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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
U.S. Oil Reserves Reach Highest Level in 28 Years
By NCPA @ 1:30 PM :: 2644 Views :: Energy

U.S. proven reserves of crude oil and lease condensate totaled 29.5 billion barrels in 2011, a 15 percent increase....

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Monday, August 19, 2013
Biomass: The Alternative Energy Hoax
By NCPA @ 12:14 PM :: 3009 Views :: Energy
In 1990, wind produced 0.0038 percent of the world's energy; it is now producing 0.29 percent. Solar-electric power has gone from essentially zero to 0.04 percent....
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Friday, August 16, 2013
Nearly Every Major Federal Agency Has Reduced Furloughs
By NCPA @ 1:56 PM :: 2918 Views :: National News

...most major departments have reduced furlough days, or eliminated them altogether....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Is ObamaCare Paving the Way for a Single-Payer System?
By NCPA @ 1:34 PM :: 2708 Views :: Health Care

ObamaCare's new insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid represent the building blocks....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Why Fracking Could End the Age of Gas Price Spikes
By NCPA @ 1:59 PM :: 2897 Views :: Energy

For decades, a specter has haunted the U.S. economy: surging gas prices....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Obama Administration: Largest Tax Hike since WWII
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 2669 Views :: Taxes

...taxes are rising faster now under Obama than they have under any other president since WWII....

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Friday, August 9, 2013
Ten Principles for Better Regulation
By NCPA @ 2:59 PM :: 4029 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government

In 1993, President Clinton's Executive Order 12866 laid out the fundamental requirements that have governed regulatory analysis and review ever since....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Climate Plan Would Kill Hundreds of Millions of Birds and Bats
By NCPA @ 2:52 PM :: 3843 Views :: Energy, Environment

U.S. wind turbines kill 1.4 million birds and bats every year, while producing just 3 percent of U.S. electricity....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Hawaii Is at the Forefront of Genetically Modified Crops
By NCPA @ 3:12 AM :: 4486 Views :: GMOs

...Hawaii is at the forefront of modern, high-output agriculture: biotech farming....

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Monday, August 5, 2013
Does the Doctor Need a Boss?
By NCPA @ 12:57 PM :: 2688 Views :: Health Care

...this IOM report has been pretty thoroughly debunked....

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Friday, August 2, 2013
More Disincentives to Work under ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 12:05 PM :: 2585 Views :: Health Care

...a couple would be eligible for subsidies worth $3,452 to purchase a so-called silver insurance plan if they made up to $62,040 per year. But if they made just $1 more than that, they would lose the subsidy....

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Federal Study: Hydraulic Fracturing Doesn't Contaminate Water Supplies
By NCPA @ 10:55 AM :: 2719 Views :: Energy

The study, done by the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, marked the first time that a drilling company let government scientists inject special tracers into the fracking fluid and then continue regular monitoring....

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Friday, July 26, 2013
ObamaCare Glitch Number One: Verifying Eligibility
By NCPA @ 2:37 PM :: 2912 Views :: Health Care

...a delayed and untested verification process is an open-invitation to cheat....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Soaring Renewable Fuel Costs Spark New Fight over Ethanol Mandate
By NCPA @ 1:08 PM :: 4201 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

Renewable fuel credit prices rose to record highs recently, reigniting the debate over repealing the federal government's ethanol mandate....

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Monday, July 22, 2013
Why the White House Is Panicking about ObamaCare
By NCPA @ 1:39 PM :: 3001 Views :: Health Care

The Obama administration is looking far and wide, leaving no stone unturned in a relentless search for help with getting people to enroll in health insurance plans this fall....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
Fracking Reduces Prices and CO2 Emissions
By NCPA @ 12:02 PM :: 2686 Views :: Energy

Gas is not only cleaner than coal, but the United States has become the largest producer of natural gas....

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Friday, July 19, 2013
WaPo: Few Medicaid Docs Have Seen 2013 Pay Raise
By NCPA @ 11:55 AM :: 2597 Views :: Health Care

Most primary care doctors are still waiting for the Medicaid pay raise that was scheduled to begin in January under the Affordable Care Act...

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Accountable Care Organizations Struggle to Lower Costs
By NCPA @ 2:56 PM :: 3253 Views :: Health Care

Lowering health care costs is tougher than improving the quality of care, according to first-year results from a key pilot program ....

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Left Also Wants to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
By NCPA @ 11:28 AM :: 2701 Views :: Health Care

Now that the odds that ObamaCare will crash and burn have ticked up a notch or two, the words “single payer” are being heard more frequently....

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Businesses Should Fear States' Pension Debts
By NCPA @ 3:57 PM :: 3690 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Businesses should see this as a warning, as they are a convenient target for politicians ....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Responsible Prison Reform
By NCPA @ 6:32 PM :: 2965 Views :: Law Enforcement

In 1979, around the time that imprisonment rates began their sharp uptick, 314,000 people sat behind bars in the United States. As of mid-2013, that number stood at about 2 million....

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
U.S. Oil Boom Stabilizes Global Prices
By NCPA @ 6:27 PM :: 3629 Views :: Energy, Cost of Living

a thick new blanket of North American oil cushioning the markets....

