Congress Making Good On Rescinding Rogue "Privacy" Regulations Rammed Through by Obama's FCC
Among the myriad missteps and abuses of the Obama Administration, its habit of rogue lawmaking through unelected administrative agencies rather than the deliberative democratic process was perhaps the worst. Even the most liberal Supreme Court justices on several occasions agreed, striking down Obama Administration regulatory impositions by unanimous votes.
And perhaps no federal agency represented that lawlessness and impropriety better than the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Last year as the clock began to expire on the Obama era, the FCC moved to impose new "privacy" regulations upon private Internet Service Providers (ISPs), upon which Americans rely to access the internet. Those regulations actually did nothing on behalf of consumer privacy, or to prevent online data…[more]
This week offered conservatives and libertarians a delightful spectacle in Judge Neil Gorsuch's testimony during Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on his nomination to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gorsuch performed so brilliantly, and his antagonist Judiciary Committee liberals performed so ineptly, that his confirmation now appears all but certain.
In that vein, this week offered additional positive news in the form of a new Rasmussen Reports survey showing that voters believe that any opposition to Gorsuch's nomination derives…
"Intelligence agencies cannot share details about American citizens with no foreign intelligence value. If [House Intelligence Committee Chairman David] Nunes is right, how were these procedures not broken? If a Bush-era intelligence agency had engaged in 'incidental collection' of Barack Obama's phone calls in 2008, and then disseminated that information, the Earth would have stopped in its orbit…[more]