Issues in the News
Lawmakers prepare to vote on a major new farm bill.
Defenders of agricultural subsidies claim the program ensures a stable food supply and keeps farmers out of poverty, but the fact is the vast majority of American farmers do well without government aid.
This week marks the tenth anniversary of a landmark vote in the Senate against alarmist global warming policies.
What has happened since Byrd-Hagel has confirmed the Senate’s foresight and prudence. The EU is proving that it is possible to incur high costs to cut emissions without actually cutting them. Since <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Kyoto was negotiated in 1997, emissions have actually been rising faster in percentage terms in the EU than in the U.S.
The House considers major new reforms to the insurance industry.
We have a badly broken insurance regime in the United States. I’m not one who normally would endorse a proposal to create a new federal bureaucracy but, if it liberates markets from the tyranny of state regulation, I’ll support it.
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