Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Zero-Subsidy Energy Policy

June 10, 2014

Compared to other areas of the economy, the U.S. energy sector (except for the electricity industry) historically has been lightly regulated and relatively free.

Research & Commentary: The Clean Air Act

June 10, 2014

In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, a law that granted authority to the federal government to control air pollution across the nation.

Research & Commentary: “Right to Try” Experimental Drug Laws

June 3, 2014

The current process for pharmaceutical firms seeking Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for new medications is long and arduous.

Research & Commentary: Endocrine Disruptors

June 2, 2014

Like all other multicellular organisms, human beings have endocrine systems.

Research & Commentary: Virginia Should Require Legislative Approval for Medicaid Expansion

May 29, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid to cover individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Research & Commentary: The FCC’s Title II Proposal

May 29, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission in May voted 3-2 to advance new Internet rules addressing two major polic

Research & Commentary: Rideshare Regulation in Illinois and Chicago

May 27, 2014

Over the past several years, the popularity of “transportation network providers” (rideshare) has grown exponentially across the country.

Research & Commentary: FCC Plan to Block State Limits on Muni Broadband

May 23, 2014

Municipal broadband efforts have failed in nearly every place they have been implemented, costing taxpayers millions while tackling a nonexistent problem.

Research & Commentary: State Waivers from EPA Regulation

May 19, 2014

The federal environmental regulatory system is broken.

Research & Commentary: Ohio Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

May 19, 2014

The Ohio Senate took a small but important first step for electricity consumers by voting to freeze the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard, also known as a Renewable Portfolio Standard (