Daily Policy Digest

Political Correctness in Obama's Secret Service Detail

Physical ability standards within the secret service are not gender-neutral. A woman completing a 1.5-mile run in 13:42 would be scored as "excellent." But a man completing the run in that amount of time? He would be rated as "poor"...

A Long-Term, Not Short-Term, Fix for the VA System

Choice and a free health care market should be a permanent feature of the VA system...

Obamacare: Sending Research, Development and Innovation Overseas

According to one CEO of a major health care company, the cost of the medical device tax that his business paid last year exceeded his company's entire research and development budget...

Fiscal Report Card: Which State Governors Are Earning As?

Cutting business and individual taxes is critically important, because tax rates discourage investment and constrain entrepreneurs from starting new businesses...

Five Major Problems with the American Economy

Between the staggering number of Americans who have given up on work, the number of workers who want full-time jobs but are stuck in part-time positions and the number of students enrolled in graduate school only because of bleak job prospects, the U.S. labor market is suffering...

Wisconsin Criticized for Partial Medicaid Expansion

While those opposed to Wisconsin's decision not to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the FPL claim that the state is giving up $100 million in federal funding, continued federal funding at such levels is far from certain...

New York Teacher Dismissal Standard Sends Incompetent Teachers Back into Classrooms

New York's tenured teacher dismissal decisions focus not on the teacher's poor performance but on the teacher's capacity to be rehabilitated...

More Crime in Zip Codes with Fewer Guns

Not only is Chicago's 60624 zip code the most crime-ridden in its county, it's also the one with the fewest concealed carry firearm permits per capita...

Obamacare Continues to Face Legal Challenges

On Tuesday, an Oklahoma district court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) decision to grant subsidies to insurance enrollees in the federal exchange ran afoul of the law...

Small Business Administration Objects to EPA Water Rule

The EPA's new "Waters of the United States" rule would increase permit costs between $19.8 million and $52 million each year...


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