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    Electric Cars and Crony Federalism

    Competition is good—but only when it encourages a “race to the top.” That’s true in business and among the states as well. Competition can encourage policy innovation. For example, Pennsylvania carefully (but reasonably) regulates hydraulic fracturing, and it is reaping the benefits as companies create jobs by safely extracting oil … More

    Will the Anti-Koch Brigade Boycott MSNBC?

    Is cable news network MSNBC complicit in the death of Trayvon Martin? The suggestion, of course, is absurd. But under the same logic that liberals have used to tie Koch Industries to the Martin shooting, companies like General Electric and Comcast—owners of MSNBC—would be just as responsible. The issue arose … More

    Sen. Jim DeMint at The Bloggers Briefing

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) will be stopping by Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing. He will be discussing his new book, “The Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me.” As noted in Heritage President Ed Feulner’s review, the book chronicles the rise of a movement that provided … More

    Washington in a Flash: Will Congress Cut, Cap and Balance?

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) visits Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing. He will be discussing his new book, “The Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me,” which highlights the birth of the Tea Party. He will be joined by American Legislative Exchange Council Senior Director for … More

    Chart of the Week: Tax Burden Is Rising to Highest Level in History

    President Obama will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow to resume talks on the debt limit. The rare Sunday meeting between top Republicans and Democrats could signal the start of “hard bargaining” after Thursday’s debt talks left the parties far apart. While Democrats want tax increases on the table in debt negotiations, Republicans … More

    High-Tax, High-Spend Model Still Does Not Work

    State government finances are in a bad way, and for an examination of why that is the case, see the latest edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” released this week by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The basic story, as anyone following state fiscal issues will surely know, is that … More