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Look Out for These Supreme Court Cases

October 6th marks the beginning of the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term...

Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

Congress should stop funding expensive and obsolete rail transit projects, which will have no place in a future likely to be characterized by widespread sharing of self-driving cars, writes Randal O'Toole...

Allen West Speaks as part of the NCPA's Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series

Allen West, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former Republican House of Representatives member, spoke to an audience of more than 240 people at the Renaissance Hotel Dallas...

Should Losers Pay Litigation Costs?

The Delaware Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations can require losing parties to pay litigation costs by instituting "loser-pays" rules in their corporate bylaws...

Misleading Info in Phoenix Pension Debate

Taxpayers will save up to $1.6 billion over 25 years if Phoenix's pension reform is put into place...

Don't Give SSDI a Bailout

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Trust Fund is set to go bankrupt in 2016...

New Executive Order: Will It Apply to Unions?

President Obama signed a new order, the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order," which requires federal contractors to disclose any labor law violations...

Britain Will Have Driverless Cars Next Year

The U.K. is offering three cities the chance to host driverless car trials...

Judge Rules D.C. Gun Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the district's ban on carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional...

Unintended Consequences of Tobacco Taxes

Since 2006, the cigarette tax rate in New York has risen 190 percent. At the same time, the smuggling rate has risen 59 percent...


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