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    Transcript Link. Tim Cummings, R-S. And George Stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with Sen. Bernie Sanders who could pose a threat to former Sec. Plus, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill defends former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while denouncing recently declared Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio for folding on immigration reform due to pressure from the conservative wing of his own party.

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    By the s, the capital of energy will likely have shifted back to the Western Hemisphere, where it was prior to the ascendancy of Middle Eastern megasuppliers such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the s. The reasons for this shift are partly technological and partly political. Geologists have long known that the Americas are home to plentiful hydrocarbons trapped in hard-to-reach offshore deposits, on-land shale rock, oil sands, and heavy oil formations. The problem was always how to unlock them economically. But since the early s, the energy industry has largely solved that problem.

    With the help of horizontal drilling and other innovations, shale gas production in the United States has skyrocketed from virtually nothing to 15 to 20 percent of the U. By , it could account for more than half of it. This tremendous change in volume has turned the conversation in the U. Meanwhile, onshore oil production in the United States, condemned to predictions of inexorable decline by analysts for two decades, is about to stage an unexpected comeback. Oil production from shale rock, a technically complex process of squeezing hydrocarbons from sedimentary deposits, is just beginning.

    But analysts are predicting production of as much as 1. The development raises the question of what else the U. Rising recovery rates from old wells, for example, could also stem previous declines. On top of all this, analysts expect an additional 1 to 2 million barrels a day from the Gulf of Mexico now that drilling is resuming.

    Peak oil? Not anytime soon. Read remainder at Foreign Policy. Friday, August 26, Greens furious Obama might allow creation of , new jobs. As Winston Churchill once quipped about America, so it often goes with the Obama Presidency: You can count on it to do the right thing—after it's tried everything else. Yesterday's State Department decision to move one step forward with the construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico would illustrate the point—except it's still trying everything else.

    The proposed TransCanada pipeline, known as Keystone XL, should someday be able to deliver , barrels of crude oil a day from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries in Oklahoma and Texas. That's a bit more than what the Sultanate of Oman, on the Arabian peninsula, produces. But TransCanada needs State Department approval because the pipeline crosses the 49th parallel. Getting that approval has turned out to be harder than building the 1,mile underground pipeline would be. TransCanada first filed its application in September That was in April But the EPA cried foul, and State went back to work.

    Sixteen months later, State has now produced its latest impact statement. Volume One alone runs to more than pages, taking in such considerations as "direct impacts to beetles"—and there are eight volumes in all. But the bottom line is that the pipeline poses "no significant impacts" to the environment. Alas, the saga is far from over.

    As State noted in a press release yesterday, the impact statement will now be followed by a day review "to determine if the proposed project is in the national interest. This broader evaluation of the application extends beyond environmental impact, taking into account economic, energy security, foreign policy and other relevant issues. During this time the Department will consult with, at least, the eight agencies identified in the Executive Order to obtain their views. The Department will also solicit public comments, both online and in public meetings in the six states the proposed project would traverse and in Washington D.

    Meanwhile, our friends in the green movement are gearing up for a brawl with an Administration they feel has betrayed them. Days of protest outside the White House have led to the arrest of such environmental experts as actress Margot Kidder of Lois Lane fame, who says the pipeline "is bound to leak. Thus the President finds himself in his usual sour spot of having to choose between new jobs or placating his implacable leftist base. Your guess is as good as Ms. Kidder's about where Mr.

    Obama comes down—and it's a pity that the decision will have at least as much to do with his re-election calculations as it does with U. But as a case study in how political indecision and bureaucratic delay contribute to the sickly economy we have today, the Keystone XL drama has few equals. Tropical Cyclones and Super Typhoons: Their Influence on China 23 August Tropical cyclones and super typhoons impacting China are becoming both less frequent and less ferocious Read More.

