Government Regulations on Townhall

Christine Rousselle - Mon Sep 9

Washington, DC may become the first major city in the United States to institute a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos and piercings. ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Fri Jun 14

The President of R Street, a conservative think tank in DC, joined the program to talk about Ronald Reagan’s environmentalism. (It is possible a few liberal heads just exploded after reading that sentence.) John also presented this week’s Powerful or Pitiful award to a very deserving candidate. ... more

John Ransom - Fri Jun 14

Brett Bogus - Wed Jun 12

According to Singapore's president, Alain Vandenborre, Singapore is the only place in the world that "offers the required stability, neutrality and security" that Switzerland once provided. Apparently, they aren't the only ones who believe thi ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Wed Jun 12

I’ve shared some outrageous stories about bureaucrats ripping off taxpayers. So perhaps it is time to create a Bureaucrat-of-the-Year Award to honor the parasite who best exemplifies the unofficial SEIU motto of “Better Living on the Taxpayer Teat.” ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Tue Jun 11

With the NSA PRISM program, it is becoming increasingly clear that our privacy is deteriorating. Jim Harper, from Cato, joined the program to discuss the implications for individual liberty and market privacy. ... more

Ann-Marie Murrell - Tue Jun 11

Katie Pavlich - Tue May 28

Paul Driessen - Sat Apr 13

High cost, no benefit does nothing to forestall agency’s quest for ecological utopia. ... more

Bob Barr - Wed Jan 16

New York’s penal code makes it a felony to practice medicine without a license. I suspect, however, that one potential defendant who is proposing to do just that, will escape prosecution. Meet “Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.” ... more

Ed Feulner - Sat Jan 12

Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, the saying goes. Unfortunately, the list doesn’t stop there. We can add one other inescapable component: regulations. ... more

Brett McMahon - Tue Jan 8

For any number of reasons, not the least of which is the inability for news outlets to focus on more than one simultaneous crisis, as public attention turned to the Fiscal Cliff telenovela, many are missing another serious economic threat: the small business spending cliff. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Jan 2

In the short time since President Obama was re-elected, government has issued hundreds of new regulations. The bureaucrats never stop. There are now more than 170,000 pages of federal regulations. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Nov 28

Neurologists are about to feel the sting of the Affordable Care Act. Beginning Jan. 1, Medicare will be paying them less for electrodiagnostic procedures used in identifying and treating a wide range of nerve and muscle disorders. Reimbursement rates for some tests will be slashed by more than 50 percent, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that payments to neurologists overall will shrink by 7 percent next year. ... more

Ken Boehm - Thu Nov 15

This mistake of judging policies by their intentions instead of their results continually repeats itself when government regulations in private markets create incentives and processes that undermine the very goals they were set to achieve. ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Nov 5

Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s presidential election, Barack Obama will immediately become a lame duck. That is not to say he will be powerless, but he will never again have to face the wrath of American voters. ... more

Kyle Olson - Fri Nov 2

Among the many education-related ballot proposals this election is Amendment 1 in Georgia. The proposed constitutional amendment would reauthorize an independent board to approve charter schools. Currently, school districts are able to regulate charters, thereby limiting their competition. ... more

Phil Kerpen - Fri Nov 2

The economy is limping along at an official 2 percent growth rate - and even that is overstated because it includes a 9.6 percent increase in deficit-financed government spending. We're already in the recession red zone, and the largest tax hike in American history looms January 1 if Congress fails to reach an agreement to cancel it. In this contest, the presidential election boils down to a remarkably simple choice: recession or real recovery. ... more