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A Matter of Trust: Why Congress Should Turn Federal Lands into Fiduciary Trusts

Randal O'Toole
January 15, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, O'Toole writes that the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service collectively manage over a quarter of the land

Troubled Neighbor: Mexico’s Drug Violence Poses a Threat to the United States

Ted Galen Carpenter
February 2, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Ted Carpenter writes a troubling security problem brewing in Mexico.

NATO at 60: A Hollow Alliance

Ted Galen Carpenter
March 30, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Ted Carpenter writes that as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 60th birthday, there are mounting signs of trouble within the alliance and reasons to dou

Pakistan and the Future of U.S. Policy

Malou Innocent
April 13, 2009

In this foregn policy brief and Policy Analysis, Malou Innocent states that there is a spreading Islamic insurgency around the ungoverned border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Bright Lines and Bailouts: To Bail or Not To Bail, That Is the Question

Vern McKinley and Gary Gegenheimer
April 20, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, McKinley writes that a financial-institution bailout involves government intervention through a transaction or forbearance targeted to a financial institution or group

Obamacare to Come: Seven Bad Ideas for Health Care Reform

Michael D. Tanner
May 21, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Tanner contends that President Obama has made it clear that reforming the American health care system will be one of his top priorities.

Broadcast Localism and the Lessons of the Fairness Doctrine

John Samples
May 27, 2009

Samples writes in this Policy Analysis, Samples writes that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizes a laissez-faire policy toward speech and the press.

Thinking Clearly about Economic Inequality

Will Wilkinson
July 14, 2009

In the Policy Analysis the author writes that those who speak about economic inequality, marked by a lack of clarity and care, have con- fused the public about the meaning and moral significan

Fannie Med? Why a “Public Option” Is Hazardous to Your Health

July 27, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Michael Cannon writes that President Obama and other Democrats have proposed creating a new government health insurance program as an option for Americans under the ag

Halfway to Where? Answering the Key Questions of Health Care Reform

Michael D. Tanner
September 9, 2009

Tanner writes in this Policy Analysis that although neither the House nor the Senate passed a health care bill by President Obama’s August deadline, various pieces of legislation have made it throu

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