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Support sensible safeguards for Latino small businesses

Hispanic-owned small businesses are the fastest growing segment of small businesses in the United States; in fact, the purchasing power of Latinos will soon surpass $1.3 trillion.  As more and more Latinos achieve upward economic mobility,...

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Federal 'Right to Try' Bill: wrong on the law, and wrong for patients

On June 16, Jordan McLinn, a seven-year old boy who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, joined other patients, their advocates, and members of Congress at a rally on the Capitol lawn in support of a federal “right to try” bill. At first...

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The perks of a privatized Metro system

Something interesting happened following Metro’s single-tracking and long-term shutdowns.

Lyft started offering discounted rides to Washington commuters. With these discounts, the ride sharing giant joins FedEx, Underwriters Laboratories,...

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Small business franchises need advocates on their side

In the fervor to point out what’s wrong with government we should not forget that some forty years ago this week the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy was launched to champion America’s small businesses, which...

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Brexit, Brussels, and U.S. corporate lobbying

The UK has always claimed to have a special relationship with the U.S. And obviously, it's the natural "home away from home" feeling for every American coming to Europe. They speak the same language.

This fact channeled some of the biggest...

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Reduce wildfire risks to mitigate climate change

There’s been a lot of hand wringing lately among federal officials about American forests, climate change and the “new normal” of longer and unnaturally severe wildfire seasons.  Scientific evidence suggests climate change is...
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