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May 14, 2015

A New Bill in Texas Could End Two Wind Energy Mandates


by Andrew Parker | TexBytes

Texas was one of the leaders in imposing the renewable portfolio standard requiring power generators to use a specific amount of wind energy. And thanks to new legislation, the state may be one of the first to repeal that mandate.

May 12, 2015

There's 'No Sugarcoating' Health Insurance Exchange Failures


There's no sugarcoating how badly many of the state Obamacare exchanges have failed, and the problems are only just beginning.

May 6, 2015

Backsliding on Spending Restraint


If Republicans backslide over spending restraint, they will betray their voters, devalue their political brand, and validate the accusations of their sternest Tea Party critics.

May 5, 2015

If the Trade Deal Fails Blame President Obama and His Legacy of Mistrust


President Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership agreement and Trade Promotion Authority legislation are in trouble, but it's less because of the merits of TPP and TPA and more because he can't be trusted to live by his promises.

April 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton Makes More in One Speech Than Most CEOs in a Year


History has seen a long list of political demagogues who talk about the evils of capitalism and helping the poor while living in the lap of luxury—and picking taxpayers’ pockets to stuff their own.

April 23, 2015

A Down-Payment On Americans' Electronic Privacy


Updating ECPA for the Internet Age would allow Congress to show that it is sensitive to Americans’ privacy concerns and to reaffirm our Fourth Amendment protections. 

April 21, 2015

Big-Spending Republicans Haven't Learned Their Lesson Yet


Some big-spending Republicans want to break the agreed-to spending limits and their campaign promises to be fiscally prudent by increasing government spending. If they do, voters could boot them out of office, just like they did in 2006.

April 16, 2015

The High Cost of Inventing New Drugs--And of Not Inventing Them


The cost of developing new prescription drugs is very expensive—a process made even more expensive than it has to be because of excessive government restrictions and limited patent life. However, not developing new drugs can also be expensive, both in financial and human costs.

April 14, 2015

How the Food Stamp Program Is Like the U.S. Export-Import Bank


The U.S. Export-Import Bank is one of the best examples of cronyism: we fund other countries to buy our products. Well, that's similar to what we do with the farm bill and the food stamp program.

April 8, 2015

Want Lower Taxes? You Might Want to Move


by Andrew Parker | TaxBytes

If you want lower taxes you have three options...and one might involve a moving truck.

 

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