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September 19, 2014

The U.S. Finally Gets A Foreign Policy Agenda - From Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul has outlined at least five important principles that should guide U.S. foreign policy decisions.

September 19, 2014

Report: Clearly in U.S. Interests to Include Intellectual Property Protection in FTAs

Intellectual property (IP) goods not only dominate U.S. exports and support a significant portion of the U.S. domestic economy, but IP protections also strengthen economic growth in countries around the world. A new paper says it is therefore crucial for the U.S. government to prioritize policies supporting innovation and creativity, especially in trade agreements.

September 17, 2014

Chattanooga Plays Part in FCC's Desire to Trump State Law on Government Internet

"Its tendency to overreach its authority has been magnified by the Obama administration’s general contempt for limits on federal authority,” according to the Institute for Policy Innovation. “So we can most likely expect the FCC to once again divert time and effort to a quixotic and almost certainly futile legal battle.

September 17, 2014

Democrats' Failed Election Strategies Just Keep Coming

Consider some of the themes Democrats bragged would hammer Republicans and help Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate.

September 16, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Value of Cures

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Matthews points out that it is a benefit to have an innovative industry working every day to tackle the worst diseases, and the Ebola outbreak demonstrates the value of the industry’s contributions to the world. 

September 16, 2014

Businesses Report Cutting Jobs Due to ObamaCare

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Businesses are cutting jobs due to ObamaCare, according to surveys by several regional Federal Reserve Banks.

September 15, 2014

The Time May Be Right to Salvage States Rights

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

“This is the biggest push back that I’ve seen in my lifetime," said Merrill Matthews of IPI. "There’s this growing sense that there are areas that are the purview of states, and the states ought to be allowed to do that.”

September 15, 2014

Crony Capitalism or Just Big Government Growing More Government?

The rent seekers have come running.

September 15, 2014

Muni Broadband Debate Focuses on Section 706 Authority

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland, Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

IPI comments opposed both petitions because a state has a constitutional right to use its prerogative as a state to restrict municipal broadband.

September 12, 2014

Standard of Living Improves Thanks to Skilled Immigrants

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Skilled immigrants are good for the economy and for your pocketbook.


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