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  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Expansion of Renewable Portfolio Standard image

    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Vetoes Expansion of Renewable Portfolio Standard

    Late last week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed SB 921/HB 1106. The legislation known as the “Clean Jobs Bill” would, among other things, increase the state’s renewable energy …

  • Audio: Inez Feltscher on the Education Savings Account (ESA) Revolution image

    Audio: Inez Feltscher on the Education Savings Account (ESA) Revolution

    Inez Feltscher, director of the Task Force on Education and Workforce Development, recently joined ALEC members and members of the media to discuss three innovative tools parents can use to optimize …

  • The ‘One Percent Solution’ to the Debt Crisis image

    The ‘One Percent Solution’ to the Debt Crisis

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders propose increased taxes on the wealthy to fund ambitious federal programs. Donald Trump proposes a tax cut that would reduce revenues by $10 trillion over …

  • Scientists: GMOs Safe to Eat, Do Not Cause Environmental Problems image

    Scientists: GMOs Safe to Eat, Do Not Cause Environmental Problems

    The year 1973 was one marked by strife, misery and uncertainty. The Vietnam War raged on; the Watergate scandal continued to expand in scope as attention began turning toward the …

  • EPA Issues New Rule Targeting Oil and Gas Industry Methane Emissions image

    EPA Issues New Rule Targeting Oil and Gas Industry Methane Emissions

    As we enter the last several months of the Obama presidency, every indication suggests that the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is going to go out with a bang. In …

  • Can a Free Market Innovation Help Jumpstart the U.S. Fracking Boom? image

    Can a Free Market Innovation Help Jumpstart the U.S. Fracking Boom?

    Earlier this week, EOG Resources, Inc., a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, reported on an earnings call that their engineers had recently used natural gas to successfully extract …

  • Digital Health Continues to Transform Healthcare image

    Digital Health Continues to Transform Healthcare

    Through an improved and more efficient use of technology, digital health products have the capacity to help individuals be more engaged in monitoring their personal health, and will hopefully enable better communication so patients can help both themselves and doctors improve the healthcare they receive.

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    Federalism Wins!

    When the terrorist attacks on Brussels occurred last month, pundits and journalists used the tragedy to reinforce the false narrative that Belgium is a failed state, attributing Belgium’s security breach …

  • Spotlight on Counterfeits image

    Spotlight on Counterfeits

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a new report, Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, offering a stark assessment of IP theft and how it threatens …

  • Intellectual Property Rights Shape the Future image

    Intellectual Property Rights Shape the Future

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are vital to the global economy. IPR make it possible for creators to have exclusive rights to their tangible and intangible inventions, and for companies to …

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    Intellectual Property Rights are Natural Rights

    World Intellectual Property (IP) Day celebrates the role that strong Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) play in incentivizing innovation, attracting foreign direct investment, and supporting the high income and knowledge-intensive industries …

  • Signing of Paris Climate Agreement Begins Today image

    Signing of Paris Climate Agreement Begins Today

    Today (“International Mother Earth Day,” according to the United Nations), is the first day that participating nations can sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. All indications suggest …

  • Sentencing Juveniles as Adults is Not Always The Best Policy image

    Sentencing Juveniles as Adults is Not Always The Best Policy

    The issue of presumptively treating 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system has been discussed and debated in a number of states. Currently, 41 states presumptively treat 17-year-olds as …

  • Energy, Climate and Vulnerable Populations image

    Energy, Climate and Vulnerable Populations

    Last week, the Obama administration released a new report detailing the negative consequences climate change may have on human health in the U.S., with the primary, attention-grabbing headline being …

  • Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson – Your Ideas Live On! image

    Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson – Your Ideas Live On!

    Thomas Jefferson, America’s first secretary of state, second vice president and third president would likely relish the title bestowed on him by the 32nd U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt – …

  • President Obama’s Regulatory Reform image

    President Obama’s Regulatory Reform

    In the President’s world paradigm, growing the U.S. economy comes from investing in public programs, while the private sector engages in “loopholes” intending to “game the system” that in reality were perfectly legal actions in a tax system that is in desperate need of reform.

  • California Voters to Determine Ultimate Fate of Bag Ban and Tax image

    California Voters to Determine Ultimate Fate of Bag Ban and Tax

    A misguided, anti-consumer measure adopted in California a little over a year ago is now coming under further scrutiny. In late 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the …

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    Some Good Environmental News

    If one were to spend much time listening to what some environmental groups say, they would likely be quick to think environmental quality is rapidly declining and the world population …

  • Interior Reverses Proposal to Allow Atlantic Offshore Drilling image

    Interior Reverses Proposal to Allow Atlantic Offshore Drilling

    A little over a year ago, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) made headlines when it announced a new proposal to open waters along the Atlantic coast between …

  • New EPA Regulation Could Put the Brakes on Amateur Racing image

    New EPA Regulation Could Put the Brakes on Amateur Racing

    Is nothing sacred anymore? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a new rule under the Clean Air Act that could end up dealing a significant blow to …