Politics

Copyright law should play fair

Last Congress, the House Judiciary Committee launched a comprehensive review of the Copyright Act to examine how the law is faring in the digital age and to determine if any changes are needed to reward creativity and keep pace...

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Bring fairness to music licensing

Intellectual property rights are critical to our nation’s unsurpassed creativity and cultural development. I’ve long been an advocate for intellectual property rights because individuals deserve to be compensated for their work....

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Politics is not war

One of the hardest things to do in Congress is to cease thinking of your opponent as your enemy. 

Why wouldn’t you think of them as your enemy? You sit on opposite sides of the House chamber. You caucus in different rooms. You take...

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Marco Rubio is damaged goods

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio would make for a strong Senate candidate in Florida. Marco Rubio is damaged goods, and should he flip-flop on his retirement plans, he’ll face a difficult path to victory this November.  

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The costly pursuit of citizenship

As a nation, we want people who own the American dream, not just rent it.

And, as we all know, the difference between being an owner and a renter often comes down to price.

So it serves our national interest if the privilege of U.S....

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A pivotal moment for LGBT equality

A bipartisan group of 116 lawmakers on Capitol Hill last month signed a letter calling for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the most-sweeping, federal lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) legislation ever considered.  The...

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Time to end the fight over GMO labeling

Once again, the debate over labeling foods commonly called “GMO” has reached a fevered pitch. Some states continue to attempt to pass (or have already passed) local labeling laws.   At the Federal level legislation has been introduced that...

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Will Ted Cruz let it go?

After suspending his campaign earlier this month, Ted Cruz is facing two major decisions. First, will he endorse Donald Trump, a candidate he once called a “pathological liar”? Second, what will he do with the roughly $8 million in his campaign...

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