Research & Commentary


Huawei and National Security: Lessons for 6G
Kathryn Waldron

The presence of Huawei equipment in the global 5G supply chain presents a potential threat to American national security as, without legitimate checks on the power of the Chinese Communist Party,…

Maryland Senate Committee to Consider Police Reform Bills In Rare Interim Session
Jesse Kelley & Casey Witte

This week, the Maryland State Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hear testimony on several police reform bills in a rare interim session. While legislative committees often hold informational…

Doral College Character Education Development
Ginny Gentles

To say the least, Doral College does things differently. Consider just three points of distinction. First, it’s a high school that now offers its students a dual-enrollment status that…

Ten Reforms to Spur Coronavirus Recovery
Shoshana Weissmann

From the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project:
IX. Eliminate or Reform Food and Alcohol Industry Regulation
By Shoshana Weissmann
During the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent…

McSally and Sinema: How different are they really?
Jonathan Bydlak

The 2018 race for the Senate between Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema was one of the most hotly contested in the country. Polls leading up to Election Day showed each candidate…

The veto was the right call: Gov. DeSantis and SB 810
Jesse Kelley & Jonathan Haggerty

Gov. DeSantis appropriately used his veto power to combat black markets in Florida. Senate Bill 810 would have banned the use of any flavored nicotine liquid not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug…

, The American Spectator
California Doesn’t Need to Burn
Steven Greenhut

Gov. Gavin Newsom blames climate change for the raging wildfires, but there are far simpler ways to address this latest crisis.
California’s leaders have a knack for taking bold, headline-grabbing…

Character Matters: An R Street Q&A Series on Character Education — Paul Herdman
Andy Smarick

Paul Herdman is president and CEO of Rodel of Delaware. Previously, he had roles with New American Schools, the Brookings Institution, RAND, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Education and…

Civil Society Coalition Condemns EARN IT Act for Threatening Free Expression, Encryption, and Child Abuse Prosecutions
Jeffrey Westling

From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) led a coalition of 26 civil society organizations in urging the United States Senate to reject…

Opening Remarks in FERC’s Carbon Pricing Technical Conference
Devin Hartman

Mr. Chairman and Commissioners, thank you for hosting this technical conference.

Harmonizing state policy and wholesale electricity markets became a clear imperative in 2017, when FERC last hosted…