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Senior Fellow Paul Rosenzweig joins Rachel Maddow

Senior Fellow Paul Rosenzweig appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to discuss developments in the investigation by Special Counsel Mueller. Tonight’s topic was the oddity of Mueller demanding …

Clean Energy Choices

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Kosar talks book publishing with CHCW podcast

R Street Vice President of Policy Kevin Kosar, along with food writer Monica Bhide, were recent guests of the Charles Houston Community Writers and sat for an extended discussion of publishing …

Al Franken doesn’t get the joke

Democratic senators didn’t have many questions for Justice Don Willett about his decisions and dissents as a member of the Texas Supreme Court. But at his Wednesday confirmation …

Jon Coppage on the ‘Stacy on the Right’ show

R Street Visiting Senior Fellow Jonathan Coppage recently joined "Stacy on the Right" host Stacy Washington to discuss how accessory dwelling units were banned in many cities, but …

Locked Up Without Conviction: Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act, strategies for public safety

R Street hosted a recent Capitol Hill panel to discuss how reliance on cash bail as a primary determinant for detention in pretrial hearings can harm public safety …

James Wallner praises the value of political conflict on the Ezra Klein Show

Does politics, and Congress in particular, actually have too little conflict, rather too much? That's the argument R Street Senior Fellow James Wallner put forward in a recent episode …

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District Architecture Center

Rayburn House Office Building

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

A law student’s guide to using social media right

Are you nervous before you tweet? Do you avoid most social media altogether because you’re concerned about what could come back to haunt your future career? Aspiring lawyers …

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October Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group on ‘regular order’

In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group Session, Peter Hanson and R Street's James Wallner examine and interpret calls for “regular order” in the appropriations process from members …

Kevin Kosar on FedTalk: Doing more with less

Kevin Kosar, the vice president of policy at the R Street Institute, joined FedTalk host Ben Carnes from Shaw Bransford & Roth and Kathy Goldschmidt, the president and …

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Steven Greenhut on American Family Radio

American Family Radio host Chris Woodward interviews R Street Western Region Director Steven Greenhut on the latest goings-on in California's state Capitol. Woodward and Greenhut discuss the possible …

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The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Room SVC 215

Ranking Member Cummings cites Lehrer on census

House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., cited a recent op-ed by R Street President Eli Lehrer in his opening remarks at the panel's Oct. 12 hearing …

Why do liquor rules vary drastically from state to state?

The R Street Institute's Jarrett Dieterle appeared on Fox 5 DC's "The Final Five" with Jim Lokay to discuss booze policy in America. They discussed the difficulty in …

PRI Podcast: Steven Greenhut’s end-of-session wrap

R Street Western Region Director Steven Greenhut joins Pacific Research Institute's Another Round podcast to discuss the California Legislature's housing package, its recent cap-and-trade deal, bills that were …

Rep. Tonko cites R Street’s energy research

Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., cites R Street research on electric reliability at an Oct. 3, 2017 hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Energy Subcommittee. …

James Wallner on the Senate filibuster

On the American Enterprise Institute's Banter podcast,  Peter Hanson and R Street Senior Fellow James Wallner discuss the Senate filibuster, how it operates, its impact on the Republicans’ agenda and ways …

National Flood Insurance Program, zoning, hurricanes: Lessons for lawmakers

In the wake of devastating storms in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the deeply indebted National Flood Insurance Program almost certainly will be forced …

Justice Willett: The judicial unicorn

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Governance Policy Fellow C. Jarrett Dieterle. President Donald Trump's nomination of Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court …

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Congressional procedure and policymaking

At a recent gathering of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, Molly Reynolds, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, led a discussion on congressional procedures and their impact …

Letter: Support Common Sense Reforms to Federally Subsidized Crop Insurance

Dear Congressman, Senator, The undersigned organizations urge you to support efforts by Senators Flake (R-AZ) and Shaheen (D-NH) to protect taxpayers by reducing insurance company subsidies in the federal …

Hurricane Harvey isn’t about climate change, it’s about bad federal policy

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many have questioned the roles played by climate change and Houston's loose zoning rules in the devastation that faced that America's fourth-largest …

Section 230: When should online platforms be liable for the unlawful activity of their users?

