3, 2011 on Townhall.com. What does it take to be able to own and operate a taxi and earn $30,000, $40,000 or... Read more

The Disgrace of Obamanomics

August 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for The Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published August 3, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Last Friday's report on economic growth for the second quarter of... Read more

Supreme Court Should Not Take This Obamacare Case

August 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 30, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. News outlets are announcing that Obamacare has reached the Supreme Court. But while the high court must soon consider whether President... Read more

Atheists Cross Over 'Cross'

July 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published July 31, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. Those God-obsessed "American Atheists" filed suit in New York state court on July 25 to remove the World Trade Center "Cross"... Read more

'Clean' Balanced Budget Amendment Could Be Trap for Conservatives

July 31, 2011 — This article by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 31, 2011 on BigGovernment.com. Liberals are trying to kill the prospect of a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) in the ongoing battle over... Read more

Federal Appeals Court: Saying "Jesus" During Public Prayer Is Unconstitutional

July 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 30, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. As in most counties in America, the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County, North Carolina, begins its public meetings with an... Read more

Court Dismisses Militant Atheists' Federal Suit Against Texas Gov. Rick Perry

July 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 28, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller in Texas today dismissed a lawsuit against Texas Gov. Rick Perry for organizing a day of... Read more

President Obama Is No Longer Tethered To Reality

July 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 28, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Barack Obama's speech to the nation Monday night was highly disturbing. Because read... Read more

Job Destruction Makes Us Richer

July 27, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 27, 2011 on Townhall.com. Here's what President Barack Obama said about our high rate of unemployment in an interview with NBC's Ann... Read more

Don't Blame the House

July 27, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for The Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 27, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The indisputable facts show that Congressional Republicans have done their job.... Read more

It's Official: Tea Is Good for the GOP

July 25, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 22, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Of all the bombs that liberal pundits toss at the Tea Party, none better illustrates why the GOP should actually pay attention... Read more

Education Is Worse Than We Thought

July 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 20, 2011 on Townhall.com. Last December, I reported on Harvard University professor Stephan Thernstrom's essay "Minorities in College -- Good News, But...,"... Read more

2012: The End of the World As We Know It

July 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for The Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 20, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Like a replicating amoeba, America is pulling apart into two separate... Read more

Cut, Cap and Balance Is the Only Way

July 19, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 23 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in supporting Cut, Cap and Balance to save America's economic future... Read more

McConnell's Plan B Debt-Ceiling Compromise Is (Almost) Unconstitutional (Bad Policy, Too!)

July 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 18, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed debt-ceiling compromise could be a disaster. Not only is it bad policy--it also pushes the... Read more

Debt's Not All, Folks

July 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 15, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Over the past 90 years, a relentless campaign has unfolded to overthrow Judeo-Christian morality and replace it with an amorality that says... Read more

It's About Jobs, Stupid!

July 18, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 18, 2011 on The Huffington Post and The Patriot Post. America has a growth deficit. As the latest job report shows unemployment reached 9.2% -- the highest rate of... Read more

A Governor Who Prays or Preys?

July 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published July 17, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. Conservative commentator Bill Bennett says that anyone looking for democracy, good government, business and job growth, the best medical care, a... Read more

How to Serve the Needy at a Fraction of the Cost

July 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 14, 2011 on the Investors Business Daily website. Our nation's entitlement programs, from Social Security to Medicare to... Read more

Shovel-Ready in the Middle East?

July 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 15, 2011 on The American Thinker website. Osama bin Laden famously said that people in his region always follow the strong horse. President Obama sent bin Laden to sleep... Read more

How To Solve Our Growth And Jobs Deficit

July 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 13, 2011 on The Huffington Post. As President Barack Obama lectured us with foolish notions -- such as attempting to reduce America's $14.4 trillion deficit by focusing carefully poll-tested,... Read more

Holder Must Go Over Gun Scandal, but What Did Obama Know?

July 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 12, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Operation Fast and Furious is a growing scandal. Attorney General Eric Holder must go, but Congress should not stop investigating there,... Read more

Failing Liberty 101

July 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 13, 2011 on Townhall.com. A recent Superman comic book has the hero saying, "I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship" because "truth, justice,... Read more

Reaganomics Is the Only Answer

July 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 13, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The extended stagnation of the American economy is starting to look... Read more

Obama's Assault on the Rule of Law

July 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 8, 2011 on The Washington Times website. When Timothy F. Geithner whipped out his pocket Constitution in May to address the debt-ceiling issue, the rivers in Hades must have... Read more

American Sovereignty and Republican Politics in Texas Execution

July 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published July 11, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. President Obama joined Mexico and foreign powers condemning Texas' execution of a convicted murder-rapist on July 7. But Obama has no... Read more

The Real Bridge to the 21st Century

July 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 11, 2011 on the World magazine website. I wanted to reach over and give Chris Matthews a wedgie. He kept referring to the 2004 Ohio marriage ballot initiative as... Read more

Fallacies Of Economic Equality That Promote Poverty

July 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 7, 2011 on Forbes.com. "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before... Read more

Constitutional Conservatism Ready for Prime Time

July 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 6, 2011 on The Huffington Post. Liberal pundits are panicking over constitutional conservatism. They shouldn't, because every child -- whether the parents... Read more

Obamacare Tragedy Primed To Further Explode the Deficit

July 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published July 6, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama bludgeoned Obamacare through Congress on the claim, backed by... Read more

Gross Media Ignorance

July 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published July 6, 2011 on Townhall.com. There's little that's intelligent or informed about Time magazine editor Richard Stengel's article "One Document, Under Siege" (June... Read more

MEP Daniel Hannan Warns America

July 5, 2011 — Introduction by Sen. Jim DeMint The American Civil Rights Union and Regular Folks United recently hosted Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament from Southeastern England, at the Capitol Hill Club where he delivered remarks warning Americans about the dangers... Read more

Time's Orwellian Story on U.S. Constitution Refuted!

July 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published July 2, 2011 on The Huffington Post. Time magazine's cover story shows the U.S. Constitution and asks, "Does it still matter?" Reading this... Read more

Happy Dependence Day

July 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published July 1, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Independence Day marks the founding of a nation uniquely based on liberty, limited government and rights derived from our Creator. During this... Read more

The CBO's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

July 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 30, 2011 on Forbes.com. Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued their Long Term Budget Outlook for... Read more

Blacks Don't Need Same Sex Marriage

June 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 29, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. Our media colleague Chris Matthews just got a thrill up his other leg. He announced... Read more

Scalia Wrong, Thomas Right on Violent Video Games

June 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 29, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Those who paint U.S. Supreme Court justices with a broad brush only prove they don't really understand the court. Justice Antonin... Read more

Supremes Equate Video Violence with Free Speech

June 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 29, 2011 on The Washington Times website. The cultural sledgehammer that's shattering basic decency in America keeps pounding away. Our enemies must be delighted to see us disarm morally... Read more

Block Grant Welfare to the States

June 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 29, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The first step in defusing America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, the title... Read more

Why the GOP Is Right on Taxes

June 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 29, 2011 on FoxNews.com. Congressional Republicans are standing firm on their principle that for every dollar of increase... Read more

Supreme Court's Pliva Decision Is Another Blow Against Trial Lawyers

June 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 26, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Trial lawyers cannot sue drug manufacturers for defective warning labels on generics if labels were approved by the U.S. Food and... Read more

Bureaucratic Overreach Not Kids Stuff

June 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 24, 2011 on The Washington Times website. While 22-year-old Rory McIlroy was teeing up on June 16 during the first round of his historic victory at the U.S. Open,... Read more

Sotomayor Sides with Conservatives in Corporate Free Speech Case

June 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 25, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor threw lawyers a curve ball this past week by siding with conservatives on a corporate... Read more

The Over-Employed and the Mal-Employed

June 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published June 24, 2011 on Townhall.com. Roughly 14 million people are formally labeled as unemployed, but "there's probably 22 million to 23 million people who are unemployed, mal-employed or under-employed,"... Read more

Universal Health Care With No Mandates

June 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 23, 2011 on Forbes.com. Washington Post columnist Matt Miller taunts Republicans and free market conservatives with the claim... Read more

Obama's Debt Limit Scare Tactics

June 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Senior Fellow for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 22, 2011 on FoxNews.com. America's gross federal debt is already bumping up against the national debt limit of... Read more

Pledging Allegiance

June 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 22, 2011 on Townhall.com. This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. Frank Mickens took NBC to task for its censorship of "Under God" and "Indivisible" from the Pledge of... Read more

Libyan War Violates Constitution's War Powers Clause, Not War Powers Act

June 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 21, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. President Obama's war in Libya is now illegal, if it was ever legal. So House Speaker John Boehner can try to... Read more

Obama's Audacity of Hype

June 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 21, 2011 on The Huffington Post website. President Obama got a good laugh from his liberal audience at the nationally televised meeting of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.... Read more

America's New Racists

June 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 22, 2011 on Townhall.com. The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, The Economics of the Colour Bar, said... Read more

Reaganomics' Resurgence

June 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 22, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In my new book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, I argue that... Read more

America's Coming Bankruptcy

June 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 21, 2011 on Townhall.com. The failures of federal, state and local officials of both major parties, over many... Read more

Court Rejects Judicially Mandated Cap and Trade

June 21, 2011 — This excerpt by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 20, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Judges cannot make their own cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, but only because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is already doing... Read more

Navigating a Rocky Media Landscape

June 18, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 17, 2011 on The Washington Times website. When I was a reporter years ago in Ocean City, Md., I learned the hard way that freedom of the press can... Read more

CNN's LZ Granderson Gets It Right

June 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 16, 2011 on The Huffington Post website. CNN contributor LZ Granderson got it right. He has posted an online video taking issue with the San Francisco gay activists who... Read more

How Obamacare Will Further Explode the Deficit

June 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 16, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Obama bludgeoned Obamacare through Congress on the claim, backed by the Congressional Budget... Read more

Social, Economic Conservatives Need Each Other

June 16, 2011 — This excerpt by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 15, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Third of a series of three excerpts from Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America,... Read more

The Problem with the Republican Party

June 15, 2011 — This excerpt by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 14, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Second of a series of three excerpts from Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America,... Read more

Our Moral Dilemma

June 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 15, 2011 on Townhall.com. Most of our nation's problems are a direct result of our being immune, hostile or indifferent to several... Read more

BORK: Turning to Constitution in Times of Stress

June 15, 2011 — This column by Judge Robert H. Bork was published June 14, 2011 on The Washington Times website, and reviews ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski's and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell's new book. RESURGENT: HOW CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATISM CAN SAVE AMERICA... Read more

America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

June 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 15, 2011 on The American Spectator website. My new book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, published by HarperCollins, went... Read more

Book Review: Confronting National Debt Now

June 15, 2011 — This column by Wes Vernon was published June 10, 2011 on The Washington Times website, and reviews ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara's new book. AMERICA'S TICKING BANKRUPTCY BOMB: HOW... Read more

Recovery and Resurgence Starts with the Family

June 15, 2011 — This excerpt by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published June 13, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. First of a series of three excerpts from "Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America,"... Read more

America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

June 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 14, 2011 on FoxNews.com. The failures of federal, state and local officials of both major parties, over many... Read more

Supreme Court Says Officials' Speech Is Not Protected by First Amendment

June 14, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 13, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Nevada's law barring public officials from voting--or officially speaking--for or against issues where they have a personal stake is okay under... Read more

Vote Fraudsters Redouble Efforts

June 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 10, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Even with the demise of ACORN, a lot of people are worried about voter fraud in the 2012 presidential election. That's because... Read more

Addressing The Various Debt-Limit Delusions

June 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 9, 2011 on Forbes.com. Suppose you were suffering long term unemployment, and you had maxed out all of... Read more

Weiner's Shame Deficit

June 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published June 9, 2011 on Townhall.com. After 10 days of playing the victim of computer hacking, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York) admitted Monday that he lied about sending lewd photos... Read more

Irksome Things

June 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 8, 2011 on Townhall.com. There are a lot of things, large and small, that irk me. One of them is our tendency... Read more

Last Stop for Obamacare Before Supreme Court

June 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 7, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Obamacare is likely facing its last stop before it heads to the Supreme Court in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals... Read more

The Coming Crash of 2013

June 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 8, 2011 on The American Spectator website. On Inauguration Day, 2009, President Obama seemed so politically blessed by... Read more

Democratic Press Handmaidens

June 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published June 3, 2011 on The Washington Times website. You might have seen the vicious Mediscare video by now entitled "America the Beautiful." If you haven't, you should. It's from folks... Read more

First Amendment Protects Prayer, Not Obscene Violence

June 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published June 5, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and the rest of the framers of the Constitution would be astounded to hear a federal judge... Read more

The Two Alternatives for Health Care Policy

June 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 2, 2011 on Forbes.com. National health care costs have been growing faster than the economy for close to... Read more

The Democrats' Big Government Breakout

June 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published June 1, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Historic battle lines are being drawn in the budget battle in... Read more

Do We Deserve Our Fate?

June 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published June 1, 2011 on Townhall.com. The latest Social Security Trustees Report tells us that the program will be insolvent by the year 2037.... Read more

Doomsday Prophets Who Never Say They're Sorry

May 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 30, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Well, we're still here despite doomsday evangelist Harold Camping's warning of the end of the world on May 21 at 6 p.m.... Read more

Supreme Court Releases Thousands of Imprisoned Felons

May 27, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 26, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. In a shocking and unprecedented move, the Supreme Court suddenly discovered that overcrowded prisons are unconstitutional. As a result, it has... Read more

Common Sense Versus Nonsense

May 25, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 25, 2011 on Townhall.com. William J. McGee, the consumer advocate on the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee wrote "Forcing... Read more

Jehovah or Marx?

May 25, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 25, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Years ago a man with a history as a careful investigator... Read more

Obamacare Bombshell: Final Ruling May Wait Until After 2012 Election

May 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 23, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Federal appeals judges dropped an Obamacare bombshell today that could change the calendar of when the Supreme Court will ultimately decide... Read more

The Wages of Envy

May 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 20, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Every so often, a single incident epitomizes larger truths. One of these larger truths is that all issues, whether social or fiscal,... Read more

How The Government Created A Financial Crisis

May 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 19, 2011 on Forbes.com. Facing double digit inflation, double digit interest rates and soon to be double digit... Read more

Why I Take Obama's 'Common' Offenses Against Officers Personally

May 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published May 16, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. President Obama continues to use the White House as a platform to dishonor police officers. On May 11, Obama and First... Read more

Throw Out the Bums Before Election Day

May 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 13, 2011 on The Washington Times website. In Wymore, Neb., voters got fed up with a councilman who kept leaving meetings. So, on Tuesday, they voted him out in... Read more

The Incredible Shrinking Recovery

May 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 11, 2011 on The American Spectator website. There was President Obama at a recent fundraiser telling his star-struck... Read more

National Histrionic

May 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 6, 2011 on The Washington Times website. A couple of years ago, I let my National Geographic subscription lapse because of the magazine's relentless earth worship. But I missed... Read more

Reaganomics Vs. Obamanomics: Facts And Figures

May 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 5, 2011 on Forbes.com. In February 2009 I wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal entitled "Reaganomics... Read more

Obama's War on Oil

May 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published May 4, 2011 on The American Spectator website. As a guest on a black radio talk show recently, I... Read more

Interrogation Not Litigation Led to Osama

May 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published May 4, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. Osama bin Laden is dead because President Obama followed the rules of war and the policies and procedures left to him... Read more

Obama's Oily View of America

May 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 29, 2011 on The Washington Times website. When Barack Obama is in flyover country, if you close your eyes, you can almost hear a moderate Republican on the stump.... Read more

Why Paul Ryan's Medicare Is So Much Better Than Obama's

May 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 28, 2011 on Forbes.com. At his Facebook town hall campaign stop in Palo Alto, California on April 20,... Read more

The Celebrity Apprentice Blinked

April 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published April 28, 2011 on the American Thinker blog. After holding out for two-and-a-half years, President Obama released his mysteriously secreted long form "certificate of live birth" after being pressured... Read more

What Professor Obama Doesn't Understand

April 27, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 27, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama's self-congratulatory "economic recovery" is way too little, way too... Read more

Profile in Courage Defending Marriage: Paul Clement

April 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. A major law firm has caved to pressure from militant homosexual activists, and one of America's top Supreme Court lawyers resigned from that firm... Read more

Supreme Court Hints at Obamacare Impact in Sovereign Immunity Cases

April 25, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 23, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Federal law allows state officials to sue each other in federal court, but it's unconstitutional to sue a state for refusing... Read more

America's Ever Expanding Welfare Empire

April 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 22, 2011 on Forbes website. A fundamental misconception about America's welfare state misleads millions of voters to reflexively... Read more

Christ's Resurrection Always Invites Media Barrage

April 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 23, 2011 on The Washington Times website. With spring in the air, all but the truly soul-dead feel the pull of not only natural but spiritual renewal. The surge... Read more

EPA Mandates are Killing Jobs in Coal-Powered Ohio

April 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published April 19, 2011 on The Cincinnati Enquirer website. During a recent speech at Cleveland State focused on small business in Ohio, President Barack Obama described a goal of "knocking down... Read more

Justices against Court-Imposed Cap-and-Trade

April 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 19, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. It appeared yesterday during oral arguments in a case raising important constitutional and political issues that members of the U.S. Supreme... Read more

Economics and Property Rights at Center of Supreme Court's Microsoft Case

April 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 18, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Property rights and economics are at the heart of a Microsoft case that pitted a top Bush lawyer against top Clinton... Read more

Obama's Taxes and America's Jobs

April 20, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 20, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Between President Obama's political campaign speech on the budget last week,... Read more

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses National Day of Prayer Challenge

April 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published April 17, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. On April 14, a federal appeals court dismissed a challenge to the National Day of Prayer in a notable victory for... Read more

Bullying for Dollars

April 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 15, 2011 on The Washington Times website. On any given day, holdups are going down somewhere in America. But the perps are equipped with brief-cases, not guns, and they... Read more

The Gang That Won't Shoot Straight

April 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published April 16, 2011 on Townhall.com. Hollywood and Washington are rife with elites opposed to the right to bear arms for folks in flyover country "who cling to guns or... Read more

Obama's Budget Speech Frames The Debate For 2012

April 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 14, 2011 on Forbes.com. President Obama's budget speech Wednesday fatefully framed the debate for 2012. House Budget Committee... Read more

Death Trap Democrats

April 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 13, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Despite November's New Deal magnitude political earthquake, surviving House Democrats just... Read more

The Welfare Reform Model for Medicaid

April 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara and Vice President for Policy at Americans for Prosperity Phil Kerpen was published April 13, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal.... Read more

No More Czars for the President

April 12, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 28 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in opposing the creation of more unaccountable "czars."MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT:... Read more

Waging War, Union-style, in Wisconsin

April 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 8, 2011 on The Washington Times website. It seems like only yesterday that progressives were warning us about "politicizing the judiciary." That was after Iowa's voters declined last November... Read more

Diversity Perversity

April 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published April 6, 2011 on Townhall.com. The terms affirmative action, equal representation, preferential treatment and quotas just don't sell well. The intellectual elite and... Read more

