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The music industry sings a lonely tune on Internet policy

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is at it again. In a joint open letter to Congress, it is leading a push by the music industry to rewrite Internet copyright law in ways similar to its advocacy of the infamous Stop Online...

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How entrepreneurship can combat terror … really

Today’s headlines—dominated  by stories that address the terrors of extremism, be it political or religious—have left many of us groping for a solution. How about a solution in the form of a business concept like entrepreneurship? On first...

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The Durbin Amendment: a costly price control experiment

Most Americans would be surprised to learn that the federal government is still in the business of setting the prices that one industry can charge another for its services.  That kind of economic micromanagement seems archaic and outmoded in...

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Will you sit with us?

Back in New York, I will tell my constituents I was there. Years from now, I will tell my grandchildren I was there. I’ll tell them I sat next to civil-rights hero John Lewis and more than 170 other House Democrats, all of us exhausted but...

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Federal law hurting growth of electric vehicle market

It’s summer and you’re on a family vacation cruising down the interstate listening to the Eagles. Your child interrupts that peaceful easy feeling by declaring an immediate and unyielding need to use the restroom.

As a responsible parent...

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Trump defying constitution?

Trump is engaging in an arguably thuggish, demagogic campaign, staking out controversial and offensive positions.  The billionaire, most troubling of all, already is defying the Constitution.  The next president, on taking office, will...

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