California’s 6-Figure Pension Club Has Doubled in Size Since 2012

Twenty years ago, California’s pension system was riding high. Investment earnings had averaged more than 10 percent annually for a decade, and most of the funds within the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) were running a surplus—meaning the funds had more than 100 percent of the assets needed to meet the projected liabilities as current… Read More »

The Jurisdictional Nexus Act

The Department of Justice recently raised some eyebrows by announcing that it wouldn’t appeal a ruling striking down 18 USC § 116, the federal ban on female genital mutilation (FGM). The Solicitor General’s explanatory letter “condemns this practice in the strongest possible terms.” But it also argues that the FGM ban lacks a sufficient connection to Congress’s powers… Read More »

GMU Snowflakes

George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called Creation of the Constitution. The course will be held 3,668 miles away, in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago. Some George Mason University students and faculty have become triggered.… Read More »

The Conspiracy Against Trump

The real “deplorable” in today’s United States is the continuation of a foreign policy based on endless aggression to maintain Washington’s military dominance in parts of the world where Americans have no conceivable interest. Many voters backed Donald J. Trump because he committed himself to changing all that, but, unfortunately, he has reneged on his… Read More »

The Dems Divide

Shop all books by Pat Buchanan The release of the Mueller report has left Democrats in a dilemma. For consider what Robert Mueller concluded after two years of investigation. Candidate Donald Trump did not conspire or collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC or John Podesta. Trump did not distribute the… Read More »

New evidence on the “Power To . . . regulate . . . Commerce”

The Constitution empowers Congress “to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” Article I, §8, cl. 3. During the New Deal of the 1930s, liberal constitutional writers began to argue that “Commerce” as the Constitution uses the term includes all gainful economic activities. Their purpose was to… Read More »

California Assembly’s Privacy Committee Votes to Weaken Landmark Privacy Law

The California State Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today capitulated to industry complaints that our privacy is inconvenient for its bottom line. It voted to advance five bills opposed by privacy advocates that would undermine the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and put companies before consumers. Rather than stand up for Californians and… Read More »

FTC Renews Spam Rule, Cites EPIC Comments

After soliciting public comments, the Federal Trade Commission has renewed the CAN-SPAM Rule (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing). The FTC rule requires subject-line labeling of commercial emails containing sexually explicit material. The rule also clarifies that a recipient of unwanted emails may not be required to pay a fee, provide additional information… Read More »