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February 12, 2019

New Book Offers Road Map of Pulling America from the Entitlements Cliff


A new book, “On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff,” shows how the U.S. can move away from the crumbling patchwork of unsustainable government programs and easily address funding for healthcare, welfare, and retirement in a way that is financially sustainable long-term.

February 10, 2019

The 'Little Green Dream' Kills the 747 But Saves Earth


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

It's being described as progressive and ambitious, or laughable and silly, but the "Green New Deal" is definitely making headlines regardless of your views on fossil fuels, air travel, and cow flatulence. 

February 9, 2019

Is the Green New Deal Even Feasible?


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have just released their Green New Deal resolution, which they hope will move America to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030. Given current U.S. energy requirements and the state of renewable energy technology, it's an impossible goal.

February 5, 2019

The White House Whiffs on Energy Reform


The EPA just announced a plan designed to reduce the number of regulations saddling the natural gas industry. The intention is sound. But the plan won't succeed — as it'll keep many of the rules that are unnecessary and duplicative in place.

February 1, 2019

SOTU: While Democrats Push for Bigger Government, Trump Can Highlight Some Big Achievements


President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address before a divided Congress on Tuesday night, where his priorities to unfetter the private sector, rev up economic engines and enhance national security will starkly contrast Democrats’ increasingly socialist-leaning platform.

January 28, 2019

'Medicare-For-All' - The Devil's In the Details


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

A new poll finds Americans like the idea of 'Medicare for all,' but only the initial sound of it. It also finds that support for "Medicare for all" drops when people are asked if they support higher taxes and waiting for care. Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., of The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) has been saying so for months.

January 26, 2019

How to Build That Border Thing Now That The Government Is Up and Running


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

“He didn’t have much choice,” said Institute for Policy Innovation innovator Merrill Matthews. “He faced nonstop negative coverage from the mainstream press and Democrats and decided to cut his losses. A prudent move.”

January 25, 2019

House Democrats Propose 'Green New Deal' to Reshape the Economy


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is pushing legislation she calls a “Green New Deal (GND)” to eliminate the United States’ use of fossil fuels and replace them with select renewable sources of energy.

January 24, 2019

As Putin Props Up Maduro, Trump Heats Up U.S. Energy to Undermine Russian Global Mischief


new round of White House executive actions may be coming to boost the U.S. energy industry against Russia, an ongoing effort that’s hitting Russia’s pocketbook and making it more difficult for Vladimir Putin to use oil and gas as a foreign policy weapon to promote his agenda.

January 24, 2019

Can A Progressive Democrat Win the Presidency in 2020?


To win the 2020 election, Democrats will have to overcome two major obstacles: history and their lurch to the political left. They cannot change the first obstacle, and they seemingly don’t want to change the second.

 

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