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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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 – …

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    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 …

  • The Navajo Nation and the Clean Power Plan image

    The Navajo Nation and the Clean Power Plan

    A lot has been written in this space about the potential downsides of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which is currently being litigated in the courts: rising electricity costs, …

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    What Can We Learn From Germany’s Energy Policies?

    Over the past several years, there has been a growing trend among some U.S. policymakers to look toward Europe – and specifically to Germany – as models for responsible energy …

  • As Clean Power Plan is Litigated, More States are “Putting their Pencils Down” image

    As Clean Power Plan is Litigated, More States are “Putting their Pencils Down”

    In early February, the U.S. Supreme Court elected to stay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). This recently finalized regulation – the centerpiece …

  • The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA): Shining a Light on the Hidden Costs of Unfunded Mandates image

    The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA): Shining a Light on the Hidden Costs of Unfunded Mandates

    ALEC hosted a congressional conference call with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC) on Tuesday, February 23. The Congresswoman discussed her sponsorship of the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA), and described UMITA …

  • CMS ‘Reinsurance’ Program Deceives U.S. Treasury Department, Taxpayers image

    CMS ‘Reinsurance’ Program Deceives U.S. Treasury Department, Taxpayers

    The list of failures, misrepresentations and falsities surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is almost unending. First there was the assurance that under the ACA if Americans …

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    Replacing Your Tablet with a Set Top Box

    Many people, especially Millennials, watch television shows on cell phones, tablets or laptops, but they may be forced to watch their programs on a television if Federal Communications Commission Chairman …

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    TPP Creates Footwear of the Future

    The final Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) text is out and the results of economic models are in. TPP will contribute to economic growth and direct employment in the sectors where …