Phil Kerpen

Posted October 23, 2013

The United States federal government is now mandating, under penalty of law, that millions of Americans purchase a product through a broken website. Is that fair? Is it moral?

Posted October 09, 2013

It was Cory Booker's constant sneering attack in the first New Jersey U.S. Senate debate - Steve Lonegan is a "tea party leader." What does that mean?

Posted September 24, 2013

Nothing clarifies the mind of politicians like a fear of defeat at the ballot box.

Posted September 06, 2013

Syria has taken over the top of the agenda, but very soon Congress will necessarily return to high stakes fiscal negotiations, not just over the continuing resolution to fund the government, but also over the federal debt ceiling.

Posted August 28, 2013

Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law. Instead, efforts have largely been diverted to a damaging internecine fight between proponents and critics of the defund strategy.

Posted August 17, 2013

On May 11, 2013, Indian President Pranab Mukherhee said "The future prosperity of India in the new knowledge economy will increasingly depend on its ability to generate new ideas, processes and solutions." He was right not just about India, but indeed about the whole world; we need strong incentives to innovate, invent, and create - and that must include meaningful legal protections for the products of invention and creation.

Posted August 08, 2013

Does Booker's record in Newark qualify him for promotion to the United States Senate? The facts say no.

Posted July 23, 2013

They are all trying to trick you into buying a product you don't want or need. It's a scam and you should say no

Posted July 16, 2013

Reid is willing to gut the filibuster at the behest of union bosses who want to keep the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stacked with corrupt union lawyers who will continue to rig the rules to make it easier to force workers into unions.

Posted July 09, 2013

What if Mitt Romney had won the election, and proceeded to disregard sections of Obamacare in precisely the matter President Obama is presently doing?

Posted July 01, 2013

Obama claims he can do it all with no say from our elected representatives in Congress, but his designated point person for the effort, Gina McCarthy, awaits Senate confirmation. A vote for McCarthy can only be understood as a vote for Obama's very expensive and destructive agenda.

Posted June 24, 2013

Stories about the declining state of American infrastructure are everywhere -- road and bridges, airports, railways, water and sewer systems. There's never enough money, and we're always being forced as taxpayers to pay more. But there is one type of infrastructure that has had a remarkable boom: broadband Internet.

Posted June 10, 2013

In the wake of rising food and feedstock prices caused by corn-based ethanol, U.S. Rep. Pete Olson thinks the answer is to expand the RFS to include ethanol derived from natural gas. The result would be a spike in natural gas prices, hurting manufacturers and consumers.

Posted May 26, 2013

IRS apologists are furiously trying to change the subject from the outrageous targeting of political opponents by the IRS to a policy debate over forced disclosure of contributions to groups that engage in political speech.

Posted May 17, 2013

“We have a large government,” political consultant David Axelrod offered as a plea of ignorance to all of the scandals swirling around his boss. “Part of being president is there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know because the government is so vast.”

Posted May 10, 2013

Alzheimer’s Disease costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion per year, about $140 billion of which is a direct federal budgetary cost to Medicare and Medicaid. On our present course, this cost will quintuple to $1 trillion by 2050.

Posted May 04, 2013

“America’s global leadership in mobile, and the strategic bandwidth advantage so many have worked hard to create, is being threatened by the looming spectrum crunch,” recently departed Federal Communications (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

Posted April 25, 2013

If sequestration happens and nobody feels it, does it have a political impact? No, apparently; so two months into what we were told would be Armageddon, the Obama administration is launching a harm offensive.

Posted April 20, 2013

What if you had to choose between making insurance more affordable for Americans with pre-existing conditions or funding lobbyists and political hacks? That's the decision the House will face when it considers H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania. It should be an easy choice.

Posted April 16, 2013

On April 12th the House passed H. R. 1120, the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor Management Relations Act, on a narrow 219 to 209 vote.