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, Real Clear Health
The FDA’s War on Flavors Harms Public Health
Carrie Wade

In releasing its latest strategy to address the non-existent epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the Food and Drug Administration has once again ensured that cigarettes — the leading…

, Montana Standard
Guest view: Bailout bill not the right approach
Travis Kavulla

If Senate Bill 331 is about saving Colstrip, why is it focused on a NorthWestern bailout?

In 1913, Montana set up a fairly straightforward bargain: Utilities owned by private investors could be…

, All On Georgia
COLUMN: Proposed Rideshare Tax Will Hurt Business, Public Safety
Marc Hyden

John D. Rockefeller was once asked how much money it takes to make a man happy. He responded, “Just one more dollar.” The oil magnate died many years ago, but his sentiment is still alive…

, Inside Sources
Smollett Case Depressingly Normal in One Respect — Overcharging a Defendant
Lars Trautman

Sensational and extraordinary. These two words aptly describe the Jussie Smollett case, from its origins as a dramatic, politically tinged hate crime with a celebrity victim to its…

, Law and Liberty
The Inescapably Political World of Banking and Finance
Alex J. Pollock

Banking always involves political economy, as Professor Mark Rose observes, or as we might more precisely say, political finance. This is the central lesson of Rose’s Market Rules….

, The American Spectator
Killing Death Penalty via Edict
Steven Greenhut

To my conservative friends who like when chief executives push the envelope on “national emergencies” and executive orders, I offer you California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Last week, he grabbed…

, The Mercury News
Opinion: Crony carve-outs in California independent-contractor fight
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Steven Greenhut

In the aftermath of a far-reaching California Supreme Court decision regarding worker classification, state lawmakers are poised to fail one of the most basic tests of good governance: the equal…

, Law & Liberty
The Inescapably Political World of Banking and Finance
Alex J. Pollock

Banking always involves political economy,
as professor Mark Rose observes, or as we might more precisely say, political
finance. This is the central lesson of Rose’s Market…

, American Banker
Fed ‘independence’ is a slippery slope
Alex J. Pollock

Many observers, like Captain Renault in Casablanca, were “shocked, shocked!” at President Trump’s sharp criticism of the Federal Reserve and his attempt to influence it against raising…

, Catalyst
Arizona Considers New Airbnb Regulations
Nick Zaiac

In recent years, Arizona has been a national leader in reforming and streamlining its regulations. Gov. Doug Ducey and others have made clear that the state’s economy is more vibrant when people…