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Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On March 24, 2015, the Institute for Liberty sent a letter to Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations committee, asking for reform to the nation's ATSC licensing requirements.



Letter from the Institute for Liberty to Hal Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee

Published Tuesday, April 7, 2015

On March 24, 2015, a group of seventeen organizations, brought together by the Institute for Liberty, sent a letter to Chairman Paul Ryan of the House Ways and Means Committee, offering support for HR 1104, a measure designed to reform enforcement of the so-called "Gift Tax".  It has become clear that as part and parcel of the Administration's war on oppositional speech, the IRS is disproportionately enforcing the "Gift Tax" against donors to conservative and libertarian organizations.  HR 1104, introduced by Congressman Peter Roskam, would place greater controls on the IRS in this regrard, restoring these rules to their original purpose.



Published Thursday, April 2, 2015

Malloy's Bigotry Against Native Americans

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Campaign Fighting Connecticut's War on Indian Country.

Published Thursday, January 15, 2015

Today, the Institute for Liberty filed comments with the Federal Elections Commission, in opposition to Chair Ann Ravel's proposal to massively expand the FEC's regulatory power to online political speech.  Wondering about the administration's "fetishization" of silencing opposing viewpoints, IFL's comments likened supporters of Ravel's proposal to Alabama's segregationists who tried to gain access to the NAACP's membership lists in the 1950s.

Published Monday, December 15, 2014

Mmm. Needs Sugar.

Early on in the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, the Peanuts Gang are standing outside trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues.  As Lucy complains about early Winter snow, Linus, in agreement, says, “Mmm.  Needs sugar.”  It should come as no great surprise that sugar consumption rises dramatically during the holiday season—but the numbers can be truly staggering. And like the surge in retail sales that come during the holidays, sugar sees a similar surge, with nearly 30% of annual sales coming in the last two months of the year alone.


Published Tuesday, November 11, 2014



Obama Issues Call for Internet Regulation

Institute for Liberty Responds: “A Glimpse of Things To Come?”


Washington, DC—Today, President Barack Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to open yet another rulemaking on so-called “net neutrality,” asking the independent agency to essentially reclassify broadband communications under Title II of the Communications Act.  Institute for Liberty President Andrew Langer responded:

“This morning we saw the cynical political depths to which this Administration has sunk.  Coming less than a week after his party was trounced in the national mid-term elections, the President is attempting to rebuild the shambles of his coalition using his two favorite vehicles—overbroad executive action coupled with the worst kind of political doublespeak.  If this is a glimpse of what’s to come for the final years of the Obama administration, American consumers are in for a very rough ride indeed.

“What the President is after isn’t ‘net neutrality’ by any rational definition of the term.  What he wants to do is dismantle the very things that have made the internet a truly revolutionary and transformative invention, while putting the government in charge of determining how fast or slow consumer internet speeds are.  Consider how the net—how consumers interact with it and utilize it—has dramatically changed in the last five years, without the need for massive interference by the federal government.  Then imagine if that network were run like Amtrak, or our nation’s highways—no true high speed rail, and a network of roads under constant construction, with constant slow-downs.

“Internet service providers have one mandate, and one mandate alone: to provide the best service to customers at whatever level the consumer is willing to pay.  It’s a model that has served consumers remarkably well since the internet’s inception nearly two decades ago.  We will be urging the President, the FCC, and Congress: Keep Your Politics Out of OUR INTERNET!”



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