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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Obama Liberals Expand Government to Fill Hole Left by Declining Morals

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published January 31, 2014 on The Washington Times website.The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people's money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It's that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.It's like living next door to a nuclear-waste dump run by the Bumpusses. You'd like to ignore it, but shards of spent fuel keep falling into your yard and setting your dog on fire.This is how non-progressive Americans increasingly view our ever-coarsening, "progressive" popular culture and the ruling elites who promote it.They're [...]

2020-04-23T21:52:39-04:00February 3rd, 2014|
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