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Author: Clint Brown

July 16, 2019

The Hill: The buck stops here: How to restore accountability to the federal regulatory system

On President Harry Truman's desk in the Oval Office sat a sign that read, famously, "The buck stops here." That four-word motto clearly articulated the fundamental principle of accountability — Truman understood that when it came time to make a decision, it was his responsibility, and he would answer for the consequences. Most of us ...

May 22, 2019

Issues & Insights: Deep State Exposed: Investigation Finds Thousands of Regulations Issued By Career Bureaucrats In Violation of the Constitution

Is the U.S. government under the control of a shadowy group of insiders, unseen by the public and unaccountable to voters? A newly published report suggests the answer is "yes." But lay aside the elaborate conspiracy theories about Russian infiltration. This insidious threat is far more mundane, stemming from bureaucrats who have hijacked the regul ...

May 09, 2019

PLF’s new report attracts the attention of a powerful senator

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is one of the stalwarts in Congress leading the charge against the administrative state's unconstitutional practices. So we are delighted with his leadership in investigating a serious problem we first identified and have recently quantified. Last year, Pacific Legal Foundation discovered that career bureaucrats in the FD ...