Paul Ryan's Adult Conversation

April 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published April 6, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Before Paul Ryan's 2012 budget released yesterday, the Liberal Establishment was... Read more

President Obama & Senate Democrats Have No Excuse for "Shutting Down" the Federal Government

April 5, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 23 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in the belief that if there is a government shutdown, it... Read more

Obama's Energetic War on the Young

April 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published April 1, 2011 on The Washington Times website. President Obama needs to reinvent reality, so where does he go? A college campus. And why not? With gas doubling in price... Read more

Department of Injustice

March 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 30, 2011 on Townhall.com. One of the requirements to become a Dayton, Ohio police officer is to successfully pass the city's two-part... Read more

A Big Question for 2012

March 30, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 30, 2011 on The American Spectator website. If you listen to President Obama and his Democrat and liberal/left... Read more

Court Weighs Constitutionality of Law Funding Political Opposition

March 29, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 28, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Should taxpayer money go to fund political campaigns when another candidate raises money? It does in Arizona. Now the Supreme Court... Read more

Ladies Who Launch

March 28, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published March 28, 2011 on the American Thinker website. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a little help from her friends, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and... Read more

Social Security Personal Accounts and the Financial Crisis

March 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP) Peter Ferrara was published March 25, 2011 on Forbes.com. In a weekly radio address on Aug. 14 of last year, President Obama taunted... Read more

Clash For America's Soul

March 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 25, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans' dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt,... Read more

Hamilton vs. Jefferson, on Welfare Reform

March 25, 2011 — This column by Susan A. Carleson, CEO of the ACRU and the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP), was published March 25, 2011 on the American Thinker website. With federal and state budgets exploding, welfare reform is once again on... Read more

Evasion of the Body Snatchers

March 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published March 22, 2011 on Townhall.com. Eleven years after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, on the eve of America's great Centennial celebration, counterfeiters formed a plot to steal his body from its... Read more

Honoring All our WWI Heroes

March 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published March 19, 2011 on Townhall.com. President Obama and Vice President Biden this week paid an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery. They went there to offer the thanks of a... Read more

Economic Lunacy

March 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 23, 2011 on Townhall.com. Economic lunacy abounds, and often the most learned, including Nobel Laureates, are its primary victims. The most recent... Read more

Budget Nuclear Option: Shut Down Obama Until the Election

March 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the CCPP Peter Ferrara was published March 21, 2011 on PajamasMedia.com. The House Republican leadership needs to get over their paralyzing fear of a government shutdown, which is based on... Read more

America's Accelerating Downward Spiral

March 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Policy Director for the CCPP Peter Ferrara was published March 23, 2011 on The American Spectator website. For two years now, I have been arguing in this column and elsewhere that President Obama's... Read more

A Banner Day For Freedom For a Rhode Island High School

March 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 19, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. Remember those lists that contrasted the problems that faced schools in the 1950s with the problems that face schools today? In the... Read more

The Bullies' Many Pulpits

March 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 18, 2011 on The Washington Times website. When I was a kid, I got bullied fairly frequently because I was short. So my parents enrolled me in a judo... Read more

A Winning Plan For Social Security Reform

March 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published March 17, 2011 on Forbes.com. Next year the baby boomers begin to retire on Medicare in earnest, and the year after that on Social Security. For decades now, the federal... Read more

Obama: On the Wrong Side of History?

March 18, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published March 17, 2011 on The Patriot Post website. "I don't think anybody disputes that Gaddafi has more firepower than the opposition," President Obama said at a recent White House news... Read more

Make the Bush Tax Cuts Permanent

March 16, 2011 — This column by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 16, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal. By the end... Read more

Continuing Stubborn Ignorance

March 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 16, 2011 on Townhall.com. Within the past decade, I've written three columns titled "Deception 101," "Stubborn Ignorance," and "Exploiting Public Ignorance," all... Read more

Slouching Towards Argentina

March 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 16, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Argentina enjoyed the world's fourth highest per capita GDP in 1929,... Read more

State Department Is AWOL on Religious Liberties

March 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published March 15, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Last May 31 in Afghanistan, a world away from American backyard barbeques and military parades, Sayeed Mussa vanished into thin air. Mr.... Read more

Why Isn't Awlaki on the Most Wanted List?

March 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published March 15, 2011 on the American Thinker website. You might think that a top terrorist targeted for assassination by the Obama administration would be on the FBI's list of... Read more

Supreme Court may be Tiring of Atheist Activist Newdow

March 15, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published March 10, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Atheist activist Michael Newdow, a controversial lawyer who once received significant media attention, may have worn out his welcome at the... Read more

Unions Show No Class in Wisconsin 'War'

March 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 11, 2011 on The Washington Times website. "I'm not going to lie to you, this is going to get ugly." So predicts "Goldfish," a Daily Kos blogger who boasts... Read more

The Anachronism Of State Income Taxes

March 11, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 9, 2011 on Forbes.com. Nine states survive perfectly well with no state income tax at all. These include... Read more

Obama Energy Non-Policy Hurting America

March 10, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 31 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in opposing the Obama administration's actions on energy policy that are... Read more

Handouts, Morality and Common Sense

March 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 9, 2011 on Townhall.com. Whether Americans realize it or not, the last decade's path of congressional spending is unsustainable. Spending must be... Read more

Terrorists With Union Cards?

March 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published March 8, 2011 on The Patriot Post website. The response of our State Department spokesman, P.J. Crowley, to the murder of two U.S. Airmen and the wounding of two others... Read more

Bush Tax Cuts Still Working — For Now

March 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published March 9, 2011 on The American Spectator website. During President Obama's 2008 campaign, he termed the Bush tax cuts "the failed policies of the past." But last December, with the... Read more

High Cost of Free Speech

March 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published March 4, 2011 on The Washington Times website. I'm with Samuel A. Alito Jr. - at least in spirit. The associate justice was alone in his dissent in Snyder v.... Read more

Public Employee Unions

March 5, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published March 3, 2011 on Townhall.com. With all of the union strife in Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey, and indications of more to come,... Read more

Gutting Medicare By Refusing To Pay The Bills

March 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published March 3, 2011 on Forbes.com. The full extent of the future cuts to Medicare under ObamaCare is revealed in the little noticed 2010 Financial Report of the U.S. Government, released... Read more

Response to the Decision Not to Defend DOMA

March 3, 2011 — Paul Benjamin Linton, Special Counsel to The Thomas More Society, wrote this legal memo entitled "A Response to the Administration's Decision Not to Defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act." An excerpt from that memo follows. Introduction On... Read more

Goodwin Liu Unfit for Lifetime Appointment

March 2, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 26 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united in opposing the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit... Read more

They're All Detroit Democrats Now

March 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published March 2, 2011 on The American Spectator website. House Republicans have fulfilled their campaign pledge to cut $100 billion... Read more

It's Time To Block Grant Welfare To The States

February 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy Peter Ferrara was published February 23, 2011 on Forbes.com. If any liberal reform had been as wildly successful as the 1996 welfare reforms... Read more

Obama to God and America: You're Wrong About Marriage

February 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 25, 2011 on The Washington Times website. It's a good thing Barack Obama is not in charge of defending the law of gravity, or we'd all be floating up... Read more

American Dream or Socialist Nightmare

February 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 24, 2011 on The Washington Times website. There are few things more galling than communists lecturing Americans on how we can live up to our "values." A case in... Read more

Obama's Indefensible DOMA Decision

February 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue was published February 25, 2011 on Townhall.com. President Obama, the self-proclaimed "constitutional scholar," along with the nation's top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, announced Wednesday that they couldn't come up with... Read more

Democracy Versus Liberty

February 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published February 23, 2011 on Townhall.com. It is truly disgusting for me to hear politicians, national and international talking heads and pseudo-academics praising the... Read more

Wisconsin Showdown

February 23, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published February 23, 2011 on The American Spectator website . Nationwide, state and local government workers are paid on average 45% more than private sector workers, with an average hourly wage... Read more

Time to Recall AWOL Lawmakers

February 22, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published February 22, 2011 on FoxNews.com. Newly elected Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has moved expeditiously to propose legislation to close the state's $3.6 billion budget deficit. But that legislation languishes in... Read more

Freedom To Be Christian But Banned From Acting Christian

February 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 18, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Christians, Orthodox Jews or anyone with traditional views of sex and marriage should be barred from state university counseling programs unless they... Read more

In Case of Emergency, Break the Constitution

February 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 11, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Did you know that the nation soon will undergo a test that will determine how effectively the president of the United States... Read more

Good Morning, Suckers

February 16, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published February 16, 2011 on The American Spectator website. President Obama's budget released on Monday proposes to spend $3.73 trillion for 2012. He can't say Bush made him do that. That... Read more

Roadmap for Repealing Obamacare

February 13, 2011 — As a member of the Conservative Action Project, ACRU CEO Susan Carleson and leaders of 32 other organizations representing a broad cross section of the conservative movement are united on repealing Obamacare and make the following recommendations: REPEALING OBAMACARE &... Read more

Don't Sweeten the Hemlock

February 10, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and Family Research Council Senior Fellow for Policy Studies Bob Morrison was published February 9, 2011 on The Daily Caller website. Bill Bennett engaged in a fine discussion of strategy on his... Read more

The Opposite of Ronald Reagan

February 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published February 9, 2011 on The American Spectator website. While Americans across the country are holding celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Reagan, President Obama and... Read more

Obama's Foxy Evasions

February 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue appeared February 9, 2011 on the American Thinker website. Bill O'Reilly's interview of President Obama on Fox News just prior to the Super Bowl confirmed that he remains a self-absorbed leftist.... Read more

President Obama's Epic Obamacare Dilemma

February 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 6, 2011 on the The Washington Examiner website. Florida's Obamacare court ruling presents President Obama with a risky proposition. Because the federal... Read more

Reagan's Communism Rollback a Model for Tea Party

February 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 4, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Years ago, when I was a media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, I got to sit down with Martin... Read more

What Reagan Would Do

February 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU Chairman/CEO Susan A. Carleson and ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 4, 2011 on Townhall.com. We knew things weren't good, but nearly one seventh of all Americans on food stamps? Forty-three million people? That's... Read more

What Would Reagan Do About Egypt?

February 4, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published February 3, 2011 on the BIG PEACE website. We're about to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. As much as I would like to praise that great and... Read more

Black Education

February 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams was published February 2, 2011 on Townhall.com. In my "Black Education Disaster" column (12/22/10), I presented National Assessment of Educational Progress test data that demonstrated that... Read more

The Legal Future of Obamacare

February 2, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared February 2, 2011 on The American Spectator website. As of this moment Obamacare is officially not the law of the land. As Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled on Monday in Florida,... Read more

ObamaCare Unconstitutional -- Why Judge Vinson's Ruling Is So Important

February 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published February 1, 2011 on FoxNews.com. The federal court in the massive 26-state challenge to ObamaCare on Monday held that the health care law's individual mandate is unconstitutional. And, even... Read more

Bowing and Kowtowing

February 1, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published February 1, 2011 on The Patriot Post website. The Obama administration thinks that George W. Bush was too arrogant, that he liked to throw his weight around in international affairs.... Read more

Socialism's State of the Union

January 31, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 28, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Socialism - the abolishment of private property - sometimes advances at the point of a gun. At other times, it advances by... Read more

Mike Lee for Senate Judiciary Committee

January 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. It's a positive sign of the times that constitutional expert Mike Lee of Utah was elected to the U.S. Senate. To make full use... Read more

Can Our Nation Be Saved?

January 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams was published January 26, 2011 on Townhall.com. National debt is over $14 trillion, the federal budget deficit is $1.4 trillion and, depending on whose estimates are... Read more

Appeasing the Gods, Hawaii Style

January 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 25, 2011 on The Washington Times website. In the state where pagan natives once threw people off cliffs to placate the gods, the Hawaiian state Senate has voted to... Read more

Why Today Is 1979, Not 1995

January 26, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared January 26, 2011 on The American Spectator website. In 1979, of course, Jimmy Carter was the incumbent President, and no sophisticated, intelligent person in Washington thought Ronald Reagan had a serious... Read more

Obama Justice Department Must Probe Child Porn at MTV

January 25, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 25, 2011 on The Patriot Post website. The child porn allegations made against MTV for its "Skins" show must be investigated by... Read more

Obama and the 'Constitutional' House of Horrors

January 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue appeared January 24, 2011 on Townhall.com. January 22nd was the 38th anniversary of the mother of all absurd Supreme Court rulings, Roe. v. Wade. Unsurprisingly, America's most pro-abortion President even chose... Read more

When Science Goes Mad

January 24, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 21, 2011 on The Washington Times website. On any given day, scientists jolt us with new findings - and possibilities. The white coats in China are busily creating chimeras,... Read more

King's X in Arizona

January 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 18, 2011 on The Washington Times website. The first major campaign event of the 2012 presidential election was held on Jan. 12, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. Barack Obama, speaking... Read more

Second Amendment is Insurance Against Government Tyranny

January 21, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 20, 2011 on The Washington Examiner website. Gun-control legislation is back after the Tucson tragedy. Congress must confront the reality that the courts have declared two reasons for... Read more

Why We're a Divided Nation

January 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams was published January 19, 2011 on Townhall.com. Some Americans have strong, sometimes unyielding preferences for Mac computers, while most others have similarly strong preferences for PCs... Read more

Welcoming Hu Jintao

January 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published January 19, 2011, on The American Thinker website. It was twenty-two years ago, in the spring of 1989, that thousands of Chinese students gathered in Beijing's Tienanmen Square to demand... Read more

Death and Liberalism

January 19, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared January 19, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Imagine if Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh had said the following about a Democrat candidate running for Governor of Florida:... Read more

Recall Sheriff Dupnik

January 17, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 14, 2011 on The Washington Times website. A lot of people are wondering what to do about Clarence Dupnik, sheriff of Pima County, Ariz. He's the left-wing lawman who... Read more

A Bright Idea: Rescue the Incandescents

January 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell was published January 13, 2011, on The American Thinker website. Why is Paris known as the City of Light? Is it because the U.S. Congress banned Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulbs, so... Read more

Shooting "Solutions" Exploit Tragedy, Ignore Grief

January 13, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue appeared January 13, 2011 on The American Thinker website. We are a nation in grief once again, mourning Saturday's mass shooting in Tucson Arizona. But we will get through it if... Read more

The Budget Battle: How President Obama Is Trapped

January 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared January 12, 2011 on The American Spectator website. The mistake that most commentators are making on the budget is the idea that a bill has to be passed to cut spending.... Read more

Put Blame Where It Belongs in Tucson Tragedy

January 12, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 12, 2011 on Townhall.com I formerly lived twelve minutes from that Safeway grocery store in Tucson. I worked four minutes from it. My wife and I sometimes shopped... Read more

The Constitution Did Not Condone Slavery

January 10, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and Family Research Council Senior Fellow Bob Morrison was published January 9, 2011, on The American Thinker website. "There's nothing new under the sun," said President Harry Truman, "there's only history we... Read more

Expression is Not Coercion

January 9, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 7, 2011 on The Washington Times website. While the nation watches to see how the new House leadership flexes its Tea Party-enhanced muscles, the legal campaign to strip the... Read more

NRA and Reagan Conservatives Defending Second Amendment in Court

January 8, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 8, 2011 on Townhall.com The Second Amendment is a whole new ballgame in the aftermath of recent Supreme Court decisions. The NRA is taking a leading role in... Read more

Conservative Legal Team from Obamacare Case Now Fighting the EPA

January 7, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published January 7, 2011 on Townhall.com On Dec. 30, a federal appeals court froze new EPA regulations on greenhouse gases. The team representing the State of Texas in this appeal... Read more

Playing God With Catholic Hospitals

January 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 5, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Take a case that, on the surface, looks really bad. Assign an evil motive. Ignore nuanced facts. Stir in media outcry. Demand... Read more

Saturday Night Alive?

January 6, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell appeared January 6, 2011, on The American Spectator website. We all breathed a sigh of relief when the ball fell in New York's Times Square and the holiday season this year ended... Read more

Obamacare's Dirty Tricks

January 5, 2011 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared January 5, 2011 on The American Spectator website. Most commentators have focused on the revelation just before Christmas that Obamacare's end of life death panel consultations rejected by Congress were resurrected... Read more

Tyranny by Decree

January 3, 2011 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 2, 2011 on The Washington Times website. Over the past year, it has become obvious that what leftists cannot win at the ballot box, they will accomplish via bureaucratic... Read more

Tie Debt Ceiling Vote To Balanced Budget Amendment

December 29, 2010 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell appeared December 29, 2010, on Townhall.com. Next spring, Republicans will be faced with a serious decision over whether to vote to raise the debt ceiling. Failing to do so could signal foreign... Read more

Net Neutrality Is Theft

December 29, 2010 — This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara appeared December 29, 2010 on The American Spectator website. The Internet is not a natural resource. It does not grow on trees, or appear on the ground like dew on a spring... Read more

Federal Regulators Wage War on Christmas

December 28, 2010 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published December 27, 2010 on Townhall.com It's worth noting not only that the War on Christmas has continued, but now federal regulators have joined the wrong side. Christians should get... Read more

Supernatural Hand in Christmas Atheism

December 25, 2010 — This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published December 23, 2010 on The Washington Times website. "In the beginning, the devil created. ..." Wait a minute. That's not how the Bible begins. Or creation for that matter. Genesis... Read more

Christmas Wise Guys

December 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column that will appear on Townhall.com. Two thousand years ago, wise men came from the East bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to honor Christ's birth. A beautiful new Christmas song... Read more

ACLU Plays Grinch in Davey Crockett's Backyard

December 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing December 17, 2010 on The Daily Caller website. It's Christmastime, so the ACLU is doing what it does best -- hounding public officials to turn observance of this Christian (and federal)... Read more

America's Financial Future: Our Choice... But Not For Long

December 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 23, 2010, on Townhall.com. In August of this year, Admiral Michael Mullens, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, advised Congress that "The National debt is the biggest threat to... Read more

The Death Panel's First Murder

December 22, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 22, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked its regulatory approval of the drug Avastin to treat late stage, metastatic breast cancer.... Read more

Obama, McCartney, and the Taxman!

December 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 19, 2010, on The American Thinker website. It was a great event at the White House last June. Sir Paul McCartney came to be honored by President Obama. And he... Read more

Reckless Congress Makes Case for Recall

December 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing December 17, 2010 on The Washington Times website. If ever a Congress epitomized the need for more accountability, it's the 111th lame-duck gang. Sorry, that's unfair to gangsters. With most Americans... Read more

Don't Start on START -- Until Next Year

December 17, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 17, 2010, on The Patriot Post website. Americans can tell when we are being lied to. We're being lied to when Harry Reid tells us that the Strategic Arms Reduction... Read more

The ACLU's Not-So-Holy Trinity

December 16, 2010 — Professor of Political Science Paul Kengor wrote this column appearing December 14, 2010 on The American Spectator website. The ACLU seems unusually active right now. What gives? Maybe it's the Christmas season, which always seems to spring the ACLU into... Read more

The New Big Picture

December 15, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 15, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Events have moved so fast in the post-election fallout that the last seven days have seen the political cards completely reshuffled. A new... Read more

Death Knell for Obamacare?

