by | Apr 2, 2019

Article II of the Constitution mandates the Electoral College for electing our President. November Presidential elections are managed by States and are indirect elections in which Presidential Electors are elected to represent their state and vote for President. With the…

by | Jan 8, 2018

In 2017 it seems particularly difficult to name a public policy issue on which a majority of Republicans agree with a majority of Democrats. But a Gallup poll taken in October shows 64 percent of Americans, including a slight majority…

by | Dec 21, 2017

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) has gone nowhere in Congress. And yet it won’t go away, either. If RAWA were ever to pass Congress and become law, it would impose a one-size-fits-all ban on states legalizing online gaming….

by | Sep 25, 2017

Any resident of the DC-area has undoubtedly seen from afar or been in the new billion-dollar MGM National Harbor Casino. When I see it, I am reminded of how it was only a few decades ago that an overlapping array…

by | Sep 20, 2017

Justice Louis Brandeis noted that “a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” This notion of states as the laboratories…

by | Aug 29, 2017

For months, the pharmaceutical industry’s consistent disregard of consumers and bad press has seemed like a setup that was missing a punchline. Critics of the industry have been consistently frustrated as we wait for the other shoe to drop. These…

by | Jul 24, 2017

America’s cold civil war has been heating up. It was only a matter of time until it started turning violent. In a country where major corporations sponsor the theatrical murder of the President because they so dislike his policies, where…

by | Jun 9, 2017

Next week Speaker Paul Ryan plans to ask the House a vote on a bill to nationalize medical malpractice law. If that sounds pretty unconservative — you’re right. The move comes just weeks after the Ryan-led House GOP abandoned its…

by | Jun 2, 2017

The Trump Administration’s first annual budget proposal to Congress (for fiscal year 2018) seeks to reduce the EPA’s budget by a third, as promised. Some of the details are yet to emerge, but there is already a heated debate about…

by | May 30, 2017

Last week I wrote about a new proposal, released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, that would end the 25-year prohibition against states legalizing sports gambling. The bill would allow states to legalize any other form of gambling they choose to…

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