Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

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...

Millennial Support for Big Government Wanes if It Means Higher Taxes

Millennial support for a government that provides more services declines when the costs of such services become clear and when millennials make more money and become more responsible...

States Restrict Ability of Employers to Ask for Employees' Passwords

Seventeen states have passed laws restricting the ability of employers to ask for login and password information from employees...

Google Begins to Carry Out "Right to be Forgotten" Ruling

In compliance with a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice, Google has begun to remove search results from European web pages...

NLRB v. Canning: A Missed Opportunity

While the Supreme Court placed a check on President Obama's use of the recess appointments power, the Court also expanded the presidential power...

Government Hurting Brewers with Regulations

There are a dozen different regulatory steps in Virginia that a brewer must complete before he can sell beer...


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