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June 16, 2019

Debunking Democrats' Claims About Fossil Fuel Tax Breaks

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden hopes to pay for his version of the Green New Deal by eliminating the subsidies and tax breaks given to the fossil fuel producing industry, and he’s not alone.

June 10, 2019

Trump's Climate Modeling Reform Scorches His Critics

by Merrill Matthews, H. Sterling Burnett

In an effort to improve the science used by regulatory agencies, the Trump administration has made, and is still making, adjustments in the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies approach climate change and make the predictions that drive climate policies. Not everyone is pleased, to put it mildly.

May 30, 2019

Did the U.S. Shortchange Puerto Rico on Disaster Aid?

Some think Puerto Rico has been shortchanged. The numbers tell a more nuanced story.

May 30, 2019

Iran Can Rattle Sabers But Not Oil Prices

The Iranian government is rattling sabers once again. In years past those tensions would have sent world oil markets into a panic. Not so this time around. 

May 29, 2019

Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents Is Critical to Our Health

Sen. John Cornyn's legislation that attempts to address problems he sees with the patent protections afforded to American drug companies overreaches and would limit the ability of pharmaceutical firms to develop and improve medicines. 

May 24, 2019

Fingers Crossed That the Travel Tax Bill That Died in the Legislature Remains Buried

Most House Republicans have committed in one way or another to not raise taxes, but this seems to be a session characterized by commitments broken and principles betrayed.

May 9, 2019

Should Incarcerated Felons Be Able to Vote?

It is difficult to see why those guilty of heinous crimes should retain their right to vote.

May 6, 2019

Price Controls on Drugs Limit Access More Than Price

If lawmakers want to cut drug spending without leaving patients in the lurch, they’d be wise to foster more competition in the drug marketplace. Price controls are more about limiting access than price.

May 3, 2019

Ending Steel Tariffs Would Reduce the Cost of Energy

President Donald Trump’s trade war is a little over a year old, so it’s a good time to review its impact -- especially since he is rattling the steel-tariffs sword once again.

April 11, 2019

Electoral College Protects All Americans Against the 'Tyranny of the Majority'

The Electoral College is one of the most critical institutions created by the framers of the Constitution to ensure a stable representative government, yet it’s under attack.

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