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Pentagon Purse Strings Episode 1: What is a Contingency? Exploring the OCO Account and Reform in the 117th Congress
Jonathan Bydlak

On Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 PM ET, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) will join the National Taxpayers Union’s (NTU) Andrew Lautz and R Street’s Jonathan Bydlak for the first webinar in their new…

Don’t expect regulations to be a viable climate strategy
Philip Rossetti

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” goes the saying, attributed to Albert Einstein. Einstein was speaking to quantum mechanics, as he generally…

Hack the Plant Episode 5: BEER and Cyber with Patrick Miller
Bryson Bort & William Gray

“I always use the example of I’m going to make a regulation today. I’m going to make a regulation that if you ride your bike to work or anywhere, you must lock your bike to a provided bike rack with…

Top 5 cybersecurity priorities for the Biden administration
Tatyana Bolton

As the election drama comes to a close, cybersecurity wonks are beginning to grapple with the implications of the transition from a Trump to a Biden administration. While the government continues to…

Vote “Yes” on HR 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or the MORE Act of 2019
Jesse Kelley

The R Street Institute urges all members to vote yes on H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or the MORE Act of 2019. It would end the criminalization of…

Why We Aren’t Asking You to Support R Street Today
Eli Lehrer

Dear friends:

In 2018 and 2019, R Street held Giving Tuesday fundraisers intended to make you laugh. Two years ago, we promised to step-up our opposition to ninjas. Last year, we sold “endowed…

Tech & Innovation: Priorities for 2021 and Beyond
Jeffrey Westling & Wayne Brough

With the pandemic forcing Americans online, the role that technological innovation and deployment play in promoting prosperity has never been more clear. As the new administration begins to…

Carbon offset markets are a winning issue no matter who controls the US Senate
Caroline Kitchens

As we look ahead to the 117th Congress, many have been speculating as to what, if any, climate policy initiatives can achieve enough bipartisan support to make it through a divided government. Even…

Executive action won’t save the Biden climate agenda
Josiah Neeley

Policy pushes during presidencies tend to go through a set cycle. First, there is an attempt to get one’s agenda through Congress. Occasionally this works; most of the time it doesn’t….

Maine, Where Independence is No Fluke
Anthony Lamorena

Yet again, Maine has demonstrated its reputation for surprises this election. With votes nearly all tallied, Mainers decided to re-elect Sen. Susan Collins, but those same voters decided to back Joe…