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Energy: technology and free markets beat mandates

Bill Gates is the latest prominent thinker to suggest that it is wrong to achieve our clean energy goals with a carbon tax, or even greater government intervention in the energy marketplace.   Gates believes we would be better served by...

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We must protect open and fair aviation competition

The planes are painted in the national colors of Norway, their tails decorated with pictures of famous Norwegians. Emblazoned on the fuselage in bold print is the airline’s name, Norwegian. You buy your tickets at Norwegian’s website to fly on...

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Building a wall at the border would divide us

This election season, there’s no televised presidential debate – Democratic or Republican – that doesn’t eventually address immigration reform. At its best, the debate informs us about the lives and families torn apart by deportation. We see...

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Overregulation: undermining America's economic engine

The overarching theme so far this election season has been widespread economic anxiety among Americans. Candidates in both parties have traced it to stagnant wages and incomes resulting from global competition, the rise of technology and other...

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How Purdue Pharma and the nation's sheriffs are saving lives

In a presidential campaign season marked by unprecedented uncertainty and an intensifying partisan divide, there has been one issue both Democratic and Republican candidates have agreed on as they’ve crisscrossed the country looking for votes...

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An unconstitutional oversight board for Puerto Rico?

After months of endless hearings in Congress, agonizing negotiations and shuttle diplomacy back and forward to San Juan and Washington, Puerto Rico’s monumental default on its debt is here.

On Monday, Puerto Rico defaulted on the debt...

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