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What happens in a world where medical innovations like the vaccines that are defeating the coronavirus are no longer possible? That could be the result of a ham-handed effort to make America an "also-ran" country in the global pharmaceutical business.

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In a recent interview with Tax Education Foundation of Iowa, Dr. Ernie Goss, Professor of Economics at Creighton University, discussed current issues and economic trends for both Iowa and the nation. Goss noted that Iowa’s economy “is still about three or four percent below pre-pandemic leve…

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President Joe Biden promised to not increase taxes on the middle-class, but his gift to organized labor, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), has the same impact as a tax increase on millions of Americans. The PRO Act does not protect anyone’s right to organize; those rights a…

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“Infrastructure Week” has become the new Groundhog Day, with a new cadre of politicians selling familiar transportation ideas to the American public. The Biden administration is proposing to pour $2 trillion into America’s infrastructure – or at least anything that Biden and his team deem to…

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Later this year, America will mark the 20-year anniversary of its invasion of Afghanistan. Last week, President Joe Biden announced he will move to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by mid-September. Even a cursory analysis of the human cost of this war – and the cost to the American…

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Just over three months into his presidency, Joe Biden has been nothing if not active. Fresh off proposing two bills that could end up costing taxpayers $5 trillion over the next decade, the President is now proposing yet another $1.5 trillion spending package. This plan, intended to fund exp…

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n the early days of Louisiana’s COVID-19 outbreak, it became clear that the state needed more medical professionals to care for those battling the virus. While Louisiana policymakers have little control over the number of doctors and nurses in the country, a new study from the Pelican Instit…

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With the national debt at $28 trillion, and counting, President Joe Biden is requesting another astronomical budget increase. In the recently released fiscal year (FY) 2022 president’s budget request, Biden proposes $24.7 billion for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). …

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There were so many lies in Vice President Kamala Harris’ and President Joe Biden’s presentations on guns Thursday that it is hard to know where to start. One thing is certain, though: The media fact-checkers won’t question their claims. Here are just a few of the false ones:

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President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which includes a laundry list of infrastructure proposals with a $2 trillion total price tag, wants to allocate more taxpayer money ($100 billion) toward broadband, even though the government’s track record on high-speed internet is faulty.

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Since the start of the pandemic, leading drug makers such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson have relied on robust intellectual property (IP) protections in developing coronavirus vaccines. Because of the patent protections afforded by developed countries such as the …

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Visit any misdemeanor court in Louisiana and you will quickly be convinced of the failed state of Louisiana’s drug policy. The courtrooms are filled with scared Louisianans missing work and school for possession of marijuana. Drive down any road, visit any school, or talk with any cop and yo…

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At a whopping 886 pages, H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, has stirred plenty of controversy. It passed the House along almost perfectly partisan lines: 220 Democrats supported it; 209 Republicans and one Democrat opposed it. The Senate is considering a similar bill.

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New York City’s gifted and talented students are in the crosshairs of woke activists who seek to impose “racial justice” in the city’s school system, not by improving education but by destroying opportunities for the city’s most advanced learners. And we can’t let them win.

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It’s not easy to ask federal agencies to regulate … themselves. Despite previously committing to a review of virtually all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – the FDA’s parent agency – is backtracking on this commitment. HHS is …

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For the last five years, I have been honored to serve as Louisiana's chief legal officer. My service has focused on protecting Louisiana's families, freedoms, and the rule of law. Part of protecting Louisiana is fighting the opioid epidemic, and this is an issue that I have not taken lightly.

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For most people around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic seems a great human tragedy, with deaths, bankruptcies, and fractured mental states. Yet for some, especially among the green Twitterati and in some policy shops, the pandemic presents a grand opportunity to enact permanent lockdowns on…

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Just as America recovers from the worst pandemic in 100 years, President Joe Biden is itching to raise taxes. Biden is reportedly pushing for the largest tax hikes in 30 years in an attempt to pay for an infrastructure bill, prolonged trillion-dollar deficits, and a $28 trillion debt. Tax in…

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Just about a year after the first wave of coronavirus-related lockdowns, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has greenlit two vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna. And, just recently, Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was also approved under emergency use authorization (EUA). The speedy approval sc…

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Just prior to World War I, the United States were virtually debt free and often operated under a budget surplus. Then, along came Woodrow Wilson. Wilson’s deficits added roughly $22 billion to the national debt, an almost eight-fold increase from the debt with which he began his term. After …

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After a year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re finally seeing signs of hope, as more Americans get vaccinated. While most of us may return to something approaching normal soon, it will take longer for the pandemic-ravaged economy to recover.

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South Australia in 2016; California last year; now, Texas. The recent blackout is a terrible ordeal for Texans but a political disaster for the Biden administration. The president had just signed an executive order making climate change the organizing principle of his administration. All coa…

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President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are pushing for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Congress has already approved $4 trillion in pandemic relief and stimulus measures and billions of that money has yet to be spent. Congress is also considering a $6.1 trillion budget and th…

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President Joe Biden has proposed $4 trillion in tax increases on American families and businesses. While Biden touts his tax hike plan as a way to ensure corporations “pay their fair share,” the proposal will harm the U.S. economy at a time that it is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

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America is currently engaged in a regime-level struggle that will preserve or destroy the purpose that has defined it. On one side stands the American way of life, characterized by republican self-government and the habits of mind and character necessary to sustain it. On the other side stan…

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Lawmakers and a new administration are once again at odds over how best to continue the coronavirus relief effort. Congressional Republicans and President Joe Biden don’t see eye to eye on Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 related relief. Lawmakers are understandably reluctant to sa…

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Tax headaches have started early for American small businesses this tax season. States can help these employers and accelerate the economic recovery by clarifying that business expenses paid from Paycheck Protection Plan loans are fully tax-deductible, in-line with federal tax law.

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It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. But, one not-so-sweet policy continues to wreak havoc on consumers and candy manufacturers across the country. Thanks to a policy dating back to the New Deal era, the federal government maintains a rigid series of price controls on sugar a…