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Merrill Matthews

May 23, 2016

The Margin By Which Military Troops Prefer Trump to Clinton Is Massive

You’d think the military would be more favorable to a former secretary of the State Department—unless her performance at State is precisely why the troops refuse to support her.

May 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton Takes Another Big Step Toward Single-Payer Healthcare

Clinton has decided to dust off an old Al Gore proposal from the late 1990s: let the “near-elderly” buy into the Medicare program.

April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day By Protecting The Planet - And Taxpayers

As America celebrates Earth Day, it might be a good time to recall just how much Obama’s desire for a green legacy is costing taxpayers.

November 11, 2015

Supreme Court Hangs In Balance

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The time for a litmus test has come, said Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas. “Republicans tend to say they won’t impose a litmus test, but it’s probably time to change,” he said.

June 16, 2015

Will A Decision For King Bring Health Care Stocks Crashing Down?

Health care stocks have been one of the best performing sectors over the past several years, especially thanks to Obamacare. But if plaintiffs win in King v. Burwell, will that decision send health care stocks into a tailspin?

April 9, 2015

Could the Iran Deal Cost Democrats the Jewish Vote in 2016?

The Jewish vote goes overwhelmingly to Democratic candidates. But could President Obama’s deal with Iran erode that grip? And would it make any difference in the next presidential election?

December 5, 2014

House Approves Tax Bill Extending PTC Only Through End of 2014

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Wind advocates have faced a vocal block of opponents. "Bipartisan forces want to revive the wind PTC because they benefit financially from it," IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews said. "But thanks to the U.S. energy boom from fossil fuel production, energy for electric power generation is both abundant and affordable - and cleaner than ever."

October 16, 2014

Fracking Ban Vote Is Much Bigger Than Denton

If Denton bans drilling and the state were to decline to override the vote, the courts could require the city to compensate mineral rights owners for their lost royalties. But don’t expect the environmentalists to spend much time talking about those costs. 

January 4, 2014

U.S. Shows Promise in Reducing Emissions

The U.S. decline appears to be part of a long-term trend due primarily to power plants increasingly switching from coal to cheap and cleaner-burning natural gas.

December 27, 2013

The Obamacare Cuts That May Force You to Cut Ties with Your Doctor

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Fox News reporter Jim Angle says those who sign up for private insurance on the health care exchanges may have a nasty surprise.

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