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January 7, 2020
Organization Tracks Lawsuits Challenging Colleges’ Sexual Misconduct Policies
FIRE’s Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker is a searchable database of Title IX litigation.
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December 27, 2019
Legal Challenge to Campus Speech Codes Settled
University of Michigan Eliminates Its "Bias Response Teams"
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September 13, 2019
More Colleges Are Adopting Free-Speech ‘Chicago Principles’
The Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression was composed by the University of Chicago to set a standard for protecting freedom of speech.
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February 13, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: New Study Outlines Fallacies of So-Called ‘Sustainable’ Investments
‘Fiduciaries have a moral obligation — and, in some cases, a legal obligation — to avoid sustainable investment practices’
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August 13, 2018
CFPB Lawsuits Could Create ‘Circuit Split’
Two cases challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may require the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve conflicts between earlier decisions reached by judges in lower courts.
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July 12, 2018
Federal Reserve Proposes Banking Rule Reform
The Federal Reserve and Trump administration agencies will solicit public comments on a proposed change to the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, commonly referred to as “Dodd-Frank.”

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April 6, 2016
By Marcus Rech
The Tennessee Senate unanimously approved a resolution requesting Gov. Bill Haslam (R) to apply for a federal waiver authorizing a pilot program for individuals who want to opt out of TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program.
April 6, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Editor’s Note: Fifteen U.S. states have active laws respecting patients and physicians who enter private agreements under a payment model called direct primary care.
March 25, 2016
By Luke Karnick
Lawmakers in Congress are proposing an alternative to a federal agency’s proposed regulation on the investment industry, which they say will balance consumer protection and address compliance cost concerns. The U.S.
March 10, 2016
By Dustin Siggins
The State of Montana underestimated the number of newly and previously eligible individuals who would sign up for its expanded Medicaid program under the Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act (HELP), which will now cost much more than predicted.
March 7, 2016
By Ben Johnson
More than 300,000 people are being added to Louisiana’s Medicaid rolls after Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) expanded the program by executive order on his first day as Louisiana’s newly elected governor.
March 4, 2016
By Josh Brown
A Wisconsin doctor promises to provide inexpensive, high quality health care 24 hours a day to patients by using a payment model known as direct primary care.
March 1, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have given states a strong but temporary incentive to expand their Medicaid programs.
February 27, 2016
By Michael McGrady
Financial strain imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may force North Carolina’s largest health insurer to quit the ACA market by 2017.
February 27, 2016
By Ben Johnson
The sponsor of a two-page bill offered to protect direct primary care providers in Georgia says the legislation would lead to better health care and reduced out-of-pocket expenses for patients.Sen.
February 26, 2016
By Jenni White
Wyoming legislators have again denied Gov. Matt Mead’s (R) request to expand Medicaid, this time by excluding it from a budget draft.
February 25, 2016
By Keegan D'Alfonso
The Minnesota Health Care Task Force is recommending the State Legislature enact up to 33 policies expanding public funding of health insurance in its current session, which lasts from March to May.
February 24, 2016
By Andy Torbett
A new study released by an independent government watchdog agency says a financial regulatory bill intended to help consumers is actually reducing choices and services and lowering the quality of service provided by smaller banks and financial
January 14, 2016
By Dustin Siggins
The Federal Reserve has adopted new rules restricting its ability to bail out financially strained banks, complying with provisions in the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
January 13, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Lennie Jarratt, Gary MacDougal, Isaac Orr, David L. Applegate, Bette Grande, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Christopher Garbacz, James H. Rust, Kenneth Haapala, Marc Morano, Jeff Stier, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies
President Barack Obama on Tuesday night delivered his final State of the Union Address, touching on climate change, energy policy, education, health care, the economy, and his legacy after nearly two terms in the White House.
January 10, 2016
By Wendell Cox
There is an emerging consensus about the destructiveness of excessive land use regulation, both with respect to its impact on housing affordability but also its overall impacts on economies. This is most evident in a recent New Zealand commentary.
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January 5, 2016
By Richard Ebeling
If advocates of freedom were to make up a list of New Year’s resolutions for 2016, one of the most important items should be ending government’s monopoly control over money.
