Daily Policy Digest

The Social Security Disability Insurance Program Could Be Insolvent by 2016

As technology and medicine progress, so too must the government's ability to determine whether diseases and conditions are truly disabling...

Will Congress Reform the U.S. Patent System?

The crux of the issue over patent reform appears to be twofold: whether Congress should enact comprehensive patent reform legislation, or pass targeted legislation making specific – and limited –improvements to the nation's patent system to address flaws in the system...

Dodd-Frank Proposal Takes Aim at CEOs

Passing the new Securities and Exchange Commission's regulation could have a major effect on private industry...

King v Burwell Decision Could Usher in Obamacare Alternative

Victory for the plaintiffs in King v Burwell would cause massive disruption in health insurance in the 36 states using healthcare.gov because beneficiaries' premiums would increase significantly...

Open and Operating Ports Put Cash in Worker's Pockets

During the West Coast port slowdown of 2014–15, apple farmers lost $19 million per week...

Obama's Green Loan Program Dumps $2.2 Billion on Taxpayers

Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program...

Is Patent Reform Protecting Pharmaceutical Patents?

The America Invents Act targeted "patent trolls" — companies that buy dubious patents and use them to sue businesses for infringement...

Flat Tax is a Fair Tax

High tax rates stifle innovation, work, investment and American competitiveness...

Fannie and Freddie Should Compete On a Level Playing Field

Nobody wants the old Fannie and Freddie back; nobody wants them to stay on indefinitely in conservatorship...

The United States Tax Code Is In Need of Serious Spring Cleaning

A corporate tax reform that lowered the U.S. tax rate would return the United States to international tax norms, ridding it of the dubious distinction of having the highest statutory tax rate in the world...


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