Senators Leahy and Cruz Demand Answers from Apple CEO Tim Cook on Chinese Censorship

Last week, Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote Apple CEO Tim Cook about his firm’s removal of VPN apps from the China app store in July. VPN stands for Virtual Private Networks, which when accessed through apps, allow Internet users in China to bypass government censorship. NLPC raised this issue on September […]

Climate Change Warrior Jeffrey Immelt Revealed as Fraud; Ex-General Electric CEO Was Energy Hog

Now that former CEO Jeffrey Immelt is fully out of the General Electric picture as both CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors, his replacement, John L. Flannery, is working to cut the costs many said would be among his first priorities. The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday revealed (paywall) some of the excess […]

Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge to Forced Public-Employee Unionism

The resolve of unions to coerce support from unwilling employees shouldn’t be underestimated. Neither should the resistance of such employees. On September 28, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear an appeal in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case challenging the authority of public-sector unions to impose representation-related dues (“agency fees”) upon non-member […]

Censorship of Conservatives Out of Control at Twitter, Facebook, YouTube

By now the complaints are voluminous and widely known, but it’s become clear that popular social media Web sites YouTube (a Google subsidiary), Twitter and Facebook do not intend to end censorship of conservatives’ messaging and content on their platforms. The highest profile example from this week is Twitter’s block of an ad by Rep. […]

Menendez Trial Focuses on ‘Threats,’ Senate Hearing

Last week’s testimony in the trial of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) about a port security deal in the Dominican Republic may provide the basis for a bribery conviction. A State Department official, Todd Robinson, described how Menendez threatened to hold a Senate hearing if the Department did not pressure the Dominican government to honor a […]

NFL Sponsors Punt on Anthem Controversy Despite Fan Outrage

Following in the footsteps of cowardice exhibited by the NFL’s owners, coaches, and media partners, the league’s corporate sponsors remained mostly mute following the offensive display by players who disrespected the symbols of American freedom by kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner. Friday night’s remarks in Huntsville, Ala. by President Trump, who called upon team […]

Dominican Port Deal Could Be Most Damaging Part of Case Against Sen. Robert Menendez

The trial of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez began earlier this month, but NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm says the media is so far missing the most important part of the case. The New Jersey Democrat is facing six counts of bribery, three counts of honest services fraud, one count of falsifying congressional travel disclosures, and one […]