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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ebola Outbreak Highlights Value of Cures
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.
Businesses Report Cutting Jobs Due to ObamaCare
Businesses are cutting jobs due to ObamaCare, according to surveys by several regional Federal Reserve Banks.
The Time May Be Right to Salvage States Rights
“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.”
Crony Capitalism or Just Big Government Growing More Government?
The rent seekers have come running.
Muni Broadband Debate Focuses on Section 706 Authority
IPI comments opposed both petitions because a state has a constitutional right to use its prerogative as a state to restrict municipal broadband.
Standard of Living Improves Thanks to Skilled Immigrants
Skilled immigrants are good for the economy and for your pocketbook.
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