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Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke has worked in IT for the last 10 years for government contractors and private enterprises. He endured four years in the liberal-arts academia machine and emerged a conservative. He writes on technology and politics, and you can also read him regularly in The Brenner Brief's new Pop Culture section.

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By Thomas Burke On Thursday, August 8th, 2013
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REINS Act Proposes A Tighter Grip On Regulation (Part 3 of 3)

The REINS Act was passed in the House last week. Opponents say it will cripple the ability of federal agencies to create needed regulation. Supporters say it returns the responsibility of regulation and legislation More...

irs obamacare
By Thomas Burke On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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The IRS Obamacare Debacle: The Keep The IRS Off Your Health Care Act (Part 2 of 3)

Considering the nature and reach of the IRS’s political targeting scandal, the idea of IRS Obamacare enforcement is highly questionable. Last week, the House of Representatives passed a measure called the More...

stop government abuse act
By Thomas Burke On Monday, August 5th, 2013
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Will The Stop Government Abuse Act Stop Government Abuse? (Part 1 of 3)

Republicans in Congress claim they want to stop “government abuse”: extravagant spending and mistreatment of citizens. In a three-part series, we’ll examine the text of the bills they’ve More...

man of steel jesus
By Thomas Burke On Monday, July 22nd, 2013
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“Man Of Steel”: Can A Jesus Figure Wage War?

[SPOILERS AHEAD.] When the newest Superman film was first released into theaters, the media shouted about the Man of Steel Jesus connection. “They’re setting him up as a Christ-figure!” Story after More...

Repeal Obamacare Protester
By Thomas Burke On Friday, July 19th, 2013
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Don’t Repeal Obamacare All At Once

Paul Ryan’s House budget, released in March 2013, gained media attention not primarily for its merits but for one fact: It assumed the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly More...

radical connectivity
By Thomas Burke On Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Bottom-Up Government and “Radical Connectivity”

This article originally appeared in American Thinker. Ron Fournier in the National Journal recently wrote of “The End of Government as We Know It.” His piece centers around the theories of a writer named More...

Mark Levin (image courtesy Fox Nation)
By Thomas Burke On Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
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What Is Mark Levin’s Secret Strategy?

If you didn’t catch it on June 26, the day of the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8, head over to tunein.com and give a listen to Mark More...

Restore The Fourth
By Thomas Burke On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Restore The Fourth: A Nationwide Rally For 4th Amendment Rights

When Scott Somerville saw Edward Snowden’s interview with Glenn Greenwald, in which Snowden first came forward as a whistleblower against the NSA’s PRISM program and massive government surveillance, More...

Rowan Blanchard
By Thomas Burke On Monday, July 1st, 2013
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“Girl Meets World” Can Help Girls Do Just That

Amid sequelmania’s eager little grip on both the silver and small screens (“Doctor Who,” a new “90210,” “The Office”), one upcoming spinoff has the potential to bring a More...

Online Privacy
By Thomas Burke On Monday, June 24th, 2013
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Is It Still Possible To Be Anonymous Online?

In the age of PRISM, is it still possible to be anonymous online? With a little effort and the right tools, you can better secure your privacy. With the revelation of the NSA’s PRISM program and the now-obvious More...