Rachel Bovard

About Rachel Bovard

Rachel Bovard is senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute and Senior Advisor to the Internet Accountability Project. Beginning in 2006, she served in both the House and Senate in various roles including as legislative director for Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and policy director for the Senate Steering Committee under the successive chairmanships of Senator Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), where she advised Committee members on strategy related to floor procedure and policy matters. In the House, she worked as senior legislative assistant to Congressman Donald Manzullo (R-Il.), and Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas). She is the former director of policy services for the Heritage Foundation. Follow her on Twitter at @RachelBovard.

Josh Hawley Is Right to Spurn Corporate Libertarian Shibboleths

Reports released this week show a Trump economy that is going gangbusters: 145,000 new jobs were added in the final month of 2019. The stock market is at an all-time high, and unemployment rates are at record lows across all demographic groups. Even the New York Times grudgingly had to admit that last year, most

By | 2020-01-11T19:26:28-07:00 January 11th, 2020|Tags: |

The Media’s Credibility Crisis Is the Right’s Opportunity

The reporting of facts about policy, politicians, and controversial issues is essential for Americans to make informed decisions about their government. That is why the First Amendment guarantees journalists almost total freedom to say what they want, and why reporters enjoy such open access to our political leaders and institutions. And yet, America’s mainstream media

By | 2020-01-08T00:24:45-07:00 January 4th, 2020|Tags: |

AARP’s Corrupt Business Model Puts Seniors Last

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) remains one of the most powerful lobbying arms in the country, claiming to represent the interests of close to 40 million seniors. But it’s worth asking—whose interests are they really protecting, yours or theirs? Though politicians are loath to lob public criticism at the group, ample evidence suggests

By | 2019-12-28T18:41:40-07:00 December 28th, 2019|Tags: |

Senators Are Not Jurors

After calling for impeachment since January 2017, House Democrats formally (and unsurprisingly) voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday evening, thrilling many of the less informed Wokes and filling them with hope that Trump finally would be removed from office. But, sadly for them, it doesn’t work that way. Instead of removing him from office,

By | 2019-12-21T21:42:43-07:00 December 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Ominous and Invasive Surveillance Powers Exposed in Horowitz Report

The highly anticipated Justice Department inspector general’s report on the origins of the 2016 Russian collusion probe dropped this week, and in it we learned just what a farce the FISA process has become. Moreover, we learned just how frightening that should be for all of us. FISA refers to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act,

By | 2019-12-14T18:50:00-07:00 December 14th, 2019|Tags: |

The Genius of Trump’s Terrorist Designation for Mexican Cartels

President Trump last week signaled his intention to designate the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations (FTO). In doing so, he takes the most aggressive step yet toward addressing the brutal violence that plagues Mexico and is fueling a migrant crisis at the southern U.S. border. Mexico’s ongoing descent into a gangland is brought

By | 2019-12-01T22:00:10-07:00 November 30th, 2019|Tags: |

Congress Capitulates (Again) on the Budget

The government barely avoided shutting down on Thursday, which is something you may not have noticed since impeachment has been sucking all the oxygen out of the room (and the news cycle) for the past five weeks. But late last week, Congress roused itself from legislative apathy to pass yet another short-term extension of spending,

By | 2019-11-23T19:35:13-07:00 November 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

A DACA Ruling Won’t Solve the DACA Dilemma

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard highly anticipated arguments in the lawsuit challenging President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Barack Obama created the program by executive action in 2012, after Congress refused to pass the Dream Act, which would have given legal status and a path

By | 2019-11-17T20:27:05-07:00 November 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Escalating Cartel Violence Demands a U.S. Response

The horrific murders of nine American women and children in Mexico last week has left the country reeling—and exposed Mexico as a cartel-led, warlord state that is an increasing threat to U.S. national security. The daylight attack occurred less than 100 miles from the Arizona border in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Women and

By | 2019-11-09T19:17:10-07:00 November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

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