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The Collapse of Common Core

States that have adopted and implemented the Common Core standards are downgrading their participation or withdrawing from national tests designed around those standards...

The Dark Specter of Vietnam

NCPA President/CEO Allen West draws parallels between the Vietnam War and current U.S. military operations in the Middle East, pointing out recurring policy flaws...

myRA Program Officially Launched

While the no-fee, Treasury-backed savings plans may sound like a good idea, NCPA research finds that the limited investment structure of myRAs makes them virtually useless as a retirement savings vehicle...

Dallas City Cable TV Goes HD

Dallas City Cable TV has switched over to HD, and now levies a 1% tax on FIOS and U-Verse customers...

Hillary Clinton Profits From Big Pharma, Big Insurance

The Clinton family business has profited well from the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries, writes NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Chanan Steinhart Explains the Causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part 2

Tech CEO and author of "A Brief History of Money," Chanan Steinhart, argues that addressing the debt and loose monetary policies are the best methods for preventing another crash...

How a Simple Little Pill Ended Up Costing 99 Percent More Than Its Ingredients

Pharmaceutical companies are repackaging cheap and readily available ingredients into combination drugs, and charging 99% more than they're worth...

The Bargain Mass Transit Option

SkyTran is a bargain for cities planning mass transit or expanding their existing systems, writes Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen...

Students Could be Taught to Analyze Primary Sources

Perhaps rather than relying on textbooks, students should be taught to analyze and interpret the primary sources for themselves...

The Fed Is Holding Rates Down for All the Wrong Reasons

David Ranson, President and Director of Research at HCWE Worldwide Economics, explains that the Fed wrongly sees itself as the manager of the U.S. economy and promotes uncertainty in the market by not offering clear guidance on interest rate policy...


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