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The Case Against Congressional Term Limits
Casey Burgat

Put simply, term limits have proven to be a brain drain on legislatures. Policymaking is a hard job and an often thankless one at that. There are very few easy, clear-cut decisions in Congress, and…

As politics are shaken up, a peace coalition emerges
Steven Greenhut

After the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 turned into a mess that led to an immense loss of life and years of violent havoc in the Middle East, the war’s backers flippantly declared that…

Kayyem is wrong, border policy needs to address criminalization
Nila Bala & Jonathan Haggerty

In the first democratic debate, Julian Castro called for a repeal of Section 1325, the part of Title 8 of the United States code that makes it a misdemeanor to illegally enter into the United States….

Potential Pitfalls of the CASE Act
Anthony Marcum

The road to bad policy is often paved with good intentions.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, otherwise…

Comments on Google and Censorship through Search Engines
Caleb Watney

Testimony from:

Caleb Watney, Technology and Innovation Policy Fellow, R Street Institute

 
Google and Censorship through Search Engines
July 16, 2019
U.S. Senate Committee on the…

Testimony on Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Caleb Watney

Testimony from:

Caleb Watney, Technology and Innovation Policy Fellow, R Street Institute

Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

July 16, 2019

 
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Regulatory Comment on Healthcare Disintermediation
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The Honorable Joseph J. Simons

Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20530

 

Dear Chairman Simons:

The following comments are…

, The Washington Examiner
Jerome Powell should tread cautiously with real-time payments proposal
R.J. Lehmann

Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra got most of the attention during Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearances before Congress last week, but a related topic looms even…

, The Washington Examiner
Trump wants an unbiased social media platform; he should have the government make one
Charles Duan

The Washington airwaves have been filled with talk about alleged anti-conservative bias on social media. On Thursday, President Trump held a social media summit of right-wing internet name brands…

, Foreign Policy
The New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Can Work for Everyone
Clark Packard

With Mexico and Canada’s trade with the United States topping nearly $1.4 trillion in goods and services, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a tremendous success.

Yet the…