When should online platforms be liable for unlawful activity? Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) generally immunizes online platforms from liability when users engage in …

Arthur Rizer talks jail reform on KJZZ

R Street Justice Policy Director Arthur Rizer appeared recently KJZZ, a National Public Radio affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, to discuss how reforms to the nation's jail system can …

Cato: The National Flood Insurance Program, Zoning Regulations, and Hurricanes: Lessons for Lawmakers

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Warning to the Swamp: There’s Wide and Diverse Opposition to Harmful Agricultural Subsidies

See post from Heritage here. At a time when there seems to be wide disagreement about almost every issue, there’s wide bipartisan support for one very important issue: Congress should …

AEI

AEI

R.J. Lehmann: Trump policies could undermine post-Harvey rebuilding

R Street Senior Fellow R.J. Lehmann appeared recently on National Public Radio's All Things Considered program, discussing the impact President Donald Trump's order to rescind the Federal Flood …

The Future of Traditional Urbanism: Conservatism in cities and towns

In a joint forum with The American Conservative magazine, the R Street Institute hosted a pair of July 31 panels at the Hillsdale College Kirby Center in Washington, …

War for the Web: Countering ISIS and violent extremism online

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in London, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has been at the forefront of international calls for technology companies to do …

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

The Cato Institute

The Cato Institute

R Street’s voting guide for SXSW panels!

VOTING ENDS AUGUST 25!!!! We’ve put together some great policy panels for next year’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP to get in the final conference …

Free to Brew: Alabama’s war on margaritas

Cameron Smith uncovered Alabama’s overzealous alcohol control board attempting to ban the sale of pitchers of margaritas to adults. He explains how his team was able to help …

Why should conservatives care about urbanism and city development?

Jonathan Coppage, visiting senior fellow with the R Street Institute, where he researches urbanism and the built environment, joins host Gracy Olmstead on this episode of Federalist Radio. …

Alex Pollock on the Peak Prosperity podcast

Appearing on the the Peak Prosperity podcast, R Street Distinguished Senior Fellow Alex Pollock details his assessment of the Federal Reserves's major transgressions against the interests of the general …

The city’s silly crackdown on dog-sitters

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Governance Policy Fellow C. Jarrett Dieterle. New York is already the ninth-most expensive city in the world. Naturally, city bureaucrats would …

Distilled Spirits Council

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Russell Senate Office Building SR-385

Letter to Senate Finance: Coalition for Competitive Insurance Rates

Dear Chairman Hatch, Thank you for the opportunity to submit recommendations, “to create a simpler and fairer [U.S. tax] system that is more conducive to sustained economic growth in …

NAFTA for the 21st Century: Politics and Policy of Renegotiation

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Cannon House Office Building Room 121

AFF: Debate: Is Copyright a Property Right?

Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center

Kosar talks CRS reports on FedSoc podcast

In episode 2 of the Federal Society's Necessary & Proper podcast, the R Street Institute's Kevin Kosar discusses the Congressional Research Service, a nonpartisan government think tank in …

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Sacramento Cubed

AEI: What’s in store for Social Security? Experts discuss the 2017 Social Security Trustees Report

AEI, Auditorium

AEI, Auditorium

Self-driving cars – Congress’ role in securing a safer tomorrow

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123

Taking a holistic approach to the internet of things

Center for International Studies (CSIS)

Carbon tax versus clean tax cuts policy wonk rumble

Back in April, R Street Energy Policy Director Josiah Neeley moderated a panel at Earth Day Texas in Dallas. Billed as a "Policy Wonk Rumble," the panel compared …

How the feds could reform crazy state licensing laws

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Governance Policy Fellow C. Jarrett Dieterle. Many occupational-licensing laws are beyond absurd, acting as barriers to employment rather than ensuring the …

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