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Properly viewed, Chevron honors the separation of powers

This week, members of Congress will consider H.R. 4768—known as the Separation of Powers Restoration Act (SOPRA)—which would amend the Administrative Procedure Act to mandate that courts review all questions of law with a “de novo” standard of...

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Congress should block sale of warplanes to Nigeria

Saying the right thing is easy; doing the right thing is hard.  Over the past month, we have seen the Nigeriangovernment’s PR machine creak into gear, assuring Americans that, after a period of corruption and instability, not-so-newly...

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Palestinian activist challenges anti-Israel campaign

Bassem Eid, a veteran Palestinian Arab human rights activist, challenged many common claims about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a June 14, 2016 attended by more than 80 congressional staff members and interns. Eid, founder and director of...

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Arctic OSC leasing: a lifeline for Alaska’s energy legacy

Declining oil production amid low global oil prices has put a spotlight on Alaska’s fiscal reserves and our country’s energy security.  Facing an almost $4 billion budget deficit, it is imperative federal government officials resist the...

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House minority committee report misses its own mark

In June, the Minority staff of the House Natural Resources Committee issued a report critical of hunting in Africa called “Missing the Mark.”  The report is best understood in the context of the Ranking Member’s long-standing opposition to...

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Why won’t Obama’s FCC leave Us alone?

It has been almost two years since Obama announced his intent to rulemake and regulate the American economy into the ditch with his “pen and phone.”  Of course, conservatives had experienced the administration’s willingness to push the...

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