Category: National Policy Analysis

Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington, and Constable Council Nedd II

Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington, and Constable Council Nedd II

National Policy Analysis #680 /
Senator Mitch McConnell is considering taking the “First Step Act” (S. 2795), a criminal justice reform bill, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session. He should not. The U.S. criminal justice system is in need ...
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To All the Moms in America: Thanks, by Amy Ridenour

Try this quick quiz: Who invented Mother's Day? Why is Mother's Day the second Sunday of May? Is Mother's Day changing? Four hundred years ago, the English began a holiday they termed "Mothering Sunday." Taking place on the fourth Sunday ...
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Latin America Go Home: Tobacco Policies in Foreign Countries Should Be Made by Foreign Countries, Not in U.S. Courts, by Amy Ridenour

A rash of foreign governments have begun filing lawsuits against U.S. tobacco companies. The suits, filed so far by Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Venezuela, and perhaps soon by others including Russia and Brazil,1 are patterned after tobacco lawsuits filed ...
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Americans Are Better Off Than We Think, by Amy Ridenour

Quiz: Which are true? A. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. B. Americans have less free time every year. C. Americans are being left with inferior service jobs because manufacturing jobs are being shipped overseas ...
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Bill Would Fund Parks, Hockey Rinks to Rescue Oceans, by David Ridenour

Only politicians would try sell the idea that best way to reduce environmental threats to the oceans is to spend more money on ice hockey rinks, parks and other recreational facilities in cities. But that's precisely what some of our ...
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Government Hinders Environmental Progress, Free Market Advances It, by David Ridenour

The free market can be one of the most powerful forces for solving the nation's environment problems if government doesn't stand in the way. Two cases in point are the experiences of Benjamin Cone of North Carolina and the Lexmark ...
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Congress Considers Tax Limitation Constitutional Amendment, by Amy Ridenour

In the year 1057, Lady Godiva urged her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes on the people of Coventry. Leofric replied that he would do so only if his wife rode naked through the town marketplace. Lady Godiva ...
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Supreme Court and Congress Act Against Junk Science, by Amy Ridenour

Newspaper readers nationwide chuckled recently, reading Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Associated Press stories about a southern Florida sports club that had banned soap, shampoo and shaving cream for the club's locker room.(1) The club had recently paid more than $50,000 ...
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Latin American Nations Use U.S. Legal System for Profit, by Amy Ridenour

Greedy plaintiffs attorneys making back-room deals with elected officials, massive contingency fee deals, untested legal theories, multi-billion dollar claims - sounds like another day in the U.S. court system, doesn't it? But this time the perpetrators are five Latin American ...
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Clinton’s Urban Sprawl Program Threatens Freedom and the Environment, by David Ridenour

National Policy Analysis #231 /
What percentage of U.S. land do you think has been developed? 50%? 25%? 10%? Answer: Less than 5%. Yet the Clinton Administration believes that taxpayers must pay for a multi-billion dollar land acquisition program aimed at curbing "urban sprawl" - ...
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