Diversion Options for Broward County
Lisel Petis

At one time, an officer’s job was well defined as law and order. Nowadays, officers are unrealistically required to be social workers, emergency medical technicians and counselors, in…

The Ignored Aspects of the Senate’s Antitrust Effort: Cybersecurity and Privacy
Tatyana Bolton & Brandon Pugh

Our last explainer focused on the American Choice and Innovation Online Act (H.R.3816) and Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching Act of 2021 (H.R.3849). This…

Expanding Access to Mental Health Care Through Telehealth
Chelsea Boyd & Pritika C. Kumar

Why is access to mental health care important?
The United States is in the midst of a mental health crisis. In 2019, suicide was the tenth most common cause of death for all ages and the second most…

R Street Integrated Harm Reduction Principles and Priorities
Mazen Saleh & Chelsea Boyd

The R Street Institute believes that health policy grounded in harm reduction has the potential to reduce the negative consequences associated with various behaviors drastically, both legal and…

Security in Antitrust: Implications of Two House Bills
Tatyana Bolton

Over the past several months, Congress has identified and prioritized the need to address what they see as unregulated behavior in large tech companies. By taking a look at two of the House bills…

Proposed SICI Bill Vs. Solarium Commission Recommendation
Tatyana Bolton

On Oct. 5, 2021, Rep. John Katko introduced H.R. 5491 to authorize the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to designate certain elements of critical infrastructure as…

Modernizing the Alcohol Supply Chain for the 21st Century
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, “logistics” was becoming a popular buzzword. While logistics may sound like an esoteric topic that is only of interest to…

Five Factors to Watch with Premarket Tobacco Product Application Decisions
Chelsea Boyd

Sept. 9, 2021 is a pivotal day for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and reduced-risk tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes. The FDA is expected to announce which products have received…

Right of First Refusal Laws for Electric Transmission are Anti-Competitive in Interstate Commerce
Josiah Neeley

The benefits of competition in building and operating new electric transmission projects is increasingly apparent. A recent study by the Brattle Group found that…

Questions to Ask About a Menthol Ban
Caroline Kitchens

The Biden administration has announced a plan to ban menthol cigarettes, though the specifics have yet to be articulated. Given the serious negative health consequences of combustible cigarettes, the…

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