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July 23, 2014

Note to CBO: Federal Debt Already Exceeds 100% of the U.S. Economy


By excluding intergovernmental loans from its standard debt statements, the CBO is ignoring more than a quarter of total federal debt, allowing lawmakers to hide behind a debt burden that is much worse than it seems.

July 23, 2014

The Halbig Decision Would Hurt Obamacare in Most States, but Won't Kill It--Unfortunately


A straightforward upholding of the Halbig decision would only wound Obamacare in some states; it wouldn’t kill it.

July 22, 2014

Halbig Decision Effectively Defunds Obamacare in Majority of States


A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s ruling today on Halbig vs. Burwell effectively defunds ObamaCare in two-thirds of the states, and is the biggest legal challenge to ObamaCare we’ve seen, says IPI's Merrill Matthews, Ph.D.  It is also likely the Supreme Court would agree with the DC Circuit's ruling, said Matthews.  

July 17, 2014

New Studies Set Sights On Trade Equity


As tensions escalate in hotspots around the globe, libertarians rightly remind us that it is trade, the freest trade, that brings peace and prosperity between global adversaries.

July 15, 2014

Free-Market Advocates Say FCC's Proposed Internet Regulations Are Unneeded, Harmful to Broadband Deployment Goals


Fourteen groups representing free-market advocates opposed to Internet regulation, filed comments with the FCC, calling on the Commission to delay any effort to issue "Network Neutrality" regulations until Congress has provided the agency clear authority to do so. 

July 11, 2014

North Charleston mayor joins wildlife, environmental groups in supporting offshore wind power


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey joined environmental groups in calling for the government to take a leadership role in promoting offshore wind power.

July 11, 2014

Should Republicans Rubber Stamp Obama's $3.7 Billion Border Funding Request?


Obama has urged House Republicans to immediately pass his $3.7 billion special funding request. But before Republicans do anything, they should ask some serious questions.

July 10, 2014

Wind Energy's Future Faces Key Challenges


In “Challenges for Wind Energy’s Future,” Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., discusses how wind energy’s advancement proves problematic due to four key challenges, foremost of all its expense.

July 9, 2014

Obama's Wrong; The Economy Is Improving Because Of Congressional Deadlock


The economy is improving precisely because Obama and Congress are deadlocked.

July 7, 2014

Conservatives' dilemma: Sue Obama or impeach him - or a third option?


To pushback against executive power grabs without impeaching a sitting president, the legislative branch could simply exercise its power of the purse.

 

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