Daily Policy Digest

Your Tax Dollars Paid for Swedish Massages for Rabbits

Unbelievably, the federal government spent $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits and $856,000 to teach mountain lions to use treadmills...

Has the War on Poverty Worked?

One of the trickiest things about assessing developments in poverty is how difficult it is to measure. As Tanner and Hughes explain, the official poverty rate looks only at monetary income and fails to look at non-cash assistance from America's many welfare...

What Happens When Consumers Shop for Health Care?

Price transparency is hardly a novel concept. In health care, however, price transparency is quite uncommon...

Federal Report Says Yucca Mountain Repository Is Safe

A new report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) concludes that storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain would be safe, contradicting the claims of many opponents who have argued that such a storage facility would be dangerous...

Report: Wind Power Raising Texas Electricity Prices

Of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, nine of them have seen their electricity prices rise at least five times faster than the national average...

Public Believes Government Wastes 51 Cents of Every Dollar

American government is growing at leaps and bounds, and with that growth has come massive amounts of wasteful spending...

How Important Is Water to the U.S. Economy?

America is highly reliant on water, from supporting agriculture to thermoelectric power to regular household use...

Wisconsin Teachers Leaving Unions in Droves

For the last three years, public employees have been able to opt out of union membership...

EPA Warns about Sea Level, But Rate of Rise Is Falling

Gina McCarthy, administrator of the EPA, recently traveled to Miami to "raise awareness" about stopping global warming and preventing sea level rise...

NC Community Colleges May Offer Bachelor's Degrees in Nursing

Five states allow their community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees in nursing through a four-year program...


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