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R Street Applauds FDA’s First Ever Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Designation
Carrie Wade

WASHINGTON (Oct. 22, 2019)—The R Street Institute welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that Swedish Match’s General snus has been…

, reason
Is Sam Adams’ New 28 Percent ABV Beer Legal in Your State?
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From reason:

Jarrett Dieterle, senior fellow at R Street, a public policy organization dedicated to promoting, “free markets and limited, effective government,” notes that while it’s good that…

, Senator Mike Morrell
Signed Into Law: Morrell Legislation to Cut State Licensing Fees for Small Business Disaster Victims
Steven Greenhut

From Senator Mike Morrell:
“As wildfires spread across the state again, we’re reminded that natural disasters are a regular occurrence in California,” said Steven Greenhut, Western region director…

, Scientific America
Congressional Ignorance Leaves the U.S. Vulnerable to Cyberthreats
Kathryn Waldron

From Scientific America:

Legislators have a vested interest in supporting more secure elections and more cybersecurity expertise on Capitol Hill, points out Kathryn Waldron, a cybersecurity…

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Social Media Addiction: Is It Time To Crackdown On Cyber Dependency?
Shoshana Weissmann

From Inside Over:

“This is pure anti-freedom, anti-innovation,” says Shoshana Weissmann of the R Street Institute, a public policy think tank. “Yes, social media is taking over many…

, The New York Times
Why Trump Dropped His Idea to Hold the G7 at His Own Hotel
Paul Rosenzweig

From The New York Times:

“It is really just about him ordering the country to pay him money,” said Paul Rosenzweig, a Department of Homeland Security official in the George W. Bush…

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Score One for Trump’s Trade Policy: Putting Online Speech Protections in Trade Deals Makes Sense
Clark Packard

From reason:

“These laws prevent websites from being sued for their users’ content, and they are fundamental to the United States’ preeminence in the digital space,” says Clark Packard, trade…

, Economic Innovation Group
EIG Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Limit Non-Compete Agreements, Boost Worker Mobility
Eli Lehrer

From Economic Innovation Group:

“Non-compete agreements are unfair to workers, economically damaging for employers, and they undermine the efficient, effective functioning of labor markets…

R Street Policy Short No. 77: Why Congress Can’t Sue to End Military Conflicts
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Oct. 18, 2019) – The president and Congress continue to butt heads over the president’s recent foreign policy decisions in Syria and around the world. When the two political branches…

, John Jay College
Removing the Barriers of a Criminal Record
Arthur Rizer

From John Jay College:

Since 2017, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center for American Progress, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation have co-hosted the SMART ON CRIME…