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December 18, 2017
By Bonner R. Cohen
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is barring scientists receiving taxpayer-funded EPA grants from serving on any of the agency’s advisory boards.
December 18, 2017
By Bonner R. Cohen
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed legislation that could limit or even bar oil tankers traversing the Hudson River from storing petroleum at anchorages along the river.
December 17, 2017
By Jenni White
National data indicating the U.S. homeschooling population has remained static since 2012 has homeschooling advocates questioning the numbers.
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December 16, 2017
By Jenni White
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are still in widespread use across the nation despite continuing public resistance, an extensively reprinted Associate Press article reports.
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December 15, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #271
December 15, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
An annual two-week luxury climate negotiation excursion for nearly 25,000 government diplomats, bureaucrats, and environmentalists in Bonn, Germany ended on November 17.
December 15, 2017
By Ashley Bateman
Education savings accounts (ESAs) could “improve opportunity for [Connecticut’s] children and save money,” a study finds.
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December 14, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Seton Motley, Stan Liebowitz
“The FCC’s vote today is a vote for freedom from big government control of the internet.” - Tim Huelskamp
December 14, 2017
By Dr. William J. Murphy
New efforts to repeal the Jones Act could put national security in jeopardy.
December 14, 2017
By Joe Barnett
A federal court upheld the right of a New Mexico family of ranchers to access water on federal lands, determining the right dated back to the Territory of New Mexico.
December 14, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the final segment of TransCanada’s $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline.
December 13, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Leaders from around the world have assembled in Bonn, Germany to celebrate their abysmal failure to meet the carbon-dioxide emissions reduction goals established under the Paris climate agreement in 2015.
December 13, 2017
By Teresa Mull
School Choice Weekly #203
December 13, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Thanks, but no thanks, federal government. You can keep your programs, and we’ll keep our data to ourselves.
December 13, 2017
By Teresa Mull
The study of the liberal arts is increasingly becoming passé. It's time to change this.
December 13, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the Department of Interior will offer the largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S. history on March 21, 2018.
December 13, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an agency-wide directive to end “sue and settle” practices within the EPA.
December 13, 2017
By Ashley Bateman
A Rhode Island judge ordered the local teachers union to stop taking mass sick leave days in what are known as “sickouts.”
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December 12, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Since February 2017, the federal deficit has grown by more than $500 billion, to over $20 trillion. The average debt owed per person is now estimated to be greater than $62,000.
December 12, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
For years, doctors, patients and lawmakers have rightly complained federal rules and regulations make it all but impossible for states to reform and innovate Medicaid.