Judge Signals She'll Force Holder to Hand Over Fast & Furious Documents

This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published May 15, 2014 on Breitbart.com.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson was openly irritated both with Attorney General Eric Holder and with the U.S. House of Representatives over whether executive privilege allows Holder to withhold documents on Operation Fast and Furious. But she also signaled she would rule against Holder in part, making it likely that Congress — and the public — could learn the truth about a gun-running scandal that ended with a murdered federal agent.Berman began today's hearing in Washington, D.C.'s federal district court with an opening statement about this case "concerning the suspected illegal [...]

By |2014-05-15T14:54:06-04:00May 15th, 2014|

A Lesson on Racial Discrimination

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published May 14, 2014 on Townhall.com.Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress making some crude racist remarks. Since then, Sterling's racist comments have dominated the news, from talk radio to late-night shows. A few politicians have weighed in, with President Barack Obama congratulating the NBA for its sanctions against Sterling. There's little defense for Sterling, save his constitutional right to make racist remarks. But in a sea of self-righteous indignation, I think we're missing the most valuable lesson that we can learn from this affair — a [...]

By |2020-04-23T21:56:55-04:00May 14th, 2014|

The IRS Conspiracy Killers in the News Media

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published May 9, 2014 on The Washington Times website.After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, The Washington Times fittingly made it the lead story.Over at The Washington Post, however, print readers had to go 19 pages deep to "The Fed Page," a union-style newsletter for federal employees. If The Post had buried the story any deeper, it would have been wedged into the classifieds or crumpled up in a backyard mulch barrel.Here's how The New York Times handled the story:"The House of Representatives voted [...]

By |2014-05-12T11:36:55-04:00May 12th, 2014|

'Hope And Change' Means Punishingly Slow Growth for Obama's Biggest Supporters

This column by ACRU General Counsel Peter Ferrara was published September 13, 2013 on Forbes.com.Steve Moore of the Wall Street Journal explained President Obama's 2012 reelection in the September 4 edition as follows: "Mr. Obama was reelected with 51% of the vote....He cleaned up with 60% of the youth vote, 67% of single women, 93% of blacks, 71% of Hispanics, and 64% of those without a high school diploma, according to exit polls."But it is precisely these groups that President Obama's economic policies have punished the most. The latest data on incomes shows that since the end of the recession in June, 2009 incomes for black heads [...]

By |2013-09-17T13:13:01-04:00September 17th, 2013|

You Don't Have to Stay Poor

This column by ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams was published September 11, 2013 on Townhall.com.No one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start is not your fault. If you stay poor, you're to blame because it is your fault. Nowhere has this been made clearer than in Dennis Kimbro's new book, The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires.Kimbro, a business professor at Clark Atlanta University, conducted extensive face-to-face interviews, took surveys and had other interactions with nearly 1,000 of America's black financial elite, many of whom are multimillionaires, to discover the secret [...]

By |2013-09-12T09:27:21-04:00September 12th, 2013|

Obama's War on the Secret Ballot

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Ken Blackwell and Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute was published August 28, 2011 on The Huffington Post.The Obama Administration has fired its opening salvo against a cornerstone of democracy: the right to secret ballot.Last fall, voters in four states voted overwhelmingly to amend their constitutions protect the right of workers to vote by secret ballot in deciding whether or not to form unions. That right has been enshrined in federal law for 75 years but is threatened by bills pending in Congress.Nonetheless, the Obama National Labor Relations Board has filed a lawsuit against Arizona seeking to halt its protection of [...]

By |2020-04-23T21:58:20-04:00August 29th, 2011|

John Armor: Toyotas Aren't the Only Things Getting Recalled This Year

ACRU legal counsel John Armor wrote this column on March 17, 2010.On Tuesday, the New Jersey Court of Appeals cleared the way for the recall of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to proceed. New Jersey is one of nine states whose constitutions provide broad language with regard to recalling "all, every, any" elected official. This decision could severely endanger the 11 other sitting Senators (all Democrats) in those states, who are not up for re-election this year but could be subject to citizen recall efforts. (For details go to www.recallcongressnow.org.)The American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus brief in this case, which landed in court when the former [...]

By |2010-03-17T12:44:45-04:00March 17th, 2010|

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