Elementary concepts of fairness demand that musical artists and performers remain free to negotiate…
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Congress Should Oppose the So-Called "Local Radio Freedom Act"

Elementary concepts of fairness demand that musical artists and performers remain free to negotiate performance rights with broadcasters that seek to play their songs.  Indeed, current law allows artists to mutually bargain with satellite, Internet and cable stations.

The only exception:  traditional AM-FM radio stations, which are unfairly protected by federal law from having to negotiate with artists for performance rights.  This is precisely the sort of crony capitalism against which the American electorate is increasingly irate.

Unfortunately, rather than advocating market reform, some in Congress wish to cement the current protectionist status quo.  Under the so-called "Local Radio Freedom Act," whose very name contradicts its real-world effect, terrestrial radio's unjustifiable…[more]

July 28, 2015 • 03:51 pm
 Meet the Censors: The Harvard Law Prof Who Would Reshape American Politics

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Jihad on U.S. Troops Is Not a "Circumstance"

The concerted attacks and plots against our troops in their recruitment centers and on their bases here at home are outrageous acts of war.

A Historic Catastrophe

A Historic Catastrophe

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Americans Understand Iran a Lot Better Than John Kerry

Americans Understand Iran a Lot Better Than John Kerry

Sixty-four percent are not confident that Iran will not produce or acquire highly enriched uranium.

The Fact-Free Left

The Fact-Free Left

Unfortunately, gun control is just one of many issues on which the political left shows no real interest in testing their assumptions or beliefs.

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— Kevin D. Williamson, National Review
 
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