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The Republican Study Committee Looks to Reform the Courts
Anthony Marcum

This month, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) released a report identifying over 100 solutions “to achieve greater efficiency, accountability and reform in the federal government.”


USPS Quarterly Financials Show Worrying Signs
Nick Zaiac

On Feb. 5 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the USPS Fairness Act, which would end the mail carrier’s obligation to save in advance for the pensions and healthcare of its retirees….

Initial Thoughts on the CLEAN Future Act
Josiah Neeley

On Wednesday the House Committee on Energy and Commerce released the legislative text for the CLEAN Future Act, a piece of omnibus legislation relating to climate change. The discussion draft…

Wisconsin must do more to protect children in the juvenile justice system
Nila Bala

Strip searches, pepper sprayings, toe amputations, suicide attempts, and long periods of solitary confinement. These are just a few incidents that have plagued Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake —…

R Street Tech, January 2019
Charles Duan

Tired of every news network playing the same, all-day, gavel-to-gavel coverage of that trial over billboards in Haverford Township? We have just the remedy for you: R Street Tech, your source for all…

Governing Vacationland: Land use and infrastructure policy in seasonal communities
Nick Zaiac

Winter is upon us, and with it, America’s snowy seasonal towns are swollen with skiers, snowmobile riders and others looking to take a weekend away from the suburbs and cities. These towns come…

The deportation of US citizens is an affront to the constitution.
Jonathan Haggerty

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is still trying to deport Francisco Galicia, a 19-year-old Texan, despite his having a valid U.S. birth certificate and recently acquiring a U.S….

FERC’s Unbearable Ultimatum to States: The Minimum Offer Price Rule
Devin Hartman

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) wrapped up 2019 with a bang, to say the least. It aggressively expanded a price floor for the country’s largest electric capacity market, operated by…

For 2020, Kentucky Needs to Prioritize Criminal Justice Reform
Anthony Lamorena

There are around 24,000 people housed in Kentucky’s state prisons, and while 95 percent of them will eventually be released, 3 out of every 4 will likely be arrested again. This is because although…

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…