Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Patent Office Cancels Football Team's Trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office withdrew the Washington Redskins' trademark protection, contending that its name was insulting to Native Americans...

Changes in Pension Plan Funding

As of 2012, within state and local pension plans, there was a $1 trillion shortfall between pensions earned and assets available to pay those pensions...

Battle of the Juices

The Supreme Court announced that juice maker POM Wonderful may proceed with its false advertising lawsuit against Coca-Cola...

Regulators Target Uber and Lyft

As services like Uber and Lyft have emerged, regulators have swooped in to try to limit their ability to operate and compete with traditional services, insisting that they need regulation in order to protect consumers...

Reforming the Public Sector

It has been 70 years since federal agencies were last reorganized, and bureaucrats have not reexamined structures and practices that are no longer relevant...

Preventing Military Identity Theft

For years, service members' Social Security numbers were printed on their military ID cards...

What Makes for Effective Regulatory Reform?

Reforms that give the agencies themselves authority over compliance are rarely successful...

Online Voting: A Bad Idea

Online voting is fraught with potential problems, as hackers could change electoral results and manipulate elections, leaving no evidence behind...

FAA Will Issue New Drone Regulations

The FAA plans to propose new regulations on commercial drone use in November, but users fear that the agency's rules might unduly restrict drone usage...

Exempting Labor from Prosecution

Pennsylvania's criminal code contains a carve-out for harassment and threats in the context of labor disputes...


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