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Senator John Barrasso: Ramifications of the Berwick Recess Appointment on Doctors

Ben Domenech interviews Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming regarding the recess appointment of Donald Berwick, and what ramifications it holds for doctors in rural areas.

Mark Robyn: Sales Tax Holidays Help Politicians, Not Shoppers

Mark Robyn says sales tax holidays do nothing to boost retail sales or economic growth, burden small retailers by adding complexity to tax collections, and can distort consumer behavior in ways that help sales of some items at the expense of others.

Todd Myers: Green Building Codes

Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center, talks about green building codes and related environmental issues.

Common Core Calamity in California: An interview with the Hoover Institution's Bill Evers

School Reform News Managing Editor Ben Boychuk discusses the deficiencies of the Common Core State Standards' math frameworks with Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers. He was one of only two dissenting votes against the standards on California's State Academic Content Standards Commission.

SmartGirlPolitics podcasters: Thoughts on the Berwick Recess Appointment

On this week's Health Care News podcast, Ben Domenech talks with the SmartGirlPolitics podcasters about the recess appointment of Donald Berwick -- what his renomination means, whether he'll get a hearing, and what kind of CMS director he'll be through 2011.

Jeffrey Bell: The US dollar has lost about 95 percent of its value over the past 100 years, and many people place much of the blame on the country going off the gold standard nearly 40 years ago.

Jeffrey Bell discusses why he believes that if the country were to again tie the dollar to gold, we'd have more price stability, fewer and milder swings in economic performance, and an easier time plotting our financial futures.
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