Publications

Publications

, The New York Times
National Security Wiretap System Was Long Plagued by Risk of Errors and Omissions
Jim Baker

From The New York Times:
But the damage to the career of Mr. Resnick, who died in 2011, may have been more effective than any policy response, said James A. Baker, who oversaw the FISA process for…

, Foreign Policy
A Wasted Opportunity on Trade
Clark Packard

From Foreign Policy:

“Support for free trade reaches new high in NBC/WSJ poll,” read an NBC News headline last August. “In the poll, 64 percent of Americans—including majorities of…

, UrbaneCowboys
Episode 85: Tech Policy, Entrepreneurship and more with Ryan Khurana
Josiah Neeley

From UrbaneCowboys:

Ryan Khurana of Institute for Advancing Prosperity and Young Voices joins us for a fast-paced conversation about tech policy, the EU’s GDPR and trends in American and…

R Street letter to House of Representatives on HR 2339
Chelsea Boyd & Carrie Wade

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy and Members of the House of Representatives,

The R Street Institute – a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization focused on…

, National Journal
Smart Ideas: Some good news but mostly bad for USPS
Nick Zaiac

The final three months of the calendar year is traditionally the busiest time of year for the U.S. Postal Service, but its financial reports “paint a bleak picture. Overall postal revenues from the…

, kxan
Super Tuesday countdown: Texas may be a make-or-break for 2020 Democratic candidates
Anthony Lamorena

From kxan:

Democratic candidates are gearing up for their biggest battle yet: Super Tuesday.

Fourteen states hold primaries on March 3, including the nation’s two most populous states —…

, National Interest
A New D.C. Suburb Bus Stop Should Have Cost $20,000 to Build. Instead, It Cost $1 Million.
Kevin Kosar

From National Interest:

Kevin Kosar flagged a news story yesterday about Washington’s terribly mismanaged transit agency. ABC7’s Sam Sweeney found:
Metro has spent $3.8 million and taken…

, Palmetto Promise
South Carolina on the verge of removing obstacles to work for military spouses
Marc Hyden

From Palmetto Promise:

Marc Hyden, with R Street Institute in D.C., wrote in support of Georgia’s bill, noting that other states are implementing this model. It is exciting to see South…

, Faruqi & Faruqi
Techs Urge Supreme Court To Eliminate IP Damages “Loophole”
Charles Duan

From Faruqi & Faruqi:

An earlier-filed amicus brief, filed by the R Street Institute, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Engine Advocacy, said Apple has given the Supreme Court a chance to…

, Pursuit
Restoring Trust in Federal Trust Funds
Kevin Kosar

From Pursuit:

While proactive conflict from Congress may seem like a bygone era, the legislation encourages long-missed open debate on a major public concern with no rigid policy prescriptions on…