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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

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said that President Trump's tough stand on reform at the U.N. is working as countries can longer take American help for granted. (Associated Press)

Nikki Haley channels Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump nominated Nikki Haley as the administration's ambassador to the United Nations. She seems to have mistaken the signal. She thinks she's the Nikki Haley ambassador to the U.N. Or maybe Hillary Clinton's. Published June 30, 2017

In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. The Syrian government on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack, as activists reported an airstrike on an Islamic State-run jail in eastern Syria that they said killed more than 40 prisoners. (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Trump: Genius is knowing when to stop (in Syria)

President Donald Trump would show genius by stopping our military caper in Syria that was stupidly and unconstitutionally begun by President Barack Obama without a congressional declaration of war. Published June 28, 2017

Mylan had raised the price from $100 for an EpiPen twin pack in 2009 to more than $600 in 2016. (Associated Press)

EpiPen maker Mylan is the firefighter not the fire

The mainstream media routinely mistakes the firefighter for the fire. Emblematic has been the frenzy over the consumer cost of Mylan's EpiPen(r) Auto-Injectors to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Published June 13, 2017

Companies that offer higher ethanol blends can sell renewable identification numbers to those that provide only E0 gasoline to help them comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's fuel requirement of a 10 percent average. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

EPA's renewable fuel standard hiccups on fraud

Something is rotten in the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory matrix governing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandated by Energy Policy Act of 2005. The RFS was designed to diminish petroleum imports and carbon dioxide emissions. But it imposes a punishing and fraud-ridden burden on small fuel manufacturers. Published June 9, 2017

Top Obama White House economic adviser Lawrence H. Summers (Getty Images/File)

Liberal Trump hysteria surpasses Salem witch trials

Liberal hysteria over President Donald Trump's legally impeccable international disengagements has surpassed the hysteria that fueled the Salem Witch Trials. But there is no Arthur Miller among the contemporary glitterati to dramatize the frenzy. Published June 7, 2017

China Pollution Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Paris Climate Accord was no treaty

The mainstream media has tortured the truth in reporting on President Donald Trump's renunciation of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. It's been called a treaty, but it was nothing of the sort. Instead, it was a unilateral act by President Obama that had no basis in the U.S. Constitution. Published June 5, 2017

Obama vandalized Fourth Amendment

The Fourth Amendment's barriers to unreasonable searches and seizures don't get the attention the First Amendment does, but they're at least as important as a guarantee of liberty. Published June 1, 2017

In this image taken from NATO TV, Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, second right, appears to be pushed by US President Donald Trump as they were given a tour of NATO's new headquarters after taking part in a group photo, during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (NATO TV via AP)

NATO's Article 5: The law bows to power

Article 5 of the 29-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been willfully misinterpreted to accommodate the vaulting ambition of the American Empire for world domination. Published May 25, 2017

Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters performed military exercises, in Feb. 2011, in the Lafofe area some 11 miles south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. military said today that a service member was killed in Somalia during an operation against the extremist group al-Shabab. (Associated Press)

Trump should follow Reagan and exit Somalia

President Donald Trump should terminate the co-belligerency of the United States with Somalia in its war against Al Shabab. Its government is clannish, illegitimate, and staggeringly corrupt. it has the ignominy of having been listed as the most corrupt nation in the world by Transparency International for 10 consecutive years. And it is irrelevant to the national security of the United States. Published May 24, 2017

In this June 19, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017 as special counsel to oversee investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. (Associated Press) **FILE**

A primer on special prosecutors

Special prosecutors enjoy more or less autonomy within the Executive Branch to provide public confidence that their investigatory and prosecutorial decisions will not be compromised by a conflict-of-interest. Published May 20, 2017

In this Aug. 9, 1974 photo, Richard Nixon waves goodbye with a salute to his staff members outside the White House as he boards a helicopter and resigns the presidency on Aug. 9, 1974. He was the first president in American history to resign the nation's highest office. (AP Photo, File)

Trump and impeachment: A primer

Impeachment of the president has returned as a topic of conversation among the chattering class. Published May 20, 2017

Atty. Gen. Sessions should appeal music industry anti-trust setback

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been lobbied furiously by music industry behemoths to refrain from appealing a wayward decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in United States of America v. BMI (September 16, 2016). It threatens ready public access to popular copyrighted music at competitive prices. Published May 12, 2017

Border adjustment debate shouldn't be distracted by constitutional doubts

Reasonable people may disagree about the wisdom of a "border adjustment" policy that promotes Buy America. But there can be no reasonable dispute that a federal public policy of Buy America enshrined in the federal tax or tariff code would pass constitutional scrutiny. Published May 10, 2017

Let's make a deal ... over North Korea

As the drumbeats for war with North Korea grow louder, it's time to imagine a peaceful solution to the crisis that would appeal to the author of "The Art of the Deal." There's room for a bargain with China in which it would effectively police its client state, in return for American give-ups that we'd be better off without. Published April 25, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

Bill Ackman pioneers new variety of unfair trading

There's a first time for every novel unfairness in the securities industry or otherwise. There has to be. If novelty justified stasis, the law would become a petrified forest. Published April 13, 2017

In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 photo, Dr. Lance Kugler examines Cheryl Henry's left eye during a follow-up visit at Kugler Vision in Omaha, Neb. (Rebecca Gratz /Omaha World-Herald via AP) **FILE**

Optometrists are the new Luddites

Optometrists are aping Luddites in fiercely opposing pioneering and inexpensive consumer-friendly telemedicine. Published February 22, 2017