By Timothy P. Carney | 04/22/14 05:18 PM
Hollywood is politically powerful. Tech writer Tim Lee has noticed that the U.S. Trade Representative has tended to advance Hollywood's agenda on content rules. He has also noticed that Hollywood tends to hire up USTR alumni. At Vox, Lee walks through some of the specifics, but also takes up...
04/22/14 06:45 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as...
04/21/14 07:30 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states. The chamber passed the measure by Assemblyman...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/21/14 02:51 PM
Regulation is often the means by which politicians and incumbent businesses collude to amplify their own power and wealth at the expense of outsiders — including competitors and consumers.
By Washington Examiner | 04/18/14 06:30 AM
Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Alexis de Tocqueville, author of the classic Democracy in America, were born in different times and places. But the French aristocrat and American think tanker have the measure of the federal behemoth in the age of Obama. Writing in 1835,...
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/17/14 10:09 AM
When you see a regulation promulgated in the name of public safety, always ask yourself: which special interest is profiting off this new intrusion of government?
By Bloomberg News | 04/16/14 10:53 AM
Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation...
By Rich Tucker | 04/07/14 07:44 PM
In his classic baseball book “Ball Four,” Jim Bouton writes that as a child he longed to be able to run, just once, across the beautiful outfield grass. Yet as an adult and a major league ballplayer, he takes being on the field for granted. “Sometimes I forget to tingle,” he writes. In...
04/03/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has cleared a bill that would boost state oversight of chemical storage facilities, following the West Virginia chemical spill. The Environment and Public Works committee in a bipartisan voice vote Thursday advanced the measure. The bill would require states...
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 12:19 PM
As Connecticut moves on several fronts to diversify its supply of energy, proposals for wind power have stalled as state lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on rules for turbine locations, shadows created by spinning blades and other details.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/25/14 04:04 PM
The top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee Tuesday issued a subpoena to the Interior Department’s inspector general, demanding a readable copy of a critical report on coal-mining reform. Committee Chairman Rep. Doc Hastings, of Washington state, said the panel has been...
03/24/14 03:09 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., visited Uber's D.C. offices to explain why he believes the country will grow more economically without burdening governmental regulations.
03/24/14 01:45 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to toss locally grown Romaine hearts with anchovy dressing in a metal bowl, while another, facing...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/18/14 05:50 PM
We knew Chris Christie could reach across the aisle, but who would have guessed he could turn the liberal commentariat into free-market libertarians? The secret: enforcing regulations that get between rich New York-area consumers and their luxury electric cars. Tesla manufactures plug-in...
By John Stossel | 03/18/14 03:46 PM
When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house: "I'm not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there. There are some that don't work."
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