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.
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.
Party leaders expelling anyone who disagrees as a ‘threat to democracy’ will not end conspiracy theories. It will only encourage them.
If conservatives want to preserve access to the online infrastructure of commerce and speech, they’re going to have to break up Big Tech.
Far from being a helpless minority, Senate Republicans are in a powerful position to leverage their consent for key priorities from their voters.
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.
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.
That a fair and equitable market in tech is threatened by Big Tech’s dominance is a conclusion that is difficult to dismiss.
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’s reputation as a company that puts profits over people is becoming disturbingly clear in the corporation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
‘We don’t have humanitarian crises,’ says Border Patrol Division Chief Lloyd Easterling. ‘We have policy crises.’
Nothing says “happy holidays” like bilking U.S. taxpayers for trillions of dollars through a bill no one has had time to read.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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