CFTC Attempts Backpedal to Escape Judicial Scrutiny

Aristotle International, service provider for the leading prediction market, PredictIt, is responding to the latest actions by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against the site. The Commission issued a letter on Aug. 4, 2022 directing PredictIt to shut down. Yesterday the Commission withdrew their previous letter, which was challenged as illegal in pending legal … Read more

Wisconsin Supreme Court Voters Guide Highlights Differences Between Candidates in Critical Race

Guides.Vote just released a nonpartisan guide to the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The guide consolidates the candidates’ experience, positions, and endorsements into one easy-to-use tool. The New York Times recently called the race “arguably the most important election in America in 2023,” and given how confusing state Supreme Court races can be, our guide can help voters participate.  Four years … Read more

‘Predictit’ Plaintiffs Make Case to Higher Court

More than a dozen PredictIt traders and educators suing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in federal court have filed a Motion for an Injunction Pending Appeal in the Fifth Circuit. In the filing, they argue that a district court has delayed action to the point where relief would otherwise come too late to protect … Read more

Vapor Technology Association Statement on Critical Reagan-Udall Foundation Final Report

Following the Reagan Udall Foundation release of their final report reviewing the operations of FDA’s tobacco program, Vapor Technology Association Executive Director Tony Abboud released the following statement:  “The Reagan-Udall Foundation’s independent review of FDA’s tobacco program has uncovered systemic problems inside the Center for Tobacco Products that allowed political decisions to override the science-based … Read more

Incumbent Little Holds Sizable Lead in Republican Primary for Idaho Governor

With less than 6 months to go until the May Republican primary for Idaho governor and lieutenant governor, incumbent Brad Little holds a sizable lead against the possible field according to a poll released by Idaho Dispatch. Idaho Dispatch/Zoldak Research fielded a poll between December 20 and 22, 2021 amongst 575 likely Republican voters statewide. … Read more

Invisible People Report Shows Race, Faith, Homeownership, and Views on Policing Shape Public Perception on Homelessness

In its second annual report on public perceptions of homelessness, Invisible People announced today the release of “What America Believes About Homelessness: Barriers to Progress.” The report identifies America’s view on the criminalization and policing of homeless populations, and how an individual’s race, faith, and homeownership status affect perceptions on the issue. The nonprofit found … Read more

Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association Responds to Recent Alley Media Coverage

Blagden Alley Naylor Court Association (BANCA) issued the following statement regarding Washingtonian and Fox5 News coverage of the Blagden Alley Naylor Court Historic District: “We appreciate Washingtonian Magazine and Fox5 News for shining a light on challenges currently facing Blagden Alley residents and businesses. While we believe raising awareness about problems can help in their resolution, we know making … Read more

Manuel P. Asensio Announces His ‘Smoking-Gun’ Campaign for the Republican Nomination in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District

Manuel P. Asensio, a tried-and-true fighter of institutionalized corruption and champion of freedom of religion, the press, and speech rights, has announced his campaign for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District. When elected, Asensio promises to expose and end the corruption that has enabled the Left to wrongfully take control of the U.S. … Read more