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Conservative Think Tank Wants to Reduce US Prison Population - Here's How
The president of a Texas-based conservative think tank is speaking out against the high rate of incarceration in the United States, arguing that the annual cost to house inmates is not fiscally responsible and that the intended outcome is not the same as the actual result.
High Risk Pools Solve the Problem of Preexisting Conditions
One reason health insurance premiums exploded under the Affordable Care Act is the law’s requirement that health insurers accept anyone who applied for individual coverage, known as guaranteed issue.
Trump's Court Battle in Perspective
“But the reason Obama was hit with so many more unanimous decisions was because he went rogue early on, asking his staff to look for novel theories that would allow him to move forward with implementing his agenda,” writes Merrill Matthews for Rare. “And if that meant twisting the Constitution—and basic logic—to get it, so what?”
H-1B Visa 'Impasse' Should Be 'Easiest' Immigration Problem to Fix, Says IPI Chief
The H-1B visa "impasse" should be the "easiest" of all the "controversial elements" of proposed immigration reform for Congress to fix, said Tom Giovanetti in a Thursday blog post.
Everything You Need to Know About the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Merrill Matthews recently called the CFPB the "most unaccountable organization in Washington ... an agency that neither the people’s elected representatives nor the president can control."
Email Privacy Act Could Pass As Early As Monday
IPI president Tom Giovanetti in a statement called it a "slam dunk" for President Donald Trump and Congress. "This legislation has nothing to do with preventing or prosecuting terrorism, but rather simply corrects lack of foresight in legislation passed 30 years ago, long before digital data became such a pervasive part of normal life," he said.
Congress Should Abolish CFPB as Trump Rolls Back Financial Regulations
As President Donald Trump rolls back financial regulations and looks to make personnel changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congress should begin work immediately to abolish the regulatory agency.
Giovanetti: Email Privacy Act a 'Slam Dunk'
If the Act becomes law, digital data older than 180 days would still be considered active rather than ‘abandoned,’ and would still be subject to the normal requirements governing analog information.
The Future Of American Manufacturing Is High Tech, Not High Tariffs
If Trump focuses on these reforms, rather than punitive tariffs, he'll stand a good chance of rejuvenating American manufacturing.
Trump Pipeline Action Boon to U.S. Job Creation
By advancing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, President Donald Trump is not only moving to unshackle the energy industry and promote a more secure United States, but is giving the green light to create a wealth of middle class jobs.
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