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, Catalyst
Is “Universal” Zoning Variance an Answer to America’s Housing Shortage?
Nick Zaiac

At this point, housing scarcity in America has been the norm for a generation. Rents in desirable urban areas remain high, and politicians have put forth solutions ranging from rent control to…

, The American Spectator
Newsom Dismantles Brown’s Boondoggles
Steven Greenhut

The conventional wisdom, which I have thus far embraced, is that California Gov. Gavin Newsom would push the state’s politics much further to the Left, leaving Republicans wishing for the good…

Ga. shouln’t weaponize occupational licenses
Marc Hyden

Almost 30 percent of Americans need a license to work. While this creates many burdens, a Georgia law weaponizes such licenses. The Peach State is one of only 15 states that can suspend the…

, Washington Examiner
Senate Republicans blame Democrats for a problem the GOP helped create
James Wallner

John Adams reminded jurors in his famous summation of the Boston Massacre trials in 1770, “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of…

, National Review
A Little Less Tariff, a Lot More Booze
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Clark Packard

From the earliest moments of his campaign, President Donald Trump has emphasized the importance of domestic manufacturing jobs. He’s negotiated carve-outs to keep factories in America, railed…

, Vox
What LBJ can teach new Congress members about gaining power in the House
Marian Currinder

Robert Caro’s recent article on secrets he uncovered while digging through Lyndon Johnson’s archives provides fascinating glimpses into how political power is wielded in Washington….

, The Hill
Geoengineering is one way to fight climate change and cool the planet
Josiah Neeley

In 2006, James Hansen, noted climate activist and at the time director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, made a dire prediction. “We have at most 10 years, not 10 years to decide upon…

, Reason
Nursing Shortages Will Put California’s Plans for Universal Healthcare on Hold
Steven Greenhut

Based on his inaugural promises, early administrative appointments and first budget, California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to make some type of universal healthcare coverage…

, The Detroit News
Customers deserve accurate energy pricing
Travis Kavulla

Last week saw the coldest temperatures for decades in the Midwest. In Detroit, the mercury dipped to -14 degrees, and that was still 20 degrees warmer than some places in the region. The…

, RealClearPolicy
A Loaded Gun in the Hands of Lawyers
Charles Duan

Among the ways to be destroyed in the arms business, intellectual property does not usually come to mind. Yet that is the prospect that one small company, XTech Tactical, faces today. A few months…