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Why Net Neutrality Regulation is a Bad Idea

Writing at The Stream, Hance Haney, Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology & Democracy Project, gives his analysis of this week’s FCC ruling on net neutrality. Read his explanation of why FCC net neutrality regulation is a bad idea.




Young Professionals: Apply for the 2015 Leadership Roundtable

We are fast approaching the February 27th application for our 2015 Leadership Roundtable, a program of Discovery Institute’s Center for Citizen Leadership. Through our Leadership Roundtable, young professionals have the opportunity to meet and engage with some of our state’s most distinguished leaders in business, education, media, religion, and public service. Past speakers include State Representative Matt Manweller, nationally syndicated radio host Michael Medved, Skip Li of Agros International, and former Microsoft COO Robert Herbold, among many others. If accepted into the program, there is no cost to participate. If you are under the age of 35 and aim to make a significant leadership contribution to your community, we encourage you to apply. The application deadline for the 2015 program Read More ›


Federal Reserve Needs To Normalize Interest Rates In 2015

Dodd-Frank reform priorities were to increase transparency, decrease risk and protect the taxpayer from too-big-to-fail banks. None of those imperatives has been accomplished. But five years later, the legacy of Dodd-Frank has saddled banks and the economy with increased uncertainty and compliance costs of more than 400 new regulations, many of which aren’t yet finalized. Read More ›


The State of the Union Is a Mess: Honesty Would Be a Good Start

By Scott S. Powell Originally published at The Daily Caller With a new year often comes anticipation and optimism. And this year the State of the Union address will be in front of a new Congress — with a Republican majority in both the House and Senate. President Obama’s State of the Union speech will likely have its smallest audience to date. That is the price any leader pays for being dissembling on a range of important issues — from Benghazi, to IRS targeting of conservative American non-profits, to keeping your doctor, trading the Gitmo 5 for deserter Bowe Bergdahl — and showing disrespect for the voting public. After all, when after the November 4 election results came in, and Read More ›


Quality Education Reform Starts in the States

Don-NielsenBy Donald Nielsen
Originally published in The Hill

Conservatives and liberals alike may rejoice at the notion that 2015 brings with it a chance to revamp the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will be the new chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and has said that his top priority is a revision of NCLB.

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Eric Metaxas in The Wall Street Journal: Much To-Do about Intelligent Design

Don’t miss Eric Metaxas’ recent Wall Street Journal article (reportedly WSJ’s most popular article ever published on their website), in which he examines the question: “At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces?” Metaxas’ article continues to stir debate, sparking both enthusiastic agreement and denunciation. To go deeper into the theory of intelligent design, Metaxas has recommended reading CSC Director Stephen Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design.


Eric Metaxas in The Wall Street Journal: Much To-Do about Intelligent Design

Don’t miss Eric Metaxas’ recent Wall Street Journal article (reportedly WSJ’s most popular article ever published on their website), in which he examines the question: “At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces?” Metaxas’ article continues to stir debate, sparking both enthusiastic agreement and denunciation. To go deeper into the theory of intelligent design, Metaxas has recommended reading CSC Director Stephen Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design.


Cyber War Concerns Will Not Go Away

How much danger, really, are we facing from foreign attacks on America’s electronic infrastructure? Some, like our senior fellow George Gilder, are skeptical. But another senior fellow, John Wohlstetter, is more concerned. Here is “Faust’s Networks,” his article today at American Spectator.