, The Hill
The truth about government spending and the carbon tax
Josiah Neeley & William Murray

Since World War II, Congress has passed and presidents have signed more than 30 major changes to the tax code. These changes have had a dramatic impact on the U.S. economy and, one would expect, on…

R Street Asks Congress to Reject Cronyist Farm Bill
Caroline Kitchens

WASHINGTON (Dec. 11) – The R Street Institute is deeply disappointed with the farm bill conference report released late Monday evening. Rather than include the handful of modest, free-market…

, National Review
Tear Up the Farm Bill and Start Over
Caroline Kitchens

As usual, things are behind schedule in Washington. After months of wrangling, Congress is trying to push a compromise farm bill over the finish line at the eleventh hour by larding it up with…

, The Washington Examiner
George H.W. Bush’s legacy should last long after his burial
Clark Packard

Last Tuesday, I stood silently inside the rotunda of the Capitol paying respects to President George H.W. Bush. Along with James Baker — his secretary of state, longtime friend, closest confidante,…

, Pew Stateline
Meet the Craft Distillers of Native America
Media Coverage

From Pew Stateline:
Keeping distilleries away from reservations meant years of keeping profits away, said Kevin Kosar, the vice president of policy at the R Street Institute, a Washington,…

, The Washington Post
The Cybersecurity 202: Republicans and Democrats are feuding over the Equifax breach
Media Coverage

From The Washington Post:
The divisions aren’t new, either, Paul Rosenzweig, a former House investigations counsel and Bush administration cyber official, told me.

“My view is that the era of…

Comments of R Street Institute: In the Matter of Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy
Charles Duan & Joe Kane & Tom Struble & Caleb Watney & Jeffrey Westling

I.  Introduction

In this proceeding, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”), on behalf of the Department of Commerce, is seeking public comments on various…

, A.M. Best
Trade Reps Urge Congress to Renew NFIP Before Nov. 30 Deadline
Media Coverage

From A.M. Best:

Lawmakers should consider adding reform measures to an NFIP extension, R.J. Lehmann, R Street director of finance, insurance and trade policy, told Best’s News Service.

, National Review Podcast
National Review Podcast: Burning Down the State
Media Coverage

From National Review Podcast:

What really causes wildfires, Republican losses in California, and border clashes with immigrant caravans? And did war end the Great Depression?

Show Notes:

, California Policy Center
Surplus masks deep fiscal problems, especially in school districts
Steven Greenhut

As Gov. Jerry Brown heads into the sunset, he leaves California’s general-fund budget in remarkably sound shape, according to an analysis last month from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s…