Paul Jacob is president of Citizens in Charge, a non-profit, non-partisan group working to protect and expand voter initiative rights, and the Citizens in Charge Foundation, a charitable foundation conducting research on the initiative process, educating the public and litigating to defend the petition rights of Americans.
“The best way to assure freedom of expression, no matter where it may be threatened,” Pulitzer-prize winning columnist, Paul Greenberg, wrote recently, “would be to have an army of utterly determined Paul Jacobs fighting for it.”
For more than a decade, Paul was the term limits movement’s leading voice, running U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest such group. For his work to bring term limits to Congress, columnist Robert Novak good-naturedly called Jacob “the most hated man in Washington.”
Campaigning for term limits, as well as for spending caps, property rights measures and candidate ballot access, Paul has been involved in over 175 statewide petition drives.
Currently, Paul Jacob hosts Common Sense, an online, radio, and print opinion program, which reaches tens of thousands of e-mail subscribers and is aired daily by more than 125 radio stations nationwide. Paul writes a weekly column for Townhall.com that appears each Sunday.
His writing has also been featured in USA Today, The Washington Times, The New York Daily News, Roll Call, Human Events, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Examiner and other publications. He has appeared on numerous television programs and is a consistent guest on talk radio.
Paul has been named “a rising star in politics” by Campaigns & Elections magazine, received the Society for Individual Liberty’s “Phoenix Award” for “contributions to the advancement of liberty in America,” and was dubbed one of “The Best and the Rightest” by National Journal.
Paul lives with his wife Rhonda and their three children in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games on Friday. But Boston topped that earlier in the week, winning the right not to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
In the 15 states where voters have enacted term limits for their state representatives and senators, those politicians along with the lobbyists and heads of powerful interests seeking the favor of those politicians constantly complain that the limits are a big problem.
Sometimes the good guys win . . . but only when they stand up to the bad guys. Nowhere is this more true than in politics, especially with the increasingly vicious partisan attempts to criminalize opposition.
Most folks think minimum wage laws exist to help the poor in particular and everybody in general. But most economists have known better, and for a long time.
The American Dream is dead.
The Missouri General Assembly ended its 2015 legislative session about a month ago.
Hes back. And hes not running for president. (Not yet?)
Free, at last! Free, at last! Thank the Maryland Social Services Administration, were free at last!
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) doesnt secure much of anything; it is mere security theater.
Early last Wednesday evening jurors communicated to the judge that they were split on a number of the charges against Dr. Annette Bosworth. And yet later that night they found her guilty on all counts.
At some point on this Memorial Day weekend, stop a minute to remember all those Americans who have fallen in all the wars this nation has waged. And then, next, lets contemplate what we ought do, if there is any action we might take, in memory of those who didnt come home alive.
Last week, the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission abruptly canceled its planned public meeting.
Who is your states attorney general?
U. S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats and calls himself a democratic socialist, announced this week that he is seeking the Democratic Socialist Partys nomination er, I mean the Democratic Partys nomination for president.
The United States of America is a republic, of course. Not a democracy.
This is surreal, said their mother. I cant believe that anyone who claims to care about children would put children through this.
Is it a good thing or a bad thing that a presidential candidate demonstrates an ability to raise enough money to effectively reach the inhabitants of America with his political message?
March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb. Just try telling that to Indiana Governor Mike Pence, whose signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law at the end of March touched off a roaring controversy.
Which is worse, paying for stuff you use . . . or being constantly harassed for using it?
Big government rests upon myths, and the people who support it necessarily believe things about politics and society and themselves that simply arent true.
Newsbusted: Planned Parenthood, Cecil the Lion, Hillary Clinton, Jim Gilmore, Christ Mathews, Debbie Wasserman Shultz