December 14, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 14, 2010 on Townhall.com. Federal Court Judge Henry Hudson granted America an early Christmas present on December 13 by declaring the individual mandate in Obamacare unconstitutional. The individual mandate is... Read more

Guess Who Got Eric Holder's Briefs in a Bundle?

December 14, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing December 14, 2010 on The American Thinker website. The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has voted 212-206 to ban the Obama administration from spending any funds to try terrorism suspects... Read more

Ruling Elites Wage War on Morality

December 14, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing December 10, 2010 on The Washington Times website. As the nation lurches back toward well-founded suspicion of big government, the ruling elites are putting the pedal to the metal against the... Read more

Ragin' 'n' Stagin' at the White House

December 9, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 9, 2010, on Townhall.com. Liberals (or Progressives, if you prefer) have been raging at President Obama. For months they have complained that he did not show enough passion. Comic atheist... Read more

Putting a Gun to the Public's Head

December 9, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing December 3, 2010 on The Washington Times website. Government's most essential function is to protect citizens. All other services are secondary. Camden, N.J., is one of the most dangerous cities in... Read more

Moral or Immoral Government

December 8, 2010 — ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing December 8, 2010 on Townhall.com. Immorality in government lies at the heart of our nation's problems. Deficits, debt and runaway government are merely symptoms. What's... Read more

The Madness of Obamanomics

December 8, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 8, 2010 on The American Spectator website. For two years I have been arguing here and elsewhere that Obamanomics will not work. But for Obama and the Democrats to persist... Read more

Striking Down Individual Mandate Would Mean Ending Obamacare

December 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing December 8, 2010, on The Washington Examiner website. Litigation over Obamacare's individual mandate has captured the public's attention. But the ultimate goal in challenging... Read more

Harry Reid, Your Number Is Up!

December 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 7, 2010, on Townhall.com. It was election night 2006, and as the results came in, one U.S. Senate seat after another turned from red to blue. And finally, during the... Read more

Obama to Voters: Drop Dead

December 2, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing December 1, 2010 on The American Spectator website. The good news is that the Democrats and the Washington Establishment have heard the message from the American people on Election Day, 2010.... Read more

Guarding Jimmy Carter's Tongue!

December 2, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing December 2, 2010, on Townhall.com. Fans of Hollywood's imaginative take on American politics may remember the movie, Guarding Tess. That 1994 comic hit featured Shirley MacLaine as a former First Lady... Read more

The Radical Art of Deliberate Offense

December 2, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing December 1, 2010 on The Washington Times website. In "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky advises leftist organizers to antagonize opponents. "The real action is in the enemy's reaction," he writes in... Read more

Minimum Wage, Maximum Folly

December 1, 2010 — ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing December 1, 2010 on Townhall.com. How about this: The law of gravity is applicable to the behavior of falling objects on the U.S. mainland but... Read more

Liberal Lid Won't Fit on Boiling Tea Pot

November 29, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing November 27, 2010 on The Washington Times website. Whew. Liberals are breathing a sigh of relief after the Associated Press released a poll this past week showing that Tea Partiers are... Read more

Obama Oblivious About Bible Week

November 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing November 23, 2010 on Townhall.com. Ramadan got a White House banquet. "National Bible Week" hasn't gotten a mention, much less an honorable one, by its Honorary Chairman Barack Hussein Obama.... Read more

Madame Ovary of the Minority

November 17, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing November 17, 2010 on The American Thinker website. Republicans are giddy about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi becoming Minority Leader of House Democrats. It was her legislative agenda that got the... Read more

Getting Our Fiscal House in Order

November 15, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing November 14, 2010, on The Huffington Post website. On November 2, the American people sent a resounding message to Washington D.C. that the era of reckless spending must stop. We all... Read more

Barack Obama: The Most Anti-Israel President

November 13, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing November 12, 2010, on Townhall.com. With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it's a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President... Read more

Supreme Court Weighs Arizona Tax Credit for Christian Schools

November 10, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing November 10, 2010 on Townhall.com While America was talking about the election returns, the Supreme Court was talking about tax credits to fund Christian schools in Arizona. It looks like... Read more

Stop the Obama Tax Hikes

November 10, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing November 10, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Let us survey the wreckage of Obamanomics, which followed in detail the opposite of every policy of Reaganomics. Unemployment has been near 10%... Read more

Attack the Deficits: The Fierce Urgency of Now

November 8, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing November 8, 2010, on Townhall.com. Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY) told host Christiane Amanpour he would push for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.... Read more

Socialists Shiver in New Electoral Climate

November 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing November 5, 2010 on The Washington Times website. The morning after Election Day, the lead story in the Washington Post's Style section was headlined: "The first frost coats Election Day with... Read more

Does First Amendment Require Selling Violent Video Games to Children?

November 4, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing November 3, 2010 on Townhall.com Many newer video games depict graphic violence, such as torturing and defiling women and children. These games are sold to kids. The Supreme Court is... Read more

Iowa Joins the Wedding March

November 3, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing November 3, 2010, on the World Magazine website. Iowans yesterday joined voters in 31 other states who have affirmed marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Never before... Read more

Pay No Attention to the Communists Behind the Curtain

November 1, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing November 1, 2010 on The American Thinker website. The evidence is overwhelming. The media interest is zero. The UFO strategy is in force. Let me explain. I'm talking about the unsolved... Read more

Pulling Back the Curtain on Obama's Audacity

November 1, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing October 29, 2010 on The Washington Times website. One of the most memorable scenes in The Wizard of Oz is when Toto yanks on the curtain to reveal the bogus wizard... Read more

Marco Rubio is the Second Hispanic Democrats are Trying to Keep Down

October 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing October 29, 2010, on BigGovernment.com It's been revealed that the Obama White House is trying to beat Marco Rubio to keep Hispanic-Americans from having a choice when it comes to... Read more

More Respect for the President, Please!

October 27, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 27, 2010, on The Patriot Post website. President Barack Obama began his term with the highest of accolades in the press. Hard Ball host, TV's Chris Matthews, felt a tingle... Read more

Ohio Government Censors Pro-Life Group, Court Battle Begins

October 27, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing October 26, 2010, on Townhall.com. Congressman Steve Driehaus broke faith with his constituents in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, by voting for the big-government monstrosity known as Obamacare. The pro-life Susan... Read more

NPR: All PC Things Considered

October 25, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 22, 2010, on the World Magazine website. National Public Radio is a monument to political correctness. Its acronym might better be thought of as "not professionally responsible." It is not... Read more

Angle Wins, Toomey Loses?

October 20, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing October 20, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Harry Reid didn't just vote for the failed, wasted, trillion dollar stimulus. As Senate Majority Leader, he led its enactment. And he didn't... Read more

Leftists, Progressives and Socialists

October 20, 2010 — ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing October 20, 2010 on Townhall.com. One of the greatest sources of confusion and deception is the difference between leftists, progressives, socialists, communists and fascists. I... Read more

Conservatives' National Security Priorities

October 19, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 19, 2010, on Townhall.com. Conservatives in Congress need to move quickly to staunch the flow of blood, literally, in our military. The Fort Hood shootings proved convincingly that political correctness... Read more

How to Really Reform the U.N.

October 18, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 16, 2010, on The American Thinker website. President Obama famously responded to a question about "American exceptionalism." Asked by a reporter if he believed in it, Mr. Obama replied, "I... Read more

Make Them Agree to Kill the Death Tax

October 18, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing October 15, 2010 on The Washington Times website and in the print edition on October 18, 2010. As election day approaches and many incumbents contemplate the death of their political careers,... Read more

The Political Suicide of President Obama

October 15, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 15, 2010, on The Patriot Post website. Liberals sit down with the New York Times the way Catholics enter the confessional: To make a clean breast of their sins and... Read more

So Much Worse Than Carter

October 15, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing October 13, 2010 on The American Spectator website. The most important fact to take from the September unemployment report released last week is that almost three years after the recession began... Read more

Movie: Dawn of Liberty

October 13, 2010 — In the early morning hours of April 19, 1775 John Parker, commander of the Lexington militia, is alerted by Paul Revere that 1,000 elite troops of the British Army have marched out of Boston to seize rebel arms and munitions... Read more

Illegal Alien Stumps Napolitano

October 11, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing October 11, 2010 on The American Thinker website. If you thought Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's silly remarks and bungling couldn't get any worse, you must have missed her... Read more

What Can Rahm Be Thinking?

October 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing October 7, 2010, on the The Patriot Post website. "Mr. Emanuel praised Mr. Obama as "the toughest leader any country could ask for in the toughest times any president has faced."... Read more

Marine Funeral Protestors Claim First Amendment Protection

October 7, 2010 — ACRU Fellow and Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing October 7, 2010, on Townhall.com. On October 6, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether the First Amendment protects a radical religious group protesting the funeral... Read more

Walter E. Williams: Politicians Exploit Economic Ignorance

October 6, 2010 — Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing October 6, 2010 on Townhall.com. One of President Obama's campaign promises was not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. So here's my question: If there's a corporate tax increase either... Read more

Peter Ferrara: President Obama's Tax Piracy

October 6, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing October 6, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Starting on January 1, 2011, President Obama's economic recovery policy will begin the implementation of comprehensive, across the board, tax rate increases for... Read more

Robert Knight: More Than a Litter Bit of Difference

October 6, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing October 6, 2010 in The Washington Times. When you've got some dirt to deal with, you can do one of two things. You can take out the trash or sweep it... Read more

Ken Klukowski: The Biggest Question About Elena Kagan

October 4, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing October 4, 2010, on FoxNEWS.com. Today marks the first day on the bench for Justice Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court's junior justice. Kagan replaces Justice John Paul Stevens, who was... Read more

Robert Knight: Obamechanic Tinkers With Colleges

October 4, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing October 1, 2010 on The Washington Times website. When I was in college, a professor from the Middle East was giving me advice in his office. He said, "My son (he... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The December Surprise, Middle Class Tax Hikes

September 29, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 29, 2010 on The American Spectator website. Remember this? "I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form... Read more

Robert Knight: Ralphie vs. The Socialist Elect

September 29, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article appearing September 28, 2010 on the Washington Times website. The shrill attacks on Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell tell us a lot about the growing panic among intelligentsia of both parties... Read more

Ken Blackwell: November's Coming: Give 'Em Fritz

September 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing September 23, 2010, on the The American Thinker website. Fritz Mondale has weighed in. Jimmy Carter's vice president surely has not helped President Obama. He just gave an interview to the... Read more

Jan LaRue: Is the Left Rejecting Its Pagan Base?

September 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing September 23, 2010 on The American Thinker website. Will Christine, the repentant "witch," or Chris, the unrepentant "Marxist," win the U.S. Senate race in Delaware? Political pundits and TV talkers... Read more

I WANT YOUR MONEY, THE MOVIE

September 22, 2010 — I WANT YOUR MONEY is a provocative political documentary film by award-winning Director Ray Griggs, slated for release in theatres in select markets nationwide on October 15. Griggs has assembled an all-star cast of prominent voices from America's broad-based conservative... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Disgrace of the Ruling Class

September 22, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 22, 2010 on The American Spectator. We now have confirmation that Barack Obama truly loves poor people. Because he is creating so many of them. The Census Bureau reports that... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Leaving out God

September 21, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing September 21, 2010, on the World Magazine website. It was certainly reassuring to see the president and first lady coming out of St. John's Episcopal Church last Sunday. With all the... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Delaware GOP Rumblings

September 21, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing September 16, 2010, on The Daily Caller website. During post-election analysis, Republican luminaries stumbled badly in discussing Christine O'Donnell on the night of the Delaware senatorial primary. But Delaware Republicans had... Read more

Edwin Meese III: Morning Bell: Constitution Day and the Perilous Future

September 19, 2010 — Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, wrote this article appearing September 17, 2010 on The Heritage Foundation blog.... Read more

Walter E. Williams: Liberal Crackup

September 15, 2010 — Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing September 15, 2010 on Townhall.com. Charles Krauthammer, in his Washington Post column (8/27/10), said, "Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed," pointing out that overwhelming majorities of Americans have... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Obama's War on America's Seniors

September 15, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 15, 2010 on The American Spectator. Seniors citizens probably provided less support for President Obama in the 2008 election than any other voter bloc. That reflects the wisdom of age.... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Gay Agenda and Obamacare Stand or Fall Together in the Courts

September 14, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing September 14, 2010, on washingtonexaminer.com. If you want Obamacare declared unconstitutional in federal court, then you should be alarmed about recent court rulings involving same-sex marriage and homosexuals in the... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Congress Goes For Rationing

September 9, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing September 9, 2010, on The Daily Caller website. "Democrats choose Death Panels..." announces Comedy Central's Jon Stewart with mock horror, "...for themselves!" It's a very funny bit. The Washington Post's Karen... Read more

Peter Ferrara and Larry Hunter: How ObamaCare Guts Medicare

September 9, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara and Dr. Larry Hunter wrote this column appearing September 9, 2010 on The Wall Street Journal website. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has attacked Senate Republican candidates for wanting "to end Medicare as we know... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Fire Obama

September 8, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 8, 2010 on The American Spectator. House GOP Leader John Boehner created a stir last month when he called on President Obama to fire his top economic advisors, Treasury Secretary... Read more

Ken Klukowski: ACLU Files Lawsuit to Stop President From Killing Terrorist Cleric

September 8, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing September 7, 2010, on Townhall.com. The ACLU is at it again. On August 30, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in D.C. President... Read more

Ken Blackwell: What Is President Obama Thinking?

September 3, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing September 2, 2010, on The Huffington Post website. Americans might soon have another reason to ask themselves: "What is the president thinking?" With the flourish of a veto pen, President Obama... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The New American Supermajority

September 2, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing September 1, 2010 on The American Spectator. The aerial photograph does not lie. Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor Rally drew just about as many people as any other rally ever held at... Read more

Robert Knight: Uprooting Crosses, One by One

August 31, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article appearing August 27, 2010 on WashingtonTimes.com. While the furor over the proposed mosque at Ground Zero has New York Gov. David Paterson offering public land as a peace offering, a more familiar... Read more

Robert Knight: U.S. Was Born a Christian Nation

August 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this article appearing August 29, 2010 on CNN.com. Will Bunch's CNN.com tirade earlier this week against television host Glenn Beck and David Barton -- the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Disaster Looms If GOP Changes Course On Gay Marriage

August 27, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing August 26, 2010, on FoxNews.com. Same-sex marriage is back as a front-burner issue in American politics. First, on August 4, a federal judge in San... Read more

Walter E. Williams: Who Cares About Our Future?

August 25, 2010 — Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing August 25, 2010 on Townhall.com. My column titled "What Handouts to Cut?" created a number of angry responses, and for the first time in my life, I had some, not... Read more

Robert Knight: Pushing Liberalism From Pillar To Post

August 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing August 19, 2010 on WashingtonTimes.com. Conservatives take note: When The Washington Post tells you to back off something, it's time to turn up the heat. On Saturday, The Post carried one... Read more

Jan LaRue: Speaker of the Institutionalized

August 22, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing August 22, 2010 on The American Thinker website. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a national embarrassment with a long train of gaffes and abuses. It can give you... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama's Mosque at Ground Zero

August 19, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing August 19, 2010, on The Huffington Post. By embracing the mosque at Ground Zero, President Obama made it his own. And as his own, it will be an albatross around his... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Coming Obamacare Disaster

August 19, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 18, 2010 on The American Spectator. Forthcoming for public release shortly will be my extensive study of the Obamacare legislation, "The Obamacare Disaster: An Appraisal of the Patient Protection and... Read more

Robert Knight: Will 'marriage' backers charge sedition?

August 17, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing August 16, 2010 on The Washington Times. In light of federal Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling on Aug. 4 striking down California's marriage law, let's imagine a worst-case scenario. It goes... Read more

Peter Ferrara: How to Balance the Budget

August 17, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 16, 2010 on The American Spectator. President Obama's budget proposes all-time record federal spending of $3.834 trillion for fiscal 2011, up 29 percent from fiscal 2008 and 40 percent from... Read more

Jan LaRue: California Marriage Judge Is on Shaky Ground

August 13, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing August 13, 2010 on The American Thinker. Federal Judge Vaughn R. Walker out in San Francisco is the latest champion of bigotry busting. He sees everybody, including God and allegedly... Read more

Walter E. Williams: What Handouts To Cut

August 12, 2010 — Professor of Economics Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing August 11, 2010 on Townhall.com. Because of failure to heed the limitations of the U.S. Constitution, which has produced runaway federal spending, our nation sits on the precipice of disaster.... Read more

Jan LaRue: The Manhattan Mosque and Women

August 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing August 7, 2010 on The American Thinker. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the ACLU, and the go-along-to get-along throng who support building a massive mosque at Ground Zero need to... Read more

Ken Klukowski and Ken Blackwell: Marriage and the Constitution

August 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski and Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing August 6, 2010, on The Daily Caller. The federal same-sex marriage decision out of California sets into motion a sequence of events that will result... Read more

Ken Klukowski: In Kagan, Court Gets A Real Wild Card

August 5, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing August 5, 2010, on FoxNEWS.com. Today Elena Kagan becomes Justice Kagan, with a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court of the United States. She could well be there for a... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Proposed New York Mosque and the Constitution

August 5, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 4, 2010 on FOXNews.com. Muslim interests propose to build a 15 story mosque in Manhattan towering over the site of the 9/11 atrocity just 600 feet away. They would name... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Mr. President: Don't back the Dhimmicrats!

August 5, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing August 5, 2010, on The Daily Caller. Despite what you may think, Dhimmicrats are not Democrats. A dhimmicrat is a Western official who uses his position of power and influence to... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Big Bamboozler

August 5, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 4, 2010 on The American Spectator. On Monday, at yet another campaign fundraiser, the part-time President, full-time campaigner Barack Obama told Democrat fat cats, with both hands in taxpayer pockets,... Read more

Peter Ferrara: What If Revenue From The Rich Dries Up?