    Even slugish limpets can do it It is "necessary to invoke ecophysiological CO2 effects in order to account for the reduction in the tropical forest area at [the] LGM as shown by pollen data," which effects are the aerial fertilization and water-use-efficiency-promoting effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment working in reverse, as the air's CO2 content declines when moving backwards in time from the PIH to the LGM Anthropogenic CO2 enrichment may well "substantially increase global oceanic N2 and CO2 fixation," which two-pronged phenomenon would be a tremendous boon to the marine biosphere Furtado et al.

    In fact, some are even acting counter to it Relative to climatic conditions of both the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age, there has more recently been "a general decrease in storminess at mid-latitudes in the North Atlantic," reflecting "more stable climate conditions, fewer storm impacts both hurricane and nor'easter , and a decrease in the average wind intensity and wave energy field in the mid-latitudes of the North Atlantic" There is "no significant trend in tropical cyclone casualties over the past 24 years" Are they feeling their age?

    Wednesday, August 24, Svensmark's theory of cosmoclimatology confirmed. A graph they'd prefer you not to notice. In an early-morning experimental run at CERN, starting at It also tended to remove molecular clusters made in the neutral environment n but some of these accumulated at a low rate. As soon as the electric field was switched off at How do we know they were contributing?

    Because when, at The various colours are for clusters of different diameters in nanometres as recorded by various instruments. The largest black took longer to grow than the smallest blue. This is Fig. They discuss the impact of the one-week delay, whether the President an Remember ? Yes, it was a memorable year thanks to the Prince song. The epinephrine auto-inj Janus v. Steve Moore is the co-author along with Arthur Laffer of the new book Trumponomics.

    The old joke about the drunk and the policeman is apropos for far too many pharmaceutical studies. Typically, the joke goes something like the following: A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk But it was nearly one of its initial effects. And yet we go ahead, Painting the roses red Just like the characters in Alice in W Rather, we support a free market system because experience has shown it delivers more opportunity and prosperity to Americans than any other econo Irate over plummeting stock prices in recent weeks, the media reported that President Trump wanted to fire his appointed Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

    But can he really fire him? It turns out that the law is murky in this area. Trump can fire Powell We explore the memorable moments from his speech, whether Californians will remember anything he said by the end of the week, what we can glean from his speech on health care Too often, drug pricing analyses do not shed light on how much drug expenditures are actually increasing because these studies examine the wrong price.

    The latest iteration is an analysis by Rx Savings Solutions. Americans of all stripes should be able to unite in support of trade. Robust U. One idea that has been gaining traction recently is a system of universal income, also known as basic income. While the specific pol Government solutions often come with a price. Proposed legislation known as the Hatch-Waxman Integrity Act can reduce these costs, if Congress takes adv WE also discuss othe If not addressed, then both taxpayers and public employees will bear unnecessary costs and risks.

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    The costs from this revisionism is high. Creating false narratives enco By Bethany Blankley The latest report calling for occupational licensing reforms joins others in saying that strict licensing requirements cost millions of jobs, billions of dollars in economic costs, and reduced overall GDP. If your holiday meals include filet mignon, rack of lamb, roast pork, or even charcuterie, you might want to reach for a second helping while you can still afford it.

    Their go Henry Miller and Dr. There is no shortage of bad ideas when it comes to the pharmaceutical market. One such proposal would allow drugs to be imported directly from other countries, such as Canada. In the early 21st century, American fiscal policy must balance and prioritize two fundamental goals. First, we need to create the best possible environment for investment and innovation, setting the stage for another century of unparalleled prosperit The SEC requires all institutional investors to vote on all matters put forth in proxy statements, or the measures voted on during shareholder meetings.

    For most institutional investors, keeping up with all of these issues is not feasible, so they tu PRI's chairman and White House Writers Group founder and managing director Clark Judge joins us to discuss the election results, what it means for the future of free-market reforms, and what we can expect from a divided Congress and a polarized Washi In some excellent reporting by Chris Reed of CalWatchdog, Reed found that more than local governments in California asked voters for tax hikes on Election Day, double the 56 the Bond Buyer said it recorded in November The PRI All Stars are back with a post-election wrap up on the results of the key races and propositions in California and nationally.

