Eric Boehm -

Eric is the national regulatory reporter for He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Reason Magazine, National Review Online, The Freeman Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner and Fox News. He was once featured in a BuzzFeed list-icle. Follow him on Twitter @EricBoehm87.

Watchdog Podcast: What can be learned from Trump’s victory?

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, Commentary, Federal Government, Issues, National, Podcast, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


Donald Trump has locked up a majority of the delegates. He will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Now what?

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Docs clash with Sanders over price controls for prescription drugs

By   /  May 27, 2016  /  Accountability, California, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he supports price controls for drugs in California, but doctors in the state say the proposal is deeply flawed.

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Animal rights group: FDA’s e-cigarette regulations will kill critters

By   /  May 26, 2016  /  Federal Government, Issues, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic cigarette regulations may condemn countless animals to death, and might hurt humans too.

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Gas stations in Pennsylvania might get to sell beer

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Issues, News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments


Pennsylvania might be on the brink of effectively repealing a decades-old prohibition on the sale of alcohol at gas stations.

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Grab your wallets: Federal regulators eye streaming services

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Federal Government, Issues, National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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One flow chart that explains how complex federal regulations make your cable bill more expensive. Now the FCC wants to regulate online TV too.

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Nanny State of the Week: School officials bully kids with ban on skinny jeans

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  Education, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News  /  No Comments


New rules implemented by the New Hanover County School Board ban students from wearing skinny jeans, leggings and other tight-fitting pants.

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