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Advocates Support Inspector General Access Act for DOJ Attorney Accountability
Kevin Kosar

The Honorable Mike Lee
United States Senate

The Honorable Marsha Blackburn
United States Senate

The Honorable Charles Grassley
United States Senate

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski

Do you believe central bank assurances?
Alex J. Pollock

To reassure savers worried about the safety of their deposits, the Reserve Bank of India (India’s central bank) recently announced it “would like to assure the general public that Indian banking…

U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Natural Gas Pipeline Will Set Direction for Next Decade
William Murray

Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a legal battle between energy pipeline builders and environmental activists next year could poke a hole in the growing effort to halt…

Where we stand on tobacco, nicotine and vaping
Carrie Wade & Eli Lehrer

If there’s one crystal clear conclusion that comes out of the last half-century or so of public health research, it’s this: smoking cigarettes is both addictive and exceptionally unhealthy….

Tennessee football is floundering, but its alcohol policy isn’t
Marc Hyden

When asked about alcohol sales during the Great Recession, a liquor store owner told me, “When people are happy, they drink. When they are sad, they also drink.” His point was that Americans…

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Unfunded Pensions: Watch out, bondholders!
Alex J. Pollock

A reorganization plan for the debt of the government of Puerto Rico was submitted to the court Sept. 27 by the Puerto Rico Oversight Board. It covers $35 billion of general obligation and other…

An initial assessment of the US-Japan ‘trade agreement’
Clark Packard

The United States and Japan recently agreed to the outline of a so-called “mini” trade agreement. On first blush, there are several positives about the deal and a few problems. A more thorough…

The SAFE Banking Act Is a Victory for Federalism and Markets
R.J. Lehmann

It has been a bumpy road for the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, but two major roadblocks to passage of the cannabis banking legislation appear to be lifting.

In the House of…

Canceled USPS Stamp Price Hike Adds Urgency to Postal Finance Fix
Nick Zaiac

Last week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and its regulators were left scrambling after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down 2019’s stamp rate increase. The court…

What can the Postal Service learn from Amtrak?
Nick Zaiac

The deteriorating financial condition of the United States Postal Service has restarted discussions about how to restore the agency’s long-term solvency. While various solutions have been proposed,…