Research & Commentary


Budget Experts Urge Congress: No New Borrowing for Remainder of 2022
Nan Swift

From Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

Today budget experts from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Concord Coalition, Progressive Policy Institute, and R Street Institute…

2023 Farm Bill: Principles for Common Sense Reform
Nan Swift

2023 Farm Bill: Principles for Common Sense Reform
Significant opportunities for taxpayer- and farmer-friendly reforms in the next farm bill 
November 29, 2022


Letter Requesting FEC to Hold New Public Comment Period for Proposed Advertising Rule
Jonathan Bydlak & Matt Germer & Ryan Williamson

Nov. 28, 2022

Federal Election
Commission 1050 First
Street, NE Washington,
D.C. 20463

Chair Dickerson, Vice Chair Lindenbaum, Commissioner Broussard, Commissioner Cooksey, Commissioner…

ITC Policy Project Series:  PAE + SEP = Strange Stipulation
William Jenks

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued its decision in INVT SPE LLC v International Trade Commission and HTC America, Inc. In this case, the International Trade Commission…

, Orange County Register
Twitter’s more like traveling circus than public square
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO – Until fairly recently – namely around the time that the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, bought Twitter – conservatives have been hyperventilating about the threat that social…

, The American Spectator
Poof! The California Surplus Is Gone
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO — California’s state budget has been awash in cash, as lawmakers this year enjoyed a $97.5 billion budget surplus — an excess amount that’s larger than the entire general-fund…

, National Review
Lame-Duck Congress: Big Spending Plans
Jonathan Bydlak

Although divided government after the midterms might offer a glimmer of hope for weary fiscal conservatives after years of endless spending, we’re not out of the woods yet. If history is any…

, Tech Policy Press
A Module Playbook for Platform-to-Researcher Data Access
Chris Riley

Modularity is a form of multistakeholder, co-regulatory governance, in which modules—discrete mechanisms, protocols, and codes—are developed through processes that include a range of…

Opposition to the Department of Labor’s Proposed New Independent Contracting Rules
Steven Greenhut

November 21, 2022
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.  20210

Re: Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Lawmakers likely to focus on economy and education, not social issues, in 2023
Marc Hyden

The upcoming 2023 legislative session was always going to be a bit of a wild card.

Legislative turnover was high—around 50 incumbent legislators did not run for re-election—which…

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