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    The tax was levied on devices such as pacemakers, advanced imaging technologies Cat Scan, MRI and ultrasound equipment , artificial joints, surgical gl Our politics are full of paeans to small business. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I am reminded daily of the Pete Constant, former San Jose City Councilman and president of the Retirement Security Initiative, joins us to share his experiences as a local elected official grappling with runaway public employee pensions, and what can be done to tame California Rebecca Friedrichs of For Kids and Country joins us to talk about the victory for worker freedom in the Janus decision, and her experiences as lead plaintiff in a prior case that ended in a tie in the Supreme Court.

    This essay is meant to be a simple and straight forward look at how adding specific skill sets allowed me to have socioeconomic mobility and earn wages that allow me to send my daughter to private school, own a home, and enjoy a better present When I was in the investment industry in the s, my friend Jeannette and I observed that after meetings and conferences, the top executives — mostly men but a few women — often played a round of golf.

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    Most private sector workers contribute to k plans which are often matched by employers , and rely on investments, savings, and Social Security for their retirement. But, their savings is Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is trying to have his cake and eat it too. He announced in June that he opposed a local ballot measure being pushed by labor unions and activist groups to impose new rent control restrictions in Sacramento. That mea Calls for stricter environmental mandates contradict the broad public consensus on global warming. Trump, Obama spar over economy.

    Under Trump, the stock market hit new highs, In this and succeeding columns, I intend to develop a new paradigm for thinking about economic progress for America in the 21st century. I believe that supporters of free markets are faced with both extraordinary opportunities and great cause for con We discuss wildfire response legislation, bail reform, percent renewable ene Last year, we interviewed him on our podcast on his previous book, Who Needs the Fed? During her recent campaign swing through California, Democratic socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez visited the asparagus capital of America to meet with Mayor Michael Tubbs and explore ways to take a local universal basic income plan nationwide.

    Pfizer CEO Ian Read recently told investors that he believes pharmaceuticals will soon be sold without rebates. While this change, if it comes to pass, is undoubtedly positive for patients, a question naturally arises: why? After all, rebates and dis Just after the New Year began, California lawmakers, sore that the Federal Communications Commission restored a stolen freedom and repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rule, introduced their own net neutrality bill.

    The California Internet Consumer He joins us to discuss his new book profiling the rise of anti-profit forces in the U. Enough time has passed since his tenure in the White House that many fair-minded observers, regardless of their political orientation, recognize These purchases cover a wide array of me Tim and I have a little shtick on the PRI podcast where on the last question we ask each of our guests for a favorite wine recommendation. Our headquarters in San Francisco is just down the road from Wine Country and most everyone loves wine In part 2 of our discussion with PRI general counsel Dean McGrath, who is a veteran of past Supreme Court nomination fights, we discuss the Brett Kavanaugh nomination in depth, and explore how he might rule on some of the key issues to likely come be In celebration of Dr.

    Step one in any recovery program is to admit that the problem exists. Solving this debt crisis requires political courage to implement fundamental reforms, which is why He gives us an inside look at what goes into nominating and confirming a Supreme Court justice, and share Oh Canada, here I come! Well, not really. At least not permanently. Before leaving, I decided to check out how the U. Download the PDF When the Legislature declared a moratorium on cities enacting soda taxes, it felt like a win for freedom and a pushback of interventionism.

    But the busybodies never give up and they plow a fertile field in California, which has no ri Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation joins us from Vancouver to discuss why California gas prices are so much higher than the rest of the nation, and what reforms would make a real difference in giving drivers some relief at the pump When Andy Puzder was 10, he went with his father, a Ford salesman, to deliver a new car to a wealthy customer. Puzder marveled at the treasure before him, the enormous house, the grand Former Trump and George W.

