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Degrees of Opportunity: Lessons Learned from State-Level Data on Postsecondary Earnings Outcomes – The unintended consequences of Europe’s net neutrality law after one year

Key Points Despite a national emphasis on the role of the bachelor’s degree for economic success, many associate and certificate programs provide valuable routes into the middle class. Majors matter a great deal to postcollege earnings—no matter the degree level—and skills-oriented programs in health, engineering, …

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The unintended consequences of Europe’s net neutrality law after one year – The unintended consequences of Europe’s net neutrality law after one year

The EU’s law “laying down measures concerning open internet access” came into force in 2016. After a year with the law on the books, telecom regulators across Europe have submitted compliance reports to the supervisory Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the …

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Trump’s EPA Chief Charts a New Course: An Interview With Scott Pruitt

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke to me earlier this week at The Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club meeting in Washington. We discussed his leadership of the EPA, the agency’s top priorities, and what Pruitt considers true environmentalism. An edited transcript of our interview, …

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Why the New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is a Dud, and Why the Narrative Justifying It Is Wrong

While President Donald Trump’s response to the bipartisan health care proposal on Capitol Hill has slid from optimistic to negative, and then back to optimistic, he would be right to move away from this deal. Despite its advocates’ claims, this proposal isn’t needed to help …

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Democrat Didn’t Fire Top Staffer, Who Earned $170k, for Tax Evasion Conviction

The chief of staff to Rep. Bennie Thompson spends his days in the halls of Congress and his weekends in jail for tax evasion, after the Mississippi Democrat violated his pledge to fire his wealthy chief if the aide was found guilty of stiffing the …

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Problematic Women: Moms Fret Disney’s Moana Costumes ‘Cultural Appropriation’

The concern over “cultural appropriation” and Halloween costumes isn’t just an issue on college campuses anymore. According to the New York Post, some moms are deeming Disney costumes such as Moana inappropriate for their daughters to wear. Writing for the blog raceconscious.org, Sachi Feris said: …

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America’s Forest Fire Problem

Image credit: danna § curious tanglesvia Defining IdeasEnvironmental groups are preventing the government from managing its lands. Continue Reading....

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FreedomWorks Urges House to Pass Senate Budget, Move to Tax Reform

Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of their budget: “The passage of this budget is a step toward fundamental tax reform. We need to get tax reform done, and get it done fast, before the end …

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Republicans, Stand Up for Health Freedom – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

While there is plenty of blame to go around for Republicans’ inability to repeal and replace Obama Care, the effort was all but doomed as soon as the GOP chose to fight on the wrong battlefield. Trying to pass a replacement through the budget process …

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Confirmed: 99% of Union Donations Go to Liberal-Leaning Causes

Unions across the country donated $765 million to various organizations over the last four years, and 99 percent of that cash went to liberal-leaning causes. Labor unions gave $764,952,394 to left-wing special interests between 2012 and 2016, according to the Center for Union Facts. Of the …

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