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Net Neutrality Is Gone, But The Internet Is Fine

January 2, 2019 by

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By Jeff Jacoby ~ Here’s a piece of news you may have missed: The internet is getting faster. The technology news website Recode reported this month that “US internet speeds rose nearly 40 percent this year,” with broadband download velocity now averaging as much as 159 megabits per second in some cities. The United States […]

Family Farm Could Face Prison For Calling Skim Milk By Its Name

April 14, 2018 by

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By John-Michael Seibler ~ Forget narcotics. Uncle Sam has a new substance to crack down on: all-natural skim milk. Food and Drug Administration regulations make it a federal crime for dairy farmers to call all-natural skim milk exactly what it is—skim milk. Instead, the FDA demands that farmers label additive-free skim milk as “imitation milk […]

This Bill Won’t Help Coal Communities, But Rolling Back Regulations Will

March 2, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Congress is getting ready to load up a “Christmas tree bill” through a massive omnibus spending package. One potential ornament for the tree is legislation with the appealing name of the RECLAIM Act, which stands for a real mouthful: the Revitalizing the Economy of Coal Communities by Leveraging Local Activities and […]

This Bird Regulation Might Have Made You A Criminal. Not Anymore.

January 19, 2018 by

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By John-Michael Seibler ~ If you live someplace with a window, own a cat, or drive a car, then a recent change to a federal regulatory policy should come as a welcome relief. On Dec. 22, the Interior Department’s Office of the Solicitor published a memorandum (Memorandum M-37050) stating that it interprets a federal criminal […]

After Brexit, U.S. Should ‘Amerexit’ From D.C.’s Death Grip

July 9, 2016 by

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By Deroy Murdock ~ The morning after Great Britain’s June 23 Brexit referendum, a leader of the Leave campaign, former London mayor Boris Johnson, said that British voters “decided that it is time to take back control from a European Union that has become too remote, too opaque, and not accountable enough to the people […]

The Feds Dawdle While Patients Die Needlessly

April 13, 2016 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Our dysfunctional federal government’s bungling is killing people. Example: Every year, more than half a million patients undergoing a common medical procedure risk getting a superbug infection because their doctor is using a contaminated instrument. A doctor inserts a thin, tubular scope down your throat and into your digestive system […]

5 Reasons Why Senate Energy Modernization Bill Is Anything But Modern

January 21, 2016 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Several senators want to advance a massive energy bill called the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. But there’s nothing modern about the legislation. The bill is an extension of the same, tired “politicians-know-best mentality” that siphons taxpayer dollars and hands them to special interests. The policy provisions of bills like […]