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Election night coverage is a breeding ground for misinformation
Ryan Williamson

Mis-, Dis- and Mal-information (MDM) represents a growing threat to election integrity and undermines the public’s trust and satisfaction with elections and government. Various actors have sought…

, Orange County Register
Government is not your friend, but it can be improved
Steven Greenhut

I’m in the process of remodeling an investment property and have been doing it by the book – with building permits, inspections and licensed contractors who follow the rules and pay the required…

R Street Submits an Amicus Brief in Advanced Energy Economy v. FERC
Josiah Neeley

The R Street Institute has filed an amicus brief in the case of Advanced Energy Economy v. FERC. This is to the D.C. Circuit supporting the challenge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s…

Prosecutors: The cause of—and solution to—wrongful convictions
Lisel Petis

The recent release of Adnan Syed—whose story was shared in the 2014 podcast Serial—has highlighted the substantial power of the prosecution in America. Prosecutors are the “gatekeepers” to…

Hurricane Ian devastates Florida. Will it collapse the homeowners insurance market?
Caroline Melear

Hurricane Ian, a massive and powerful Category 4 storm, made landfall on the gulf coast of Florida on Wednesday. With unprecedented storm surge of 12 to 18 feet and winds around 150 miles per hour,…

Testimony on climate change and the Inflation Reduction Act
Philip Rossetti

A Big Climate Deal: Lowering Costs, Creating Jobs, and Reducing Pollution with the Inflation Reduction Act

Chairwoman Castor, Ranking Member Graves and honorable members of the Committee,

Thank…

When Arrest Isn’t Best: Creating A Culture of Police-Led, Pre-Arrest Diversion
Christi Smith

Introduction

Across the nation, jails and prisons are primarily occupied by individuals experiencing mental health conditions, substance-related issues and housing and employment instability. The…

, Legislative Procedure
How to identify anomalies in a continuing resolution
James Wallner

From Legislative Procedure:

On Monday, Senate Democrats released the text of their government funding bill – the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2023….

Groups Urge Senators to Oppose JCPA
Josh Withrow

Dear Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, Senator Klobuchar, and Senator Lee,

We write today to express our ongoing concerns with the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), an…

Potential Effects of the Inflation Reduction Act on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Philip Rossetti

Potential Effects of the Inflation Reduction Act on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Introduction
When the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation was first proposed, the R Street Institute (RSI) analyzed…

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