Why It’s Bad News That Paris Global Warming Agreement Now Includes 60 Countries

Thirty-one countries joined the Paris global warming agreement this week, officially committing to the pact along with the United States and China. The agreement is a top-down, concentrated effort to drive the price of conventional energy sources like coal, oil, and natural gas higher. It will prevent millions of citizens from enjoying basic energy needs, […]

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How to Use Presidential Debate to Talk About Conservatism

With an estimated 100 million people tuning in to watch Monday night’s presidential debate, the topic of conversation for the week will be the showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, therefore giving you ample opportunity to talk conservative policy. But you’ll have to be diligent in this endeavor as the memorable moments in presidential […]

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Alternative Energy Is Likely to See a Big Boost in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies During Lame-Duck Session

Members of Congress are preparing to be quite active during the lame-duck session. That’s good news for cronies who want to use the political system to secure handouts but bad news for taxpayers and the economy. The targeted tax credits Congress is considering include windfalls for hybrid solar lighting systems, fuel cells, geothermal, biomass, combined […]

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GOP Senators Side With Democrats to Bail Out Union’s Pension Fund

It’s not every day you see a significant portion of Republican senators supporting a taxpayer bailout—especially for a private union pension plan. But today, six of the 14 Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee joined with Democratic counterparts in favor of a multibillion-dollar bailout of the United Mine Workers of America’s pension and health […]

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Opponents of CHOICE Act Aren’t Interested in Protecting Consumers

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the House Financial Services Committee passed the Financial CHOICE Act. Among other needed financial reforms, the bill would make taxpayer-funded bailouts of big banks less likely and ease regulations that hurt community banks. It’s hardly a surprise that the vote (30–26) was largely along party lines, but some of the anti-CHOICE […]

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Ted Cruz Is Working to Save Internet Freedom

The essence of human freedom, of civilization itself, is cooperation: cooperation between friends and family; businesses and customers; entrepreneurs and employees. History and human experience teach that humans cooperate best when they do so voluntarily, without government coercion. That is why I fully support the eventual transition of control over the internet from the Department […]

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The Woman Behind the Group the Left Loves to Hate

It was 9 o’clock at night when Bill Meierling, a top official at the American Legislative Exchange Council, received the word from NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show.” ALEC’s newly appointed CEO, Lisa Nelson, was scheduled to appear the next morning on Rehm’s long-running, Washington-based radio show. But ALEC’s critics on the left had posted their […]

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Zika Funding Might Result in Raise for Planned Parenthood, Despite GOP-Controlled Congress

Fears are mounting among some conservatives that under a Republican-controlled Congress, Planned Parenthood could soon be getting a raise. “I hope that pro-lifers will wake up and realize that we have major issues when it comes to the U.S. Senate, when we have our ‘friends’ put us in very tough positions,” Tom McClusky, vice president […]

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The Simple Saving Measure Congress Overlooks: Factoring in Interest Costs

Before committing to legislation that will increase deficits, Congress should evaluate interest costs to see how much a proposal will truly cost over time. Interest costs are an important factor to consider before spending more than one takes in. Families and individuals factor in interest costs when evaluating how much a loan will cost them […]

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