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February 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Voters in Washington State approved a ballot measure that imposes restrictions on firearms ownership, including raising the minimum age to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 years.
February 15, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #314
February 15, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
Delegates to the recent U.N. climate conference in Katowice, Poland added provisions to the Paris climate treaty asking countries to submit “transparency reports” on their contributions to climate change and report “loss and damage” due to climate change.
February 14, 2019
By Jay Lehr, Tom Harris
Global warming activists argue carbon-dioxide emissions are destroying the planet, but the climate impacts of carbon dioxide are minimal, at worst.
February 14, 2019
By James Taylor
Newly-elected Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said “I believe in science” in his inaugural address but then promptly said he would take action to combat ideal climate conditions for Illinois crops.
February 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
No doubt most Americans have heard of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her "Green New Deal" (GND).
February 14, 2019
By James Taylor
The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets are reporting that a bipartisan group of top economic advisors has signed a statement supporting a carbon dioxide tax that returns all revenue to the American people.
February 14, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Every occupational license in Ohio will be put on a six-year clock for review and potential elimination under a bill passed by the legislature in December 2018.
February 14, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Starting a company from scratch that’s able to compete with the long-entrenched SAT and ACT in the college-entrance testing business sounds like an impossible dream.
February 14, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The carbon dioxide tax is like the Hydra of myth.
February 14, 2019
By John Droz, Jr.
Remove some of the powers that nationally unelected political party leaders now have.
February 14, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
Over time, words sometimes change their meanings or connotations.
February 14, 2019
By Tom Harris
President Donald Trump was right to announce the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, but he should go farther.
February 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The 24th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ended after two weeks of negotiations with very little to show for the efforts of the thousands of participants.
February 13, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
The ESA is the latest innovation in choice, and quite likely the most promising for bringing about enduring reform of K–12 education.
February 13, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Words matter. For example, when the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decries an “epidemic,” the media and state policymakers pay attention.
February 13, 2019
By Thomas A. Hemphill
The performance of the first two years of the Trump administration appears to have met with this sector’s general approval.
February 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can Oakland County confiscate a citizen’s personal property for $8.41 in unpaid taxes? This question will likely be answered by the Michigan Supreme Court later this year.
February 13, 2019
By Aaron D. Stover
It’s time for the Senate to act and fulfill its constitutional obligation by immediately confirming Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator.
February 13, 2019
By Jim Lakely
So if we shut down these plants where does the electricity come from to replace the kilo-watts these plants provided, from both a base and peak load perspective?