, Reason
What Will Democrats Do With New California Supermajority?
Steven Greenhut

If you needed more evidence that the California Republican Party is for all intents and purposes the equivalent of Monty Python’s dead parrot (it’s no more, it has ceased to be, it’s kicked…

Macron Climbs Down on Climate Tax Protests Before Rural France Becomes a Red State
William Murray

Earlier last week the government of French President Emmanuel Macron suspended its planned increase in motor fuel taxes that had brought about the most violent protests in France since the 1960s. The…

In the Matter of: Motion to Amend Practice and Procedures in Trial Proceedings Under the America Invents Act Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Charles Duan

Pursuant to the Request for Comments dated October 29, 2018, the R Street Institute respectfully submits the following comments regarding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s proposed new motion…

Human capital and institutional decline in congressional appropriations committees
Casey Burgat

Members and experts alike often call for a return to regular order in the appropriations process. But Congress is fast approaching a point where very few current members or staffers were around the…

R Street policy report: How congressional staff levels adversely affect the federal budget
Ann Phelan

The new, divided Congress about to be seated in January will feature one of the most reform-minded freshman classes in recent congressional history. As Congress considers sweeping electoral and…

R Street Institute applauds the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Dec. 13) – The R Street Institute welcomes the bipartisan passage of H.R. 6964, a bill that reauthorizes and improves the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). It…

Predicting is hard…
Alex J. Pollock

From Reuters, on June 27, 2017:
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives.

, Politico
Politico’s Morning Score Quote of the Day
Media Coverage

From Politico:
“Have some humility and find the humor in things because people are gonna be mean.” — Outgoing Rep. Ryan Costello’s (R-Pa.) advice for new members.

, Cyberlaw Podcast
The Cyberlaw Podcast: If Paris Calls, Should We Hang Up?
Media Coverage

From the Cyberlaw Podcast:
Dr. Megan Reiss explains the significance, if any, of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, where more than 50 states and companies—the United…

, The American Spectator
State’s Fiscal Fate in High Court’s Hands
Steven Greenhut

The latest California craziness to make national news is the Public Utilities Commission’s plan to vote next month on a tax on cellphone text messaging to help fund phone programs for the poor….