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Legislature’s Inaction on Homeowner’s Insurance Will Cost Floridians
Marc Hyden

Florida homeowners are in for some unwelcome news. Insurance rates appear poised to surge yet again. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will consider an average statewide premium…

R Street mentioned in SCOTUS Blog on Apple Inc. v. Pepper

From SCOTUS Blog:

Aug 16 2018
Brief amicus curiae of R Street Institute filed.

Congressman highlights broken system of committee chairmanship selection
Aubrey Neal


Upon being asked what he would change about the House as an institution during Thursday’s American Institutions Network Congressional Exit Interview, retiring Congressman John Duncan,…

Trump Won’t Go See “First Man” Because He Thinks it’s Unpatriotic; He Could Not Be More Wrong
Aubrey Neal

On Wednesday night, I had the special treat of attending an early-release showing of “First Man,” Universal Studios’ film biography of Neil Armstrong directed by Damien Chazelle. Scheduled to…

AIN’s Congressional Exit Interviews (Event Video 9/13/2018): Representative John J. Duncan, Jr.
Aubrey Neal & Cameron Smith

Join R Street Institutes’ American Institutions Network (AIN) as we sit down with retiring Congressmen for the first of its kind, groundbreaking panel…

Senate Intel and Social Media: A Hearing Done Well
Megan Reiss

Senator Susan Collins had a compelling story to tell at the Senate Select Intelligence Committee (SSCI) hearing last week.

Collins spoke about how she learned from a Clemson University database…

Perjury and Polygraphs and Treason, Oh My!
Anthony Marcum

Temperatures and political rhetoric were both above average in Washington last week.

Democrats accused Brett Kavanaugh of committing perjury during his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary…

Unring the bell
James Wallner

Yesterday’s post detailing how senators can bring back the judicial filibuster prompted a lot of responses. The most prominent critique was that the nuclear option cannot be reversed. In short, a…

Congressmen are not above the law, even if its election season.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminally charging Congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins for misuse of campaign funds and insider trading, respectively, President Trump…

“I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protestors.” – President Trump
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

Responding to the actions of the 70 demonstrators removed from the committee room throughout day one of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, President…