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February 19, 2019
By Clifford Thies
"Back when I was a kid, a minimum-wage job could support a family of three. Today, a full-time minimum-wage job in America won’t keep a mama and a baby out of poverty."
February 19, 2019
By Joe Barnett
States are imposing taxes and fees that raise the cost of gun ownership
February 19, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 11, 2019
February 18, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Michigan public-sector employees are opting out of union membership
February 18, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has determined Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) imposed by the Obama administration in 2011, were not “appropriate and necessary.”
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 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 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 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?
February 13, 2019
By Hayley Sledge
The Oregon legislature is poised to pass the nation’s first statewide rent control law.
February 13, 2019
By Jim Lakely
‘Fiduciaries have a moral obligation — and, in some cases, a legal obligation — to avoid sustainable investment practices’
February 12, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Unions and their congressional allies seek to reverse reforms of labor regulations.
February 12, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
While President Trump called for unity and cooperation in his 2019 State of the Union address, the views of the audience showed a sharp and bitter divide, especially on issues affecting the health and medical care of Americans.
February 12, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Colorado's Supreme Court rejected a lower court's decision that the state's oil and gas regulator must give greater protection to public health or environmental protection when permitting new oil and gas development.
February 11, 2019
By Charles N. Steele
Recently, I received a request from Janet Yellen, chair of the Climate Leadership Council, sign the “Economists’ Statement on Carbon Dividends.” 
February 11, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Too many government regulators burden and shut down private sector businesses and jobs.
February 11, 2019
By James Taylor
When Andrew Wheeler became acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator in July 2018, EPA was in turmoil. Seven months later, EPA is operating smoothly, effectively, and efficiently under Wheeler.
February 11, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed significantly loosening the standards limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants.
February 11, 2019
By Billy Aouste
Week of February 4, 2019
February 9, 2019
By Bartlett Cleland
In the early 1990s cable television began to reach more households and become a true alternative to broadcast.
February 8, 2019
By Nolan Ryan
SCOTUS asks lower court to consider whether its Janus decision applies to legal bar association dues.
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February 7, 2019
By Steve Goreham
When Thomas Edison established his Pearl Street power plant in New York City in 1892, he used coal for fuel, not wood.
February 7, 2019
By Dr. Brad Rodu
Tobacco prohibitionists have objected to tobacco flavors for years.
February 7, 2019
By Linnea Lueken
Restore Louisiana, a state program funded through the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, is offering pay up to $200,000 to purchase homes from people living in areas that have been repeatedly flooded.