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Oct 22, 2014

New Poll Finds Americans Concerned About Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

WASHINGTON – Polling data released today by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S.

Oct 22, 2014

What the Research Really Says about Government Preschool

School Choice Weekly #59

Oct 22, 2014

Toxic “Consumer-Friendly” Insurance Laws More Bane than Boon to Homeowners

Reflexively responding to the 2008 financial crisis, many government regulators moved to reduce the burden of toxic assets in the financial market, after widespread speculation instigated a credit

Oct 22, 2014

Obamacare and hospital-acquired infections

Kaiser Health News had a very interesting article yesterday basically making the case that hospitals aren't generally very good at dealing with routine infections, and so it probably shouldn't be t

Oct 22, 2014

Ebola Vaccine, Treatment Funding Draws Scrutiny, Political Accusations

The arrival of the ebola virus in the United States, including the first infections to occur in this country, has brought attention to the budget of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a

Oct 22, 2014

Environmental Defense Fund Gets Schooled on Wind Power Costs

Hell hath no fury like crony capitalists having their subsidies challenged.