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    Food and Drug Administration Want to Force You to Know How Many Calories You Eat

    Food and Drug Administration Want to Force You to Know How Many Calories You Eat

    Common sense is increasingly becoming a rarity, especially in Washington, D.C. A little known provision in the president’s healthcare law would be a small business compliance nightmare. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to push through a rule that would impose a heavy burden on grocery stores, restaurants and retail food establishments. The proposed rule would set strict menu labeling requirements that would | Read More »

    SCOTUS Orders Stay of the Clean Power Plan

    SCOTUS Orders Stay of the Clean Power Plan

    In what is undoubtedly one of the most significant blows to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote ordered a stay on EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan on Tuesday evening. The recently finalized regulation – the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate policy initiative and the U.S.’s commitment to the recent Paris climate agreement | Read More »

    Should State Legislators Embrace Bernie Sanders’ Policy?

    Should State Legislators Embrace Bernie Sanders’ Policy?

    Bernie Sanders is posturing against a reasonable reform he once supported – a commonsense lawsuit reform protecting gun manufacturers from scheming theories of liability. He has received undue pressure in progressive circles to backtrack his position and introduce legislation to undo this fair reform. In 2005, then-Representative Sanders voted for a largely symbolic bill that confirms common sense in lawsuit laws, and he voted with 59 Democrats and 223 | Read More »

    West Virginia Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Governor’s Desk

    West Virginia Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Governor’s Desk

    It’s all but official; West Virginia is overwhelmingly likely to become the nation’s 26th state to expand both worker freedom and economic opportunity by adopting a Right-to-Work law. If adopted, the law (the Workplace Freedom Act in West Virginia) would make it illegal to require employees to join a union as a condition of employment. Ending this scheme of forced unionism exemplifies the states’ ability | Read More »

    Encryption is Not Preventing Law Enforcement from Investigating Crime

    Encryption is Not Preventing Law Enforcement from Investigating Crime

    Law enforcement officials need backdoors to thwart encryption or else they will not be able to keep the public safe from terrorist attacks or crime. At least, that seems to be the major theme argued by law enforcement officials such as FBI Director James Comey, who stated: Unfortunately, the law hasn’t kept pace with technology, and this disconnect has created a significant public safety problem. | Read More »

    Local Right to Work Battle Continues in Kentucky Courts

    Local Right to Work Battle Continues in Kentucky Courts

    In 2015, a dozen Kentucky counties, empowered by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, passed local right-to-work ordinances that protect a worker’s right-to-work in the private sector without paying union dues. Kentucky counties realized they were at a competitive disadvantage against recruiting jobs that were going to surrounding right-to-work states. According to Capital Research Center, the list of business suitors who decided to go | Read More »

    Red States v. Blue States, Rich States v. Poor States

    Red States v. Blue States, Rich States v. Poor States

    On last night’s episode of Hannity, Fox News host Sean Hannity spoke to former Speaker of the House and author of the newly released book Duplicity, Newt Gingrich. Among other topics, the two discussed a recent Gallup poll indicating that for the first time in the group’s tracking history, a majority of American states lean Republican. The group found that in 2008, 35 states favored | Read More »

    Netflix Founder Hopes Education Donation Reaps Better Return Than Zuckerberg’s

    Earlier this month, Reed Hastings, CEO and founder of Netflix, announced he would donate $100 million dollars to set up a fund for educational initiatives, mainly the creation and maintenance of charter schools.  As a longtime education reform advocate, Hastings has argued the best way to fix our broken education system is to introduce competition and force public schools to improve in order to retain | Read More »

    School Choice Gains Momentum – and Here’s Why

    School Choice Gains Momentum - and Here's Why

    This week is National School Choice Week! Here are five reasons to celebrate school choice this year. Parents know better than bureaucrats Parents across America already know each child is different; each child has a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, challenges and triumphs which shape how he or she learns. Despite parents everywhere recognizing this obvious fact when it comes to their own children, the | Read More »

    Addressing the Prescription Opioid Crisis

    Abuse-deterrent opioids may reduce long-term healthcare costs, according to a new paper released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The paper, “Optimizing the Abuse-deterrent Opioids Market,” written Dr. Wayne Winegarden, finds that abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of opioids treat pain and help prevent abuse. Prescription opioid abuse accounted for an estimated $55.7 million in healthcare, workplace and criminal justice costs in 2008, with an estimated | Read More »