Next Congress May Seek to Expand CFIUS Jurisdiction

Senior Members of Congress appear to be laying the groundwork for a much-needed regulatory update of a process used by the U.S. government to review of foreign investments in the United States in strategically important sectors such as defense as well as homeland security, especially in the case of U.S. ports. In a letter to the U.S. Comptroller General, sixteen …

Ebola Czar Is a Symptom of a Much More Pressing Challenge, Border Security

The President retained a Washington, DC insider, and lobbyist, because his army of advisors failed to coordinate an appropriate response to a potential national public health emergency. This matter goes beyond Ebola, it includes the enterovirus outbreak that started when our borders were breached earlier this year. As the Washington Post points out this morning, …

Federal Government Fails, Again, to Protect the Homeland

The most important job of the federal government is to protect and defend the homeland. The threats come in many forms, the terror attacks of 09.11, and the recent beheading in the United States, being the more visibly dramatic. However, there have been two recent border security system breakdowns that may have resulted in the death of …

Morning Musings

I’m certain the FDA will rush approval of this medical device: implantable birth control chip could deliver a anti-contraceptive dose for at least 16 years. According to the device maker, funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the chip also comes complete with an “on and off” switch. Maybe they should also add …

Morning Musings

According to a report released yesterday by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that recommends Congressional action and more regulation of the data collection industry. Data collection companies provide quality information that leads to better products and services; however, most Americans have no idea about the scope of the collection, or so says the FTC. I’ll have …

Morning Musings, Weekend Edition

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled against a phone company’s challenge to the government’s bulk data collection program. The appears to be the first time that a private company has challenged cooperating with the government since Judge Leon’s Memorandum Order in Klayman v. Obama. The phone company lost its petition to vacate or modify the build data collection …

Congress, Politically “Ping” the University of Glasgow

UPDATED British news reporting the Edward Snowden, a fugitive from U.S. law, has been “installed” as a University of Glasgow rector. The University announced it with a tweet: RECTOR: Edward Snowden installed as University Rector http://t.co/ECfjM6tHOM — Glasgow University (@GlasgowUni) April 23, 2014 A cursory review of the UG website details various U.S. taxpayer-funded grants including …