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January 24, 2019

Can A Progressive Democrat Win the Presidency in 2020?


To win the 2020 election, Democrats will have to overcome two major obstacles: history and their lurch to the political left. They cannot change the first obstacle, and they seemingly don’t want to change the second.

January 18, 2019

New Jersey Considers Defined-Contribution Public Employee Pensions


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

New Jersey legislators are considering moving new state and local public employees out of the Garden State’s underfunded pension systems into defined-contribution plans similar to 401(k) accounts.

January 14, 2019

Putin Wants a Dark OPEC to Control Global Oil and Gas Markets


Putin envisions a kind of “Dark OPEC” that controls enough of the world’s crude oil and natural gas to manage supply, dictate prices and engage in political mischief.

January 10, 2019

Is Elizabeth Warren A Viable Presidential Candidate?


Warren seems to be chasing the progressive movement rather than leading it.

January 3, 2019

The Purpling of America


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Why then do people leaving "Blue" states bring their Blue state politics with them to a state offering a less-expensive lifestyle?

December 28, 2018

Medicare for All A Sham for Dems


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Even though universal health care may not happen anytime soon, this is not stopping Democrats and their ‘Medicare for All’ campaign. For many Democrats backing a government-run health-care-for-all plan, it is all about shifting the health care debate.

December 26, 2018

With FCC Likely to Mostly Stick to Cable Franchising Fee Plan, Suits Probable


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

The FCC seeks to “limit municipal greed” with a “pro-consumer move” that “simply enforces the intention of federal law to limit the financial demands municipalities can make of cable providers,” wrote IPI president Tom Giovanetti. Some cities place a franchise fee on internet services, prohibited by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, he said: “When government imposes on companies, they end up being passed along” to consumers “in the form of higher prices.” 

December 21, 2018

Don't Blame Drugmakers for Exorbitant Prices, Blame the Middlemen


If the president is serious about lowering out-of-pocket drug spending, he needs to shine a light on middlemen and insurer practices.

December 19, 2018

France's Rollback of Carbon Taxes Seems Like a Setback for Environmentalists, But Progressives Are Determined to Impose Them


Imposing carbon and gasoline taxes is not about ways to pay for needed government services. It’s about progressives trying to fund their climate change agenda.

December 15, 2018

Replacing Unpopular Steel Tariffs With Quotas Is Even Worse for US Energy


If administration officials substitute steel tariffs for quotas, American energy firms would still struggle to secure the parts they need.They could be forced to postpone or cancel many pipeline projects.

 

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