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Jul 26, 2016

Dr. Chad Savage: One-Stop Shop for Understanding Direct Primary Care

If you're sick, call your doctor, not your health insurer! More Americans are ditching the broken insurance model, instead choosing to enter private doctor-patient "direct primary care" agreem

Jul 26, 2016

GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform

House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.

Jul 25, 2016

Elizabeth Stelle: How Fracking is Helping Pennsylvania Prosper

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast we welcome on Elizabeth Stelle, Director of Policy Analysis for the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives - a free-market thi

Jul 25, 2016

ACLU Appeals Nevada Judge’s Ruling Upholding ESA

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is appealing a Las Vegas judge’s ruling determining the state’s education savings accounts (ESA) program to be constitutional.

Jul 25, 2016

Courts, Lawmakers Question Agency Deference

A June 20, 2016, decision issued by the U.S.

Jul 23, 2016

Georgia District: No Education Degree Required to Teach

To fill 450 open teaching positions for the 2016–17 school year, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) in Georgia has expanded eligibility to applicants who do