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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.
December 12, 2017
By Richard Ebeling
The former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was reported killed in the capital of Sana’a, on December 4, 2017, when he seemingly was changing sides in the on-going and brutal civil war in that country.
December 12, 2017
By Seton Motley
The Left has a very long history of being very wrong.
December 12, 2017
By Savannah Edgens
The administration of President Donald Trump is considering helping fund the construction of what would be North America’s largest wind power project.
December 11, 2017
By Christopher Talgo
Improved efficiency has reduced methane emissions from natural gas production in New Mexico by more than half from 2016 to 2017.
December 11, 2017
By Seton Motley
In this the Digital Age, we yet again find our government lagging way behind We the People and our private sector.
December 11, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Joseph Bast
Democrats might be zealous about the climate debate, but they have no weight behind their punch.
December 11, 2017
By Harry Painter
Homes in Kansas City, Missouri are selling like hotcakes, and a local real estate agent says school choice is driving the trend of middle-class families staying in the city.
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December 9, 2017
By Paul Driessen
Radical environmentalists prefer dangerous, inhumane, ecologically destructive alternatives.
December 8, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #270
December 8, 2017
By Jay Lehr
Review of Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve, by Lenora Chu (Harper, 2017), 368 pp.; $17.26 on Amazon.com: ISBN-10: 0062367854, ISBN-13: 978-0062367853
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December 8, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Enrollment in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has dropped by at least 10,000 students for the second year in a row.
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December 7, 2017
By Isaac Orr
States should avoid imposing dubious “social cost of carbon” rules.
December 7, 2017
By Teresa Mull
An inner-city private, Christian school is changing the lives of thousands of children because of two school choice programs.
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December 7, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
‘Heartland thanks Rep. Piscopo for taking the lead on this important issue, and thanks ALEC for allowing this debate to take place.’ – Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
December 7, 2017
By Teresa Mull
As Americans have slowly recovered from the now 10-year-old recession, enrollment in private schools has increased dramatically.
December 6, 2017
By Seton Motley
The Donald Trump Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced they on December 14 would be rightly, reasonably undoing the Barack Obama Administration FCC’s ridiculous, regressive Internet power grab.
December 6, 2017
By Richard Ebeling
Numerous misunderstanding and mythologies surround the meaning of capitalism and competition, but few match the confusions over the meaning and relevance of “monopoly” in the workings of the market economy.
December 6, 2017
By Steve Goreham
Carbon dioxide isn’t pollution—it’s plant food.
December 6, 2017
By Teresa Mull
School Choice Weekly #202
December 6, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Tom Sheahen, James H. Rust, Greg E. Walcher
“The drive to take U.S. lands out of the hands of the American people has continued at breakneck speed for more than four decades” - Jay Lehr
December 5, 2017
By Lindsey Schulenburg
A company promoting a headset that would notify teachers of their students’ attention level is moving toward implementation of a pilot program.
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December 5, 2017
By Jenni White
The U.S. Congress is considering a bill that would grant asylum to a specified number of families persecuted for homeschooling in their home countries.
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December 4, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, Robert Genetski, Howard L. Simons, Bette Grande, Charles W. Baird, Gary Wolfram, Barry P. Keating, Russ McCullough
"Just in time for Christmas, the U.S. Senate’s approval of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is one of the best gifts taxpayers will find under their tree this year – or even during their lifetimes." - Jesse Hathaway
December 4, 2017
By Paul Driessen
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has received over $48 million from America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether various chemicals cause cancer in humans.
December 4, 2017
By Jay Lehr
Review of Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jerry Kaplan (Oxford University Press, 2016), 192 pages, ISBN-13 978-0190602390, $14.28 on Amazon.com (pb).
December 4, 2017
By Christopher Talgo
Review of Selling City Living: How Cities Can Compete With the Suburbs for Growth, by John L. Gann Jr., CarpeHoram, 2017, 78 pp., $77.75 at http://www.salesjobsandtaxes.com
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December 4, 2017
By Michael Carroll
The Madison, Wisconsin Public Safety Review Committee will meet in January 2018 to consider a proposed ordinance requiring convenience store owners to purchase and operate surveillance cameras in their stores.
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December 4, 2017
By Michael Carroll
Pennsylvania voters approved a ballot question amending the state’s constitution to allow the General Assembly to give local taxing agencies the power to grant full property tax exemptions.
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December 4, 2017
By Michael Carroll
As the first anniversary of Philadelphia’s excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages draws near, business leaders are criticizing the surcharge.
December 4, 2017
By Benjamin Yount
Honeywell International Inc., a U.S. producer of consumer and commercial goods, announced it will indefinitely close the Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility in Metropolis, Illinois in the first quarter of 2018.
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December 4, 2017
By Jane S. Shaw
A report on the progress of students and graduates of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) shows the city’s government schools are poorly preparing students for college.
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December 4, 2017
By Elizabeth BeShears
A Georgia cyber charter school has become so popular it now has a waitlist.
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December 3, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Neal Schuerer is executive director of Campaign Constitution, a nonprofit organization working with state elected officials and policy leaders to advance state-initiated constitutional reform. Schuerer previously served two terms in the Iowa state Senate.
December 3, 2017
By Andrea Dillon
The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved a bill to prevent government agencies from using regulatory actions to force out business owners working in disfavored industries such as adult entertainment and firearm sales.
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December 3, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is developing a more efficient process for obtaining government approval for direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health risks.
December 3, 2017
By Emma Restuccia
On November 14, 2017, The Killeen, Texas City Council voted to reduce taxicab regulations in the city to match those imposed on Uber and Lyft drivers across the state.
December 3, 2017
By Andrew Burger
In addition to ringing in 2018 in January, Florida state lawmakers can celebrate their state’s high ranking in the 2018 edition of the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index report.
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December 3, 2017
By Greg R. Lawson
The explosive growth of occupational licensing has continued in all 50 states, a new study reports.
 

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