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Letter on S.1309 – “An Act relative to hormonal contraceptives.”
Courtney Joslin & Nicolas John

January 17, 2020

Senator Joanne Comerford
Chair, Senate Committee on Public Health
State House, Room 413-C

Representative John J. Mahoney
Chair, House Committee on Public Health
State…

In SUPPORT of S. 882, the South Carolina Private Flood Insurance Act
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance, insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…

, The American Mind
Just Emote, then Vote Remote
Philip Wallach

The Future of American Government?

“The situation of parliamentarism is critical today because the development of modern mass democracy has made argumentative public discussion an empty…

, reason
Trump’s Confrontation With Iran Shows Americans Have Learned Not To Rush Into War
Steven Greenhut

After President Trump ordered the extrajudicial killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said publicly that this act of war was justified because of an “imminent”…

The Protectionist Barriers Threatening Ocular Telehealth
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Courtney Joslin
, Law & Liberty
Congress Rebuked but Not Reimagined
Philip Wallach

“If we break this contract, throw us out. We mean it.” So pronounced the bottom line of a Republican National Committee ad, which laid out the Contract With America to TV Guide readers ahead of…

, Inside Sources
3 Paths Forward for Rental Car Taxes
Nick Zaiac

America’s transportation market has changed dramatically over the last decade. From being able to call a cab anywhere to renting scooters to avoid using cars altogether, Americans have more options…

, The American Spectator
Progressive Rhetoric, Regressive Policies
Steven Greenhut

Over the last nine years, California has boosted its spending on public schools and community colleges by 80 percent, and the results are pretty conclusive. California’s low-income students…

In SUPPORT of HB 36, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees, and Costs.”
Jesse Kelley

Testimony from:
Jesse Kelley, Government Affairs Manager, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties, R Street Institute
In SUPPORT of HB 36, “AN ACT concerning Juvenile Proceedings – Fines, Fees,…

Strengthening Postal Governance
Nick Zaiac

Every week, somewhere in America a local news channel runs a story about something going wrong with the mail. Long lines at the post office and stories of undelivered mail may be clichéd, but they…