Congress

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    McCarthy probes the politics of impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online admits early in his latest column that he believes President Trump has “committed impeachable conduct.” Nonetheless, the former federal prosecutor questions Democrats’ motives in pushing impeachment now. In explaining their thinking, Democrats say — as if this were the most natural thing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    A Democratic Senate boosts the Biden agenda

    Josh Siegel writes for the Washington Examiner about the impact of Democrats’ ability to carry a simple majority vote in the U.S. Senate. Joe Biden’s chances of implementing his campaign agenda have improved significantly with Democratic control of the Senate from winning the Georgia runoffs, boosting the odds…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021
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    Critiquing the Lumbee recognition legislation

    Jameson Taylor criticizes the process involved with granting federal recognition to Lumbee Indians. You would think that with everything going on — a disputed election, a pandemic, rising unemployment claims and skyrocketing debt — Congress would have clear priorities once lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C. Think again. Instead…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2020
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    The Government as a Perpetuator of Inequality

    America is currently in the midst of a national conversation about race relations and inequality. While many are calling on government to solve these problems, it is important to remember many of these issues stem directly from government itself. In his most recent research brief, JLF’s Joe Coletti writes: Few…
    Brenee Goforth, July 16, 2020
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    Josh Hawley requests investigation of religious liberty violations by state officials

    In a letter delivered to Attorney General William Barr this morning, Sen. Hawley claims: In the past few weeks, state officials across the country have blatantly violated the free exercise and free speech rights of religious Americans. Under the First Amendment, state officials must not treat religious persons…
    Jon Guze, June 9, 2020
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    JLF’s Mitch Kokai Explains Letter to Congress on Lars Larson Show

    On Wednesday, April 23, JLF’s Mitch Kokai went on to the “Lars Larson Show” to discuss the recent letter the John Locke Foundation, along with more than two dozen additional think tanks, sent to Congress arguing for loosened regulations on federal aid to the states included in the CARES…
    Brenee Goforth, April 23, 2020
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    JLF’s Letter to Congress Makes National Headlines

    On April 13, The John Locke Foundation, in collaboration with the Platte Institute and 24 other state-based think tanks, sent a letter to Congress calling for more flexibility under the CARES Act. On Wednesday, April 22, Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times wrote about it for the paper. Dinan…
    Brenee Goforth, April 23, 2020
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    John Locke Foundation Calls for More Flexibility in CARES Act

    On April 14, The John Locke Foundation, in collaboration with the Platte Institute and more than two dozen other state-based think tanks, sent a letter to Congress calling for more flexibility under the CARES Act. Carolina Journal reported on the release of the letter, writing: The John Locke Foundation…
    Brenee Goforth, April 20, 2020