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 By Peter Roff    Opinion    April 10, 2023

Are the regulatory burdens we put on businesses worth it?

It’s budget time again – and the one President Joe Biden proposed is a beaut! Biden’s budget proposal is the kind of thing only a progressive could get enthused about. It grows the executive...

 By Peter Roff    Opinion    June 28, 2021

Powering up America by giving consumers choices

America’s high national living standards lead us to consider things like abundant access to clean water, comprehensive cellular service, and a reliable electric grid as commonplace. Much of the...


Retailers stepping up in more ways than one

Despite the grim economic news, the V-shaped economic recovery President Donald Trump has talked about may soon be a reality. The news that several novel coronavirus vaccines will soon be available...

 By Peter Roff    Opinion    August 31, 2020

Rethinking kidney dialysis in the age of COVID-19

In an election year, you can’t go a day without hearing some politician somewhere cry out for reform of the nation’s healthcare system. Even former Vice President Joe Biden, whom the Democrats...


Bipartisan healthcare fix misses the mark

America’s healthcare system is still a mess. The Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, has sparked continued increases in premiums and deductibles while failing...

 By Peter Roff    Opinion    May 6, 2019

Is SpaceX's reputation going up in smoke?

It's not entirely clear what went wrong with Musk's rocket company SpaceX's recent test of its Crew Dragon launch vehicle, but something did. The smoke sent billowing upwards into Florida's warm...

 By Peter Roff    Opinion    August 20, 2018

Renewable fuel reforms needed now

In 2005, when Congress created the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it was in expectation that the nation’s supply of gasoline would soon be supplemented by something other than etha- nol made from...

 By Peter Roff    Opinion    June 4, 2018

Jones Act keeps Americans prepared for war in times of peace

Though it’s cliche, Memorial Day reminds us that freedom isn’t free. It costs us, sometimes dearly. This is especially true when we find ourselves unprepared for a conflict we probably should...

 By Peter Roff    Opinion    May 21, 2018

Keep the government out of the energy marketplace

Over almost the entire course of the Obama presidency, congressional conservatives battled with the administration over the subsidies that were such an important part of renewable energy policy. Criti...


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