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End The Ban on Oil Exports
The country has just taken another step towards energy independence—which also means energy security. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) have introduced the Energy Supply Distribution Act, whose primary purpose is to end the 40-year ban on exporting U.S. crude oil.
A Huge "Apathy Gap" Between Hillary And The Republican Candidates
Only a relatively small number of people are actually excited that Hillary Clinton is running and will likely be the Democratic presidential nominee.
Let The Private Sector Reform Social Security's Disability Program
Social Security's disability program is in poor financial shape, but a new publication explains how a private sector reform, modeled after a program that's been around for nearly 35 years, would provide the disabled and survivors with better benefits while helping remove some of the strain from Social Security.
Almost Half of State Health Insurance Exchanges Are Fighting For Survival
Several mostly blue states jumped on the health insurance exchange bandwagon as a way of showing support for Obamacare, says IPI's Merrill Matthews, and something similar happened in 1993 and 1994 with Clintoncare, Matthews says. “Those universal-coverage dreams turned into financial nightmares, and every one of those states eventually dramatically modified, scaled down, or eliminated their plans,” Matthews said.
Government-Subsidized Third-Party Payer Great Recipe To Make A Sector Of The Economy More Expensive, Less Efficient
Writing for the Institute for Policy Innovation, Merrill Matthews has a must-read article about an unintended consequences of Obamacare. He starts with a very sensible point about the effect of third-party payer.
The Madness of Minimum Wage Mania
The minimum wage mania has gotten out of hand. Politicians are trying to outbid each other—only they’re doing it with employers’ money, not their own. And they are getting a lot of support from low-paid workers who may soon find themselves unemployed.
Earthquake Program Will Be at Noon Today in Irving
Irving-Area Quakes Are Likely Due to Fault Lines, Geologist Says
The frequent but mild earthquakes giving shivers to the Irving area likely should be blamed on geologic fault lines rather than gas drilling practices, a geologist said Tuesday at a presentation hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation.
Assurant Health Falls Victim to Obamacare's Sweeping Regulations
Merrill Matthews says AH’s struggles are unfortunate but were predicted by nearly everyone—except the company’s CEO.
Republican Presidential Candidates Should Shun Populism, But Some Aren't
Populist politicians stand against every thing that conservative and libertarian politicians stand for—limited government and the rule of law.
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