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Aug 28, 2015

In The Tank Podcast: Outdated Laws, Colonies on Mars, and Candidates with Beards

Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft host the first episode of the “In The Tank”, a weekly podcast that will feature interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, and stories and light hearted segments o

Aug 28, 2015

Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Is Key to Preventing Mass Starvation

Editor’s Note: Sherwood Idso is president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.

Aug 28, 2015

Research & Commentary: Right-to-Work Debate Continues in Missouri

Missouri is considering becoming the 26th right-to-work state, a reform that would have a dramatic effect on the state, creating new jobs and improving the state’s business climate and economic com

Aug 28, 2015

Research & Commentary: Alabama Gov. Bentley’s Tobacco Tax Hike Proposal

Tobacco and electronic cigarettes have become popular targets for tax increases across the nation.

Aug 27, 2015

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Nevada ESA Program

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada filed a lawsuit today challenging the constitutionality of Nevada’s Education Savings Account (ESA) Program.

Aug 27, 2015

Lawmakers Shut Down Illinois Government Over Rauner Reforms

Illinois state government agencies have been partially shut down since July 1, after budget negotiations between the Democrat-controlled state legislature and Gov.