Smartphone Meets the Fourth Amendment

This appeared on July 12, 2014. Many of us are never far from our cell phones. For all their utility, cell phones are poorly locked portals that lead directly into our private lives. Cell phones, particularly the newer smartphones, are so useful precisely because they have the ability to … »

Paving The Way For Innovation: Increasing Available 5GHz Unlicensed Spectrum

In the 21st century, a significant amount of our personal and professional lives are spent using Wi-Fi enabled technology. Smartphones, tablets, and computers allow us to become more productive and innovative. Unfortunately, the incredible success of mobile technology has left a huge burden on the existing broadband infrastructure.  Left alone, … »

Krugman: Wrong on Taxes, Wrong on Kansas

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman recently used his weekly column to take aim at pro-growth tax reform and the Rich States, Poor States ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. Krugman pulled no punches while dismissing the pro-growth impact of tax reform—Kansas’ recent tax reform specifically—seeing fit to call those he … »

Will Texas’s ‘Impossible’ $10K Degree Lead the Nation?

By Thomas K. Lindsay, Texas Public Policy Foundation In Rick Perry’s 2011 state of the state address, Perry challenged Texas’s public universities to craft four-year degrees costing no more than $10,000 in tuition, fees, and books, and to achieve the necessary cost reductions by teaching students online and awarding degrees … »