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May 28, 2015

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.

May 27, 2015

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.

May 27, 2015

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.

May 25, 2015

Almost Half of State Health Insurance Exchanges Are Fighting For Survival


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

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.

May 24, 2015

Government-Subsidized Third-Party Payer Great Recipe To Make A Sector Of The Economy More Expensive, Less Efficient


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

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.

May 22, 2015

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.

May 19, 2015

Earthquake Program Will Be at Noon Today in Irving


May 19, 2015

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.

May 15, 2015

Assurant Health Falls Victim to Obamacare's Sweeping Regulations


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Merrill Matthews says AH’s struggles are unfortunate but were predicted by nearly everyone—except the company’s CEO.

May 15, 2015

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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