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Maureen Martin on the Fourth Circuit's Factual Errors

HCN PODCAST - Maureen Martin reacts to the Fourth Circuit decision to dismiss Virginia's lawsuit against the individual mandate.

Ben DeGrow: Colorado Vouchers Lawsuit Gets Private Funding

SRN PODCAST - A school district in Colorado created its own voucher program that uses a charter school to administrate state funds. The program has received financial help from a private foundation, prompting a lawsuit that is heading for the Colorado Supreme Court. Ben DeGrow, senior education analyst at the Colorado-based Independence Institute, joins the podcast to talk about that district's unusual focus on school choice and competition.

Ron Paul Goes After the FDA in GOP Debate

HCN PODCAST - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said in the GOP debate at the Reagan Library on September 7 that the Food and Drug Administration has driven up the costs of drugs and not greatly improved drug safety. Ben Domenech, managing editor of Health Care News, uses the exchange between Paul and NBC's Brian Williams to discuss Heartland's Free To Choose Medicine project.

Jay Lehr: The Safety of Nuclear Power

ECN PODCAST - Heartland Institute science director Jay Lehr explains why EPA is no longer necessary, the safety of nuclear power, and groundwater conservation.

Jack McHugh: Political Power, Central Planning & Stimulus vs. the People

BTN PODCAST - Jack McHugh of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy discusses his latest essay, which argues the massive increases in government spending and borrowing won't work because they never have worked. They're done to benefit politicians, not the people the politicians say they represent.

Whitney Downs: Business and Education: Where the Two Sectors Meet, and Sometimes Collide

SRN PODCAST - Business involvement in education does not always go well, but has great potential to help schools tackle the budget and career-ready challenges hitting them today, says Whitney Downs, a researcher in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute.
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