CATO INSTITUTE: Contrary to Theresa May’s Comments, the West Is Interfering in Syria’s Civil War

Shortly after the air and missile strikes that U.S., British and French forces launched against the Syrian government’s alleged chemical weapons sites, British Prime Minister Theresa May insisted that the goal simply was to degrade the ability of Bashar-al Assad’s regime to use such weapons in the future and to bolster the longstanding international taboo. Read More »

CATO INSTITUTE: Attorney General Sessions Proposes An Even More Destructive Opioid Policy

Speaking to a group of law enforcement officials in Raleigh, NC yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced proposed rule changes to the way the Drug Enforcement Administration sets quotas on the manufacturing of opioids. The DEA now presumes to be able to divine the likelihood a particular type of prescription opioid will be diverted to the illegal market when setting production quotas. Read More »

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: Trump Administration’s Success in Tackling $2 Trillion Federal Regulatory Burden Faces Risk

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released the 25th anniversary edition of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State, CEI’s survey of the size and scope of the federal regulatory burden. According to author, CEI Vice President for Policy Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., federal regulations cost consumers, businesses, and the U.S. economy nearly $2 trillion in 2017. Read More »

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI Commends Court Ruling Against PETA in Monkey Business Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)'s motion to dismiss and vacate a district court's ruling that only humans can author copyrightable works. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) had filed an amicus brief opposing this motion in Naruto v. Slater and is pleased with the court’s decision. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: 25,000 hours and still counting: A faithful volunteer at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers are vital to managing our public lands. They help greet visitors, staff events, maintain trails and conserve wildlife habitat. Many volunteer a few hours a week, but one passionate volunteer has logged 25,000+ hours surveying wildlife at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico -- that’s equal to working full time for more than 12 years. Read More »