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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

Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen from a selfie posted to a social media account. On June 17, the Associated Press reported a Florida bartender complained that Mr. Mateen had cyber-stalked her via Facebook until she blocked him. (MySpace via Associated Press)

Jeff Sessions should curb invasions of privacy

The intelligence community and law enforcement have become dysfunctional in the Age of the Internet. They have grown too large and are collecting too much information. Published February 6, 2017

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Russian naval ship arrives in port in Zhanjiang in southern China's Guangdong Province, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. The Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea on Monday, in a sign of growing cooperation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes. (Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP)

Our war with China another Vietnam War in the making

A disastrous, purposeless war with China to defend the global credibility of the United States is imminent. Only vocal citizen opposition to the war communicated to the Congress and the White House can prevent our self-ruination. It happened in 2013 to prevent President Obama from another trillion-dollar fool's errand against Syria. The system still works, if citizens will use it. Published January 27, 2017

The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen early Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, on the first full week for members of Congress to work with President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is meeting with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress should enact a No Presidential Wars statute

Congress should enact a No Presidential Wars statute that defines "presidential wars;" declares them contrary to the U.S. Constitution's Declare War Clause; and, makes presidential wars prospectively impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors justifying removal from office under Article II, section 4. Published January 24, 2017

VA cover-up is morally indefensible

The U.S. government is guilty of a cover-up reminiscent of the tobacco industry's longstanding denial of a nexus between smoking and disease. Published January 3, 2017

Illustration on the dismissive Donald Trump by Paul Tong/Tribune Content Agency

Trump should end the President's Daily Briefing

President-elect Donald Trump should end the President's Daily Brief (PDB) prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It summarizes high-level intelligence and analyses about global hot spots and national security threats as seen through the eyes of the director. Published December 30, 2016

Illustration: Red tape by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Trump's deregulatory opportunity

President-elect Donald Trump should expeditiously restore the legislative veto upended by the U.S. Supreme Court in INS v. Chadha (1983) to downsize the mammoth regulatory state. He can do so by unilateral executive action. Published December 23, 2016

Sens. McCain, Graham, Hatch and JASTA terror act

Jesus had his Judas, General George Washington had his Benedict Arnold, and the 9/11 victims' families have their betrayers in Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.), John McCain (Ariz.) and Orrin Hatch (Utah). Published December 18, 2016

In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, introduces the SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk predicted during an interview at the Code Conference in southern California on June 1, 2016, that people would be on Mars in 2025. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NYT reporter swoons over Elon Musk

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had his Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter Walter Duranty to cover-up his genocidal crimes. Cuban dictator Fidel Castro had his New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews to deny his Communist fanaticism. And Elon Musk has his New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin to whitewash his job-killing, crony-capitalist, multi-billion dollar plunder of American taxpayers. Published December 7, 2016

Illustration: Online poker by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

RAWA, would prohibit online gambling, allow monopolies

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson sanctimoniously demanding a federal monopoly on the exploitation of fashionable debaucheries is like a dog walking on his hind legs. It is done awkwardly, but you are surprised to see it done at all. Published December 6, 2016

The front door of Comet Ping Pong pizza shop, in Washington, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.  ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Reflections on fake news

Fake news is an old story. It has featured in domestic politics and international affairs since the beginning of time. Published December 5, 2016

In this 1960 photo, Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara, center, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, left, and Cuba's President Osvaldo Dorticos, right, attend a reception in an unknown location in Cuba. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, on state television. (Prensa Latina via AP Images, File)

The U.S-Cuba report card

The United States should abandon its propensity for moral sermonizing in the manner of Dickensian schoolmarms about foreign leaders in obedience to the biblical injunction that, "He who is without sin ... let him first cast a stone at her." We need to tend to our own gardens. Published December 1, 2016

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, takes members of the U.N. Security Council, including U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, right, on a tour outside the presidential compound in the capital Juba, South Sudan, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. South Sudan has agreed to the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force approved by the U.N. Security Council after first rejecting the peacekeepers as a violation of its sovereignty. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch) **FILE**

U.S. nation-building in South Sudan: A foreign policy of ignorant arrogance

It is a task for political geniuses, who can be counted on one hand with fingers left over. Republics cannot be summoned into being with copies of the United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution. They require a threshold of common culture, language, religion, customs, ethnicity, history, and education. Published November 27, 2016

U.S. Constitution

The Constitution is our national strategy

Contrary to conventional wisdom (which is invariably wrong), the United States Constitution is the nation's strategy for greatness. The strategy entails invincible self-defense; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; and, entangling alliances with none. Published November 27, 2016

In this Nov. 17, 2016, photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. speaks to media at Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Litmus test for confirming Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions

The Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate are saddled with the solemn responsibility of insuring that the nominee is qualified to prevent President-elect Trump from vandalizing the Constitution. Meticulous and fair public hearings on Mr. Sessions' nomination are imperative. Published November 23, 2016

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. foreign policy: Global dominance

Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson tactlessly sermonized that, "The United States was the locomotive of mankind and the rest of the world was the caboose." The supreme arrogance of the secretary's bifurcation made no friends but endless enemies. Published November 21, 2016

U.S. Capitol

Save the republic from self-ruination

The United States was born 240 years ago with a shield that proclaimed, "Peace, Independence, Liberty." It marked an inflection point in the human narrative. Published November 18, 2016