    The fair share fee, Expenditures on prescription drugs grew These eye-popping data are not representative of the long-term expenditure trend, however. Not only did the growth in prescription drugs expenditures slow to 1. What is crony capitalism, you ask? We see it all the time. Think local elected officials throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Amazon to try and lure their se One of the most common themes in American politics is the emphasis on preserving or restoring our role as a land of opportunity. Across the political spectrum, there is a general sense that the intergenerational promise of upward mobility is becoming Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute joins us in Vancouver for a discussion on how the free-market is a more effective way to achieve a global, clean energy future than new clean energy laws or excess regulations But I thought what would be California Housing Finance Agency Executive Director Tia Boatman Patterson discusses the efforts of the self-supporting state agency she runs to help people find an affordable place to live, and gives her thoughts on what should be done next to addre Unless tearing down a bridge just to rebuild it is somewhere.

    Leave it to the Tax Foundation to come with this cool online calculator to figure out how much you will save in taxes from the Trump tax cuts. The calculator asks you to plug in your AGI, your filing status single or married , even details Last week, the Supreme Court issued a major decision in a case about online retailers collecting sales taxes, South Dakota v.

    This Act imposed steep tariffs on over 20, different goods that Americans imported from other countries. As of its time, it was one of the largest tax increases in history. It was also There are plenty of similarities between Italy and California. Both are similar in size and have wonderful wine countries and picturesque coastlines. They also share high taxes, a challenging regulatory landscape, and a growing gap between their rich As director of the newly created PLF Center for the Separation of Powers, Todd is working on a long-term project to roll back the power of unelected government administrators No one should wonder why executives keep saying California is the worst state to do business in.

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    The most re Using this logic in reverse, perhaps the best way to thwart the misplaced attempts to manage global economic trade is to stop measu A Supreme Court case to be decided by the end of June could require California residents to pay taxes to a variety states, counties, cities and even mosquito abatement districts across the country. South Dakota v. Public-sector employees who want to be freed of forced unionization are hoping that the Supreme Court will release them from their yoke when it issues its impending ruling in the case of a government worker who sued the union that claims to represent The U.

    What began as a small group of colonies clustered near the eastern seaboard of a mostly empty continent founded by po Now that the voters of California have spoken, what does it all mean? The PRI all stars analyze the results of the California primary, preview the major fall contests and initiative battles, and ponder the future of the Top 2 primary These innovations are essential for improving the quality of health care in the U.

    However, innovation is not Starbucks remains under fire after the arrest of two black men after they refused to lea The Appropriation Brown, discuss whether the initiative process and Top 2 primary should be reform, and give th That sound you hear is the rush of California politicians and various moneyed interests racing to try and take advantage of a recent Supreme Court ruling paving the way for sports betting in every state. On May 14, the Court struck down a federal law Businesses in California could use some good news, but one wonders when — and sometimes if — any will ever come.

    At the same time, there seems to be no end to the bad news, at least when government authorities are involved. The most recen Incentives drive all economic activity. Unfortunately, far too many of the incentives that underlie the U. Our current health insurance system exemplifies this problem.

    The disinc Cutting, styling, shampooing, and curling hair properly takes some practice. But how much before a person is skilled enough to obtain a license to perform those tasks in California? The state says at least 1, hours of training are needed. Interest rate fears, trade wars, and California Policy Center head Will Swaim joins us to discuss the effort to increase worker freedom in California.

    We explore the Janus case pending before the Supreme Court, efforts to expand pension reform and government transparency, and the Less than 32 percent of California voters who went to the polls on Election Day in pulled the lever for Donald Trump. Despite this growth, and in contrast to the perception that all is well in California because the economy looks so rob Health care is becoming less affordable every year. Over the past 10 years, national healthcare expenditures have grown 45 percent, but our economy has grown only 28 percent.

    He joins us to discuss two issues where he and many Democrats are finding common ground with free marketeers — expanding rent control in Califo By Gil Weinreich More than two decades ago, I actually held a government job for a period of three years. It was a good job — I learned a lot and got to do interesting work, for which I remain grateful to this day By Jill Sederstrom Patients would save both time and money if neighborhood pharmacies could administer more adult vaccines.

