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Russian Trolls Are Pitting Americans Against Energy Industry

It appears Russian internet trolls didn’t limit their mischief to the last presidential election. According to a March report from the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Russian trolls are actively trying to disrupt U.S. energy markets. The committee’s report focuses on the Internet Research Agency …

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A Modest Proposal for Reducing U.S.-China Trade Tensions

U.S. trade negotiators are meeting with their Chinese counterparts in China this week to begin what may be a continuous round of trade talks. Here’s an idea that might help those negotiations come to a successful conclusion.  Appearing in the Wall Street Journal in April, …

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IPI Celebrates World IP Day 2018, Launches Open Letter to WIPO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 26, 2018 CONTACT: Erin Humiston, (972) 874-5139, or [email protected]   DALLAS – The Institute for Policy Innovation, in partnership with Property Rights Alliance, is proud to stand with content creators and rights holders around the world to fight for stronger, more …

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Coalition Letter Celebrating 2018 World Intellectual Property Day

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Coalition Letter Urging Intellectual Property Protection Under NAFTA

April 19, 2018  The Honorable Robert E. LighthizerOffice of the U.S. Trade RepresentativeExecutive Office of the President600 17th Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20006  Dear Ambassador Lighthizer:  The undersigned organizations, on behalf of the American citizens we represent, urge that strong protections of U.S. intellectual property be …

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No, Mr. President, You Have That Backwards

The Wall Street Journal quotes President Trump as saying, “Japan sends us millions and millions of cars, and we tax them virtually not at all.”  You have that completely backwards, Mr. President!  The U.S. already imposes a tariff: 2.5 percent on cars and 25 percent …

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Florida Insurance Scheme Defrauded Million$

By Chris Woodward It’s not every day that a person is sentenced for fraud involving medical clinics, but it’s more common than one might think. The SunSentinel reports 55-year-old attorney Jason Dalley wept in court Monday as a judge sentenced him to spend a year and nine months …

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Paul Ryan Fell Victim to the Senate Filibuster's Paralyzing Effect on Legislation

Twice in three years a Republican has willingly vacated the powerful position of speaker of the House. That’s extraordinary, and the blame can be laid squarely at the feet of the Senate filibuster — which President Trump has been right to blame. For years now …

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Raise Teachers' Salaries by Draining the Public School Administrators' Swamp

Public school teachers have taken to the streets in a number of states demanding higher salaries. Conservatives often respond by claiming that we already spend enough on public education—an average of $11,392 per student, according to a recent article in Governing magazine. But not all …

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Supreme Court Hears Landmark Internet Sales Tax Case

DALLAS – Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the landmark Internet sales tax case, South Dakota vs. Wayfair, which could allow states to force businesses in other states to collect internet sales taxes for them. The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), along with several …

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