Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst

On Wednesday, Senator Mitch McConnell wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the problems with disclosure (The IRS scandal and Obama’s culture of intimidation): For years, administration officials have used the power of the federal government to isolate their opponents. Meanwhile, the unionized employees who populate the IRS and other agencies across the country […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

By Kimberly Strassel The Bauer letters were the Obama campaign’s high-profile contribution to this effort—though earlier, in the spring of 2008, Mr. Bauer filed a complaint with the FEC against the American Leadership Project, a group backing Hillary Clinton in the primary. “There’s going to be a reckoning here,” he had warned publicly. “It’s going […]

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Daily Media Links 5/24: Shareholders continue voting against disclosure, Conservatives Became Targets in 2008, and more…

CCP   Shareholders continue voting against disclosure  By Joe Trotter Thankfully, the vast majority of investors care about shareholder value.  As this proxy season continues to demonstrate, shareholders overwhelmingly agree that publishing additional disclosure information, and suffering through public spectacles from media-hungry activists trying to force companies to support their political views, just isn’t necessary. […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: The myth of the ‘real IRS scandal’

Paul Sherman of the Institute for Justice wrote about the ridiculous attempts to spin the IRS scandal : …So is the real scandal that 501(c)(4) organizations don’t have to disclose their donors? While it is true that such nonprofits can keep their donors secret, that’s nothing new; the practice has been commonplace for nearly three […]

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Shareholders continue voting against disclosure

Since our last update, shareholder proposals to increase disclosure and ban political expenditures in public companies have continued the trend of not coming anywhere close to passing.  The list of companies whose shareholders have voted down the proposals now include (as reported by ProxyMonitor.org): Goldman Sachs (Disclosure 0%) Amazon (Disclosure 0%) The Travelers Companies (Disclosure […]

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In the News: Washington Post: The IRS scandal and Obama’s culture of intimidation

By Mitch McConnell Revelations about the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups have raised important questions about the Obama administration’s commitment to the First Amendment. Yet there is ample evidence to suggest that the culture of intimidation in which these tactics were allowed to flourish goes well beyond one agency or a few rogue employees. […]

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In the News: Harvard Law School: The Non-Expert Agency: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation: The Non-Expert Agency: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics By Bradley A. Smith and Allen Dickerson The regulation of political speech, including the regulation of contributions and spending, is one of the most constitutionally delicate operations in which the government can engage. As the […]

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Daily Media Links 5/23: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics, The IRS scandal and Obama’s culture of intimidation, and more…

In the News Harvard Law School Forum: The Non-Expert Agency: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics By Bradley A. Smith and Allen Dickerson The regulation of political speech, including the regulation of contributions and spending, is one of the most constitutionally delicate operations in which the government can engage. As the Supreme Court stated […]

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In the News: Roll Call: IRS Scandal Spurs Overdue Debate on Agency’s Regulations

By Eliza Newlin Carney …At least now, the nation is wading into a long-overdue public debate over where such lines should be drawn. It’s a question that urgently needs settling now that the Supreme Court has unleashed a flood of new election-minded tax-exempt groups with its 2010 ruling to deregulate political spending. These organizations operate […]

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Daily Media Links 5/22: IRS Scandal Spurs Overdue Debate on Agency’s Regulations, The IRS and the Drive to Stop Free Speech, and more…

In the News Roll Call: IRS Scandal Spurs Overdue Debate on Agency’s Regulations By Eliza Newlin Carney At least now, the nation is wading into a long-overdue public debate over where such lines should be drawn. It’s a question that urgently needs settling now that the Supreme Court has unleashed a flood of new election-minded tax-exempt […]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.