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July 28, 2015

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. 

July 24, 2015

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.

July 24, 2015

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.

July 23, 2015

President Putting Together Secret Race Database


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

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."

July 23, 2015

Growing Opposition to RAWA Bill To Ban Internet Gambling


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

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. 

July 23, 2015

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.

July 21, 2015

Oklahoma Bars City Fracking Bans


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

It is perfectly appropriate for state legislatures in Texas and Oklahoma to take the lead in prohibiting city and county fracking bans.

July 17, 2015

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.”

July 17, 2015

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.

July 16, 2015

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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