Townhall: Can Homesharing Survive Jersey City?

Most short-term home sharing rentals provide a supplementary income for people looking to give travelers a local experience. It is good for tourism and saves consumers money.  Yet, as this op-ed points out, some shortsighted policymakers and regulators are trying to overregulate the home sharing industry at the expense of homeowners, tourists, and the local […]

Inside Sources: Federal Ban on Huawei Protects Both National Security and Consumers

As long as Beijing is able to call the shots, Huawei poses an outsized menace to American national security, businesses, and consumers. If governments around the world are clamping down on the threat that Huawei poses, it’s high time that Washington do the same when the public’s interests are at risk. You can read this […]

Are We Living in the Golden Age of Ride Sharing?

California’s House of Representatives recently passed a bill, AB5, which would notably disrupt the entire ride-sharing economy as we know it. The law proposes to change Uber and Lyft drivers from “independent contractor” to “employee” status. While a seemingly innocent change, the proposal has the power to destroy tens of thousands of drivers’ jobs. Since […]

News Release: A Changing of the Guard for USPS Leadership Brings Hope for Resolving Fiscal Chaos

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has reported quarterly losses for over a decade and this past quarter appears to be no different. Today, USPS released its quarter three financials, losing $2.3 billion this past quarter and bringing the year’s total to $5.9 billion thus far. The induction of new leadership surrounding the agency will […]

News Messenger: Texas Lawmakers Should Fight Mandates on Train Crew Sizes

Some policymakers and regulators are arguing that mandating minimum crew sizes for railroads would promote safety. If enacted, however, such regulations would raise the operating costs of freight railroads. That result, ironically, would lead to a heavier reliance on trucks, which is five times more dangerous than rail. That’s an odd way to promote safety. […]

The Hill: Misleading information on e-cigarettes risks lives

Public health advocates should give consumers the facts about e-cigarettes. By equating the health risks of e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes and failing to acknowledge the different relative risks of these products, authority figures are doing a disservice to the millions of smokers who may be seeking a safer alternative but are misled into believing there […]

Townhall: If the 2020 Candidates Really Want to End the Housing Crisis, This Is How They Could Do It

As candidates promise billion-dollar programs to correct for the lack of affordable housing, policymakers from across the aisle should focus on the regulations that keep an increasing number of Americans out of their dream home. To read this opinion piece, visit Townhall.  

Labor Day and Who Pulls the Communal Cart

Each Labor Day is marked by parades, picnics, ball games, barbecues for family and friends, and perhaps fireworks. In between these colorful spectacles, a few with a taste for history might steer the conversation toward thanking labor unions for their early role in improving working conditions. Today’s heroes – those who fund national defense and […]