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The Benefits of Field Trips

Field trips provide numerous advantages unavailable in the classroom...

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Undercuts Biologic Innovation

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries recently signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately, the final draft might not pass Congress because of the deal's inadequate protection of intellectual property in biologic medicines...

A New Strategy Must Start With Congress

The president's Pentagon speech proved only that he would hold fast to his tactically disjointed war plan against the Islamic State. Therefore, Congress needs to act...

Understanding Slow Growth in Employer Benefit Costs

Total health care premiums grew 21.6 percent over six years, 2011 through 2016. However, the employee’s share of premiums grew by 30.1 percent, versus just 19.2 percent for the employer...

Common Core Now Law of the Land

Under the new Every Student Succeed Act, the government is requiring states to "demonstrate" that they have adopted standards aligned to "college and career standards"...

"Green" Energy: The Color of Money

Spain-based Abengoa, Inc. has received billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars...

Pharmaceutical Prices Finally Tame in November

November's Producer Price Index (PPI) finally saw a slowdown in pharmaceutical price increases...

Banks That Are "Too Big to Fail" Need Competition

The federal government's response to the 2008 Financial Crisis resulted in an unofficial "too big to fail" doctrine...

How Obamacare Crushes Working Class Job Opportunities

The Congressional Budget Office just confirmed Obamacare will cost 2 million full-time equivalent jobs...

Are Hospitals Finally Being Forced to Compete in the Bronze Age?

Medicine in the “Bronze Age” is forcing hospitals to adapt an economy where many of customers are price sensitive because they have high-deductible Bronze plans...


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