Northern Virginia has experienced strong and consistent population growth over the past decade. Loudoun County grew more than any other county in the commonwealth over the past three years and recently became Virginia’s third most populous county. A booming population has led to growth in Northern Virginia’s economy, with competitive markets developing in all manner of industries, save one: health care. A single provider that has developed a near-monopoly, Inova, dominates health care in region.
Why do so many laws passed with good intentions and seemingly desirable goals so often fail? And why do they so often worsen the problems they are supposed to solve—and hurt people they are supposed to help?
With the tragic deaths of two newscasters at the hands of a disgruntled ex-employee on Wednesday, August 26 come the predictable calls for tighter gun control and keeping guns out the hands of “crazy” people. In no case, however, do the proposed solutions bear any relationship the crime itself. According to the media and progressive politicians, we have a “crime problem” and a “gun problem.”
West Virginia Solicitor General Elbert Lin discussed how the Clean Power Plan imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would dramatically alter power generation. The remarks were made during a[…]
Congressional Republicans are not pleased, to say the least, with President Obama’s audacious Clean Power Plan, a draconian edict that demands power plants reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 32 percent from 2005 levels in[…]
A new, national study is pointing to yet another instance in which the promised benefits of Obamacare have failed to materialize as forecast. The report, published Monday in the professional[…]
The same agency that once promised not to list the Gunnison sage grouse also once said the yellow-billed cuckoo did not warrant listing, yet here we are again. Small wonder that the very word “cuckoo” means crazy.
As state and local regulators weigh restrictions on pseudoephedrine and other over-the-counter cold medicines, easily converted into methamphetamine by underground drug labs, a national consumer advocacy organization has published a[…]
What’s a more iconic American postcard than young kids operating their own lemonade stands? What’s a quick way to teach kids the impact of government regulations on entrepreneurs? Shutting down their lemonade stand.
WASHINGTON –In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), President Obama revealed that regulations requiring U.S. companies to reduce emissions for “climate change” are part of his proposed free trade[…]
“Every state has an equivalent of the EPA. … They’re much more effective, much more efficient and certainly much more accountable at the state and local level than they are in Washington, [DC],” Walker said.
A new research by report by Thomas Stratmann and Jacob Russ at The George Mason University’s Mercatus Center shows that restrictions on the operation of hospitals is hurtful to the poor in the U.S. The study reveals[…]
“[This is a] big victory that has been a long-time coming,” said John Nothdurft, director of government relations at The Heartland Institute, in reaction to Gov. Brownback signing the bill yesterday. “States are now moving in the right direction and rolling back these policies.
The EPA is radically redefining “navigable waterways” to include 3% more of the nation’s water – and it’s not drawing any corresponding limitations on itself. In addition to lakes, rivers, bays and creeks, the EPA is coming from your drainage ditches, your reservoirs and yes, your big puddles.
Lawmakers in the U.K. are moving to ban synthetic psychoactive substances – colloquially known as “legal highs.” This may presage a similar policy move in the U.S. Ireland completely banned[…]