August 5, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing August 2, 2010 on Investors.com.President Obama says his sweeping, across-the-board increases for every major federal tax rate starting next year are necessary for "the rich" to pay their fair share. "The... Read more

Robert Knight: The Kagan Moral Train Wreck

August 4, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing August 3, 2010 on Townhall.com. As we watch in disbelief, the United States Senate is about to take the Fifth on a Supreme Court nominee who has no business being near... Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama's Stealth Amnesty Express

August 3, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote this column appearing August 2, 2010, on TownHall.com. Amnesty is on the horizon. Open and transparent government be damned--full speed ahead. Barack Obama is throwing overboard his commitment to "an unprecedented level... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Federal Court Allows Challenge to Obamacare

August 3, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing August 2, 2010, on Townhall.com.The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied the Obama administration's motion to dismiss Virginia's lawsuit against Obamacare. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Beware the Balanced Budget Deal

August 2, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing July 29, 2010, on Wall Street Journal Online. Washington's traditional approach to balancing the budget is to negotiate an agreement on a package of benefit cuts and tax increases. President Obama's... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Three Silver Linings in the Bad Arizona Court Decision

July 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 29, 2010, on BigGovernment.com. Wednesday's federal court decision on Arizona's immigration law is being rightly criticized for a number of reasons. But there are three silver linings to this... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Timeless Principles of American Prosperity

July 29, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote this column appearing July 28, 2010 on Spectator.org. We know, based on economic experience, theory, and logic, how to create another economic boom that will last 25 years, or a generation into the future.... Read more

Robert Knight: Wanted: Grown-up Governance

July 26, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing July 26, 2010 on the Washington Times. At some point, the grown-ups are going to have to take over. We're being governed by a gang of perpetual adolescents from the most... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Obamacare Mandate Much Worse than a Tax

July 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 22, 2010, on BigGovernment.com. In the Wall Street Journal today, we discuss why the Obamacare mandate is not a tax, and even if... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Why the ObamaCare Tax Penalty Is Unconstitutional

July 22, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 22, 2010, on The Wall Street Journal. The Justice Department announced last week that it would defend the new federal health-insurance mandate as... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Secretary Vilsack: Re-Hire Shirley Sherrod

July 21, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 21, 2010, on HuffingtonPost.com. Mark Twain warned us: Confession is good for the soul, but it's bad for the reputation. It's a good thing for a certain rural Georgia peanut... Read more

Warren Cole Smith: Scout's Honor

July 20, 2010 — On July, 2010 Warren Cole Smith wrote an article appearing on WorldMag.com. In northern New Mexico, The Boy Scouts of America own the largest youth camp in the world. Philmont Scout Ranch covers 137,000 acres in the Sangre de Cristo... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: The president's wooden-headed interpretation of our Constitution

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing July 19, 2010, on DailyCaller.com. Sometimes you hate being right. In chapter 4 of our book, The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama Rips Off "Faux Lifers" Fig Leaves

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 17, 2010, on Townhall.com. Last spring, President Obama managed to corral the votes of a half dozen formerly pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives for his takeover of health... Read more

Robert Knight: Americans Reject a New Racial Divide

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing July 16, 2010 on WashingtonTimes.com. What if they threw a race war and nobody came? So far, thankfully, that sums up the results of the left's recent efforts to instigate racial... Read more

Ken Blackwell: It's Not Only About the Economy, Stupid

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 15, 2010, on The American Spectator website, Spectator.org. James Carville, Bill Clinton's political strategist supposedly coined the now infamous: "It's the economy, stupid." This admittedly smart strategy, widely attributed to... Read more

Jan LaRue: Holder Hangs KSM and Gitmo Around Democrats' Neck

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing July 14, 2010, on Townhall.com. President Obama gave notice to the Democrat-controlled Congress on Sunday that unless it provides funding for a civilian trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and for... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Who's Telling the Truth — NASA's Chief or the White House?

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 14, 2010, on FOXNews.com. NASA administrator Charles Bolden must have felt like Astronaut Frank Poole in the cult classic, "Space Odyssey: 2001." In that film, the menacing computer HAL 9000... Read more

Walter E. Williams: A Failed Obama Hero

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Policy Board Member Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing July 14, 2010 on Townhall.com. Let's think about President Obama's failed economic stimulus program. Before getting to the nitty-gritty of why stimulus packages fail, let's look at the failed... Read more

Ken Blackwell: GM's Move Away from 'Government Motors'

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing July 13, 2010, on HuffingtonPost.com. My friend Matt Lewis recently authored a thoughtful column about General Motors. As he pointed out, regardless of how one feels about the government bailout of... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Obama Appointee in Black Panther Case Must Answer for Failure

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on BigGovernment.com on July 12, 2010. A situation involving voter intimidation caught on tape has now exploded, as a Justice Department lawyer resigns to... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama's "Fly Me to the Crescent Moon" Policy

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on July 11, 2010. Maybe it's the Dog Days of Summer. Perhaps it's the heat—102 degrees in Washington—that's getting to peoples' heads. But President Obama's latest policy—announced by his... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Are Overdue Reports Concealing ObamaCare Impact On Medicare?

July 20, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on Investors.com on July 6, 2010. Every year, the Annual Report of the Social Security Board of Trustees comes out between mid-April and mid-May. Now it's July, and there's no sign... Read more

Walter E. Williams: The Founders' Vision Versus Ours

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Policy Board Member Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing on the Townhall.com website on July 7, 2010. The celebration of our founders' 1776 revolt against King George III and the English Parliament is over. Let's reflect how the... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Red-state Dems should save themselves, oppose Kagan

July 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on WashingtonExaminer.com on July 5, 2010. There remain three big issues weighing against Solicitor-General Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Given these three factors, Democratic senators in red states... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Opposing Obama's Blueprint by Celebrating American Exceptionalism

July 5, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on BigGovernment.com on July 4, 2010. On the Fourth of July, we don't only celebrate the birth of our nation. We celebrate American exceptionalism—everything... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Marriage Petition Case Was Not a Defeat for Traditional Marriage

June 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 25, 2010. Today the Supreme Court dealt a setback to supporters of traditional marriage. But it's not the defeat that gay-rights supporters (and many of their... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Shocking Setback for Religious Freedom in Supreme Court

June 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 30, 2010. On June 28, the Supreme Court handed down a deeply-disturbing decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez that sets back religious freedom in this... Read more

Ken Klukowski: The Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, and Guns

June 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on BigGovernment.com on June 30, 2010. This week's historic Supreme Court case on gun rights has pivotal implications for Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. From now on, the biggest... Read more

Jan LaRue: Dreams of Obama

June 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on June 29, 2010. For several weeks the temperature in the hill country of central Texas has been in the 90's with high humidity. Daily clouds promise rain,... Read more

Ken Klukowski: The Gun Rights Decision in McDonald v. Chicago

June 29, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 29, 2010. On June 28, the Supreme Court handed down the most consequential decision of this term in the historic gun-rights case, McDonald v. Chicago. Now... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Court Gets Federal Honest-Services Law Half-Right

June 29, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 28, 2010. On June 24, the Supreme Court sent back for a new hearings one of the Enron villains, Jeffrey Skilling, and two other unrelated defendants.... Read more

John Armor: Poor Richard's Internet

June 26, 2010 — ACRU legal counsel John Armor wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 26, 2010. Let's raise two questions: What would Ben Franklin think of the Internet? And, what would be his opinion of efforts by the current Administration to... Read more

Ken Klukowski: DISCLOSE Act Attacks Freedom of Speech

June 25, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on WashingtonExaminer.com on June 24, 2010. Congress is considering a censorship law to muzzle conservative groups, one that exempts pro-Democrat groups from its requirements, called the DISCLOSE Act. This blatant... Read more

Boy Scouts Win in Philly Over Gay Ban

June 24, 2010 — The American Civil Rights Union is extremely pleased with the June 23rd unanimous jury decision in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in favor of the Boy Scouts of America's Cradle of Liberty Council in their... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Pushing Back for Truth

June 24, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on BigGovernment.com on June 24, 2010. Left wing blogs have their dander up. They're attacking me for saying that Elena Kagan favors cloning human beings. Once again, they are trying to... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Markets and Morals

June 22, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on HuffingtonPost.com on June 20, 2010. There's an old joke about a Transylvanian cookbook. The recipe for an omelet starts off with this: "First, steal two eggs." If that note really... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Supreme Court Ducks Question on Taking Property

June 21, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on June 21, 2010. The legal world has been focused on a constitutional property-rights case before the Supreme Court. Last week the Court handed down its decision, and... Read more

Jan LaRue: Sister Pelosi and the Other Jesus

June 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on June 20, 2010. If the Omniscient Lord could be surprised, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s profession that her public policies are “giving voice” to “the values” of Jesus... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Justice in the Capitol: The Philip Reid Room

June 18, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on the Townhall.com website on June 17, 2010. I had an extraordinary experience today. I was welcomed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the U.S. Capitol. She was greeting those guests... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Stop START

June 10, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on the Townhall.com website on June 5, 2010. President Obama believes he has developed a closer relationship with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev than was enjoyed by his predecessor, George W. Bush.... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Will Our Peace Prizewinner Lead Us Into a New War?

June 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on the Townhall website on June 3, 2010. "During his campaign for the 2008 election, Mr. Obama promised to brand the mass killings genocide." That's how the left-wing BBC described one... Read more

Ken Klukowski: First Battle Over Obamacare Begins

June 3, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on FOXNews.com on June 1, 2010. And so it begins. There are about a half-dozen constitutional lawsuits underway already against parts of President Obama's health care law. Most eyes are... Read more

Jan LaRue: So Many Holes, So Little Mud

June 1, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on May 31, 2010. "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?" Yes, dear daughter, I stuffed Bill Clinton in it. While the world waits to learn whether President... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Obama's Dangerous Immigration Endgame

May 26, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on FOXNews.com on May 25, 2010. There's a reason President Obama refuses to secure the borders, and insists that the only way to stop illegals from entering this country is... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Dhimmicrats on the March?

May 25, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on the AmericanThinker website on May 25, 2010. What's a dhimmicrat, you say? It's not the same thing as a Democrat. A dhimmicrat is a person who, while not Muslim himself,... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Rand Paul: Another High Tech Lynching

May 24, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on the Townhall.com website on May 24, 2010. Dr. Rand Paul was hoping for a "honeymoon" after his thumping victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Kentucky. No such luck.... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Supreme Court Continues to Impose Morality on States

May 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on May 19, 2010. Monday's Supreme Court decision holding that sentencing an underage person to life in prison is unconstitutional is yet another disturbing example of judicial activism.... Read more

Robert Knight: With Arizona, You Get Egg Roll on Your Face

May 20, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on AmericanThinker.com on May 20, 2010. Oh, that Arizona. What a handy thing to have in your transnational quiver for those times when you want to identify with the tyrants of... Read more

Walter Williams: Immigration and Liberty

May 19, 2010 — ACRU Policy Board Member Walter E. Williams wrote this column appearing on the Townhall.com website on May 19, 2010. My sentiments on immigration are expressed by the welcoming words of poet Emma Lazarus' that grace the base of our Statue... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Liberals Gone Wild

May 19, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on the American Spectator website on May 19, 2010. Even though the Constitution does not include the words "separation of church and state," liberals have long treated that concept as a... Read more

Jan LaRue: A Rookie Supreme

May 18, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on AmericanThinker.com on May 18, 2010. Chief Justice John Roberts once said, "The job of a judge isn't to pitch or bat—it's to call balls and strikes." "Have you ever... Read more

Ken Blackwell: The Tomb of the Unknown Lawyer

May 17, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on the Townhall.com website on May 17, 2010. Watching Attorney General Eric Holder as he testified recently before the House Judiciary Committee was a disheartening experience. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) tried... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Who Will Bail Out America?

May 15, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on the American Spectator website on May 12, 2010. Social Security, Medicare and the retirement of the baby boom generation wasn't enough of a burden for the American taxpayer. We will... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Elena Kagan's Opposition to Gun Rights

May 14, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on May 13, 2010. A third instance of Elena Kagan opposing Americans' Second Amendment right to own a gun has now become public, and is sure to become... Read more

Robert Knight: Kagan's Just the Latest Radical Obama Lawyer

May 11, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on May 11, 2010. President Obama went back to the radical bullpen for his second Supreme Court nominee. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, former dean of Harvard Law School, is... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Why Ultra-Liberal Obama Needs Kagan On the Court

May 10, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on FOXNews.com on May 10, 2010. President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan tells us a great deal about the Supreme Court that the president wants to create as... Read more

Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency

May 10, 2010 — President Obama has a plan to radically change what makes America great and Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski are exposing it in their new book. They provide an in-depth look past President Obama's "hope and change" mantra, and into his... Read more

Robert Knight: Court puts Boy Scouts in a moral quandary

May 8, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on WashingtonTimes.com on May 7, 2010. Which of America's Founders could have foreseen a federal judge in 2003 kicking the Boy Scouts out of San Diego's Balboa Park, where the Scouts... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison:Obama's Supreme Court Choice: No Evangelicals Need Apply

May 7, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell co-authored this column appearing on the American Thinker website on May 6, 2010. When Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court last year, the media was full of stories... Read more

Robert Knight: Economics: It's Greek to the Socialists

May 6, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on May 6, 2010. There they were, at the wall under the Parthenon on May 4, unfurling their giant banners urging "Peoples of Europe—Rise Up." The banners were emblazoned... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Keep the Lights On

May 6, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on the American Spectator website on May 5, 2010. The oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is an environmental tragedy that endangers the prosperity of coastal businesses that thrive on... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Supreme Court Victory Narrowly Saves Cross from Destruction

May 4, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on May 3, 2010. In a very narrow ruling, the World War I memorial shaped like a Latin cross will continue to stand in the Mojave desert. But... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The President's Permanent TARP Bailout Socialism Bill

May 3, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on the American Spectator website on April 28, 2010. The Tea Party, with overwhelming agreement from the American people, opposes any further TARP bank bailouts. But just as with the health... Read more

Robert Knight: Hastening the End of Morality

April 26, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on WashingtonTimes.com on April 26, 2010. The University of California Hastings College of the Law case, which the U.S. Supreme Court heard on April 19, has its share of absurdity, but... Read more

Ken Blackwell: The VAT's in the Fire

April 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on April 23, 2010. When President Obama was a candidate, he pledged over and over to voters: If you make less than $250,000 a year, your taxes will not... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Take the Painkiller and Go Home

April 23, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on the American Spectator website on April 21, 2010. The defining moment for the Presidency of Barack Obama came early, in June, 2009. It was one of many health reform extravaganzas... Read more

Robert Knight: The Tea Party That Obama Missed

April 19, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on April 16, 2010. Driving in to the Tea Party rally on April 15, I was listening to CBS radio news, whose correspondent talked about "the 3,000 people" there... Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama's 'Mainstream' Nominee

April 15, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on AmericanThinker.com on April 15, 2010. Justice John Paul Stevens' announced retirement from the Supreme Court has Democrats singing their old stand-by, "Down by the Old Mainstream." Their backup band... Read more

Robert Knight: Debt's All, Folks

April 14, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on April 14, 2010. What with the bailouts, the stimulus, and now the government health care takeover, we're being told that we face $1 trillion annual deficits for the... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Is America the Last Best Hope of Earth?

April 13, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on April 13, 2010. When asked if he believes in American exceptionalism, President Obama said yes, but he was sure that the British and the Belgians also believed in... Read more

Robert Knight: Obama Finds No Shortage of Radical Rulers to Run America

April 8, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote this column appearing on the WashingtonTimes.com on April 8, 2010. What do Craig Becker, Chai Feldblum and Jacqueline Berrien have in common? They're the latest left-wing activists to gain public office in Barack Obama's... Read more

John Armor: Court Stops FCC Power-Grab

April 8, 2010 — ACRU legal counsel John Armor wrote this column appearing on the AmericanThinker.com website on April 8, 2010. The internet is safe for the moment from the clutches of federal regulators thanks to a court decision that may be a harbinger... Read more

Jan LaRue: With 'Social Justice' You Don't Get Egg Roll

April 5, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on AmericanThinker.com on April 5, 2010. President Obama claims that the Catholic Church's tradition of social justice has had a "profound influence" on him. He should try telling that to... Read more

John Armor: Is a State-Based Recall of a U.S. Senator Constitutional?

April 1, 2010 — ACRU legal counsel John Armor wrote this column appearing on the AmericanThinker.com website on April 1, 2010. Whether citizens of a state have the right to recall from office a sitting U.S. senator is no longer an academic question. The... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Border Murder Highlights Administration's Failure

March 31, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on March 31, 2010. The tragic murder of a Good Samaritan rancher in Arizona has people yelling for an effective response to... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Groups Can Speak Now... If They Register

March 30, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on March 30, 2010. A top federal appeals court has decided in a major campaign finance case. Whether this case goes to the Supreme Court or not, it... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Demonizing Everyday Americans

March 27, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on BigGovernment.com on March 26, 2010. There appears to be a concerted effort among the political Left and many mainstream media people to demonize... Read more

Ken Blackwell: The Kiss of Death

March 25, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on March 25, 2010. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) gave Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a kiss on the cheek on Sunday, just before Stupak stunned pro-lifers by leading his group... Read more

Robert Knight: As the Elites Celebrate, the Resistance to Obamacare Begins

March 23, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on March 22, 2010. There were undoubtedly lots of hangovers in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, remnants of the packed saloons the night before. Washington's socialists (read: Democrats), giddy... Read more

Jan LaRue: Bin Laden, Manson, and Martha

March 21, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue wrote a column appearing on AmericanThinker.com on March 21, 2010. According to the Obama administration, America-haters will turn warm and cuddly toward us when they watch our civil justice system try jihadists as if... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Obamacare Deficit Fraud

March 19, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on BigGovernment.com on March 19, 2010. President Obama has been barnstorming the country saying that CBO scores his health care takeover plan as reducing the deficit by over $100 billion in... Read more

Robert Knight: National Suicide by Self Execution

March 18, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on March 17, 2010. Assisted suicide is still illegal in most of the United States. But Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama are doing their impression of the... Read more

John Armor: Toyotas Aren't the Only Things Getting Recalled This Year

March 17, 2010 — ACRU legal counsel John Armor wrote this column on March 17, 2010. On Tuesday, the New Jersey Court of Appeals cleared the way for the recall of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to proceed. New Jersey is one of nine states... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Let the Recalls Begin

March 17, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on FOXNews.com on March 17, 2010. A New Jersey state appellate court yesterday gave the green light for approval of the circulation of petitions in that state asking for a recall... Read more

Ken Klukowski: No Terrorist Lawyers at Justice Department

March 12, 2010 — ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski wrote this column appearing on FOXNews.com on March 12, 2010. Over the past few days, top lawyers from conservative and libertarian circles have risen to the defense of liberal lawyers at the Justice Department,... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Hail to the Chief Justice

March 12, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on The Daily Caller.com on March 12, 2010. When the young John Roberts was confirmed as Chief Justice of the United States in 2005, he declined to put those gold stripes... Read more

Ken Blackwell: If Guantánamo Closes, use ADAK!

March 11, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote a column appearing on BigGovernment.com on March 11, 2010. I have to say, I did not agree with Sen. McCain during the 2008 campaign when he took the Guantánamo issue off the table by... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Guess Who's Coming to Your House? Hidden Dangers in Obamacare

March 10, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote this column appearing on Townhall.com on March 10, 2010. It's all supposed to be voluntary, those "home visits" that are tucked into the mammoth ObamaCare bill. If you have a strong stomach, and stronger... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Obamacare: Still a Threat to Your Life

March 4, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on The American Spectator on March 3, 2010. The true reality of last week's health care summit, what was really going on between the lines, was ugly and scary. I have... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Stopping the Runaway Congress

March 3, 2010 — ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara wrote a column appearing on BigGovernment.com on March 3, 2010. The recall of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez took a step forward yesterday with a promising oral argument in New Jersey state court. The New... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Climate Change Debate Over? It's Just Begun!