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Monday, July 8, 2013
Health Exchange Could 'Solve' Hawaii's Unfunded Liability by Sticking Retirees with Inferior Coverage
By NCPA @ 6:04 PM :: 3376 Views :: Health Care

turning to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could become a road map for cash-strapped cities....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
WSJ: An ObamaCare Board Answerable to No One
By NCPA @ 3:40 PM :: 3202 Views :: Health Care

The ObamaCare law also stipulates that there "shall be no administrative or judicial review" of the board's decisions....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Obama Climate Policy: Poor Will be Hardest Hit
By NCPA @ 3:44 PM :: 3701 Views :: Energy, Environment

If President Obama’s proposed power plant emissions controls are enacted, it will destroy utilities burning coal, hike energy costs while making zero impact on earth’s climate...

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Cash-Only Doctors Abandon the Insurance System
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 2744 Views :: Health Care

A Medscape survey found 6 percent of physicians in the cash-only business in 2013, up from 4 percent in 2012. Most are primary care doctors....

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
U.S. Oil Notches Record Growth
By NCPA @ 1:50 PM :: 2461 Views :: Energy

U.S. crude oil production grew by more than 1 million barrels a day last year, the largest increase in the world and the largest in U.S. history....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Medicaid: Don’t Take the Money and Run
By NCPA @ 2:34 PM :: 2641 Views :: Health Care

As the federal government’s financial condition worsens, states will likely have to pick up even more of the cost....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
ObamaCare Causes Cuts for Hourly Workers
By NCPA @ 2:15 PM :: 2560 Views :: Health Care

A study of Hawaii's requirement that firms provide insurance to those working at least 20 hours a week found a slight increase in the share of workers falling below that threshold after the requirement went into effect....

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Monday, June 10, 2013
Biofuels Spike World Food Prices, Malnutrition Grows
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 3800 Views :: Energy, Agriculture

The spike in food prices, coupled with the global economic crisis, halted and even reversed the long-time trend in reducing malnutrition....

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Thursday, June 6, 2013
No Transparency in Alternative-Energy Incentives
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 3730 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Americans have no idea how much taxpayers and consumers, through higher energy bills, are spending to subsidize all of those green energy projects....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 4879 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

...out of $668.1 million in tax credits claimed in tax year 2011, the Service disallowed only $11 million, and failed to find a single case of fraud....

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Friday, May 31, 2013
New Global Energy Leader: The United States
By NCPA @ 1:51 PM :: 3077 Views :: Energy

the United States has blown past Russia to become the world's largest producer of natural gas, and America will shortly occupy the number one position in oil production as well....

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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Biomass: Hugging a Burning Tree
By NCPA @ 1:51 PM :: 3924 Views :: Energy, Environment

biomass could diminish biodiversity, over-extract water, make food more expensive and potentially increase carbon emissions....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Public Spending Per Student Drops
By NCPA @ 1:43 PM :: 2980 Views :: Education K-12

In 2011, public education spending dropped for the first time in more than three decades....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ObamaCare Discriminates against People without Bank Accounts
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 2804 Views :: Health Care

There is no federal law that requires health insurers to accept all forms of payment, including credit cards or the cash-loaded, pre-paid debit cards that people without bank accounts often rely on....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Obamacare Premiums to Rise 300%
By NCPA @ 2:21 PM :: 3260 Views :: Health Care
ACA Premium Rate Impact.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wind Farms Get Pass on Eagle Deaths
By NCPA @ 1:25 PM :: 3394 Views :: Energy, Environment

A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Fourth Scandal
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 2918 Views :: Health Care
It is illegal for government officials to solicit money from companies they regulate, according to Sarah Kliff from The Washington Post....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ObamaCare Mandates Dramatically Expand the Internal Revenue Service's Power
By NCPA @ 11:33 AM :: 3813 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many people are exempt from the mandate, and so the IRS has to know a lot about you in order to decide whether you are in compliance....

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Navigating the ObamaCare Maze
By NCPA @ 1:28 PM :: 2753 Views :: Health Care

On October 1, millions of Americans are supposed to be able to go online and acquire health insurance on electronic exchanges in the states where they live....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
More Transparency Needed in Higher Education
By NCPA @ 5:11 PM :: 2512 Views :: Higher Education

...inflation-adjusted income for recent college graduates actually declined between 2000 and 2011....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
How to Tell if College Presidents Are Overpaid
By NCPA @ 5:04 PM :: 2680 Views :: Higher Education

the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-2012 to more than $440,000 a year....

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Exporting Natural Gas: Is it Beneficial?
By NCPA @ 10:54 AM :: 2637 Views :: Energy

Current law requires the federal government to approve all sales of U.S. gas abroad....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
ObamaCare’s Unfair Treatment of Middle Class Families
By NCPA @ 4:38 PM :: 3884 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many workers will soon discover that when they earn more money, they end up with less take-home pay....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Energy Independence Coming: US Foreign Oil Imports Down 40%
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 2654 Views :: Energy

The industry is expected to grow for many decades as the proven reserves of America's shale gas formations continue to grow....

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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Ethics Should Hinder Lobbying and Crony Capitalism
By NCPA @ 12:38 PM :: 2646 Views :: Ethics

...push for more separation between corporate interests and public governance....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
VA Electronic Health Records: What Federally Mandated Health Integration Really Looks Like
By NCPA @ 11:50 AM :: 3216 Views :: Health Care

...Shinseki has vowed to use integrated electronic records and paperless IT solutions to make health care more efficient...there has been little progress.....

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
University: Easy ‘A’ Courses and ‘The Party Pathway’
By NCPA @ 11:42 AM :: 3954 Views :: Higher Education

...state flagship universities are a waste of time and resources for many students....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rather than Government, Private Philanthropy Should Expand Pre-K
By NCPA @ 11:36 AM :: 3703 Views :: Education K-12, Family

During his last State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a new universal pre-kindergarten education program....

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