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American Health Care Act doesn’t go far enough

The first, and most obvious shortcoming is that it does not in fact repeal Obamacare.

By Dr. Jill Vecchio and Frank Francone · March 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Health Care, National, Obamacare
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Republican Obamacare replacement falls well short of meaningful reform

In its current form, AHCA should be defeated.

By Laura Carno · March 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Health Care, National, Obamacare
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Reason #8 most Americans don’t ride transit: Life is complicated

For most Americans, transit doesn’t serve the complexity of most of their adult lives.

By Randal O'Toole · February 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Trump’s pen tells a story. It seems that in a global, modern world, even when buying American, it’s hard to buy American.

By Jon Caldara · February 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Jon Caldara, National
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Reason #7 most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t carry freight

Carrying large packages, suitcases, or shopping bags on transit is awkward at best and impossible at worst.

By Randal O'Toole · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

There are plenty of issues to report on regarding President Trump and his new administration, but a so-called “gag order” at the EPA isn’t one of them.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · January 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, National
Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Reason #6 most Americans don’t ride transit: Its infrastructure is crumbling

Rather than maintain transit systems in a state of good repair, the transit industry has chosen to build more transit lines that it can’t afford to maintain.

By Randal O'Toole · January 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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Reason #1 why most Americans don’t ride transit: It’s slow

Taken as a whole, urban transit averages 14.1 mph, less than half the speed of driving in most cities.

By Randal O'Toole · January 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Watching the leftist meltdown following the election is one of the greatest spectacles I’ve ever enjoyed.

By Jon Caldara · January 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Jon Caldara, National
Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Much of the city/suburb debate is a struggle over who gets to tax residents of an urban area.

By Randal O'Toole · December 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation, Uran Renewal