Rachel Bovard
Rachel Bovard
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Rachel Bovard is a fellow at Defense Priorities, senior adviser for the Internet Accountability Project, and senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute. She has more than a decade of policy experience in Washington and has served in both the House and Senate in various roles, including as a legislative director and policy director for the Senate Steering Committee under the successive chairmanships of Sen. Pat Toomey and Sen. Mike Lee. She also served as director of policy services for The Heritage Foundation.

Court Docs Show Facebook Played Much Bigger Part In Capitol Riot Than Parler, Yet No Consequences

If any single platform can be fingered as the favorite of the rioters, it appears to be Facebook. Yet Facebook remains unmolested by app stores and untargeted by opportunistic politicians.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Become A Scapegoat For Ruling Class Failures

Party leaders expelling anyone who disagrees as a ‘threat to democracy’ will not end conspiracy theories. It will only encourage them.

It’s Time For Conservatives To Take On Big Tech Tyrants. Here’s How

If conservatives want to preserve access to the online infrastructure of commerce and speech, they’re going to have to break up Big Tech.

How Mitch McConnell Can Preserve The Filibuster And With It A Republican Voice In The Senate

Far from being a helpless minority, Senate Republicans are in a powerful position to leverage their consent for key priorities from their voters.

Donald Trump Has Been The Most Illuminating President In Decades

In all Trump gave us — the good, the bad, the hilarious, and the unsettling — his administration brought much-needed clarity to the GOP and the country.

Twitter Has Too Much Power Over America, And It Needs To End

It’s not enough to kick conservatives off of Twitter. Narrative control is the goal. Any alternative, any other avenue of ‘freer’ speech, must be shut down.

Congress Needs To Take Seriously The House Reports On Big Tech’s Anticompetitive Behavior

That a fair and equitable market in tech is threatened by Big Tech’s dominance is a conclusion that is difficult to dismiss.

It’s Time For Congress To Get Serious About Big Tech’s Threats To Individual Rights

Lawmakers have a duty to protect the American way of life. The upcoming hearing with Big Tech is an opportunity members of Congress can’t afford to waste.

Amazon Is Not Taking Good Care Of The Workers Making Your Life Possible Right Now

Amazon’s reputation as a company that puts profits over people is becoming disturbingly clear in the corporation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Why Google’s New Limits On Third-Party Cookies Are Another Attempt To Control The Web

The plan is a smokescreen for Google to eliminate its competition, engage in monopolistic behavior, and hoard even more personally identifiable data on its users.

My Trip To The Southern Border Revealed The Real Crisis Is Congress’ Apathy

‘We don’t have humanitarian crises,’ says Border Patrol Division Chief Lloyd Easterling. ‘We have policy crises.’

Congress Is Giving Taxpayers A 2,000-Page, $1.4 Trillion Spending Bill For Christmas

Nothing says “happy holidays” like bilking U.S. taxpayers for trillions of dollars through a bill no one has had time to read.

Don’t Let Big Tech Sneak Immunity From Congress Into This Trade Deal

It’s a shady move by Big Tech to avoid accountability and oversight by Congress, which rightly wants to examine whether these companies deserve the legal immunity from which they have profited for decades.

Nuking Minority Rights In The Senate Is A Terrible Idea

I am concerned with long-term consequences: the Senate’s ability to protect the rights of those with minority viewpoints, and to check an unruly majority and an overly empowered executive.

‘This American Life’s’ Jeff Flake Hagiography Ignores GOP Leadership’s Dysfunction

The Jeff Flake of yore makes the current Jeff Flake, now a U.S. senator, look like a tinny, whiny, self-congratulatory version of his former self.

The Next Big Republican Spending Bill Is Packed With Liberal Priorities

Conservatives are in the position of having to fight like hell for their priorities to be included, only to be publicly shamed for ‘obstructing’ the process when they do.

Before We Go To War With North Korea, The President Owes Americans A Public Debate

While Article II of the Constitution makes the president the commander-in-chief, and later laws give him the authority to repel sudden attacks, it does not afford him the power to declare war.

It’s Long Past Time For Congress To Stop Writing A Blank Check To Wage War

U.S. counterterrorism operations are active across the globe all under the authority of a 2001 authorization intended only to sanction individuals directly involved in the 9/11 attacks.