February 24, 2010 — ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell wrote a column appearing on Townhall.com on February 24, 2010. Ronald Reagan used to say of the Soviets they liked the arms race a whole lot better when they were the only ones in it.... Read more

Ken Blackwell: President Obama and Military "Corpsemen"

February 22, 2010 — This piece originally appeared on Townhall.com on February 20, 2010. The blogs have been having a lot of fun with Vice President Joe Biden's latest gaffe. The veep claimed that the U.S. would be the world economic leader "throughout the... Read more

Ken Klukowski: "How Dare He Speak!"

February 18, 2010 — This piece originally appeared on Townhall.com on February 17, 2010. The ink isn't yet dry on January's landmark Supreme Court campaign finance decision Citizens United v. FEC, and already Round Two has begun. As new legislation is planned to limit... Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Obama's Big Plans for Justice Department Nominee Johnsen

February 10, 2010 — This column originally appeared on BigGovernment.com on February 8, 2010. The Senate is about to act on the nomination of militant leftist Dawn Johnsen to be the chief of the U.S. government's elite legal team. But that post is a... Read more

Ken Blackwell: The President's Confusing Messages on Religion

February 10, 2010 — This piece originally appeared on The Patriot Post on February 8, 2010. President Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington this week. His own denomination—the United Church of Christ—has been teasingly described as "Unitarians considering Christ." I don't know... Read more

Ken Klukowski: Legal A-Team on the Field for SCOTUS Religious Liberty Case

February 10, 2010 — This column originally appeared on the Townhall website on February 10, 2010. The first round of briefs has now been filed in the pending religious liberty case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez. This is shaping up to be a big... Read more

Hans Zeiger: A Century of Scouting

February 9, 2010 — This column originally appeared on the Seattle Times website on February 9, 2010. The Pacific Northwest was a great place to be a Boy Scout. It meant summer camp on the Olympic Peninsula, ocean camp at Ocean Shores, treks through... Read more

Jan LaRue: Justice Alito Dissents

February 6, 2010 — This column originally appeared on the American Thinker website on February 6, 2010. It's a good bet that the conversation in the Supreme Court break room the morning after the president's State of the Union speech was about Obama's drive-by... Read more

John Armor: The Right to Recall the Rascals (U.S. Senators)

February 3, 2010 — Do the citizens of the states have a constitutional right to recall their Members of Congress before the end of their set terms, if they become satisfied that their Members are seriously harming the interests of the people who elected them? Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Citizens United Huge Step for Free Speech

January 31, 2010 — On January 21, the U.S. Supreme Court empowered ordinary Americans to speak out on an equal footing with millionaires and the media in U.S. elections. Threatened by people being able to freely speak their minds, the president of the United States deceived the American people when discussing this court decision in the State of the Union. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Why Obama Was Wrong to Slap the Supremes

January 29, 2010 — Sad to say, the highlight of President Obama's first State of the Union address on Wednesday was when he took the opportunity to openly condemn the Supreme Court. For the first time in memory, a president lashed out with the justices seated just a few feet away from him. Talk about "in your face"! The attack from the president prompted his equally-partisan supporters in Congress to erupt in raucous applause. This marks a low point for constitutional government in America, where the third branch of government is publicly humiliated by our head of state, and where an entire political party joined in this shameful display of disrespect for our Constitution. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama's Dawn Johnsen Appointment

January 27, 2010 — Dawn Johnsen is President Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). It's arguably the most important office at DoJ. OLC sets policy for the entire federal government. Read more

Hans Zeiger: Partners for God and Country

January 27, 2010 — Cameron Lefler lives his life according to the Boy Scout motto: "Be prepared." "Two of the most powerful words to live by," says Lefler, whose résumé includes going into battle as a Marine, saving lives and keeping order as a sheriff's department patrol sergeant, being a husband and father, and volunteering as an adult leader for Boy Scout Troop 174 of Puyallup, Wash. – the troop he belonged to as a boy. Read more

Ken Klukowski: McDonald Gun-Rights Case: Round One Goes to the NRA

January 25, 2010 — There is growing tension between the pro-gun parties to the upcoming Supreme Court gun-rights case. Perhaps concerned about the direction this case was going, the Court has taken the unusual step of granting the NRA's motion to be given separate time to speak during oral arguments. Round One in this historic fight for the right to bear arms goes to the NRA. Read more

Peter Ferrara: We Really CAN Throw the Bums Out!

January 25, 2010 — There is a way to fight back against a runaway Congress. Here's how it works. Over the past year, Congress has seemed to be out of control. From health care to global warming to stimulus spending, corporate bailouts, deficits, federal debt and beyond, Congressional leaders have been dismissive of alternative views, insisting that they know best. They have responded to critics with name-calling, calling them everything from "yahoos," to "Nazis," and "tea baggers." Read more

Ken Klukowski: Founding Fathers Smiling After Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

January 23, 2010 — In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday, every American should be worried when the president of the United States starts threatening the highest court in the land. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Martha Coakley and the Anti-American Agenda.

January 17, 2010 — In 1804, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Abigail Adams on the free exercise of individual conscience in America, and its indispensability to our freedoms. We may disagree, wrote the Founder, but that disagreement is to be welcomed, not crushed: "I tolerate with utmost latitude the right of others to differ with me in opinion without imputing to them criminality. I know too well all the weaknesses and uncertainty of human reason to wonder at its different results." Read more

Ken Klukowski: Does the Constitution Allow the Feds to Lock Up "Dangerous" People?

January 15, 2010 — On January 12, the Supreme Court heard a case involving a federal law that empowers the federal government to keep dangerous people locked up after their prison sentences are over. Enough justices seemed skeptical, however, so the law may be struck down as unconstitutional. Read more

Jan LaRue: Do You Trust Obamacare Analysts to Connect Your Medical 'Dots'?

January 14, 2010 — Think of the Christmas "just wait 'til I get my Hanes on you" bomber as a deadly disease in your body next time the topic of Obamacare is raised. Despite having all the information needed, the U.S. government failed to catch the al Qaeda-trained terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, before he boarded the Detroit-bound plane with a high explosive hidden in his underwear. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Politics as Usual Shouldn't Violate Constitution

January 7, 2010 — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's, D-Nev., buyoffs to Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., for their votes for Obamacare are up against an important legal fact: They're unconstitutional. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Our President Is Not Protecting Us

January 6, 2010 — President Obama's team has scared the nation over the past week with pronouncements so crazy they leave you breathless. But worse still are the decisions they've made, decisions that show America is in danger, and that those charged with protecting us are failing to treat this life-and-death struggle as the war that it really is. Read more

Ken Blackwell: The Left Goes to War Against Science, Surrenders on Terror

January 6, 2010 — Two ongoing trends I chronicled during 2009 highlight an ironic situation: Leftists remain tough on their domestic political opponents, while lax when it comes to our real common enemies. As we recently saw with the Christmas airplane-bombing attempt, leftists seem bent on treating terrorists with kid gloves, insisting they receive rights normally reserved for U.S. citizens (even when this means failing to extract timely information that might save lives). Read more

Ken Blackwell: President Obama: How About Bowing to Reality?

January 5, 2010 — The editor of the New Yorker was once asked about the hip, cool, insider writing that graced his journal. Didn't its stylish prose go over people's heads? "We don't write it for the little old lady from Dubuque," he replied. Not pitching your case to the little old lady from Dubuque, Iowa, became a hallmark of modern sophisticated liberalism--a liberalism more characterized by point-of-view than by policy point papers. So when the New Yorker's Christmas week number hit newsstands, it was bound to attract attention. Read more

Newt Gingrich and Peter Ferrara: A Vision for Prosperity

January 4, 2010 — America is careening in overdrive in exactly the wrong direction, and the American people know it. All across this nation, people crave a new vision of leadership to restore traditional American prosperity and the American Dream, which they rightly see slipping away. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Washington Knows Best

January 4, 2010 — This column originally appeared on The American Spectator website on December 30, 2009. The health policy atrocity that Washington Democrats are now finalizing represents an ugly new turn in American politics. From almost the founding of the Republic, we have... Read more

Orrin Hatch, Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Why the Health-Care Bills Are Unconstitutional

January 2, 2010 — President Obama's health-care bill is now moving toward final passage. The policy issues may be coming to an end, but the legal issues are certain to continue because key provisions of this dangerous legislation are unconstitutional. Legally speaking, this legislation creates a target-rich environment. We will focus on three of its more glaring constitutional defects. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: ObamaCare: Running for Rushmore?

December 30, 2009 — "Ever since Teddy Roosevelt first called for reform in 1912, seven presidents -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- have taken up the cause of reform time and time again," President Obama said in a statement hailing the Christmas Eve Senate vote to take over 1/6 of the nation's economy. "Such efforts have been blocked by special-interests lobbyists who have perpetrated the status quo that works better for the insurance industry than it does for the American people." Read more

Ken Blackwell: Senator J. Wellington Wimpy's Health Care Bill

December 21, 2009 — Pollsters like to say their surveys are like a snapshot, limited to the time and the picture frame in which they are taken. What we are seeing in polling on the takeover of health care by the federal government is a consistent opposition by the American people. No major poll shows the people supporting the House or Senate bill. Read more

Ken Blackwell: In the Long Run..

December 21, 2009 — John Maynard Keynes is considered one of the leading lights of liberal economics. Challenged by a critic who said that in the long run, Keynesian economics would lead to national bankruptcy, Keynes memorably responded with a witticism: "In the long run, we're all dead." Read more

Ken Klukowski: High Court Rejects Challenge to NRA's Signature Law

December 20, 2009 — In 2005, the National Rifle Association of America enacted a law that probably saved the American gun-making industry from bankruptcy. And just this last week, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to this landmark legislation, ensuring this law stays on the books to preserve America's culture of lawful firearm ownership. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Power Player of the Week?

December 19, 2009 — Markos Moulitsas Zuniga is the proprietor of the influential liberal blog Daily Kos. The blog is a must-visit site for those who are serious about the direction of the Democratic party. The blog was influential in the rise of Vermont's former Gov. Howard Dean in the run-up to the 2004 election. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Kluklowski: Court Strikes Down Law De-Funding ACORN

December 19, 2009 — As Fiscal Year 2010 finally begins, a judge has struck down Congress' law ending federal funding of ACORN. It's ironic in that de-funding ACORN was the only example of fiscal restraint we've seen from Barack Obama, even more so since he's now stacking the courts with judges that will continue to issue such rulings. And perhaps that's what he's wanted all along. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Health Insurance isn't Car Insurance, Mr. President

December 18, 2009 — Asked about the constitutionality of his healthcare bill's key provision, President Obama said it's legal because people have to buy car insurance. That statement is so dead wrong as a matter of constitutional law that it makes anyone who practices constitutional law wonder how the Harvard Law School faculty would now grade their most famous graduate. Read more

Jan LaRue:Tiger and the Political Cheetahs

December 18, 2009 — Media and the public are fixated on the burgeoning band of brazen bimbos telling tales of their shameless trysts with Tiger Woods. The Woods adultery scandal has eclipsed the news about the marital infidelities of prominent politicians, which doesn't bode well for citizens dependent upon representative government. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Something's Still Rotten in Denmark

December 15, 2009 — President Barack Obama has completed his months-long "deliberations" over his latest Afghanistan policy. He got more applause from Republicans than from Democrats after his long-running Hamlet act. The Prince of Denmark was famous for his indecision: "To be or not to be..." Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: A Gun Case or Pandora's Box?

December 11, 2009 — Many have heard about the historic gun rights case going to the Supreme Court. Fewer have heard that this is also a major case for businesses and family values. It could lead to anything from court-ordered Obamacare to same-sex marriage. This is the biggest case of the year, and everyone has a stake in it. Read more

Ken Klukowski: High Court Considers Whether Feds Can Make Everyone a Criminal

December 11, 2009 — What if there was a federal law stating that anytime you owe anyone a duty to be honest and you violate that duty, you're committing a federal felony? Guess what--there already is. And now the Supreme Court is deciding whether to strike it down. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Obama Seeks to Evade Accountability in Supreme Court

December 9, 2009 — The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case over an executive-branch agency that is completely outside presidential control. Team Obama argued that the Court should keep it that way, leaving in place an agency that meddles in business affairs, but cannot be stopped by the public and for which Obama cannot be blamed. Read more

Ken Klukowski: White House Hypocrisy on Executive Privilege

December 6, 2009 — Congress wants the White House staff director involved in the now-infamous "gatecrasher" dinner to explain what happened. She won't, because President Obama is invoking executive privilege. While there's a decent claim for executive privilege here, Barack Obama's hypocrisy is nothing short of stunning. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Upcoming SCOTUS Case: Major Implications for Obama's Czars

December 3, 2009 — The American people are fed up with an out-of-control government, largely run by unaccountable officials like President Obama's "czars." The Constitution strictly limits how officials can get their jobs and their power, and the Supreme Court is about to weigh in on one of those cases. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Justices Debate Whether Courts Can Take Property

December 3, 2009 — If government action takes your property, the Constitution says government must give you fair market value for it. But what if a court takes your property? That's what the Supreme Court is going to decide. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: De-Fund Holder's Manhattan Transfer

December 1, 2009 — Ex-White House counsel Greg Craig thought it was a good idea to transfer Eliàn Gonzalez from the arms of his loving family in Miami into the arms of Fidel Castro. Transfer Eliàn from Florida to Cuba. Bad idea. Attorney General Janet Reno thought she might have to prove her toughness by transferring dozens of women and children from a Waco cult headquarters to eternity. Really bad idea. Read more

John Armor: Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card for Terrorists

December 1, 2009 — When the ACLU loses on a security issue, America wins. And vice versa. On Monday, the ACLU lost when the Supreme Court overturned the Second Circuit's order to release photos of alleged detainee abuse. The ACLU had sued to get the photos despite concerns that they could be used by our enemies to endanger American soldiers. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Dismiss General Casey

November 30, 2009 — We don't yet know how bad the Ft. Hood shooter's case was. We do not know--and we must find out--how it was possible for an Army medical officer to openly express treasonous statements and not be court martialed. We do not know if the shooter or his family members were under surveillance by the FBI or other federal law enforcement agencies. We must soon find out. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Politicizing Medicine, Medicalizing Politics

November 27, 2009 — I'm not a doctor. I don't even play one on TV. Nor is Steve Pearlstein a doctor. Pearlstein is the respected business columnist of the Washington Post. His weekly column scorched President Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for her decision to override an impartial expert panel's advice on mammograms. Read more

Robert Knight: An Unhealthy Government Track Record

November 25, 2009 — The U.S. Senate is now trying to speed-read the 2,074 pages of the health care takeover bill after 60 senators voted to proceed on Nov. 21. It only took an insertion of $300 million to buy wavering Sen. Mary Landrieu's vote in what some call the second "Louisiana Purchase." Read more

Peter Ferrara: The SEIU Thugocracy

November 23, 2009 — Kevin Anderson is a junior at Southern Lehigh High School near Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is also a longstanding member of Boy Scout Troop 301 in the Lehigh Valley. Kevin needed to do an Eagle Scout project to complete the requirements for the Eagle Scout rank. He decided to clear a 1,000 foot hiking and biking path at Kimmets Lock Park in east Allentown, completing a missing link in the 165-mile Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Trail. The completed trail would allow visitors to walk along the Lehigh River. Read more

Jan LaRue: The Obama/Holder Bushwhack

November 21, 2009 — This column originally appeared on the American Thinker website on November 21, 2009. The Obama administration's absurd, unnecessary, and dangerous decision to prosecute 9/11 terrorists in a civilian court is plumbing the depths of what Charles Krauthammer has labeled "Bush... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Liberals' Establishment of Religion

November 19, 2009 — One of the reasons liberals are so hostile to public expressions of Christianity is because it threatens the monopoly that the religion of liberalism enjoys in the public square. The late Ted Kennedy was more than a leading senator, to liberal supporters. He was a secular saint. His appeal was essentially religious. He made it fairly explicit in his famous concession speech to the Democratic National Convention that re-nominated President Jimmy Carter. Kennedy reduced thousands of liberal delegates to tears with this emotional peroration: Read more

Ken Klukowski: Six Arguments I'd Make If I Were Defending KSM

November 17, 2009 — If I were asked to defend 9/11 terror suspect Khalid Sheik Mohammed here's what I'd tell him. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Nov. 13 that the Obama administration would be transferring handpicked terrorists to New York City for a civilian trial, giving them every constitutional right enjoyed by Americans. This creates a legal nightmare, endangering our national security and jeopardizing our war effort. And President Obama may end up as a political casualty, having abdicated his constitutional responsibility on this issue to his subordinate. Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Absolutely Worst Bill Ever

November 15, 2009 — "The Worst Bill Ever." That is the title the always calm and rational Wall Street Journal put on its editorial on November 1 about the government health care takeover bill that passed the House last week on virtually a party line vote, 220-215. But even this label doesn't fully communicate the outright assault on the American people involved in this legislation. The bill is a serious threat not only to your freedom and prosperity, but to your very life as well. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Now Obama Wants to put an ACORN Fund-Raiser on the Federal Bench

November 13, 2009 — On Nov. 10, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acted to bring to the Senate floor the nomination of Judge David Hamilton to be a federal appeals judge. Presidents have a constitutional right to nominate judges. Read more

Jan LaRue: Twisted and Nuts

November 13, 2009 — Listening to government leaders and media avoid any connection between Islamist terrorism and the murderous attack at Ft. Hood is, to use their terminology, about as "twisted" and "nuts" as it gets. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Court Should Uphold Life Without Parole for Minors

November 11, 2009 — On Nov. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases on whether it violates the Eighth Amendment for a minor (under age 18) to be sentenced to life in prison without parole where there's no homicide involved. The answer to that question should be "no," but it's not clear which way the Court will go. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Defending Chief Justice Roberts

November 8, 2009 — In recent months, at least three major newspapers have carried columns attempting to push Chief Justice John Roberts into voting to uphold a grossly unconstitutional federal law. But their cheap distortions and Chicken Little yammering will fail. The chief justice will do his job, and the country will be better off for it. Read more

Robert Knight: ObamaCare's Scary October Surprise

November 2, 2009 — Stung by a rising tide of resistance and a closing window of opportunity, House Democrats have unleashed a new version of ObamaCare, weighing in at 1,990 pages and with a $1 trillion price tag. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promises to ram it through quickly, exhibiting a disdain for her countrymen that makes Marie Antoinette look like a populist. Read more

Ken Klukowski: An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi and Robert Gibbs

November 1, 2009 — Dear Speaker Pelosi and Mr. Gibbs: On Oct. 20, Politico published my column in which I explained how the individual mandate in the health care bill is unconstitutional, since there is no constitutional provision authorizing such legislation and it falls outside the scope of the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Read more

Robert Knight: Dearborn Shoot-Out Opens a Window into Homegrown Terror

October 31, 2009 — Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was the Imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit, died in a shoot-out on Oct. 28 after firing on FBI agents during a raid in Dearborn, Michigan. Another seven Muslims were apprehended, and various weapons seized. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Got Monks? Get the Monks!

