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Jul 29, 2015


Examining a range of studies analyzing the costs of wind power, this study presents an 'all things considered' estimate of the true costs of wind.

Jul 28, 2015

Zero Emission Vehicles Pollute

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research , "Environmental Benefits from Driving Electric Vehicles?" shows the moniker ‘zero emission vehicle,’ attached to electric cars

Jul 28, 2015

Rebuilding America’s Greatness by Challenging Federal Overreach

Review of By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission , Charles Murray, Crown Forum, 2015, 336 pages; ISBN-13: 978-0385346511: $17.18 on Amazon.com.

Jul 28, 2015

Exchange Plans Include 34 Percent Fewer Providers than the Average for Commercial Plans

The average provider networks for plans offered on the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, include 34 percent fewer providers than the average commerc

Jul 28, 2015

GAO: Federal Tech Spending is Inefficient, Wasteful

The federal government’s annual expenditure of more than $80 billion for information technology incurs rampant waste and inefficiency, according to a June report by the Government Accountability Of