regulations

Restoration Of The Rule Of Law: Sessions Ends Obama-Era Backdoor Law Making

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ended the lawless policy of the Obama administration when Attorneys General Eric Holder and Lorretta Lynch issued “guidance” almost at will to circumvent Congress and the checks and balances built into our Constitution.

Why Conservative Scott Pruitt Is Trump’s Best Cabinet Secretary

Choosing conservative Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his EPA Administrator was one of President Trump’s more inspired choices. Through one brief memo Pruitt has made it clear the days of the government kowtowing to the environmental lobby are over.

EPA, do us all a favor and don't pick favorites

Editors, Washington Examiner

That doesn't mean Trump should rig the rules to help coal, as early hints suggest it may. Any new climate rules should be as neutral as possible. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt put it well: "Regulatory power should not be used by any regulatory body to pick winners and losers." Trump and Pruitt, we hope, understand the difference between minimizing harm and helping industries. A wise policy would meet the statutory requirements and so defang inevitable environmentalist lawsuits, while refusing to favor coal, gas, nuclear, or renewables.

Trump Drains Obamacare’s Regulatory Swamp

David Catron, The American Spectator

President Trump is now using legitimate executive measures to drain the swamp. As we saw last Friday and through the weekend, the alligators are not happy. But the public hates gators, and they like Obamacare even less. They will reward Trump for doing what he can do. The man isn’t perfect, but anyone who can make the swamp creatures squeal with frustration can’t be all bad.

Republican leaders must fight for regulation-repeal in healthcare bill

Editors, Washington Examiner

There's plenty of reason to doubt that this partial repeal — the bill repeals all of Obamacare's tax hikes but not its regulations — is "the best bill that can pass." For one thing, it's unclear that partial repeal will get more Republican votes than full repeal would. Second, we don't know whether Republicans can repeal the bill through budget reconciliation because Republicans haven't tried to do it.

The Biggest News in Washington: Deregulation

Betsy McCaughey, New York Post

While the media obsess about Russian conspirators, people who make things for a living -- burgers, bridges or buildings -- see that the real story unfolding in Washington, D.C., is the unprecedented pace of deregulation. It's helping to fuel the stock market's record-shattering optimism. And in the nick of time.

Obama left a lot of House Cleaning to do

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

While cleaning up the unmentionables after Obama’s regulatory Bacchanal is the Lord’s work, Ryan advertised that by mid-March he’d have Obamacare in his crosshairs. He’s going to have to stick to that schedule, because the folks who put the GOP in sole control of the federal government are not going to be interested in excuses. If this is spring training, it had better produce a team ready to win on Opening Day.

Draining the Cultural Swamp in our Children’s Minds

Placing government in its proper perspective and teaching our children why property and freedom are inseparable, are the first steps in clearing their minds of the cultural swamp.

Obama’s Midnight Sneak Attack on the Second Amendment

Although Obama likes to empty out Guantanamo Bay of dangerous terrorists and commute the sentences of criminals guilty of breaking federal firearms laws, he doesn't like law-abiding American citizens to possess firearms.

Despotism and Donald Trump

William McGurn, Wall Street Journal

What’s striking here is that the same folks who see in Mr. Trump a Mussolini in waiting are blind to the soft despotism that has already taken root in our government. This is the unelected and increasingly assertive class that populates our federal bureaucracies and substitutes rule by regulation for the rule of law.

How to Make Ben Carson a Success at HUD

Now that Dr. Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to join his administration as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development we hope he understands that running HUD isn’t brain surgery, but it will still require a team of skilled surgeons, like Wendell Cox, and CHQ contributors John Anthony and Tom DeWeese, who know the issues and are prepared to excise the cancerous anti-constitutional policies Barack Obama has put in place.

Nix last-minute rulemaking

Editors, Washington Examiner

Such regulatory abuses are the logical outcome of the inordinate importance placed these days on the temporary occupant of the Oval Office. Long-term solutions are needed that look beyond Obama and beyond even his successor to restore congressional authority and clip the wings of the imperial presidency.

Obama’s Fair Words and Foul Deeds on the Transition

No matter what he says about a smooth transition, Obama is still President and that means his Far-Left agenda will continue unabated until Donald Trump takes the oath of office.

Joseph Farah: Only Trump Can Save Us From Hillary

Donald Trump truly represents our only hope in stopping Hillary. He is the only person standing between her and the White House. It’s time for all clear-thinking, patriotic, liberty-loving Americans – Republican, independent or Democrat – to rally around him before it’s too late.

Trump's Speech on Jobs and Economic Growth

Donald Trump's jobs and economic growth plan, conceived with the guidance of conservative economists Stephen Moore and Larry Kudlow, with its emphasis on lower taxes and lighter regulation and its goal of adding 25 million jobs and achieving 4 percent economic growth is starting to look more and more Reagan-like.

Trump in Detroit: I want to keep jobs and wealth in America.

Donald Trump’s message is the same kind of reassurance Reagan delivered to entrepreneurs and business builders who look at today’s Clinton-led war on success and job creation and see one of the more depressing chapters of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged playing out in real time.

Why We Have — and Probably Will Keep Having — Sluggish Job Growth

Michael Barone, National Review

Why has the American economy had such sluggish job creation and economic growth? That’s a pretty fundamental question, and one for which most conventional economists have had unsatisfying answers.

House Republicans take aim at regulations

Bernie Becker, Politico

House Republicans are taking aim Tuesday at President Barack Obama’s regulatory regime, arguing that the White House has impeded the economic recovery by flooding businesses with new rules.

Brace yourself for Obama’s final wave of regulations

Lydia Wheeler, The Hill

President Obama is preparing to unleash a wave of new regulations in 2016, as he looks to shore up his legacy on public protection issues during his final year in office. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Labor are all expected to finalize major federal rules.

Obama Added 1,300 Pages to OCare During Holiday

Matthew Burke, Tea Party News Network

Obama bureaucrats were busy inflicting 1,296 pages of new health care regulations on an already highly over-regulated industry. At 4:15 PM on July 3, when many were checking out for the long weekend, the Obama HHS delivered a massive stack of new regulations.