October 29, 2009 — President Obama's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) seems determined to go after a small Catholic college in North Carolina. Readers of First Things, the thoughtful journal founded by Rev. Richard Neuhaus, are familiar with the funny ads regularly run by Belmont Abbey. "Got Monks?" reads the white-on-black ad that encourages serious young Catholics to consider a college where the Benedictine monks seek God and where the students seek truth. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Obamacare Still Unconstitutional

October 28, 2009 — My Oct. 20 column in POLITICO ("Making Individuals Buy Insurance Is Unconstitutional") explained why Obamacare's individual mandate is unconstitutional. Erwin Chemerinsky then wrote a rebuttal Oct. 23 ("Health Care Reform Is Constitutional"), claiming to explain how I was wrong. Read more

Robert Knight: How to Encourage Failure

October 27, 2009 — If your company was in a financial fix, would you (a) try to attract top talent or (b) cut salaries so low that top talent wouldn't return your calls? Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Restoring Proper Constitutional Protection to Religious Expression

October 26, 2009 — A situation is unfolding in Florida that is illustrative of how far American culture has listed toward a militantly-secular society that is overtly hostile to expressions of faith and Judeo-Christian traditions. This unfortunate episode is the predictable result of the Supreme Court's half-century of deviation from the constitutional design for religious liberty, a deviation now reinforced by legal principles that are foundational to the American system of law. Religious liberty must be reinstated by the Supreme Court if society is again to enjoy the benefits of our young people receiving moral instruction. Read more

Robert Knight: Play It Again, Uncle Sam!

October 25, 2009 — At last. For years, I thought I had no redress for hours of pain and excruciating discomfort that occurred in numerous settings. From the aisles of Safeway to malls, drug stores, gas stations, restaurants, department stores and even in doctors' offices, I and countless others have endured what no one should. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Doctor's Stir, Half-Asleep

October 23, 2009 — Doctors are waking up to the reality that Obamacare would end their profession as they know it. But many are still half asleep to the consequences and must learn the truth before it's too late for all of us. Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama Manipulates Media to Expel Fox

October 22, 2009 — Whether the White House's "war" against Fox News is a ruse to divert attention from President Barack Obama's plummeting poll numbers and unfavorable policies, or an all-out attack to exclude Fox News from the White House press pool, the self-proclaimed government "watch dogs" are virtually AWOL or turncoats. Read more

Robert Knight: Lifting the Ban Would Do a Rank Disservice

October 21, 2009 — As would-be presidential advisors go, the gay rights movement is nothing if not cheeky. The Michael Palm Center, a "think tank" in California at UC Santa Barbara that gives academic cover to the campaign to bring open homosexuality to our nation's armed forces, issued a 29-page memo in May. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Sorry, You Have to Be a Voter to Vote

October 21, 2009 — In 2008, the Supreme Court decided a major voting-rights case, making it clear that laws requiring voters to show identification are constitutional if certain safeguards are in place. Now, it's not so clear anymore. An Indiana appeals court has now struck down that same law and the Indiana Supreme Court must override that decision. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional

October 20, 2009 — The Senate Finance Committee-passed health care bill includes an "individual mandate" that Americans must buy an insurance policy or pay a fine, an approach that tracks President Barack Obama's health care proposals. But if enacted into law, this mandate would be glaringly unconstitutional. Read more

Ken Blackwell: White House Hatchet Jobs

October 16, 2009 — The Obama White House hesitated not at all in labeling the AHIP study "an insurance industry hatchet job." The study in question was one conducted by a policy group that is funded by the industry. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Why Hate Crimes Bill May Be Doomed

October 13, 2009 — The House has now rammed through a provision making it a hate crime to target gays. Should this provision become law, it's on shaky constitutional ground, though not for the reason most people expect. Read more

Robert Knight: Show Me the Bill!

October 12, 2009 — Do you think Congress should vote on bills without reading them? How about voting on bills that don't even exist yet, except in fragments? Read more

Ken Klukowski: ACLU Pushes High Court to Destroy Cross Memorial

October 9, 2009 — The Supreme Court joined in a fight between the ACLU and the federal government over a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross. While neither legal team hit the ball over the fence, the majority seems inclined to save this cross in what will be the first religious liberty case of the new Court. Read more

Robert Knight: The ACLU's Real Agenda in the Mojave Desert

October 7, 2009 — Where is Art Carney when you need him? The straight man for the classic Honeymooners TV show could deliver a line sorely needed at today's Supreme Court hearing on the fate of the Mojave Desert war memorial cross: "Simmer down, Ralphie boy!" Read more

Ken Blackwell: Time for a Big Overhaul

October 5, 2009 — Our voter registration system is a disaster, and I have the scars to prove it. I spent eight years in the partisan cross hairs of election administration while serving as Ohio's chief election official. No element of election administration is more fraught with controversy than how we register voters. Read more

Robert Knight: Where Have All the Stickers Gone?

October 1, 2009 — Here's a bulletin based on an unscientific survey and verified by friends: Obama stickers are getting harder to spot. That's right. The ubiquitous blue stickers with the round, red-white-and blue symbol are coming off the bumpers. Even in northern Virginia, which has large pockets of yellow dog Democrats, the stickers are disappearing. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Defendants in ACORN Suit Could Be Protected by Constitution

September 29, 2009 — The courts should vindicate the First Amendment rights of the reporters and media outlets involved in breaking the ACORN scandal wide open. And they should strike down the oppressive and absurd Maryland law that makes it a crime to record someone's conversation without their knowledge. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Muting the Search for Truth: An Overview of "Defamation of Religions"

September 26, 2009 — It is a privilege to be here and to discuss such important and timely topics. As some of you may know, I used to represent the United States as the Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva. And while Geneva may sound like a plush gig, I often left the halls of the Palais des Nations with an overwhelming sense of sadness. Mary Ann Glendon is going to talk later this weekend about the abuse of "rights" talk, and that is precisely what I witnessed on a day to day basis. Read more

Jan LaRue: Pelosi's Pretense

September 22, 2009 — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held an "emotional" press conference to caution the rest of us "about the language" we use. "We all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words" and "any incitement they may cause." Some people aren't as "balanced" as we may think, Pelosi pontificated. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Would Obama Really Kill Granny?

September 19, 2009 — President Obama has no greater friend and supporter than Newsweek editor Evan Thomas. Actually, it's not really accurate to describe Evan Thomas as a friend of the President; he's more like a worshiper. It was Evan Thomas who managed what we all thought was an impossible feat: He one-upped Chris Matthews. Matthews had famously said that he felt a "tingling going up and down his leg" when he heard candidate Obama speak. Few thought it was possible to exceed that for adulation. But Evan Thomas said that Obama at Normandy "hovered above all like a God." You'd have to go to North Korea to find more fulsome praise of a dear leader. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: ACORN Threatens to Open Pandora's Box

September 19, 2009 — In the wake of Fox News reporting on the unfolding ACORN scandal, ACORN is now threatening to sue the network. Now that Fox is actually breaking news on this story by showing new videos, ACORN might just do it. Fox News should pray that ACORN does sue, because it would blow the doors off this story, possibly destroying ACORN and erupting into a political scandal in Washington. Read more

Jan LaRue: 'Baby Bigots'

September 18, 2009 — The Ku Klux Klan may start marketing a line of baby bigot wear if they fall for Newsweek's Sept. 14, cover story, "See Baby Discriminate." According to the editors at the "we've fallen for him and we can't get up" Barack Obama fan magazine: "Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color." Thanks to Newsweek, we now know why babies are comfortable in hoods-at least white ones-both babies and hoods, that is. Read more

Robert Knight: ACORN, a Nut They Won't Crack

September 17, 2009 — I've been bashing the Washington Post lately and am starting to feel bad about it. So maybe if I do it a bit more, I'll feel better. If you were an editor, how and where would you play a story with these elements? Read more

Ken Klukowski: Obama Frees Prisoner He Thinks Is a Terrorist

September 17, 2009 — People are again talking about fighting terrorism in the wake of Scotland freeing a man who murdered 180 Americans on Pam Am 103 over Lockerbie and Eric Holder's criminal investigation of the CIA. In the midst of that discussion, Barack Obama has let a terrorist detainee go free. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Justices Tackle McCain-Feingold While Sotomayor Throws a Curve

September 16, 2009 — September 9, 2009 was a historic day at the U.S. Supreme Court. Meeting in special session, the Court considered a legal challenge pitting Barack Obama's top Supreme Court lawyer against a living legend in a major First Amendment case that will forever shape how elections are conducted in America. And in her Supreme Court debut, Sonia Sotomayor gave the first hint of what kind of justice she will be. Read more

Robert Knight: Manufactured March Madness

September 15, 2009 — If Woodstock in 1969 presaged the free-wheeling '70s, then Saturday's massive TEA party rally at the Capitol against Big Government may be the Constitutionalists' equivalent and harbinger of hope for the next decade. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: ACORN = RICO

September 15, 2009 — Now that a third ACORN video has surfaced, a pattern emerges of ACORN workers willing to help people engage in prostitution, tax fraud, housing fraud, and even human trafficking. Under federal law, a RICO investigation is now warranted. Three strikes and you're out, ACORN. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Shocking Audio Could Incriminate ACORN Affiliates

September 12, 2009 — Allegations are breaking against one of the most controversial organizations in the country. If true, then people could be going to prison, and Congress should immediately stop funneling taxpayer money to this organization until law enforcement has investigated the matter. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Making Up Crime

September 11, 2009 — The American people enjoy the legal right to buy, sell, and own gold and silver, including gold and silver coins, as specifically recognized by Federal statute. This includes newly minted coins or medallions produced by private companies, as the right to own gold and silver is not limited to trading coins that were already produced before a certain date. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Investigate ACORN, Now!

September 10, 2009 — If a new videotape is genuine, then it shows extremely serious criminal activity perpetrated by some ACORN individuals. Law enforcement needs to investigate this matter and Congress needs to de-fund ACORN and exclude it from all government programs until investigation is complete. Read more

Robert Knight: Media Bite into 'Vetting' Apple

September 9, 2009 — Have you ever been to a White House event? I have. Before they let me anywhere near the place, I had to submit basic info that allowed them to vet me. But that was back when W lived there. Read more

Peter Ferrara: All the President's Nuts

September 9, 2009 — Former White House aide Van Jones, who resigned at midnight Saturday night on Labor Day weekend, explained in his resignation letter, Read more

Ken Klukowski: Invoking Executive Priviledge; Court Precedent Favors the Former Vice President

September 7, 2009 — If Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s prosecutor knocks on Dick Cheney's door asking about CIA interrogations, Mr. Cheney should refuse to say a single word. If the Holder Justice Department tries to drag the former vice president into court to force him to speak, President Obama will be on the receiving end of a stern judicial rebuke. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Controlling Children's Minds

September 6, 2009 — Most people have now heard that President Obama is going to address America's school children on September 8. He'll be speaking to them directly, without their parents there to serve as a filter. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Obama and the CIA: Making the Terrorists' Day

September 2, 2009 — President Obama has decided that the CIA is a greater threat to America than Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism. If that decision turns out to be wrong, with thousands of Americans dying in another terrorist attack, President Obama and the Democrat Party will end up paying a grievous political price, which would be well deserved. Read more

Robert Knight: When Post Editors Attack

September 2, 2009 — The Washington Post's behavior lately goes so far beyond mere bias that it looks like a caricature cooked up by a comedian or saboteur. The paper's bid to fix the Virginia gubernatorial election is right out of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Repealing Ronald Reagan's Achievement?

September 1, 2009 — September 1, 1939. Seventy years ago, the Second World War began in Europe. German troops crossed the Polish border. German airplanes bombed fleeing civilians. This unprovoked attack prompted Britain and France--after an agonizing delay--to keep their commitment to Poland and declare war on Hitler. Read more

Robert Knight: Death Panels and Dining Room Tables

August 28, 2009 — Liberals can't stop talking about "death panels." Sarah Palin introduced the term on her Facebook page to describe the likelihood that faceless Obamacare bureaucrats would decide people's fates. Predictably, Mrs. Palin is being assailed from every corner of the media for providing the catch phrase for what everyone else is thinking. Read more

Jan LaRue: The Obama Clergy Call

August 27, 2009 — ObamaCare needs a crash cart. It's so ominous that President Barack Obama is partnering with God and the God-squad to keep the American people from pulling the plug. Read more

John Armor: A Spy 'Outing' Game for Real; Gitmo Lawyers Seek to Publish Photos of CIA Operatives

August 26, 2009 — The Associated Press reported Friday that lawyers for certain Guantanamo Bay detainees have possibly violated federal criminal law by releasing the identity of CIA covert operatives. The current Justice Department investigation connects to both the Valerie Plame matter a few years ago, and the current issue of where and how Guantanamo Bay detainees should be charged and tried. First, the Plame Affair. According to the mainstream media, that was about the "outing" of a CIA "covert operative" in violation of federal law. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Freedom of Conscience for Pro-Life Taxpayers

August 24, 2009 — Now that Barack Obama has decided to push for a hyper-partisan healthcare bill, the issue of taxpayer-funded abortions is front-and-center. The current proposals would lead to this taxpayer mandate, and could even drive conscientiously objecting doctors out of medicine. Read more

Robert Knight: Rocky Mountain High for Animals, Not People

August 24, 2009 — Independence Pass, Colorado - At 12,095 feet, this breathtaking portal on State Highway 82 to Aspen is open only from Memorial Day to October, when the snow starts flying. Depending on your worldview, the majestic mountains here at the Continental Divide are spectacular proof that God is the master Creator or just another reason to bash humans. Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama Has a 'Pony' For You

August 20, 2009 — Even little kids know when they've been had. Like the little girl in the bank commercial who gets a tiny plastic pony while the other little girl gets a real pony, and the little boy who gets the cardboard truck, most Americans think President Barack Obama is hiding behind the fine print in his incomprehensible health care plan. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Never Make a Deal With the Devil About Prayer

August 17, 2009 — Three Florida school employees will go to federal court on September 17 to see if they'll be thrown behind bars. The reason? Prayer. Their school made a deal with the ACLU to stop praying and this ridiculous situation proves that you can't make a deal with the devil. Read more

Robert Knight: Liberals Should Cheer the Pope; Fighting the 'Dictatorship of Relativism' Will Keep Us Free

August 16, 2009 — Since time began, the devil has done his best work by sowing doubt. In recent years, many people have abandoned the search for transcendent truth, replacing it with a quest for personal fulfillment. This is the alluring but poisonous siren song of relativism. Read more

Lori Roman: Government-Run Health Care Killed My Father

August 11, 2009 — "I recommend that you seriously consider a "do not resuscitate" order, said the seemingly nice man in the white coat. "He has diminishing quality of life. And, if he has an infection or illness, we can provide comfort care for him." Read more

Ken Klukowski: Sotomayor's Confirmation Isn't a Win for the White House

August 8, 2009 — Sonia Sotomayor is the Supreme Court's newest justice. And now the fallout begins. The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday will impact this nation for decades, on issues ranging from free speech to racial preferences to gun rights. It will also become a major issue in the 2010 midterm elections and the 2012 presidential election, an issue that more likely than not will backfire on Barack Obama to the benefit of the Republican Party. Read more

Ken Klukowski: My Toddler Just Bought His First Car

August 7, 2009 — My son just bought his first car this week at age sixteen. Not sixteen years; he's only sixteen months. Yet Congress just forced my toddler to buy a car this week, a car that he'll never even drive. Read more

Peter Ferrara: New Study: Obama Health Plan: Rationing, Higher Taxes, and Lower Quality Care

August 7, 2009 — Posted this morning at Heartland.org is my new comprehensive study: The Obama Health Plan: Rationing, Higher Taxes, and Lower Quality Care. The study explains in full detail, based on the pending Congressional legislation, exactly how the Obama Health Plan would impose government rationing that will deny you health care, severely restrict your freedom of choice and control over your health care, raise, not lower, health costs, impose sharp tax increases that would leave America uncompetitive in the world economy, and increase federal spending, deficits and debt. Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Great Socialist Takeover

August 5, 2009 — Forthcoming this week from the Heartland Institute will be my comprehensive study on the Obama/Democrat government takeover of health care. That study presents my thorough analysis of the health care overhaul bills supported by President Obama now working their way through Congress. Read more

Jan LaRue: Eric Holder's Hate Crime Color Scheme

August 2, 2009 — Imagine the Ku Klux Klan in full regalia standing before a polling place deep in Dixieland hurling racial insults at black people arriving to vote in the last election. Imagine further a Republican-run U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) dropping the civil complaint against the KKK that had been filed by a Democrat-run DOJ. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Foreign law shouldn't impact American gun-owners

July 28, 2009 — Gun owners are increasingly concerned with the White House's citing of foreign law when it comes to gun rights. Look no further than the recent Senate confirmation of Professor Harold Koh to be State Department legal advisor in June. Koh, a committed transnationalist, is a passionate opponent of gun ownership. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama's "Government Option"--Alligator or Anaconda?

July 26, 2009 — A key element of President Obama's plan for a government takeover of health care is to create what he calls "the government option." He wants his government option to compete with private insurers. Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) says that this government option will compete with private insurers the way an alligator "competes" with ducks. It's a pretty safe bet that the ducks always lose. Read more

Ken Klukowski: President Blames Doctors for Health Care Costs

July 26, 2009 — There were too many falsehoods in President Obama's healthcare press conference to cram into one column. But three of them show just how far this president is willing to ignore the truth to push his political agenda. And people are starting to catch on. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Sotomayor, Civil Rights, and Guns

July 15, 2009 — Over the next two weeks, one of the critical issues will be your civil rights on guns. Senators could benefit from context to understand the importance of this civil right to protect families, especially racial minorities. Given Judge Sotomayor's long record, her confirmation must be more than "transparent," it must be penetrating and the Senators must dig deep. Read more

Jan LaRue: Democrats Double Down on the Sotomayor Race Card

July 9, 2009 — Democrats are playing the race card with Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in more ways than one. The White House and Senate Democrats want a vote on Sotomayor's nomination before the August congressional recess. If Senate Republicans surrender to the Democrats' race pace card, it means a fast, uninformed vote on a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Praying for Change

July 8, 2009 — People are praying in a city hall in Michigan, and atheists are up in arms. People of faith should hope the secularists push this into court, because this time the believers should win. There's something happening in Warren, Michigan. This town has been hit hard by layoffs, like the rest of the state. (Michigan's unemployment rate is over 14%--the worst in the nation, thanks in no small part to Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm imposing big-government taxes, entitlements and union labor policies on the people there.) Read more

Ken Klowkowski: Justices Move Political Censorship Case

July 3, 2009 — Next year, the Supreme Court can throw open the doors for voters to learn the truth about those seeking power in America. Or not. In an unusual move, the Court declined to decide a case on Americans' right to speak out on candidates during presidential elections that was argued this year. Instead, they will rehear it this fall, focusing on a new legal issue in a case that will pit two legal heavyweights against each other. Read more

Hans Zeiger: The Death of Dialogue?

