The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 1

The Past of Common Core: A Timeline (Watch part two here) Education policy is taking top priority in state legislatures across the nation. Education funding formulas, opportunity scholarships, educational savings accounts and charter school reforms are just a few of the policy issues being discussed and debated. However, while all … »

EPA Climate Regulations Expected to Hit Manufacturing Sector Especially Hard

A short paper recently released by the Heritage Foundation takes a look at the expected manufacturing job losses as a result of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Predictably, they are significant. Using a social cost of carbon (SCC) equal to $37 per ton, the Heritage Energy Model (HEM) was used … »

Natural Gas: Saving More and Emitting Less

Earlier this week, the American Gas Association released its 2015 Playbook. The report shows that natural gas continues to deliver safe, affordable, and reliable energy, while also providing environmental and energy efficiency benefits. Customers are deriving financial savings from using natural gas. For instance, households that use natural gas for … »

Despite Increased Enrollment, Obamacare Still in Hot Water

In a recent Buzzfeed video that has already logged over 5.5 million views, President Obama reminded us all that the Affordable Care Act’s second open-enrollment period ends Sunday. And yet federal officials have already begun trumpeting the numbers. Early this month, Sylvia Mathews-Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and … »