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Republicans Are Using An Arcane Tool To Handcuff Federal Agencies

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― While President Donald Trump distracts the public with his angry tweets, Republicans in Congress have been busy undoing federal regulat...

CRA Resolutions Declare Open Season On Americans

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

For corporate predators, pickpockets and polluters, it's morning in America. Today, both chambers of Congress will begin introducing and voting on Co...

Secret Productivity Killer: Too Many Rules in the Workplace

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 01.18.2017 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

What would the world be like without rules and regulations? We'd experience chaos on the roadways, anarchy in our schools, a criminal justice system r...

Regulations can Enable Innovation instead of Killing it

David B. Black | Posted 12.12.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

Regulations that enable innovation? How can that be?? Don't regulations inhibit or even prevent innovation? Yes they do. Wouldn't it be nice if there...

Donald Trump Says He Wants To Cut '70 To 80 Percent' Of Regulations

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics

It can be notoriously difficult to pin down Donald Trump on the finer points of policy. But on Monday morning, the Republican presidential nominee put...

Get Smart Fast: Paul Ryan's Energy Plan In 200 Words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

The premise of the document is that energy reform starts with regulatory reform. The plan includes repealing the Clean Power Plan, streamlining permitting and generally reducing the regulatory burden on the energy sector.

Get Smart Fast: the Politics of a Carbon Tax in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

At its core, a carbon tax is a tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels. It would raise revenue and result in reductions of CO2. Some supporters ha...

Governments Can't Keep Up With Their Own Post-Crisis Regulations

European Horizons | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

In the wake of the financial crisis, governments across advanced economies are attempting to better regulate these funds to prevent them from contributing to any broader market turmoil or needing government assistance in the future.

Small Business Gets a Voice on Over Regulation. Finally.

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

The cost of government regulations is staggering and it's a cost that only goes one way: Up. I just clicked over to the Federal Register website, whe...

The Tech Smokescreen Fighting Regulation

David Sable | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
David Sable

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human min...

The Regulatory State Benefits the Wealthy, Part One

James Peron | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
James Peron

While some inequality is the result of entrepreneurial skill, innovation and productivity, much is the result of government interventions redistributing wealth up the pyramid.

As Driverless Cars Hit the Streets, States Weigh New Rules

Stateline | Casey Williams | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Virginia Just Became The First State To Regulate DraftKings And FanDuel

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 03.08.2016 | Sports

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Monday signed a sweeping package of regulations to govern daily fantasy sports operators, five months after an "i...

'Green News Report' - January 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.28.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democratic Presidential candidates focus on climate and clean energy in I...

Population Shift to Red States Should Make GOP Nervous

Kevin Price | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Kevin Price

The future looks bright for conservative friendly states on paper, but this will only be the case if new voters support the very policies that have made these states so attractive in the first place.

Why Internet Platforms Don't Need Special Regulation

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Lawmakers and regulators lately have come under intense pressure to regulate upstart Internet market platforms as they rapidly transform entire sectors of the economy by providing simple and elegant new ways for buyers and sellers to connect and do business online.

Friday Talking Points -- Rebutting GOP Debate Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2016 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

This week's talking points are all, essentially, rebuttals to the biggest nonsense espoused on the stage of the fourth Republican debate. It was hard to pick only seven, as there was a bumper crop of nonsense in this particular debate, so forgive us if your favorite didn't make the cut.

The Killer Question Republicans Couldn't Answer Tuesday Night

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Tuesday night's Republican debate was devoid of flashy moments. Nobody said anything particularly embarrassing. Nobody said anything particularly memo...

A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 11.11.2016 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

We have now come to expect the head-to-head clashes between politicians with opposing views. At first appearance, the Supreme Court may seem to fall in line with this rule with its frequent nail-biting cases. But according to United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the opposite holds true.

Kill a Worker? You're Not a Criminal. Steal a Worker's Pay? You Are One.

Rena Steinzor | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime
Rena Steinzor

Secretary Perez needs to upgrade health and safety enforcement to the level of wage and hour enforcement. Workers must be paid a fair wage, but they also need to survive a day on the job.

McConnell Says Our Worst Problem Is Not High Inequality, Low Wages, Limited Jobs or Crumbling Infrastructure but... Overregulation?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Republicans like McConnell love to talk about bureaucrats gumming up the works. But what they really want is to get government out of the business of protecting consumers and workers from unscrupulous corporations, too many of whom will take every chance they get to maximize profits without concern for the dangers those risks pose to the rest of us.

New Proposals to Rein in Payday Loans Show Why Unscrupulous Corporations Want You to Hate Government

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Reining in the payday loan industry has been in the works over at the CFPB for a while now, and it's not a moment too soon. Why isn't there national regulation? Although some people are willing to do so, liberals believe that our country cannot permit such behavior.

The Reality of Making Progressive Change in Washington

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

So we're left with a dilemma. Support a big improvement over current law even though it's imperfect, or say we won't stand for the shortcomings and forgo any change.

The State Bar of California Intends on Silencing Its Members

Mark Baer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

If the Bar does decide to require certain disclaimers in lawyer blogs, how does that impact previously published blogs over which the attorney does not have editorial control?

Zach Carter

Congress Revives Gingrich-Era Law To Thwart Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress aim to revamp an anti-regulatory law from the Newt Gingrich era in an effort to paralyze new financial, environm...