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Conservatives are well aware of the corrupt nature of politicians and their pay-to-play schemes. Many politicians will support legislation or policy changes for the right price. Often times special interest groups donate money or hold massive fundraisers for politicians with a wink-and-a-nod agreement that, in exchange for their campaign donations, their prized legislation will advance. […]


This article was originally posted at The Hill and co-authored by Jane Robbins, an attorney and senior fellow at the American Principles Project. “The swamp” has become a catch-all term for what’s wrong with Washington. The word — also known as the administrative state — evokes images of arrogant bureaucrats enforcing their preferred policies regardless of […]


Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Europe for the first time. It was a fantastic trip, and there were many things I loved about the continent, including its architecture, churches, mountains, food, and wine. My Instagram was totally lit. But amidst all these items that make Europe such an awesome place to visit, there […]


A bill that seeks to erect a monument dedicated to unborn victims of abortion is currently working its way through the Tennessee state legislature. The bill was passed by the Tennessee Senate and will now make its way to the House. If passed, it would create a monument to be erected on the grounds of […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Love My Dog,” Helen Krieble identifies a major problem with the federal government: A veterinarian in Massachusetts is studying how women react when they’re shown photographs of their children and […]


At a hospital in London, a royal duchess gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Mother and son were given the best available care, and amazingly the duchess stepped out of the hospital a mere seven hours after giving birth to show her baby to the world. Hundreds of reporters, photographers, and onlookers were there […]


The American tapestry is woven extensively with stories of conflict — from the first settlement at Jamestown, to the Civil War and the numerous battles in-between that took place as the United States developed and grew as a nation. Men fought at great cost to both defend and advance policies that ultimately shaped the country […]


This article was originally posted at Townhall. By this point, conservatives have become accustomed to the Left’s favored tactic for dealing with opposing viewpoints. Instead of making a compelling argument with the aim of winning on its merits, the Left prefers to shame, label, and character assassinate those who dare to disagree in an attempt to […]


It seems like a new example of the outrageous trampling of parental rights in schools regarding sexuality and gender issues pops up almost daily. Parents throughout the nation have reached their limit with the radical, Planned Parenthood type of sex education and the promotion of alternative lifestyles masquerading as anti-bullying programs in public schools. According […]


Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report stating the national debt will increase by an additional $1.9 trillion over the next 10 years due to Trump’s tax cuts. Unfortunately, while the growing national debt has led to hand-wringing from Republicans and Democrats, a logic-defying narrative has emerged on what is to blame. Therefore, […]


An anti-abortion law signed by Vice President Mike Pence while he was still governor of Indiana was struck down as unconstitutional this past Thursday. Signed by then Governor Pence in March of 2016, House Enrolled Act 1337 (HEA 1337) provided several conditions that would prevent legal abortion in the state. For example, the legislation prohibits “a […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Change the Rules,” Helen Krieble examines a way that regulations have held back American energy independence: I worry about being dependent on foreign countries for our energy. New discoveries of […]


This week, the American Principles Project, Education Liberty Watch, and Eagle Forum, along with leaders from more than 100 organizations both nationally and in 31 states, called on Congress to rewrite the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In a letter to the House Education and Workforce Committee, these organizations strongly urged Congress to protect the […]


A poll was released earlier this week that provided a little bit of a shock for Republicans: according to Quinnipiac, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds only a 3-point lead over Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke. The release of the poll immediately caused some panic on the Right as well as some frothing at the mouth on the Left […]


This article was originally posted at The Hill and co-authored by Emmett McGroarty, a senior fellow at the American Principles Project. Since the Common Core national standards were dumped on American schools beginning in 2010, national and state education officials have largely either ignored or belittled parental concerns about the resulting deterioration of education. The establishmentarians […]


Students from over 200 schools across the country walked out of classes on Wednesday, April 11th in an effort to stand for life and protest the legality of abortion in America. The walkout was originally planned by students from Rocklin High School in Sacramento, California. By the time the protest was actually staged, the official […]


The National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning, a joint effort of the Aspen Institute and the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), has recently released more “calls to action” for teachers, youth, and families. These include calling for expanding SEL interventions and involvement in the school safety realm in the wake […]


This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation In her Liberty Minute titled “Forfeit this Practice,” Helen Krieble discusses one of the most blatant violations of freedom that regularly occurs in the United States: civil asset forfeiture. Convicted criminals obviously can’t keep ill-gotten […]


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in the hot seat in Congress this week, facing an hours-long interrogation by two Senate committees on Tuesday and another by a House committee on Wednesday. Zuckerberg was pressed on a number of issues, including data privacy, ad practices, and censorship of conservative content. The latter was badly needed, as new cases of […]


While federal, state, and local officials are trying to improve student safety in the wake of the tragic Parkland, Fla., school shooting, the heightened concern over student mental health has greatly increased efforts to screen students for mental health issues. Two programs in Texas exemplify this push — with potentially ominous implications for student health, […]