Daily Policy Digest

Getting Rid of Ineffective, Unnecessary Federal Spending

Privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which funds services such as PBS or NPR, would save Americans $445 million every year...

Standards Don't Work: Better Teachers Do

Common Core (more formally, the Common Core State Standards Initiative) is a set of federal standards for math and reading that states can adopt in exchange for federal grant money...

New Report: American Millennials Scoring Poorly Compared to International Peers

A new report from the Educational Testing Service says that millennials might be the most educated generation in history, but American millennials' scores on international skills tests are less than impressive...

FAA Proposes Drone Regulations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued its plans to regulate the private and commercial use of drones...

Get the Government out of Health Information Technology

At the end of 2014, the federal government's Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) proposed a 10-year federal plan for Health Information Technology...

Congress Should Not Rush Patent Reform

A new bill, the Innovation Act, attempts to tackle patent abuse...

Debunking Global Warming Claims: National Security Concerns and Shrinking Glaciers

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has grown steadily since the government first began measuring it in 1979...

Community Banks Struggle under Dodd-Frank Regulations

Large banks can better bear the regulations imposed by federal regulators due to economies of scale...

Is College Necessary?

Might America start to see fewer students enter college and head straight into the workforce?...

35 Percent of Americans Want Pension Reform to be a "Top Priority" for Government

A new Reason-Rupe telephone poll of 1,003 adults found that 72 percent of Americans are concerned about their state and local government's abilities to fund public employee pensions...


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