Regulation (page 298)

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    Adler backs tighter REINS for regulators

    Case Western law professor Jonathan Adler shares with National Review Online readers his argument supporting tighter congressional control over federal regulations. This week the House will consider legislation to restore congressional accountability for regulatory policy. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny…
    Mitch Kokai, December 7, 2011
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    Obama the next T.R.? Let’s hope not

    The Ohio Farmer comments on the fundamental change that Teddy Roosevelt brought to the presidency in his letter “Caesars or Presidents.” The Ohio Farmer argues that the election of 1912 was the turning point.  After this election, presidents devoted to progressive ideology tried to become Caesars who rejected the…
    Michael Sanera, December 7, 2011
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    The Medicare train wreck

    AEI’s James Pethokoukis 7 eye-popping charts that show what a terrible mess Medicare is. Scary, very scary!  …
    Michael Sanera, December 7, 2011
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    Feds: Race can be used in student assignment decisions

    Education Week reports, Federal civil rights officials today said that school districts and colleges and universities may legally consider race when making decisions about school assignments, admissions and other programs that are designed to increase diversity and reduce racial isolation. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
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    Less regulation = more entrepreneurship (and beer!)

    Even the Charlotte Observer acknowledges that fewer restrictions on alcohol production and sales jump-started North Carolina’s craft beer industry. The growth began in 2005, when N.C. legislators passed a law allowing for higher content alcohol in beer sold here. Now, lawmakers have passed a smaller but important bill that…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
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    Heritage: Don’t Fret Over Agenda 21

    Have you heard about Agenda 21? It’s the United Nations’ evil plan to totally dominate every aspect of your life from their perch in that green-marble-walled room in New York. Using friendly-sounding euphemisms like “smart growth” and “public-private partnerships”, the world’s most conniving politicians want to make the world’s 7…
    Duke Cheston, December 2, 2011
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    Inhofe shines light on Obama’s pursuit of global warming policies

    U.S. Sen. James Inhofe has drafted a new column drawing attention to the Obama administration’s low-key efforts to further the global warming alarmists’ agenda. The Kyoto process is essentially dead– and even President Obama is acknowledging it, much to the chagrin of his left-wing…
    Mitch Kokai, December 2, 2011
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    We need to do more of this

    Don Boudreaux rewrites this first sentence to accurately reflect economic science. Here’s the opening sentence of a new Congressional Quarterly report (HT Andy Roth): House Democrats are pushing new legislation that would aim to steer more federal dollars toward American manufacturers by extending “Buy America” requirements for infrastructure projects…
    Michael Sanera, December 2, 2011