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Bruce Fein

Bruce Fein

Bruce Fein served as associate deputy attorney general and general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission under President Reagan. He is now a partner in the firm Fein & DelValle, PLLC. Mr. Fein is also the author of "American Empire Before the Fall and Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy." You can contact him at Brucefeinlaw.

Articles by Bruce Fein

FEIN: Splinter power, promote prosperity

A nation can become rich by splintering economic regulatory power among competing autonomous authorities to frustrate the foolishness associated with monopolies. Published September 27, 2014

This Feb. 12 photo shows President Obama signing an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

FEIN: Truth-resistant minimum wage edicts

The recent flurry of minimum-wage ordinances, statutes or decrees insults economic truth and logic as much as the geocentric theory of the universe affronts the heliocentric. Published September 23, 2014

CIA headquarters. (AP Photo)

FEIN: Winning wars without fighting battles

The multiplicity of Islamic factions and rivalries should be exploited by the CIA to foment endless internecine warfare among and between Sunnis and Shiites. Published September 22, 2014

President Lyndon B. Johnson (right) confers with his secretary of defense, Robert McNamara. (AP Photo/ File)

FEIN: Obama echoes LBJ on Vietnam

Mr. Obama's choice to echo LBJ's Vietnam War ambitions and plans in warring against ISIS is like West Point invoking Gen. George Custer's defeat at the Battle of the Little Big Horn as worthy of emulation. Published September 21, 2014

In this Sept. 5 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

FEIN: The bogus immigration crisis

If there were a genuine crisis, Congress and the president would not chronically defer action on the immigration front with the predictability of the rising and setting of the sun. Published September 19, 2014

A check point near the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

FEIN: The true axis of evil

An axis of evil threatens the liberties of the United States from within: the warfare state; the surveillance state; the bail-out state; and, the welfare state. Published September 18, 2014

Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in an Iraqi security forces armored vehicle. Experts say defeating the group is more akin to what was required to beat al Qaeda in Iraq, which was founded in 2004 by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and subsequently led by the group's current chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi cleric. (Associated Press)

FEIN: Vetting the Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama and Congress are fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from an ivory tower of unreality. And no war was ever won from an ivory tower. A compelling example is the United States' plan to vet elements of the Syrian opposition. But the vetting plan for Syria is more impractical than the World War II idea to boil the oceans to destroy Nazi submarines. Published September 16, 2014

James Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution." (Photograph provided by the Montpelier Foundation) **FILE**

FEIN: Why the Constitution disfavors war

War concentrates great powers in the presidency and wrenches the Constitution's separation of powers and checks and balances. Published September 15, 2014

Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-CA, and CIA Director John O. Brennan.

Fire CIA Director John Brennan

We are back to the bad old days before the Church Committee hearings on covert CIA and FBI affairs and the creation of the House and Senate Intelligence committees, when the NSA’s Minaret program targeted Sens. Frank Church and Howard Baker, and others for surveillance. Published September 14, 2014

Federal Judge Timothy Black

FEIN: Electoral fraud protection

According to U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black, the Constitution permits more protection against fraud in purchasing a jar of peanut butter than in casting a vote for the president of the United States! Published September 13, 2014

CIA Director John O. Brennan (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

FEIN: Obama dethrones rule of law

President Obama is torturing the language and purposes of twin federal statutes enacted more than a decade ago to justify his lawless war against ISIS. Published September 12, 2014

**FILE** German Chancellor Adolf Hitler (right) salutes a huge crowd July 31, 1938, at a sports meeting in Breslau, Germany. (Associated Press)

Not the president of the world

President Obama's address Wednesday night betrayed new levels of pioneering moral obtuseness to justify a limitless, unconstitutional war against the Islamic State. Published September 11, 2014

In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants. (Associated Press)

FEIN: Obama's stupid war

In the annals of the United States, there may be more stupid conflicts than President Obama's soon-to-be announced war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), but if there are, they do not readily come to mind. Published September 10, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (Associated Press/Wyoming Tribune Eagle) **FILE**

Dick Cheney's rumored modest proposal

Former Vice President Dick Cheney reasoned that a possible first step to international terrorism is the ability to read and think. Published September 9, 2014

At Monday's daily news briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest answered questions about President Obama's upcoming speech on confronting Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

FEIN: Obama’s war against the Constitution

On Wednesday, President Obama will pulverize the U.S. Constitution by seizing the exclusive constitutional power of Congress to authorize war, and Congress will effetely surrender without a battle. Published September 8, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Washington Monday, when former President Bill Clinton and former President George W. Bush launched a new scholars program. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

FEIN: Hillary Clinton and world order

Hillary Clinton’s self-promoting and amateurish review of Henry Kissinger’s World Order in the Outlook Section of The Washington Post (September 7, 2014) brings to mind philosopher Samuel Johnson’s quip about “a woman's preaching." Published September 8, 2014

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

FEIN: National borders are not inviolate

The United States should refrain from intervening militarily or economically in the ongoing low-grade war between Ukraine and Russia instigated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Published September 7, 2014

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain: ISIS threatens our homefront. (Associated Press)

FEIN: War hysteria

We are absurdly told that ISIS is a clear and present danger to Americans at home, including the installation of a caliphate to cram sharia law down our throats. Any high school student who made such an hallucinogenic assertion would receive a flunking grade. Published September 5, 2014