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The Granite State Goes All In Against Internet Sales Taxes

By Michael Graham New Hampshire politicians from the State House to the US Senate have lined up against the expansion of internet sales taxes ahead of a Supreme Court hearing later this month that could end the current sales-tax status quo. Gov. Chris Sununu and NH …

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Federal Report: Obamacare Charges Luxury Premiums For Economy Health Plans

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an excellent, detailed summary of the Affordable Care Act’s 2018 health insurance exchange enrollment. It’s not a pretty picture. President Barack Obama and the Democrats who forced this law on the country promised us it would …

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Amicus Brief in Landmark Internet Sales Tax Case South Dakota v. Wayfair

The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) and four other free market organizations today filed an amicus brief in the landmark internet sales tax case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, which will be heard by the Supreme Court on April 17th. The brief argues that the Court should preserve …

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A Do-Over on the Omnibus Spending Disaster?

The recent omnibus spending bill was a betrayal of the fiscal discipline rhetoric constantly thrown around by congressional Republicans and by President Trump, with final spending totals exceeding amounts originally requested by the House, Senate and the president.  Fortunately, there is a way they can …

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IPI Files Amicus Brief in Landmark Wayfair Case Opposing Taxation Without Representation

DALLAS – The Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI), along with several other organizations, has filed an amicus brief in the landmark Internet sales tax case South Dakota v. Wayfair, scheduled on April 17 before the U.S. Supreme Court. In support of Wayfair, IPI argues that remote taxation …

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New CMS Report on Obamacare: ACA Failing, in a Death Spiral

DALLAS – A new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paints a bleak picture of Obamacare’s 2018 health insurance exchange enrollment. Calling the CMS report “excellent” and “detailed,” Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) resident scholar Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., issued the following …

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One Good Reason to Ask a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, at the request of the Justice Department, has instructed the U.S. Census Bureau to include a question on the 2020 decennial census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen. He’s receiving a lot of pushback for this change, mostly from …

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Chinese Trade War Shows Tariffs Don't Make America Great Again

DALLAS – As China increases tariffs on 128 U.S. products and the first sparks of a trade war begin to fly, President Trump demonstrates a failure to learn lessons from history in his pursuit to make tariffs great again. In a new publication from the …

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Arctic Sea Ice Has Been Declining, But Maybe Not Why Critics Think

The New York Times reports, “Arctic Sea Ice Missed a Record Low This Winter. Barely.”  Arctic sea ice grows in the winter and declines in the summer. The winter sea ice “maximums” and summer “minimums” have been on a gradual, though somewhat sporadic, decline since …

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Call It the 'Omni-Bust' Spending Bill

If you were hoping that Republicans would finally live up to their promise of being the party of limited government and fiscal responsibility, you’ll just have to keep hoping. Members of Congress refer to their just-passed government-funding legislation as the “omnibus spending bill.” But “omni-bust” …

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