January 31, 2018 12:55 PM
For the last 25 years, the states have lost out on millions in tax revenue they could have collected from sports betting, thanks to a ban pushed by and maintained by sports leagues. The federal government made a grave error in 1992 when it when it put the interest of these private profit-earning businesses over those of the states and voters. Now that this failed federal policy is on its way out, states should not repeat the mistake.
January 26, 2018 12:23 PM
If you have ever visited California, you have probably encountered the warning labels that appear on everything from seaweed to soft drinks, informing you that they contain “dangerous” ingredients that might cause cancer or birth defects.
January 24, 2018 1:47 PM
A new corporate video from Burger King ostensibly supports net neutrality regulations, but actually demonstrates exactly why such rules are unnecessary.
January 17, 2018 7:14 AM
Congress should use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's small dollar loan rule.
January 12, 2018 12:22 PM
A panel of government experts gets together and decides what is healthy to eat and what isn’t. What could possibly go wrong?
Freethink Media’s new video on the history of the Food Pyramid will make for surprising viewing for anyone who assumes official health and nutrition advice should be taken at face value. Starting in the late 1980s, the office of the U.S. Surgeon General took the lead in waging the federal government’s war on dietary fat. This led to years of recommendations and public information campaigns that, among...
January 9, 2018 7:43 AM
Congress should encourage safety regulators to more rapidly adopt modern standards developed by private professional organizations.
January 5, 2018 11:27 AM
Our friends at the Federalist Society have a great new short film out about the history of alcohol regulation, from the last days of Prohibition to the new profusion of craft distilleries in recent years.
The producers of American Spirit made the always-smart decision to include my colleague Angela Logomasini among the experts they interviewed. Angela has written for many years about consumer health and chemical risk, and has been fighting for smarter regulation of everything from agricultural pesticides...
December 21, 2017 10:06 AM
Drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have become increasingly useful to pretty much everyone. No longer just the stuff of modern warfare, UAS are increasingly used in real estate, agriculture, infrastructure inspection, and search and rescue, to name just a few of their current civilian applications. Consumers are also buying drones for...
December 4, 2017 7:00 AM
This morning the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case that pits New Jersey against both the nation’s largest sports leagues and the Trump administration. The immediate question at issue in...
November 30, 2017 2:05 PM
Yesterday, a U.S. District Court in San Francisco ordered Bitcoin service provider Coinbase to comply with a dramatically scaled-back Internal Revenue Service summons for user information. CEI participated in the case by filing an amicus brief urging the court to recognize the property-based...