Harford County enforces basketball hoop regulation, angering some residents whose hoops were removed

Erika Butler on February 13, 2019.

Rich Szumlanski’s grandsons played basketball in the court of his Amyclae neighborhood in Bel Air all the time. So did other neighborhood children — until the county took his hoop away.



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NASA wants to get to the moon ‘as fast as possible.’ But countries like China and India are racing there, too.

Christian Davenport on February 14, 2019.

During the height of the Space Age, the United States and the Soviet Union bushwhacked a frantic path to the lunar surface, landing nearly 20 spacecraft softly on the moon between 1966 and 1976, including the six carrying NASA’s Apollo astronauts.


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EPA to announce PFAS chemical regulation plans by end of year

Miranda Green on Febuary 14, 2019.

The Trump administration on Thursday said it will issue a draft regulation placing a limit on a cancer-causing chemical frequently found in drinking water by the end of the year, but provided no details on the level of protection it would seek.


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We Must Scale Back the Regulatory Structure Left to Us by the Progressives

J. Kennerly Davis on February 8, 2019.

The new Congress has convened with the Democrats in control of the House. Committee chairs are gearing up for aggressive oversight hearings, far-reaching investigations, and probable impeachment proceedings. The “resistance” has a home. The political atmosphere is charged with anticipation of looming conflict, and filled with speculation about the future of the Trump presidency and its policy initiatives.


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Time to Prune the Regulatory Thicket

Braden Boucek and Luke Wake on February 11, 2019.

The American Dream was built on the idea that success follows from hard work and a good idea. But today, success is all too often about figuring out how to navigate a bewildering maze of overlapping and even contradictory regulatory regimes, spread across different levels of government. Unfortunately, solutions are unlikely at the federal level, given the rampant dysfunction in Washington, D.C. But the good news is that there are abundant solutions at the state level that can go a long way in cutting back — or at least managing — this stifling thicket of regulations…


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First-Ever ‘Deregathon’ Targets Regulatory, Occupational Licensing Red Tape

Patrick Hoff on January 29, 2019.

Breweries in South Carolina are once again pushing for more lenient regulations across the state, hoping to bolster the state’s craft beer boom…


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Waukegan officials call for review of ‘arbitrary’ rules related to video gambling sites

Emily K. Coleman on January 16, 2019.

Less than a year after approving regulations aimed at reining in the proximity of video gambling locations, the Waukegan City Council may need to take another look at its approach, the mayor and several aldermen said…


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First-Ever ‘Deregathon’ Targets Regulatory, Occupational Licensing Red Tape

John Haughey on February 2, 2019.

A good turnout is expected at Thursday’s first-ever “Florida Deregathon,” a state-sponsored summit aimed at identifying and eliminating “unnecessary regulations” that hurt small businesses and licensed trade workers…


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We Must Reduce Drug Prices with Policies that Work, Not More Regulation

Doug Schoen on February 5, 2019.

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services moved to end “backdoor rebates” in Medicare Part D and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. Doing so would change the legal protection parameters for rebates between drug manufacturers, insurers, and pharmacy benefit managers…


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The Mozilla oral arguments and the ongoing hell of the “net neutrality” debate

Gus Hurwitz on February 4, 2019.

In the opening seconds of what was surely one of the worst oral arguments in a high-profile case that I have ever heard, Pantelis Michalopoulos, arguing for petitioners against the FCC’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) expertly captured both why the side he was representing should lose and the overall absurdity of the entire net neutrality debate: “This order is a stab in the heart of the Communications Act. It would literally write ‘telecommunications’ out of the law. It would end the communications agency’s oversight over the main communications service of our time.”…


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