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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Welcome to Boycott Nation

Welcome to Boycott Nation By Bradley A. Smith It’s becoming hard to know with whom one can do business. We’ve been told that if you don’t like what Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck says on the radio, you should not only not listen to their shows, you should boycott businesses that advertise on their shows. […]

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In the News: Campaigns & Elections: Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act

Nonprofits should be wary of new DISCLOSE Act By Allen Dickerson The Senate Rules Committee will consider a revamped version of the previously dead DISCLOSE Act on Thursday. The bill, which has 38 Democratic co-sponsors and no Republicans, would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to require additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor unions and […]

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In the News: USA Today: We don’t need more disclosure on campaign ads

We don’t need more disclosure on campaign ads By Allen Dickerson Buried in the fine print of the Disclose Act are provisions that impede advocacy groups challenging incumbent politicians or working to influence legislation. The proposed law would do this by making political speech more expensive and running a non-profit organization more difficult. Much of […]

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In the News: Campaigns & Elections: Searching for clarity at the FEC

Searching for clarity at the FEC By Allen Dickerson The Federal Election Commission has been guilty recently of failing to adapt its regulations to account for several binding court decisions. But that diffidence partly evaporated last week. On Thursday, the FEC responded to two eagerly anticipated requests for advisory opinions. At issue was the perennial […]

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In the News: Frum Forum: If Corporations Can be Taxed, They Can Lobby

If Corporations Can be Taxed, They Can Lobby By Joe Trotter As long as the private sector is subject to government regulation, it will be involved in the political process. It is its constitutional right. The Occupy Wall Street protestors disagree. Hoisting signs with slogans such as, “I’ll believe a corporation is a person when […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: Campaign-finance McCarthyism

Campaign-finance McCarthyism By Bradley A. Smith As the 2012 campaign heats up, it seems like everywhere we hear warnings of “shadowy groups” pumping millions into campaigns, “and nobody knows where that money is coming from.” The hyperbole from campaign finance reformers is that the public will never know who funds political advocacy, which they blame […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: Common Cause’s selective outrage

Common Causes Selective Outrage By Sean Parnell Self-styled government watchdog Common Cause has demanded the IRS investigate the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), claiming the group has engaged in lobbying, in violation of the laws governing 501(c)(3) organizations. The allegations are not only baseless, they expose Common Cause as an organization less interested in pushing […]

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In the News: Columbus Dispatch: Order is attempt to muzzle contractors

Order is attempt to muzzle contractors By Bradley A. Smith The White House has quietly been circulating a draft executive order that would impose new regulations on the political speech of federal government contractors. The order is not just a solution in search of a problem; it is a problem. The Obama administration claims that […]

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