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December 19, 2014

A Conservative Defense of Opening Relations with Cuba


Embracing Cuba and its people is not endorsing the Castros and their five-decade reign of death and repression. It’s just a good first step on a long road to a freer and prosperous Cuba.

December 19, 2014

Is Anti-Fracking Movement Paid For By Putin's Russia?


Russia has a huge financial interest in killing fracking, and there are many ways to scrub funds so as to appear to be coming from a benign or unassociated source.

December 15, 2014

Don't Subsidize Renewable Energy; Fossil Fuels Are The Way To Go


Past assumptions guiding energy policy may have made sense at one time, but it's time to rethink everything we thought we knew about energy.

December 15, 2014

Trying to Fix the Racial Gap in Police Departments is Not an Easy Task


The tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have highlighted the racial gap between some police departments and the communities they serve.

December 11, 2014

Obama And His Policies Have Been A Boon To Temporary Workers


Well, at least one industry is thriving under Obamacare: companies that provide temporary services.

December 11, 2014

Adelson's RAWA Failed to Make it to Lame Duck Session despite Republican Majority Win


Contrary to expectations held by the Adelson group, the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) and even those who believed that crony capitalism will prevail, Congress decided not to include RAWA in the remaining days of the lame duck session.

December 11, 2014

Money Talks: How We Bribe Countries To Complain About Global Warming


All you need to know about the United Nations climate change confab wrapping up its two-week pity party in Lima, Peru, is that lots of countries would split $100 billion—or more—annually if they can only push enough guilt on the developed economies.

December 9, 2014

Terror Insurance Tiff Threat to Spending Bill - and the Super Bowl


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Under the terms of TRIA, if a certified terrorist attack exceeds $100 million, the law kicks in, with private insurers repaying taxpayers on the first $27.5 million of damages, Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, wrote in Forbes.

December 9, 2014

Congress Must Prioritize TRIA Reauthorization During Lame Duck Session


In this post-9/11 era our economy faces increased risk from terrorism, TRIA reauthorization should be a priority for action before close of Congress.

December 9, 2014

A Post 9/11 Priority for Lame Duck Congress


An important issue that has been under the radar is reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which backstops private insurance companies in case of catastrophic terrorist attack.

 

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