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December 31, 2015
By Wendell Cox
After three decades of breakneck urban growth, there are indications of a significant slowdown in the largest cities of China.
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December 30, 2015
By Gabrielle Cintorino
Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, a public sector union representing more than 200,000 current and former United States Postal Service (USPS) employees, is calling on Postmaster General Megan Brennan to allow the
December 3, 2015
By Wendell Cox
There is a growing body of research on the consequences of excessive land use regulation.
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November 6, 2015
By Luke Karnick
Lawmakers in Congress are fighting with U.S. Department Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and President Barack Obama over proposed new regulations on the investment industry.
November 5, 2015
By Jesse Hathaway, Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted 363–64 to approve $325 billion in spending on highway projects. The bill also reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank and approves selling off part of the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.The U.S.
October 30, 2015
By Andrea Dillon
After approving a bill placing Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies under the authority of the state’s financial regulatory commission, North Carolina lawmakers are now putting the brakes on the plan.
October 14, 2015
By Andrea Dillon
The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved a bill to prevent government agencies from using regulatory powers to force businesses in disfavored industries, such as adult entertainment or firearm sales, to stop doing business.
October 13, 2015
By Tony Corvo
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are demanding the return of money seized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from a Maryland dairy farmer as part of a criminal investigation into his alleged violations of federal banking laws.
October 13, 2015
By Wendell Cox
People have been moving away from Canada's largest metropolitan areas (Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver) for the last decade, according to Statistics Canada 2004/5 to 2013/4 data.
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October 8, 2015
By Paul Chesser
An electric truck manufacturer that was awarded $32 million from President Obama’s stimulus program has informed one of its investors that it is on the verge of bankruptcy, if it did not raise $4.5 million by Friday and $10 million by the end of October.
October 2, 2015
By Wendell Cox
This is the abstract from a new report “Putting People First: An Alternative Perspective with an Evaluation of the NCE Cities ‘Trillion Dollar’ Report,” authored by Wendell Cox and published by the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.
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October 2, 2015
By Jesse Hathaway
As the calendar pages turn from September to October, thoughts shift from summery Independence Day fireworks and Labor Day cookouts to the spooky parade of Halloween trick-or-treaters.This year, coinciding with All Hallows’ Eve, U.S.
September 26, 2015
By Wendell Cox
Last year (2014), China overtook the United States in gross domestic product adjusted for purchasing power (GDP-PPP, see point 4 for explanation), according to both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Note 1).
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September 25, 2015
By H. Sterling Burnett
A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) details the harmful impact of smart growth policies on housing affordability.
September 11, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
A group of U.S. senators are pushing to formally liquidate the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). The government agency’s charter expired in June.
September 9, 2015
By Rudy Takala
Cause of Action, a nonprofit, nonpartisan government accountability organization, is suing the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and demanding a congressional investigation into the alleged improper deletion of public records.
September 1, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
A national poll conducted by polling agency Zogby Analytics found a majority of American consumers hold a negative opinion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
August 27, 2015
By Wendell Cox
According to the new United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision, the population of the world is projected to rise from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 11.2 billion in 2100. This represents a 53 percent increase.
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August 25, 2015
By Wendell Cox
For decades, California's housing costs have been racing ahead of incomes, as counties and local governments have imposed restrictive land-use regulations that drove up the price of land and dwellings.
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August 24, 2015
By Jesse Hathaway
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico owes more than $70 billion—about $19,729.43 per resident—in debt to creditors and investors.
August 14, 2015
By Wendell Cox
A review of the most recent internal migration (domestic migration) in England and Wales reveals some surprises. The latest data covers the one year ended June 30, 2014.
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August 1, 2015
By Wendell Cox
China's cities continue to add population at a rapid rate, despite a significant slowdown in population growth. Although overall population is expected to peak around 2030, the urban population will continue growing until after 2050.
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July 27, 2015
By Amelia Hamilton
United States Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is suing the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury over the constitutionality of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
July 18, 2015
By Wendell Cox
Few terms are more misunderstood than "urban sprawl.
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