Author: Mark Paoletta

The History of Impoundments Before the Impoundment Control Act of 1974

Defenders of the Impoundment Control Act misunderstand the power of the purse, overread Supreme Court precedent, and fail to address unbroken Executive impoundment practice and congressional acquiescence.

Paoletta: Amazon Prime Stops Streaming Clarence Thomas Documentary During Black History Month

Recently, Amazon Prime dropped Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, an acclaimed and popular PBS documentary on Justice Clarence Thomas, making it unavailable to stream during Black History Month.

Democrats: When Trump Pauses Funds, It’s Illegal. When Biden Does It, It’s Fine

Last Congress, many Democrats, including Rep. John Yarmuth, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, claimed the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) broke the law when it paused the obligation of funds to Ukraine for 50 days to determine the best use for them.

Federalist: This Politico Article Is A Textbook Example Of Corporate Media Running PR For Democrats

A recent Politico article by Caitlin Emma on President Joe Biden’s hold of funding for border wall construction provides a perfect example of the press running cover for the Biden administration.