Author: Rod D. Martin

Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Conservatives Urge Fairer Social Media Policies

CONSERVATIVE LEADERS URGE FAIRER SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES May 1, 2018 MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell, MRC Censorship Project Director Allen West, and 61 other conservative leaders issued the following joint statement on Tuesday urging leading social media companies to adopt four key principles in order to ensure that conservatives receive equal treatment on these important platforms: Social media censorship and online restriction of conservatives and their organizations have reached a crisis level. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearings on Capitol Hill only served to draw attention to how widespread this problem has become. Conservative leaders now have banded together...

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Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Make Congress Work Again

MAKE CONGRESS WORK AGAIN   April 27, 2018 Washington, DC After Congress passed, and the president signed, a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, President Trump made a very clear statement. “I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old.” Trump’s statement is reflective of a dysfunctional Congress that spends too much, writes bills in secret while disallowing debate and amendments, and lurches from crisis to crisis while prioritizing congressional recesses over accomplishing any substantive policy goals. The Senate, in particular, has also failed to use...

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Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: The Senate Should Prioritize Confirming New Leadership for the EEOC

THE SENATE SHOULD PRIORITIZE CONFIRMING NEW LEADERSHIP FOR THE EEOC   April 18, 2018 Washington, DC The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a bipartisan commission that is supposed to be led by five presidentially-appointed commissioners. Today, it should be made up of three Republicans and two Democratic commissioners. Unfortunately, there are currently two vacancies at the EEOC, which means that Democrats have a 2-to-1 majority on the Commission and are able to hold up the EEOC agenda and operations. The President has appointed two stellar Republican nominees to fill these vacancies: Janet Dhillon, the chairman-designate, has been a top...

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My Quick Take on Paul Ryan’s Departure

by Rod D. Martin April 11, 2018 The conventional wisdom (as well-summarized this morning before the formal announcement at Axios) is that Republican donors and Washington insiders will take House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement as a sign that the House is lost, and that funding must shift to the Senate races as a “last bastion”. There are kernals of truth in that, but as is so often the case, the CW misses more than it gets right. As far as the base is concerned, Paul Ryan is an immense disappointment, John Boehner 2.0 or worse. Ryan’s career (for those...

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