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ePrivacy Update: Your Old Emails Can Still Be Read Without a Warrant

Posted: January 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Most things electronic get updated at least every couple of years. But one of the main laws governing electronic privacy protections hasn’t been updated since . . . 1986. Yes, really. Unfortunately. That law is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, enacted when Ronald Reagan was president, people still rented VHS tapes from Blockbuster on Friday […]

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Governor Ducey Announces RedTape.AZ.Gov

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 11:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced a new program aimed at freeing Arizona’s businesses from the burden of harmful and outdated regulations standing in the way of economic growth and job creation. The website—RedTape.AZ.Gov—is a new online service that empowers Arizonans to make recommendations about how to update our state’s regulatory system. The innovative […]

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What Government Does, Markets Do Better (Almost Always)

Posted: December 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Dear Friend:   Can markets really deliver this better than government? Roads Water and Sewer Electricity Transmission and Generation Fire and emergency services Refuse collection Education Dr. Byron Schlomach, one of the nation’s leading experts in competitive outsourcing and public-private partnerships, resoundingly declares, YES! in Compact for America Policy Brief No. 16, Yield to the […]

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SOWELL: A Public Service

Posted: December 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding […]

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Want a Rocketing Economy in Your State?

Posted: December 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

How would you like to see your state generate thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new economic growth in as few as five years without costing the taxpayer a dime, just by increasing freedom, federalism and local control? That’s what the Prosperity States Initiative would likely deliver for the State of […]

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BARONE: Some Free Advice for the Democratic Party

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 6:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Herewith some unsolicited free advice for the Democratic Party. Whether it’s worth more than the price I leave up to Democrats to decide. The first thing to remember is that the Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world. It’s had its ups and downs over many years. Under any fair reading of […]

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I, Whiskey: How Freedom Makes Better Booze and Happier People (video)

Posted: December 3, 2016 at 9:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Great new video from the Competitive Enterprise Institute. If you loved I, Pencil, you’ll love this too! Image Source: George Hodan License: Public Domain

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Governmental Piracy and Civil Asset Forfeiture

Posted: November 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

I give to you the robbery of a Christian band, church, and orphanage. A gentleman named Eh Wah, a Burmese immigrant who is now an American citizen, had been on the road for close to 12 hours. He was in charge of handling the money for a Burmese music group that had been touring the […]

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The Surprise in California’s Medical Bill Law – AB 72

Posted: November 3, 2016 at 11:30 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Assembly Bill 72 is a pro-insurance wolf in patient-friendly clothing. AB 72 authorizes insurers and managed care plans to impose price controls on its competitors: out-of-network physicians. AB 72 allows health plans to systematically underpay California’s safety-net providers while creating shortages of care for patients. _________________________________________________________________________ These days, in order to keep costs down the […]

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