    However, state-level regulations remain a significant barrier to achieving this goal. According to the study released by the P The ne If you want to handicap a man for the rest of his life, deny him an education. This is manifestly true in America, as the disadvantages associated with a poor education tend to multiply in a free society and a free economy. It is our Winegarden joins us to discuss his new study exploring how empowering pharmacists would increase adult vaccination rates, increase access to care, and lower health care costs for consumers It should be no surprise that the Trump tariffs are not having their intended effect.

    Consider the impact on California farmers as documented by Bloomberg. She joins us to discuss the hot issues on the agenda in Sacramento, including taxes, water storage, the state budget, and health care Nevertheless, the Administration incorrectly touts that these tariffs will benefit the economy. Such claim New research indicates that coffee might help cut the risk of heart disease. Apparently, that was taken as good news everywhere — except California. Four days after that study was published, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued a prelimina Salim Furth and Emily Hamilton, research fellows with the free-market Mercatus Center at George Mason University, join us to discuss their new research brief on Senate Bill , one of this year's highest-profile housing bills, and other ways that th Goldman analyst David Tam Trump, and free speech on campus Flippy is a burger-flipping robot designed to operate alongside human workers in commercial kit The legislation, which is one of the most significant tax overhauls passed in decades, provides pass-through businesses and corpora Uber and Lyft have generated billions in gross revenue in California.

    At the same time, businesses that stay are too often reluctant to expand in-state while many Jared Meyer of the Foundation for Government Accountability joins us to discuss his book on how progressive cities like San Francisco are defending the status quo by fighting innovation and the sharing economy, and gives his thoughts on how policymak Striking the right regulatory balance for pharmaceuticals is no easy task. On the one hand, policy should promote drug affordability by encouraging robust competition. On the other hand, policy should encourage future innovations by granting these dr But PRI is not alone.

    The California Policy Center has been coverin And what are those favored industries? California lawmakers have made it clear. Yet, despite introducing legislation offering tax cr The long-term consequences of irresponsible government spending — federal, state, and local — are quickly becoming near-term realities. The good news is that the worst of these consequences can still be avoided if politicians and For centuries, America has worked because of free enterprise: Millions of individuals communicate their preferences and producers respond with changes in products, services and prices.

    Free enterprise operates silently, efficiently and effectively to When it comes to the U. What we The two red-letter days on labor union calendars are May Day and Labor Day. After today, though, February 26 might appear as a black-letter day, marking the downfall of once-mighty organized labor. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today in Pat Leahy, D-VT, targeting health care costs did not make its way into the budget passed by Congress earlier this month. The exclusion of the Creating and Restoring Perhaps no area of the world better serves as a reminder of the importance of copyright protections as Southern California.

    Movie studios, music companies and video game developers make Los Angeles a copyright company town. Such industries are built PRI's Senior Fellow in Business and Economics Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss his new study on the barriers in state licensing laws that hinder the ability of natural disaster victims to get their claims processed quickly, and hurt consumers. Across the country, state and local pension systems have not amassed enough assets stocks, bonds, and other financial investments to cover the retirement benefits promised to current and retired state and local employees.

    This gap is referred to as Ian Adams of the R Street Institute joins us to talk about the legislative response to California's recent devastating wildfires and the role the free market can play in helping people to rebuild their lives and avoid experiencing a future catastroph By Tracey Walker The B Drug Discount program, designed to give discounted prescription drugs to poor Americans, has not been effective in serving its targeted population, according to a new report.

    Generous, taxpayer-funded subsidies for electric car purchases have become just another costly subsidy benefitting the rich, finds a new study released today by the California-based free-market think tank, the Pacific Research Institute. Click here t Watch our new animated video to learn how breaking down barriers in state insurance adjuster licensing could speed up response times for disaster claims and everyday claims, lower costs, and provide job opportunities.

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