Why Foreign Policy Spending in the COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong

[DonnyFerguson.com note: Much of the foreign aid spending in the omnibus bill comes directly from President Trump's FY21 spending requests and was inserted into the bill during negotiations with the White House.] Many are upset about Congress sticking foreign aid and other international affairs items in omnibus spending along with the COVID-19 relief bill. They … Continue reading Why Foreign Policy Spending in the COVID-19 Relief Bill Is Wrong

‘Smart Toilets,’ Afghan Book Clubs, and Lizard Treadmills: Rand Paul’s Report Exposes $55 Billion in Government Waste

Everybody celebrates the holiday season in their own way. Each year, Senator Rand Paul invokes the spirit of the fictional grievance-airing holiday “Festivus” from Seinfeld to release an annual taxpayer waste report—and boy, is this one a doozy. The libertarian-leaning Kentucky lawmaker’s report for 2020 finds an astounding $54.7 billion wasted by the federal government … Continue reading ‘Smart Toilets,’ Afghan Book Clubs, and Lizard Treadmills: Rand Paul’s Report Exposes $55 Billion in Government Waste

Planned Parenthood Bid to Kill Hyde Amendment to Face Pro-Life Pushback

Planned Parenthood is preparing its wish list for former Vice President Joe Biden’s prospective administration, but pro-life forces are gearing up for a fight.  In a Roll Call interview, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson said her organization’s top goal in 2021 is abolishing the Hyde Amendment, which for 40 years has prohibited federal … Continue reading Planned Parenthood Bid to Kill Hyde Amendment to Face Pro-Life Pushback

What Is Section 230 and Why Do Trump and His Allies Want to Repeal It?

In 2020, many of us have become accustomed to terms and concepts we never thought we’d be discussing: “social distancing,” mask requirements, and Zoom parties all come to mind. We can add Section 230 to that list, an obscure provision of the Communications and Decency Act (1996) that was previously unknown to most. Section 230 … Continue reading What Is Section 230 and Why Do Trump and His Allies Want to Repeal It?

The psychology of fairness: Why some Americans don’t believe the election results

David M. Mayer, University of Michigan The electoral votes have confirmed Joe Biden won the 2020 United States presidential election. The presidential electors gave Biden 306 electoral votes to President Donald Trump’s 232 votes. Biden also recorded a solid lead of over 7 million in the popular vote. Voters deeply divided over election process and … Continue reading The psychology of fairness: Why some Americans don’t believe the election results

The Many Glaring Problems with the New COVID Stimulus Package

After months of backroom negotiations and lobbying, leaders in Congress have finally reached an agreement on a second COVID-19 relief bill. The $900 billion package will likely pass this week. Here’s a brief overview of what’s in the behemoth package—and a breakdown of the many glaring problems with it. Key Provisions: $600 “stimulus” checks for … Continue reading The Many Glaring Problems with the New COVID Stimulus Package

At 10 Years Old, the Affordable Care Act Is Aging Badly

Another open season has come and gone in which eligible Americans could choose from a narrow array of federally subsidized health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Despite the ACA’s manifest gaps and failures, a recent poll from the left-leaning Kaiser Family Foundation found that a solid majority—55%—of respondents have a favorable perception of the law. … Continue reading At 10 Years Old, the Affordable Care Act Is Aging Badly

9 Things You Need to Know About the $1.4 Trillion Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus and $900 Billion COVID-19 Package

Congressional leaders introduced on Monday a fiscal year 2021 omnibus appropriations bill that would provide $1.4 trillion in spending for government agencies as well as a variety of unrelated legislative provisions. Also included is another COVID-19 relief “stimulus” package, this one costing taxpayers nearly $1 trillion. Congressional leaders have the enormous and oftentimes difficult responsibility of choosing … Continue reading 9 Things You Need to Know About the $1.4 Trillion Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus and $900 Billion COVID-19 Package

11 Cases of Defensive Gun Use That Show How Biden’s Key Picks Miss the Mark

Joe Biden has begun naming his picks for top political positions in a Biden administration, and it is already evident that many of them are not fans of Americans’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. For example, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra—Biden’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services—has spent the past three years defending … Continue reading 11 Cases of Defensive Gun Use That Show How Biden’s Key Picks Miss the Mark

4 Radical Policies That Could Pass if Democrats Win the Georgia Senate Runoffs

Pollsters and pundits predicted that the November election would be a landslide for Democrats. They were highly favored not just to take the presidency but to expand their House majority and retake control of the Senate.  Once again, the political class got it all wrong.  Joe Biden is projected to win the presidency, pending official … Continue reading 4 Radical Policies That Could Pass if Democrats Win the Georgia Senate Runoffs