The Streetcar Fantasy
Plans to build streetcar lines in San Antonio are based on several critical fallacies, including claims that streetcars are superior to buses in their ability to attract riders and that streetcars
Pricewaterhouse Coopers' 'Too Late' Report: Poor Science, No Practical Solutions
A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), titled Too Late for Two Degrees?
The Parent Trigger: Justification and Design Guidelines
Sometimes, it seems as though the debate over school reform takes place in an alternate universe where time passes but nothing really changes.
Seven Educational Reasons to Oppose San Antonio’s Pre-K Plan
On November 6, San Antonio voters will decide whether to increase their sales tax by 1/8th cent to generate $280 million over a period of eight years.
21 Reasons Why the San Antonio Pre-K Tax Plan Is a Bad Idea
On November 6, voters in San Antonio, Texas will vote on whether the city should own and operate a network of early childhood education centers. The initiative is controversial, and rightly so.
The Ryan Budget vs. the Obama Budget
By selecting House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney reframed the 2012 presidential election as a contest between Ryan’s 2013 proposed
Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
In this Heartland policy brief, Dan Pilla asserts that unless there is a substantial change in leadership in Washington in the next election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
How Should Insurers Treat Tobacco Use? A Review of the Research
For insurers, the most salient fact about tobacco use can be summarized simply: overwhelming scientificevidence indicates that all widely used forms of tobacco harm human health.
Wisconsin’s Act 10: A Partial Fix for the State Budget Deficit
Wisconsin Act 10, Gov.
Shades of EPA: The Flawed Human Health Effects Epidemiology in the California Air Resources Board’s Diesel Truck Emission Rules
On December 12, 2009, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a subdivision of the California Environmental Protection Agency, published its final rule to reduce diesel exhaust emissions in the
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