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Planned Parenthood May Walk A Thin Legal Line, But Do Its Practices Stand Up To Ethical Scrutiny?
It is legal in the U.S. for medical facilities to be reimbursed for their reasonable costs for harvesting human tissue and organs, but it is illegal to sell them for profit.
Let Oil Reserves Fund Highways, Not More Taxpayer Money
Lawmakers scrambling to find funding for the federal Highway Fund should look to using all of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), not just 100 million barrels, as the Senate is proposing.
How Barack Obama Helped Create Donald Trump
When a president takes us too far in one direction, they start to swing back in the opposite direction—at least temporarily. Trump happens to be the brashest and most outlandish Obama critic, which allows him to take advantage of public discontent.
President Putting Together Secret Race Database
IPI's Merrill Matthews tells KTRH-AM one of the things that will be affected by this is Section 8 housing. "Then you'll have more integration and less segregation, even if that segregation is completely voluntary."
Growing Opposition to RAWA Bill To Ban Internet Gambling
Opponents of the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) cited the Tenth Amendment, givings states the authority to determine whether internet gambling is allowed, and assert that proponents are empowering big government.
Sanders Calls For Single-Payer
"If we can’t repeal Obamacare, the country may be forced into a debate over whether a single-payer system is more efficient than Obamacare, and we may conclude it is," said IPI's Merrill Matthews.
Oklahoma Bars City Fracking Bans
It is perfectly appropriate for state legislatures in Texas and Oklahoma to take the lead in prohibiting city and county fracking bans.
Tavenner Is The Perfect Pick For AHIP As Big Insurers Become Public Utilities
This organization knows something about insurance, and a generous interpretation of its action is that hiring Tavenner is “buying a little insurance.”
Dump The Sham Distinction Between Campaign and Super PAC Money
As long as government is involved in every aspect of our lives, then there will be a lot of money thrown at campaigns, especially presidential elections. Every time liberals try to stop it, people come up with a way around the restriction.
Why No One Will Reform Washington
The R&D tax credit has been a “temporary” provision in the tax code since 1981. Each time the credit is about to expire, Congress rallies support to renew the tax break from those who benefit from it. As the libertarian IPI puts it, “this cycle has repeated itself for years ... Congress essentially uses this cycle to raise money for re-election, promising the industry more predictability the next time around.”
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