Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment, a columnist on Fox News Opinion, chairman of the Internet Freedom Coalition, and author of the 2011 book Democracy Denied.
American Commitment is dedicated to restoring and protecting America’s core commitment to free markets, economic growth, Constitutionally-limited government, property rights, and individual freedom.
Washingtonian magazine named Mr. Kerpen to their "Guest List" in 2008 and The Hill newspaper named Mr. Kerpen a "Top Grassroots Lobbyist" in 2011.
Mr. Kerpen's op-eds have run in newspapers across the country and he is a frequent radio and television commentator on economic growth issues.
Prior to joining American Commitment, Mr. Kerpen served as vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity. Mr. Kerpen has also previously worked as an analyst and researcher for the Free Enterprise Fund, the Club for Growth, and the Cato Institute.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Kerpen currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife Joanna and their daughter Lilly.
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7/21/2014 The Biggest Hypocrites in America
7/16/2014 Lois Lerner's Illegal Instant Message Trick
6/23/2014 The Jailbird Architect of Obama's Global Warming Plan
6/6/2014 Senate Still Obsessed with Tax Hikes
6/2/2014 Pollution and the English Language
5/22/2014 Obamacare's Economically Destructive Welfare Expansion
5/11/2014 Neutrality Nuts Won't Be Happy Until Government Controls the Internet
4/29/2014 FCC Cronyism Stiffs Taxpayers and Destroys Jobs
4/18/2014 Time to Get Tough on India Stealing Our Stuff
4/8/2014 Democratic Budget Exposes New Obamacare Lie
4/1/2014 Attacking Cancer Patients Doesn't Fix Obamacare
3/10/2014 Don't Wreck Medicare Part D
2/27/2014 Telecom Act Is Overdue for Rewrite
2/20/2014 Will Democrats Let the IRS Silence Liberal Groups?
2/3/2014 Fight Global Warming: Approve the Pipeline!
1/29/2014 Correct Spelling, Canceled
1/24/2014 Don't Let Insurers Shift Risk to Taxpayers
1/14/2014 Clinton- Appointed Judges Strike Down Illegal Obama Net Neutrality Order
1/2/2014 Make Obamacare Voluntary
12/17/2013 Minimum Wage Hammers Youth
11/27/2013 The Lie Obscured Something Monstrous
11/22/2013 Dems Go Nuclear; Revenge Comes in November
11/8/2013 State Health Care Websites are Failures, Too
11/5/2013 How Many Health Plans are 'Substandard'? Nearly All of Them
10/28/2013 Obama Knows Nothing
10/22/2013 Health Care Law is a Moral Failure
10/8/2013 There's Nothing Wrong With Standing Up For Taxpayers
9/23/2013 Elections have consequences, New Jersey edition
9/5/2013 Repealing the individual mandate is a budget deal winner
8/27/2013 Uncircle the Firing Squad
8/16/2013 India's intellectual property failures demand Obama's attention
8/7/2013 Cory Booker's Record of Economic Failure
7/22/2013 Don't Fall for Health Care Hard Sell
7/15/2013 Reid Goes Nuclear for Union Bosses
7/8/2013 What if Romney Suspended Obamacare?
6/30/2013 Obama's War on Coal Goes to the Senate Floor
6/24/2013 An American Infrastructure Success Story
6/7/2013 Repeal Don't Expand Ethanol Mandate
5/25/2013 IRS Scandal Shows Importance of Privacy Protections
5/16/2013 The Government Can't Be Trusted With Our Health
5/9/2013 Obama Agenda Undermines Medical Innovation
5/3/2013 FCC Must Run Honest Auctions
4/25/2013 Obama's FAA Harm Offensive
4/19/2013 Lobbyists versus Sick People
4/14/2013 NLRB Bill Key Test for the Senate
4/4/2013 Will Senate Democrats Really Cut the Death Tax
3/29/2013 Repeal the Mandate Tax
3/22/2013 Obamacare is Crumbling
3/15/2013 Carbon Tax Fight Looms
3/7/2013 Medicare Needs More Competition Not Less
2/24/2013 Government Spending Hurts People
2/13/2013 What a Difference 50 Years Makes
2/8/2013 End the Bed Tax Scam
1/30/2013 Obama's Act of Constitutional Disobedience
1/24/2013 Dodd-Frank is an Unconstitutional Disaster
1/18/2013 No Budget, No Debt Ceiling Hike
1/10/2013 Googling Cronyism
1/3/2013 The Senate is the Problem
12/21/2012 Back to Plan A
12/3/2012 Obama Offers More of the Wrong Medicine for Medicare
11/20/2012 Googling Obama's Reelection
11/13/2012 If It's 2008 Again, That's OK
10/31/2012 Recession or Real Recovery
10/18/2012 Gas Prices Are Up Because of Obama's Offshore Ban
10/12/2012 The Debate Between Obama's Promises and His Record
9/27/2012 Obama's Tax Hikes Will Make Deficits Worse
9/21/2012 The FCC's Psychology of Abundant Regulation
9/14/2012 Che and the EPA
9/7/2012 Obama Did Let Detroit Go Bankrupt
8/30/2012 Stop Burning Food During a Drought
8/23/2012 Congress Has Real Work to Do in September
8/15/2012 Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats
8/3/2012 A Clear Contrast on Wind Subsidies
7/27/2012 Farming For Food Stamps
7/19/2012 Medicaid Patients Not Uninsured Crowd Emergency Rooms
7/5/2012 IRS Health Care Power Grab Tramples States
6/29/2012 Emotional Roller Coaster on the Supreme Court Steps
6/21/2012 Pipeline Death By a Thousand Studies
6/8/2012 A Senate Referendum on Obama's War on Coal
6/1/2012 ALEC bullying shows what DISCLOSE Act is about
5/25/2012 Obama Should Blame Himself Not The Court
5/17/2012 Phony Student Loan Issue Obscures Real Fight Over Spending
5/11/2012 Obama's Gas-Powered War on Coal
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