Mississippi child-care center don’t need kitchens, board decides

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Business, community, Economy, Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by Mississippi Department of Health

A proposed regulation mandating kitchens for Mississippi child-care centers was rejected by the state board of health Wednesday.

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Officials quiet as police cite Uber-driving, retired Navy dad

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

MINIMALIST IN BLACK: This is actually the chattier of Uber's logos.

Sean Berry didn’t set out to break the law when he started driving for Uber to supplement his Navy retirement income and support his wife, 11-year-old daughter and newly adopted 3-month-old son.

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Federal government wages regulatory war on the automobile

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments


When I was a kid, I always loved cars.

My grandfather, who was a World War II veteran, was a Chevrolet man with no tolerance for anything else, especially not foreign. When my parents purchased an anemic, clattering Volkswagen Jetta diesel back in the early 1980s, he got a kick out of me calling it “The German Hunk of Junk.”

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Lyft: Killing ride-sharing puts public safety at risk

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Colorado, Economy, Government Regulation, Legislature, National, News, Public Utilities, Regulations, State Government, State Lobbying, State Politics, Technology, Transparency, transportation, Virginia  /  No Comments


Uber and Lyft, responding to myths spread by their detractors, are promoting their services as a safer transportation alternative for consumers.

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Idaho sign language: We don’t need more barriers to the marketplace

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Nelson mandela billboard

A least a few times each year, I get to write about some proposal to limit the ability of Idahoans to earn a living in our state. This is one such occasion. And it is especially fun this time, because there is a standard two-word retort for my complaint that this idea goes too far: Nelson Mandela. Yes, that Nelson Mandela

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LOOK: America’s coal states react to Obama’s EPA regulations

By   /  June 4, 2014  /  Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, Virginia  /  No Comments


By Dustin Hurst |
This week, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules that will significantly cut emissions from coal power plants .
Though reliance on coal has dropped with the rise of natural gas due to fracking, the black stuff is still an important energy and revenue source for many U.S. states.
Let’s take a look at [...]

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