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Cars And Consumer Choice

August 10, 2018 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Freezing federally mandated fuel efficiency standards at 37 mpg is smart. The Obama Administration’s 54.5 mpg standard was completely unrealistic.  It could only be met by forcing people into electric cars or tiny “econoboxes,” neither of which most consumers would voluntarily choose. CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen points out at […]

No, Regulations On Air Conditioners Will Not Lead To More Jobs

August 6, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Industry groups are ramping up efforts to have President Donald Trump send the Kigali Amendment—a change to the Montreal Protocol—to the Senate for ratification. The Amendment would phase out affordable refrigerants used in air conditioners and refrigerators for much pricier ones. That’s good news for the patent holders of the new […]

Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Proposal Bucks California In Bid To Spur New Car Purchases

August 3, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ American consumers who want safe, affordable vehicles will find new models with improved technology becoming less costly if a federal rule amending standards for fuel economy and emissions goes into effect, Trump administration officials said Thursday in announcing the proposal. California has been permitted to set its own auto emissions standards […]

‘Father Of Texas’ Under Fire In The City Named For Him

August 2, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The war on history continues in Texas. An agency in the city of Austin recently released a memo suggesting renaming numerous streets and roads, removing statues, and generally eliminating references to the Confederacy. But the recommendations from Austin’s Equity Office didn’t stop with Confederate figures. Perhaps most absurdly, the memo suggested […]

Twitter CEO Defends Shadow Banning As ‘Conversational Health Work’

July 27, 2018 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ It seems like “healthy conversation” can now be a code word on the left for “censorship.” Twitter was forced to explain itself after Vice published a study on July 25 accusing Twitter of “shadowbanning” conservatives, including RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Devin […]

Inflation To Hit 1 Million Percent In Collapsing, Socialist Venezuela

July 27, 2018 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ Venezuela’s inflation may hit 1 million percent by the end of the year, the International Monetary Fund announced on Monday. This incredible hyperinflation is reminiscent of Weimar Germany during the years immediately after World War I, in which wheelbarrows full of cash were required to buy bare essential items, like a […]

Justice Department Weighs In To Protect Free Speech On Campus

July 26, 2018 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Christopher Baldacci ~ In the face of Orwellian speech codes on campus—and with the help of advocacy groups like Speech First Inc.—college students have been fighting to defend their First Amendment right to free speech. Now, they can count the Justice Department as one of their strongest allies. Earlier this year, […]