July 3, 2009 — Cultural relativists like to talk about dialogue. They tell us that we need to engage in dialogue with people who are different from ourselves so that we can understand their perspective and become more tolerant. They tell us that we must listen to the voices of the marginalized and the excluded so that we can rethink our assumptions about the world. Read more

Robert Knight: Hate Crimes Bill Would Federalize Criminal Law, Revive Double Jeopardy

June 30, 2009 — Among its many defects, the proposed federal hate crimes bill virtually ensures that some defendants will face double jeopardy, whatever the outcome of their cases. It all depends on the whims of the folks occupying the Attorney General's office, who may want to score political points at a defendant's expense. Read more

Ken Klukowski and Ken Blackwell: Supreme Court Signals Major Change in Voting Rights

June 29, 2009 — The Supreme Court's decision today in the racial preferences case Ricci v. DeStefano will be a major story. Less noticed but equally important, the Supreme Court's decision on voting rights last week heralds a sea change in racial politics in this country. Taken with the Ricci decision, it's clear that a new era is dawning on race in America. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: A Religous Test

June 26, 2009 — In Dearborn, Michigan, where the local mosque's call to prayer is broadcast over the town by loudspeakers, a group of Christian evangelists were told that they could not pass out Bibles on the sidewalk during a festival. This is part of a growing national trend to disfavor Christian expression and traditional speech, and reflects a disturbing direction in public policy in America today. Read more

Robert Knight: Proposed Federal Law Would Be a Hate Crime Against America

June 25, 2009 — "We're not going to win this case, but that's okay. Once we get 'hate crime' laws on the books, we're going to go after the Scouts and all the other bigots." This was a remark made in the gallery by the Clinton White House liaison for "gay" issues during U.S. Supreme Court hearings on the Boy Scouts case in 2000. She had whispered it to the Rev. Rob Schenck, whom she mistakenly thought was one of those liberal clerics who think God is still making up His mind about sexual morality. Read more

Jan LaRue: Sotomayor's 'Fundamental' Flaws

June 17, 2009 — Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor claim that her Second Amendment rulings are examples of "judicial restraint." The problem is that she's restraining the Second Amendment. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Go clueless on terrorist plans?: Tying up our defenses with bonds of litigation

June 16, 2009 — Raging members of Congress, agitated TV commentators and hyperventilating bloggers have called for prosecuting George W. Bush administration officials they claim broke the law and committed war crimes by participating in what they say was illegal "torture" of captured high-level accused terrorists. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Senior Democrat Says Obama's Czars Unconstitutional

June 15, 2009 — Last week President Obama appointed yet another "czar" with massive government power, answering only to him. Even before this latest appointment, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate wrote President Obama a letter saying that these czars are unconstitutional. President Obama's "czar strategy" is an unprecedented power grab centralizing authority in the White House, outside congressional oversight and in violation of the Constitution. Read more

Jan LaRue: Double-Barrel DC Duplicity

June 14, 2009 — Anti-Second Amendment politicians have a high-caliber hypocrisy second to none. Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and his anti-gun supporters at The Washington Post are heralding the shooting skills of the Special Police Officers at the Holocaust Museum: "Fast Action By Guards Saved Lives, Officials Say": Read more

Ken Klukowski: It's a WAR, Stupid

June 12, 2009 — The first terrorist detained in Guantanamo Bay is on U.S. soil and is now in the civilian court system. Democratic officials and operatives are lauding President Obama's commitment to close Gitmo. They say that we can simply lock up all these convicted terrorists in U.S. federal prisons. But one question exposes the fatal flaw with this plan: What convicted terrorists? Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama's Moral Slide Rule

June 11, 2009 — In President Barack Obama's moral and constitutional universe, unfettering abortion and coddling terrorists trump innocent life. But most Americans reject his anti-life calculations. Read more

Robert Knight: Call It What It Is: Rationed Health Care

June 10, 2009 — Fresh from grabbing much of the U.S. auto and banking industries, the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats are moving briskly toward nationalized health care. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski: Equating Conservatives with Terrorists

June 9, 2009 — Recent events reveal how far to the left President Obama really is. When the president's Cairo speech, taken with his reactions to the deaths of an abortion doctor and a U.S. soldier, are weighed against his Department of Homeland Security report and his Supreme Court decisions, a pattern emerges. The president is indicating that conservatives can in many ways be equated with terrorists. Such a comparison is outrageous, and the possibility that this mindset could end up on the U.S. Supreme Court makes it all the more dangerous. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Arm Our Military Recruiters

June 5, 2009 — The contrast between President Obama's reaction to the murder of a late-term abortionist and the murder of a U.S. Army Recruiter could not be more stark. Obama raced to send U.S. Marshals into abortion facilities. He denounced the murder in the strongest terms in a statement which is posted on the White House website: Read more

Ken Klukowski: Gun Issue Heats Up for Sotomayor as NRA Appeals to Supreme Court

June 5, 2009 — This week a federal appeals court held that the Second Amendment does not apply to state or city gun laws. Supporters of Judge Sonia Sotomayor incorrectly argue that this affirms her recent gun-control case. Now the NRA is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case, and in doing so heats up the gun-rights issue to potentially become the dominant topic in Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Sonia the Player Umpire

June 4, 2009 — The 2005 nomination hearings for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts provided a moment of unifying clarity for our politically and ideologically riven nation. Roberts explained the role of a judge as like an umpire in a baseball game. The umpire is supposed to call balls and strikes and fairly and objectively apply the rules of the game. The umpire is not supposed to get in the game and play for one team or another, whatever his personal "empathies" might be. This immediately calmed the nomination atmosphere, as the entire nation, including liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, seemed to join in saying "Amen," that is exactly what a judge is supposed to do. Read more

Jan LaRue: Sotomayor and White Wise Guys

May 29, 2009 — If you believe the myth that Democrats are champions of equality for women, racial minorities, and folks with "compelling" life stories, maybe you've been spending more time tracking Big Foot than judicial nominations. Read more

Robert Knight: Some Key Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

May 28, 2009 — When Senators get a chance to vet Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, there are some important questions that they may want to get to the bottom of. Judicial philosophy - Ms. Sotomayor, in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, you... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama Declares War on America's Gun Owners With Supreme Court Pick

May 26, 2009 — President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a declaration of war against America's gun owners and the Second Amendment to our Constitution. If gun owners mobilize and unite, it's possible (though unlikely) to stop this radical nominee Read more

Ken Klukowski: Sotomayor Confirmation: It's All in the Numbers

May 26, 2009 — The White House is touting the fact that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has a longer judicial record than any of the current justices on the Court. That fact, however, endangers her confirmation because of what it will mean for pro-gun senators during the August recess. Read more

Robert Knight: Trump is Still a Cad in the 'Hate' Parade

May 18, 2009 — Donald Trump, the billionaire co-owner of the Miss Universe organization, decided this week not to throw Miss California to the sharks. But he let them nibble at her until she bled. And the guy who should have walked the plank, the scurrilous Miss USA pageant judge Perez Hilton, is still aboard the Good Ship Trump. Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama's Supreme Court Renovation Begins

May 4, 2009 — Retiring Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter has handed President Barack Obama his first chance to nominate a judge to the nation's highest court. Sand-blasting "Equal Justice Under Law" from the Courthouse should commence if the Senate confirms a nominee who matches Obama's criteria for judges. Read more

Jan LaRue: Government Geldings

May 1, 2009 — Iowans may as well issue a formal declaration of surrender to the oligarchs on their supreme court if the governor and state legislature are allowed to forfeit their duties to uphold the state constitution. Why waste billions of dollars keeping them in office? Death to liberty needn't be so expensive. Read more

Ken Klukowski and Ken Blackwell: Specter's Switch Means the Future of the Supreme Court Hangs In the Balance

May 1, 2009 — Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party is a political earthquake that will have far-reaching consequences for a host of policy and political issues. Of all these, none is more significant than the potential consequences for the United States Supreme Court. As a result of this decision, the future of the Supreme Court may ironically rest with... the Supreme Court. Read more

Horace Cooper: A Fitting Memorial That Honors Sacrifice

April 23, 2009 — While most Americans readily embrace the opportunity to honor our nation's fallen, increasingly some have become critical if not hostile to this effort, particularly when religion or expressions of faith are involved. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Will Obama Seize the Radio Stations Next?

April 22, 2009 — When President Obama announced his new budget a few weeks ago involving record spending, tax increases, deficits and debt, he did so with soaring rhetoric about spending cuts (non-existent), tax cuts for 95% of workers (misleading), and cutting the deficit in half in 5 years (good luck). This misdirection rhetoric is now a common Obama pattern. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Judge Shocks America's Conscience

April 20, 2009 — Recently, a federal court issued a decision that may be the next Supreme Court case in the War on Terror. The court ruled that terrorists held by the U.S. military in Afghanistan are entitled to the writ of habeas corpus, extending a panoply of rights to these detainees. This ruling could have a stunning impact on this and future wars, and bears out just how wrong last year's major Supreme Court habeas case was. Read more

Jan LaRue: The Pain in Spain Falls Mainly from Koh's Brain

April 19, 2009 — The pain of facing criminal prosecution in Spain has ended for six senior Bush administration officials who allegedly provided "legal cover for the torture of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay," according to The Washington Post. What remains of greater concern for all Americans is the core legal philosophy behind the prosecution and Harold Hongju Koh, President Barack Obama's nominee to be legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State. Read more

John Armor: The Myth of Public Airways

April 17, 2009 — People who don't know much about freedom of the press (or don't care much about it) often say that the government has a right to regulate the content of broadcast media because "the public owns the airways." If that were true, the government would have a right to censor your personal phone calls and e-mails. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Rush's fans have rights, too

April 5, 2009 — While President Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares to attack conservative talk radio with some version of the Fairness Doctrine, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in open court last week may have thrown a bombshell into those plans. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Government Claims Power to Ban Books and Speech

April 1, 2009 — On Mar. 24, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Citizens United v. FEC, the latest installment in an ongoing series of challenges to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as McCain-Feingold. This case has far-reaching implications for the future of campaign activities, and draws an important line between the right of citizens to speak out and the power of government to imprison them if they do. Read more

Jan LaRue: Obama's Sights on Second Amendment

March 27, 2009 — This op-ed originally appeared on American Thinker on March 27, 2009. While campaigning for the U.S. Senate and then the presidency, Barack Obama said he believed in the individual right to bear arms. Those aware of his record and rhetoric... Read more

Robert Knight: Obama's porn king at Justice

March 19, 2009 — Under President Obama, it was expected that porn pushers might find a sympathetic ear, given the smut industry's generous support of liberal politicians and causes. But the fox is no longer circling the henhouse. He's made it inside. On March 12, the "world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate, voted 65 to 28 to elevate porn attorney David Ogden to be deputy attorney general. Read more

Ken Klukowski: Supreme Court Must Be Ready to Defend Conscience Clause from Obama

March 12, 2009 — Barack Obama's administration has taken an extreme position on coercing doctors to participate in performing abortions even if those doctors are religiously-opposed to abortion. If this new policy becomes law, it would violate medical professionals' right to act in accordance with their conscience and violate a doctor's oath to do no harm. Should President Obama force this regulation through, the Supreme Court should strike it down. Read more

Jan LaRue: The Heckler in Chief and Venezuela's Media Mauler

March 9, 2009 — What do President Barack Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez have in common? Besides their socialist economic policies, they don't abide media critics well. The Obama White House has Rush Limbaugh, king of talk radio, in its crosshairs. When a president of the United States targets one media personality for criticism, those who live and breathe by the First Amendment should be aware they're on life-support. The executive branch can pull their plug via the FCC, which decides who gets or keeps a broadcast license. Read more

Ken Klukowski: The Right to a Good Judge

March 6, 2009 — This column originally appeared on Townhall.com on March 3, 2009. There's much commentary about civil rights and government power. But rights are only secure if a good judge is presiding over your case when you try to assert those rights.... Read more

Ken Klukowski: God Save America from Militant Atheists

March 6, 2009 — On Feb. 23, a federal court will consider the latest attempt to secularize America, led by militant atheist lawyer Michael Newdow. His lawsuit, Newdow v. Roberts, seeks to purge all references to God from presidential inaugurations. Read more

Robert Knight: Federal 'Hate Crime' Law Would Imperil Civil Rights

March 3, 2009 — A grandma using an ATM machine should have at least as much protection under the law as a man walking out of a "gay" bar. But under "hate crimes" laws that include "sexual orientation," an assailant of a man perceived as homosexual would be subjected to greater penalties than grandma's mugger. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Equal Opportunities .. Not Outcomes

February 20, 2009 — This column originally appeared in the Washington Times on February 20, 2009. One of the most contentious social and political debates of our time pits the opposing goals of equality of opportunity versus equality of outcome. Some would claim the... Read more

Robert Knight: Listen Up, While You Still Can

February 19, 2009 — Bill Clinton says America needs the Fairness Doctrine because conservative talk radio is sounding "a blatant drumbeat" against the stimulus package. He complained on a liberal talk show on Feb. 12 that "there has always been a lot of big money to support the right-wing talk shows." Read more

Ken Blackwell: A Chicago-Style Census

February 17, 2009 — The census is one of the most important functions performed by the federal government because the integrity our representative democracy depends on it. Because both parties understand its importance, the census has always been insulated from political corruption. Read more

Hans Zeiger: Where are the Conservative Intellectuals?

February 17, 2009 — This column originally appeared on WorldNetDaily.com on February 17, 2009 I recently visited Ronald Reagan's Rancho Del Cielo for the first time. Credit for the ranch's preservation goes to the Young America's Foundation. There are many beautiful things about the... Read more

Walter Williams: The Hell With Our Constitution

February 11, 2009 — Dr. Robert Higgs, senior fellow at the Oakland-based Independent Institute, penned an article in The Christian Science Monitor (2/9/2009) that suggests the most intelligent recommendation that I've read to fix our current economic mess. The title of his article gives his recommendation away: "Instead of stimulus, do nothing -- seriously." Read more

John Armor: When Terrorists Walk Free

February 10, 2009 — Making the decision to close Guantanamo Bay without any real plan for dealing with the prisoners demonstrates the pervasive lack of understanding policymakers and the public have about the entire system. There are many gross misconceptions about the differences between trials of the Gitmo prisoners in military tribunals and criminal trials in the U.S., but few people understand them. And if the people don't know these differences and state their opinions, additional Americans may die as a result of the presidential order about Gitmo. Read more

Jan LaRue: Pornography Advocate at DOJ?

February 9, 2009 — This column originally appeared on Townhall.com on February 9, 2009. It's been a taxing two weeks for President Obama and his nominees. And there's another nominee with bigger disqualifiers than unpaid taxes. Imagine. A veteran pornography defense attorney takes a... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Obama, Ginsburg and Guns

February 9, 2009 — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for pancreatic cancer. While Americans pray for her recovery, this sad news is a sobering reminder that President Obama is likely to appoint several justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in the aftermath of last year's landmark decision on the Second Amendment, gun owners need to zero in on what these events mean for the future of the right to bear arms. Read more

Horace Cooper: Bush v. Gore Redux?

January 28, 2009 — This column originally appeared in the Washington Times on January 28, 2009. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign is charging that cheating has occurred in Minnesota, where Al Franken has mysteriously pulled ahead in a recount of the U.S. Senate race. The... Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Constitutional Right to Listen

January 28, 2009 — We usually think of freedom of speech as involving the right of speakers to speak, whether through public addresses, in writing, or over radio and television airwaves. But the courts have recognized an additional dimension to First Amendment free speech rights: the right to listen and watch. This right takes center stage in a current challenge to the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law and could play a role in the debate about the Fairness Doctrine. Read more

Hans Zeiger: So Help Me God

January 21, 2009 — Michael Newdow, the professional atheist who tried to have "one nation under God" stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance, has lost his crusade to prevent the mention of God at the inauguration. Though it's not written into the Constitution, presidents usually close their oath with the words "So help me God." Newdow wanted a court to tell President-elect Obama that he cannot say those words, and he also wanted to ban the tradition of inaugural prayers. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton threw out Mr. Newdow's attempt to establish his religion -- the religion of atheism. Read more

Horace Cooper: ACLU and 9th Circuit against Christianity

December 29, 2008 — This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Times on December 29, 2008. It is fitting that during this season we take time to acknowledge our nation's religious heritage. In the Mayflower Compact - the agreement made by the earliest American... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Telling Nomination

December 16, 2008 — President-Elect Barack Obama's nomination of Eric Holder to be attorney general surprised many. There are reasons that Holder ought not to be confirmed, but regardless of that, his nomination tells us quite a bit about Obama and the Supreme Court he will likely give this country. Read more

Horace Cooper: Freedom to Speak

December 5, 2008 — It should be a well settled idea that in a democracy, freedom of speech and debate are crucial bulwarks of liberty. Unfortunately, that is not a notion widely held today by the self-appointed political censors of the 21st century; especially those who deplore the rightward tilt of talk radio. These critics of talk radio disregard the overwhelming left-wing viewpoint dominance in newspapers and television and zealously seek to impose speech limits until that same dominance is brought to bear on talk radio. It is laughable that talk radio's political speech should require government control and it is tragic that if the critics succeed they will threaten one of the most precious freedoms that our nation was founded upon and that the Constitution protects -- freedom of expression. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Post-Racial Preference America

November 10, 2008 — This column originally appeared on National Review Online on November 10, 2008. Two things are evident from the 2008 election. The first is that the American people voted for change, embodied in President-Elect Barack Obama. The second is that this... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Courting Disaster, America won't like Obama's Supreme Court.

November 1, 2008 — Barack Obama's shocking statements from 2001 about the U.S. Supreme Court offer a deeply disturbing insight into what he hopes to achieve through remaking our highest court. Taken with what is currently at stake in the Court, it paints a picture that should cost him millions of votes on Election Day. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Voter Fraud

October 22, 2008 — This op-ed originally appeared in The American Spectator on October 22, 2008. In 1980, fresh out of school and working on Wall Street, I also worked for the Reagan campaign. I had the job every night at around 11 p.m.... Read more

Ken Blackwell: Voter Fraud, An Assault on Fairness

October 21, 2008 — This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Times on October 21, 2008. While we hear a lot about "partisan politics" in the media, most Americans do not define themselves, first and foremost, by their political party. Many people's beliefs do... Read more

Ken Blackwell: VOTER-FRAUD CHAOS

October 6, 2008 — This column originally appeared in the New York Post on October 6, 2008. ELECTION Day this year may bring the kind of chaos you expect from a category-five hurricane - with radical groups sending the nation into a protracted legal... Read more

Ken Blackwell: An ACORN Falls from the Tree

September 30, 2008 — As negotiations over Congress's emergency rescue bill continued over the weekend, repeated rumors leaked out that the Democrats were trying to funnel money to a hyper-partisan organization involved in criminal voter fraud. I'm speaking of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -- known by its acronym, ACORN. Although ACORN was cut from the final legislation, it's important to understand this organization and its long history with, of all people, Barack Obama. And it's important to see how partisan this emergency legislation has become. Read more

John Armor: The Supreme Court in the Balance

September 17, 2008 — The key to understanding the Presidential election this year is that the two candidates are diametrically opposed on almost every major issue. In probably no other election since the Civil War have the differences between the two candidates been so stark. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Russia, China and Gitmo: A Contrast in Human Rights

September 17, 2008 — Last week saw three human rights episodes play out in Russia, China and the United States. These events show us how America stacks up against the rest of the world. This past week the world saw the resurgent danger of the old Soviet Union in the modern Russian Federation. Russian military forces invaded the sovereign neighboring nation of Georgia. Although Russia claims to be aiding people in the disputed Georgian province of South Ossetia, the reality is that covert Russian agents have been fomenting upheaval, and Russia had been moving forces into place for this invasion. Read more

John Armor: Constitution is our owner's manual

September 17, 2008 — When you buy a car, a blender, a hair dryer, whatever, you also get an owner's manual. Many of us start using the device without reading about it and get ourselves into trouble. Some Americans, for many reasons, have concluded that our government is failing or has already failed. But how many of us have read the nation's owner's manual recently, or even read it in our adult lives? The manual is, of course, our Constitution. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

September 17, 2008 — It behooves us all, especially in this pivotal election year, to reflect on the words of our nations Founders in light of medical sciences capacity to infringe upon the first human right, the right to life. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Deregulation Works

September 17, 2008 — At this week's G8 Summit, the cost of gasoline is one of the main topics of discussion. With the price of crude oil hovering around $136 a barrel, the industrialized world is looking for answers. But none seem to exist right now. Read more

Voters Without Borders

September 17, 2008 — On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for one of the biggest election law cases in years. This case might decide who becomes president of America, and shape the future of the country. Read more

John Armor: American history shows reform is possible

August 8, 2008 — Most Americans don't know there was another U.S. government, before the Constitution was drafted. Simplified books and courses leave out the Articles of Confederation, the government of the U.S. for its first 11 years. There were several fatal defects in the Articles; one was its presidency. Read more

John Armor: Anybody Remember the Red Lion Case?

