Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Protecting Privacy in a Digital Age

The concept of what privacy entails on the Internet, and whether it includes consent and sensitive data, is important considering the staggering amount of information that is created every day...

Drones: Look to the Sky!

Discussion about drones should consider the civilian, commercial and scientific applications of drones, as well as limits on how this new technology can be used, says Evan Carr, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Practices to Improve Government Transparency

The data.gov Web site provides a large amount of data sets but most fail to expose the deliberations, management and results of the agencies...

Texas Should Ignore Calls to Increase Utility Regulation

To further enhance the competitiveness of its electricity and telecommunications markets, Texas should reduce local franchise fees to reflect actual coasts of managing the public right-of-way for utility companies...

Requests for Information Rise as Transparency Declines

Researchers have discovered a 28 percent increase in the number of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits from President Bush's last two years in office to the last two years of President Obama's first term...

Proposed Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Has Few Benefits

A new regulation proposes that hybrid and electric motor vehicles make enough sound to alert the blind or visually impaired of their presence...

Federal Communications Commission: Onerous Regulations and High Cost

The Federal Communications Commission is the federal government's third most expensive agency, costing $142 billion a year...

Struggling Post Office Scraps Saturday Service

The U.S. Postal Service projects that eliminating Saturday service will save roughly $2 billion annually by reducing the need for mail carriers on Saturday...

Millions Defraud Federal Phone Subsidy Program

Forty-one percent of Lifeline subscribers, a service that provides phones to low-income Americans via subsidies from phone service customers, could not demonstrate eligibility or did not respond to requests to determine eligibility...

January 2013 Poll Results Reflect Americans' True Feelings

Forty percent of American surveyed say their quality of life has been reduced due to government spending...


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