Research & Commentary


LETTER: FERC actions intended to address state policies raise costs for consumers
Josiah Neeley

Dear Chairman Chatterjee, Commissioner Glick, and Commissioner McNamee:

As associations representing commercial, industrial, and residential consumers and public interest groups, we write to…

, The Detroit News
Opinion: Vape flavor ban doesn’t help kids, hurts adults
Jesse Kelley & Carrie Wade

While Michigan’s flavor ban won’t help kids, it will harm adults.
“As governor, my number one priority is keeping our kids safe,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told The Washington Post….

, FilterMag
Why the Proposed US Vape Flavors Ban Risks Global Harm
Chelsea Boyd & Carrie Wade

The Trump administration’s announcement of plans to ban all flavored vaping products will cause more harm than good. It will put vapers at risk of either purchasing adulterated products through…

, The Washington Examiner
STRONGER Patents Act ignores real problems with patent mistakes
Charles Duan

This past Wednesday, North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “how to make our patent system…

, Insider Advantage
Too often, the road to prison is paved with good intentions
Marc Hyden & Arthur Rizer

Too often, the road to prison is paved with good intentions
Proudly standing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003, then-President George W. Bush announced that Operation Iraqi Freedom was a…

, Morning Consult
The Real Consequences of the Record Fine on YouTube
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

In June, reports began to surface of YouTube recommending videos of children to pedophiles. Last week, the video platform reached a $170 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over…

, The American Mind
The Limits of Liberty
Christina Pesavento

Unsatisfying.” Michael Brendan Dougherty’s tweet following the debate between classical-liberal stalwart David French and his post-fusionist conservative opponent Sohrab Ahmari captures how I…

R Street Signs onto Coalition Letter Expressing Serious Concerns about the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019
Charles Duan

September 10, 2019


The Honorable Thom Tillis                              The Honorable Chris Coons

United States…

What can the Postal Service learn from Amtrak?
Nick Zaiac

The deteriorating financial condition of the United States Postal Service has restarted discussions about how to restore the agency’s long-term solvency. While various solutions have been proposed,…

Submitted Statement on Global Terrorism: Threats to the Homeland
Kathryn Waldron & Kristen Nyman

Submitted Statement for the Record of

Kathryn Waldron

Fellow, National Security and Cybersecurity Policy

R Street Institute

Kristen Nyman

Specialist, Government Affairs

R Street…