July 29, 2008 — Led by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a phalanx of Democrats and liberal pressure groups are urging a return to "The Fairness Doctrine." What could be more American than "fairness"? Read more

Ken Blackwell: The Gathering Threat to Freedom

July 17, 2008 — House Speaker Pelosi is hinting at reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, and many of her liberal colleagues in Congress are doing the same in both chambers. Alleging the press isnt balanced, they say government should be making sure all viewpoints meaning the lefts are fairly represented. I agree the press isnt balanced, but Mrs. Pelosi has it backward; liberalism dominates the press, including the three major networks and most major newspapers. Read more

Ken Blackwell: America Will Regret High Court's Decision

July 17, 2008 — The Supreme Court's 5-4 opinion in Boumediene v. Bush will go down as one of the most egregiously-wrong decisions in history. Breaking 200 years of settled precedent, the Court has rewritten the Constitution's allocation of national security powers. In essence, the narrow majority attacked the actions of a Commander-in-Chief in time of war. It attacked the law as rewritten by Congress in response to a prior decision of this very Court. And. it attacked the Court by aggressively ignoring its own prior decisions. The "logic" of this case sets up a bare majority of the Justices as supreme over the President, the Congress, and even other decisions of the Court itself. Read more

Horace Cooper: Dangerous overreach

June 16, 2008 — On Thursday June 12, 2008, a narrow five-member majority struck down the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, the so-called military tribunals' law.This law was passed by Congress to set up procedures for the legal treatment of unlawful enemy combatants in order to prevent terrorists from flooding our federal courts.Not only does the decision in the case, Boumediene v. Bush, run contrary to precedent and the Constitution, but it is yet another dangerous example of the judiciary usurping the constitutional authority of the political branches of government. Read more

Ken Blackwell: A Supreme Constitutional Showdown

June 13, 2008 — Few realize that two aspects of California's same-sex marriages are unlike Massachusetts', and could redefine marriage in every state. And most people might not realize it before November's election. Read more

Horace Cooper: Child Rapists

April 25, 2008 — The United States Supreme Court last week heard oral arguments about an issue which for many Americans shouldn't be too complicated. The question is: who should decide the punishment for a crime, the legislature or the courts? In particular, when determining what crimes merit the death penalty, should state governments have a say or should this power be left to judges? According to the Death Penalty Information Center (as of February of this year) there are more than 3,200 persons on death row. As the result of the execrable actions of Louisiana resident Patrick Kennedy (one of only two on death row awaiting execution for crimes that don't involve murder), the court will issue a ruling this summer in a case called Kennedy v. Louisiana. Read more

Ken Blackwell: You Don't Have a Prayer

April 24, 2008 — One issue that is not being discussed much at the moment is what's at stake with our federal courts. Some federal judges are now telling pastors and priests what they can and cannot say during prayers. And some of it is happening in Indiana -- the May 6 primary state. Read more

Ken Blackwell: A Scout is Reverent

March 27, 2008 — The presidential candidates need to speak out while the spotlight is on Pennsylvania. There is an opportunity for voters in Pennsylvania and across America to know where the candidates stand on an important constitutional issue. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Homeschoolers in the Crosshairs of the NEA

March 20, 2008 — Recently a landmark ruling that stunned many parents and could have legal repercussions for families across the country was handed down by a California state appellate court. Judge H. Walter Croskey wrote a court opinion that declared California children were only allowed to be taught by teachers credentialed by the state. Such a decision was a stark about-face from the previous California policy that provided parents with options in determining how best to educate their children. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Sandy Froman: The Roe v. Wade of Gun Rights

March 18, 2008 — The two red-hot issues fused by the District of Columbia v. Heller case -- guns and judges -- are two of the most divisive in American politics. D.C. v. Heller could become one of the most important cases in American history, with profound political and policy implications. Read more

Ken Blackwell and Sandy Froman: Judging Gun Rights: Are They Inalienable?

March 6, 2008 — As a historic Supreme Court case on the Second Amendment looms, District of Columbia v. Heller, two unexpected perspectives show what is at stake in this case for all Americans. Between the two of us as authors, our commitment to the Second Amendment, coupled with our real-life experiences, explodes the stereotypical images of gun owners in America. We are living proof that the Second Amendment is a blessing for all Americans, and that all Americans have a vested interest in the pending court case. Read more

Horace Cooper: Lawyers' $$ over security

March 3, 2008 — There can no longer be any doubt about whether the lapse of the Protect America Act has harmed America's intelligence-gathering capabilities. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and the apolitical Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell confirmed this reality in a Feb. 22 letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Empowering Families

February 28, 2008 — Across the country, governors are rushing to pour more and more tax dollars into state-run preschool programs. Today, all but ten states offer some sort of taxpayer-funded preschool for some three and four year olds - primarily based on need. Read more

Horace Cooper: President Has Power To Let FISA Continue

February 1, 2008 — Rather than pass a permanent renewal of America's foreign intelligence surveillance capability, Congress continues to debate the need for the Protect America Act. After waiting six months, they've now passed a 15-day extension of the act giving them more time to bicker over the issue. If they fail to act, it is essential that President Bush use his inherent executive power to continue the electronic surveillance program. Read more

Ken Blackwell: No Time Outs in the War on Terror

January 24, 2008 — In his State of the Union address next week, it is imperative that President Bush push for the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. Setting aside foolish partisan politics and ad hominem arguments, FISA is necessary for the national security of America and the safety of Americans. Read more

Hans Zeiger: Philly's Cold Shoulder

January 22, 2008 — The youth of Philadelphia are in danger. Nearly 112,000 children -- over 30 percent of children in the city -- live beneath the poverty line. There are as many as 3,900 homeless families in Philadelphia. Only about half of Philadelphia ninth-graders graduate from high school within four years, and last year's state standardized math and reading tests came back to 11th graders in Philadelphia public schools with 70 percent of scores below proficient. In 2006, 1,030 young Philadelphians between the ages of 7 and 24 were shot; 179 kids were murdered. Read more

Ken Blackwell: Late Betrayal on Gun Rights

January 17, 2008 — Et tu, Brute? In the waning days of the Bush Administration, Justice Department lawyers have filed a curious amicus brief in the DC gun ban case before the US Supreme Court. The attorneys took a middle-of-the-road approach to Second Amendment freedoms. They argued that gun ownership is not a "fundamental" right. Instead, they say, it is a right deserving only an "intermediate" level of protection. Read more

Peter Ferrara: The Freedom of Religious Expression Amendment

December 9, 2007 — An overwhelming 88% of Americans approve of the reference to "One Nation Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, with 78% strongly approving. Only 11% disapprove, with 7% strongly disapproving. Read more

Robert Knight: Thuggery Against Philadelphia Boy Scouts

November 20, 2007 — The Washington Post this week stepped delicately around the thuggish tactics employed by Philadelphia City Solicitor Romulo Diaz, who has engineered a coup against the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Read more

Horace Cooper: Please Don't Pick This Fight

November 19, 2007 — Many Congress watchers assumed that the fight between the House Judiciary Committee and the White House over subpoenas to former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and current White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten would end when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned. Read more

Hans Zeiger: Punishment Will Hurt Community

October 26, 2007 — Almost 80 years ago, the City of Philadelphia granted to the local Boy Scouts a low-cost rent on land at 22d and Winter Streets, "in perpetuity." This has proven to be a valuable partnership, both for the city and for its most important youth organization. But last week, the city penalized the Boy Scouts for its membership policies by raising the rent from $1 to $200,000 a year. This was wrong. Read more

Hans Zeiger: The Penalty for Being a Boy Scout

October 24, 2007 — To be a Boy Scout in the twenty-first century entails some consequences. It means that you may not get funding from the United Way. It means that you cannot have summer camp in a city park (as a federal judge has told the Scouts in San Diego). It means that your troop cannot be sponsored by a public school (lest your school be sued by the ACLU). It means that you will get booed at a national political convention (the party starts with the letter D). It means that you will be compared with the Taliban, which the Philadelphia Daily News did a few years ago. Read more

Horace Cooper: Strike This Down

October 23, 2007 — In the wake of President Bush's veto of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Congress is preparing for another showdown with the White House. But this time the dispute won't be over health care spending for children, instead the dispute has consequences for all Americans because it is over which branch of government is best suited to know which ground rules are needed for fighting the war on terror. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Slimming Entitlement Costs

October 17, 2007 — Federal spending has hovered around 20% of gross domestic product for more than 50 years now, ever since it settled down after World War II. Despite all the battles over taxes and spending in that time, the federal share of our economy has remained fairly stable. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Support President Bush's SCHIP Veto

October 17, 2007 — The bill extending the State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP) program that President Bush just vetoed would have increased spending on the program by 140%, costing $60 billion over just the next five years. Read more

John Armor: Press has enough protection; Reporters who choose to be martyrs don't warrant a federal law.

October 16, 2007 — All Americans should be equally subject to law. Not even the president has a "right" to evade the law. Chief Justice John Marshall established this principle when he required President Thomas Jefferson to give evidence in Aaron Burr's treason trial. That concept was later applied to presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Read more

John Armor: Anchor Babies, Away

September 29, 2007 — The Constitution is simple, short and easy to read. There is no excuse for any reporter to write about it, without reading it. The latest example is an article about anchor babies in the Orlando Sentinel today (29 September) by... Read more

Peter Ferrara: Veto SCHIP: A Healthy Debate

September 24, 2007 — Yes, President Bush, please do veto the massive expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) that the Democrats are rolling through Congress, as you pledged to do in Thursday's press conference. Read more

John Armor: Judging the Judges, and the Reporters

September 24, 2007 — On 24 September, the New York Times published an article on the decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, which approved the Indiana voter ID law in January, in a divided decision. The losing plaintiffs asked the... Read more

Horace Cooper: Executive Decision

September 22, 2007 — President Bush's announcement of the name of the person who would replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was eagerly anticipated by many in Washington. Gonzales, caricatured as inept and bumbling by critics of the President, had decided in August that he wouldn't continue in his designated role as Washington's whipping boy du jour. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Healthcare Solutions

September 6, 2007 — The promises made by our current Federal entitlement programs would require Federal taxes and spending to double by 2040 as a percent of gross domestic product. The Democrat response: Add new entitlements. Congressional Democrats are moving to double Federal spending on the State Children's Health Insurance program (SCHIP), quite explicitly on their way to the biggest mega-entitlement of all, national health insurance. Read more

Time To Block Grant Medicaid, SCHIP

September 6, 2007 — Here's my latest article at Forbes: The promises made by our current Federal entitlement programs would require Federal taxes and spending to double by 2040 as a percent of gross domestic product. The Democrat response: Add new entitlements. Congressional Democrats... Read more

John Armor: Using Courts as a Weapon against America

August 29, 2007 — The supposedly anti-war group, A.N.S.W.E.R, has had the chutzpah to sue the District of Columbia for fining it for defacing city property with its posters. The group is claiming discrimination. The honesty of its claim can be gauged from the fact that one of its primary leaders is Ramsey Clark, the lawyer who claimed that Saddam Hussein was innocent, and being discriminated against. Read more

Guess Who's Telling the Supreme Court How to Rule?

August 29, 2007 — Retired federal judges, retired US diplomats, retired flag officers, and European politicians both current and retired, have filed briefs in the US Supreme Court demanding that illegal enemy combatants held at Gitmo have full access to US courts. These filings support the ACLU position, but fly in the face of a 1942 unanimous Supreme Court decision concerning German saboteurs in WW II. Read more

Horace Cooper: Gonzales is Gone but Dems Should Be Careful What They Ask For

August 27, 2007 — Score another one for the politics of personal destruction. Democrats have managed to run out of town one of President Bush's longest serving aides from Texas -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.' But they may want to put the champagne glasses down because this resignation may end up for the Democrats being a case of "be careful what you ask for." Read more

John Armor: Newsweek Chooses Sides, Again

August 21, 2007 — In the August 20 edition of Newsweek, there is a column by Jonathan Alter entitled, "I Know What You Did Last Summer." In the guise of reporting facts, it reports instead the personal opinion of Mr. Alter that the extension... Read more

John Armor: President Bush and the Constitution aren't Enemies

August 16, 2007 — The latest spate of articles accusing the Bush Administration of trampling the US Constitution in prosecuting the War in Iraq have quoted Bruce Fein, cited variously as a "conservative lawyer" and "a deputy attorney general in the Reagan Administration." He is not being quoted because he is a reliable source but because he says what the opponents of the war want said. Factual inquiry stops there. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Impoverished Poverty Program; Oh, No, Obama

July 31, 2007 — Barack Obama announced last week his policy agenda to combat urban poverty. As president, he would spend an additional $6 billion a year for such things as: Read more

Ken Blackwell: The Supreme Court Giveth, the Supreme Court Taketh Away

July 7, 2007 — The Supreme Court teeters on a knife's edge regarding lawsuits against faith expression in the public square. So, conservatives better redouble their efforts to restore a court faithful to our Founders' vision, or lose all that has been gained in recent decisions after the 2008 presidential sweepstakes. Read more

John Armor: House and Senate Act Oppositely on 'Sanctuary Cities'

June 19, 2007 — In the last week (as of 18 June), the US Senate and House have acted in opposite directions on the subject of "Sanctuary Cities." These are cities which take deliberate steps to protect illegal immigrants within their boundaries, who can... Read more

John Armor: City of Mamaroneck Succumbs to Pressure from ACLU to Give Special Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

June 14, 2007 — Under pressure from a federal law suit of the type that has been filed by the ACLU against many small communities across the country, the City of Mamaroneck, NY, agreed that it will not enforce federal laws concerning citizens of... Read more

John Armor: Come On In, The Benefits Are Free: New Haven's Response to Illegal Immigration

June 11, 2007 — The Board of Aldermen of New Haven, Connecticut, have by an astonishing vote of 25-1 approved special City-issued IDs for illegal aliens. The program is also strongly supported by Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., who said, "It's a practical response to... Read more

John Armor: The N.Y. Times ignores the Constitution, again

June 7, 2007 — A review by Adam Cohen of a new book "Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas" appeared earlier this week in The New York Times. The review demonstrates that neither Cohen, nor the authors of the book, nor the editors of The Times have a clue about what it means to have a constitution and how such a document operates. Read more

John Armor: ID Cards for Illegals?

June 5, 2007 — The Aldermen of New Haven, Connecticut, have just approved ID cards for illegal immigrants in that City. The purpose is to allow them to open bank accounts and receive city services including welfare. Was anyone on the Board of Aldermen... Read more

Will DC Appeal Parker Case to the Supreme Court?

May 17, 2007 — I am beginning to think it is quite possible that DC will not appeal the ruling of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in the Parker case. That historic ruling concluded that the Second Amendment really does protect an individual's... Read more

Hate Crimes: 'Solving' a Non-Existent Problem

May 11, 2007 — The House of Representatives has just passed a federal bill on "hate crimes," which seems headed for a White House veto, if it manages to pass the Senate. This has heightened attention to the half of the several states which... Read more

William Otis: California Focus: Another Type of Conscientious Objector

April 30, 2007 — It wasn't that long ago when liberals, to their credit, fought for freedom of conscience. For decades, they spoke up, in public and in court, for the rights of workers whose religious convictions prevented them from working on the Sabbath; for American Indians whose religious rituals involved the use of peyote; and for young men whose religious scruples forbade them from taking up arms, no matter how urgent the country's military needs. In each instance, liberals rose to defend the religious freedom of small and sometimes despised minorities. Read more

John Armor: One Cheer for the Ninth Circuit On Arizona's Honest-Voter Law

April 24, 2007 — It is not very often that the American Civil Rights Union has kind words for the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Nor does the US Supreme Court have many kind words for them, either. That Court... Read more

William Otis: The Gonzales Hunt

April 18, 2007 — No one doubts that Congress has the right, if not the obligation, to inquire into malfeasance by the executive branch. But the current campaign against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales reeks of the very political infection it purports to deplore. Read more

Peter Ferrara: Conservative Win: Second Amendment victory in D.C

March 17, 2007 — The conservative movement won an historic victory last Friday. In the case of Parker v. District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does, indeed, protect a right for individual citizens to keep and bear arms for self-defense and other legal uses. Read more

Peter Ferrara: ACLU Welfare

December 4, 2006 — By Peter Ferrara--Left wing crusades to shut down religious expression are becoming big business in America, with funding from you, the American taxpayer. Federal legislation enacted 30 years ago provides that attorneys successfully suing federal, state or local governments for violations of constitutional or civil rights are entitled to recover attorneys' fees Read more

Peter Ferrara: Christians Need Not Apply

October 3, 2006 — Suppose you are in a car accident. You file a claim with your insurance company, but inexplicably the company refuses to pay. So you hire an attorney and sue the insurance company. But the Judge rules against you, on the grounds that your attorney is a professed Christian. Read more

Peter Ferrara: ACLU Hails Major Defeat for War on Terror

October 3, 2006 — The Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure is a critical protection for the civil liberties of Americans, and should not be lightly cast aside. But liberal/Left critics of President Bush's War on Terror are quite wrong in suggesting to the American people that this Amendment requires a judicially issued search warrant before any search or seizure can be made. Read more

John Armor: ACLU: Well-Paid for Legal Destruction

October 3, 2006 — By John Armor — You're a homeowner. A lawyer wins a court order to tear down part of your house. You pay him a fat fee, encouraging him to file yet another case to tear down yet another part of your house. Read more

John Armor: Hazelton: The People vs. the ACLU

September 27, 2006 — Louis Barletta, mayor of Hazleton, Pa., has thrown down the gauntlet to those who think America belongs to anyone who can walk across the border. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a Puerto Rican group have taken up the challenge. And the mayor has upped the ante by hiring as defense counsel the former head of immigration in the Justice Department. Read more

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