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Science tells us that global warming contributes to more extended dry spells between rain events, and research shows us that in the Southwest, prolonged dry spells are becoming more frequent. This year, a record dry...

If you care about transportation policy, you really need to pay attention to the multiplicity of new mobile technology-enhanced transportation options coming onto the scene, seemingly on a weekly basis. If you can look behind...

The Washington Post recently offered a profile of the success of Health Quality Partners, a Pennsylvania-based organization that has demonstrated how focusing additional medical resources on particularly vulnerable Medicare patients can reduce costs and improve...

This winter, Frontier Group’s research helped spur debate on public interest issues that have gained new resonance in today’s high-stakes discussions about reforming our tax system and holding our government accountable for its spending. In...

A new analysis from the Washington Post reveals that most of the 30 companies listed in the Dow industrial average have seen their U.S. tax burdens as a share of corporate profits drop by half...

With tax breaks to corporations unlikely to diminish anytime soon, we should make sure that future breaks follow a set of best practices to ensure the government expenses are a smart use of taxpayer dollars....

If you’re looking for a good example of the power of smart policy changes to grow clean energy markets, look no further than New Jersey, which has just installed 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar...

Not only did the National Academy of Sciences panel fail to recognize the potential for systems-level changes in the future, but it also failed to account for a seismic change that is going on right...

Late last month, utilities responsible for constructing the first new nuclear power reactors in more than two decades announced that the project is now $787 million over budget and more than a year behind schedule...

That youth driving should be on the decline now is remarkable since there are now more teenagers and young adults in America than there have been in years. Since 1992, America has gained more than...

Harmful chemicals are ubiquitous in the products we use every day, from furniture to personal care products. Gaps in our chemicals policy allow manufacturers to bring these harmful substances to market without proving they...

Before Massachusetts approves yet another special business tax subsidy, lawmakers should adopt common-sense reforms to increase transparency and accountability for those subsidies already on the books.

In general, I know that health care is expensive, but I don’t usually think about what that means for my family. That changed this week with the annual open enrollment period for my health insurance...

While it’s great to celebrate a single month in which renewable energy dominated, the reality is that, to achieve a clean energy future and address the threat of global warming, we need to make sure...

Earlier this week, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston took to the op-ed page of the Sacramento Bee to highlight a powerful new argument for closing offshore tax havens: the impact on state budgets. Johnston...

Knock on wood, I won’t need significant medical care any time soon. But if I do, I think that the coordination between my doctor, hospital and other care providers might be better than the last...

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama announced a suite of policies and programs designed to combat climate change. The President’s discussion of energy efficiency as a key...

Though Texas has greater solar energy potential than any other state in the nation, it is ranked just 13th in total solar energy installations. The solar energy facilities that have been installed in the state...

How refreshing it was last night to hear President Obama in his State of the Union address explicitly call for a "fix-it first" policy for the nation's transportation infrastructure.

In the years since 2008, cash-strapped state governments have had to make painful cuts in education, police, fire, and other critical public services to balance their budgets. While our depressed economy is partly to blame,...

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