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, The Hill
America has too many criminal laws
Eli Lehrer

America has too many criminal offenses on the books. The most recent attempt at an official estimate from the Justice Department, completed more than 35 years ago, found that the federal government…

True to form, lawmakers ignore dark pension clouds
Steven Greenhut

It’s been a little more than 20 years since the California Legislature passed, and Gov. Gray Davis signed, Senate Bill 400, which granted 50-percent pension hikes to employees of the California…

, LegBranch
Restoring fiscal conflict
James Wallner

Near the end of Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel, Atlas Shrugged, the discredited regime representing the United States Government announces the “John Galt Plan for Peace, Prosperity, and Profit” in…

, Washington Post
Prosecutors should address the issues underlying crimes
Lars Trautman

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen’s assertion in his Nov. 28 Thursday Opinion essay, “Prosecutors who won’t enforce the law,” that local prosecutors ought to prosecute vigorously…

, Washington Examiner
Don’t tariff our way off the moral high ground
Clark Packard

The French government enacted a tax earlier this year on revenues generated by certain firms’ provision of digital services. This digital services tax was ostensibly designed to combat the alleged…

, RealClearScience
Time to Reeducate Congress About Science and Technology
Tony Mills

Political momentum is building to revive the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), a congressional agency that once provided lawmakers with nonpartisan technical expertise. Presidential candidates…

, Morning Consult
When it Comes to Content Moderation, We’ve Been Focusing on the Wrong Type of Bias
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

One of Melvin Kranzberg’s six laws of technology states that “technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.” This is ever so apparent in the process of moderating content online….

, The American Spectator
Anatomy of a Government Bankruptcy
Steven Greenhut

When Orange County went belly up in 1994, the stories seemed to write themselves. One of the nation’s richest counties couldn’t pay its bills. Quirky Treasurer Bob Citron was the only Democrat…

, Insurance Journal
For Second Year in a Row, Louisiana Flunks R Street’s Insurance Report Card
R.J. Lehmann

The 2019 edition of the R Street Institute’s annual Insurance Regulation Report Card is out and, for the second year in a row, Louisiana has the ignominious distinction of finishing dead last. By…

A New-Schools Strategy to Fix Higher Education
Andy Smarick

It would be easy to conclude, after a quick look at some topline findings about higher education in recent years, that a set of misguided practices and policies has distorted college enrollment,…