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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
NYT: Ambiguity in Health Law Could Make Family Coverage Too Costly for Many
By NCPA @ 4:16 PM :: 3437 Views :: National News, Ethics

Under rules proposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), some working-class families would be unable to afford family coverage offered by their employers, and yet they would not qualify for subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
How New Pension Standards Could Make Things Worse
By NCPA @ 4:12 PM :: 3431 Views :: National News, Ethics

GASB considered changes to address this issue. Recently, it approved a slate of reforms for this exact purpose, yet their changes could actually make things worse by omitting essential changes....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Economist: American Universities Spending Like No Tomorrow
By NCPA @ 4:01 PM :: 3495 Views :: National News, Ethics

They have also increased the proportion of outlays gobbled up by administrators, says The Economist....

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Friday, August 10, 2012
Would the U.S. Postal Service Be Financially Stronger If It Sold Non-Postal Products?
By NCPA @ 3:56 PM :: 3401 Views :: National News, Ethics

Electronic diversion, together with the Great Recession and its after-effects, has buffeted postal services throughout the world. Nevertheless, the majority of foreign posts in high- and medium-income countries have remained profitable ....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Biofuels Send Food Prices Soaring--Again
By NCPA @ 4:35 PM :: 3595 Views :: National News, Ethics

...American motorists are now burning about as much corn in their cars as is fed to all of the country's chickens, turkeys, cattle, pigs and fish combined....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Biomass: Wood-fired Plants Generate Violations
By NCPA @ 4:20 PM :: 3756 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the technologies being used to burn the biomass are outdated, and as a result have been fined for violating air-pollution or water-pollution standards....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012
No Need to Get the Lead Out
By NCPA @ 4:15 PM :: 3631 Views :: National News, Ethics

In June 2012, seven environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that lead bullets are poisoning both wildlife and humans....

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Who Really Gets Rich Off High Gas Prices?
By NCPA @ 6:17 PM :: 2476 Views

... $2.66 of a $3.50 gallon of gasoline is set by global markets reacting to supply and demand....

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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Plunge In Carbon Dioxide Output Due to Natural Gas Fracking
By NCPA @ 3:21 PM :: 4202 Views :: National News, Ethics

But don't worry.  Environmentalists are working day and night to stop fracking and restore CO2 output to Gorewellian levels....

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
NYT: Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law
By NCPA @ 6:50 PM :: 3835 Views :: National News, Ethics

Across the country, fewer than half of primary care clinicians were accepting new Medicaid patients as of 2008....

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
AP: Obama Pushes Poverty Levels to 50-year High
By NCPA @ 5:57 PM :: 2323 Views

The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s ....

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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Driverless Cars: Trading the Future for the Past
By NCPA @ 1:15 PM :: 4871 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12

...driverless cars are a much better technological solution than high speed rail....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Medicaid Carries 'Highest Risk of Death'
By NCPA @ 1:56 PM :: 4153 Views :: National News, Ethics

Medicaid creates subpar health outcomes and unnecessary cost overruns ....

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Mass Transit Subsidized More Heavily than Highways
By NCPA @ 3:19 PM :: 3999 Views :: National News, Ethics

This subsidy level for Highways is approximately 8 percent, which is far less than the level of government support that is received by mass transit systems nationwide....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Crippled Nation: Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs
By NCPA @ 4:45 PM :: 3746 Views :: National News, Ethics

...disability ranks will likely continue to swell: in just the last month, almost 275,000 people put in applications for disability benefits....

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Friday, July 13, 2012
Environment: Rail is Dirtier than Cars
By NCPA @ 4:28 PM :: 10348 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics
According to the Department of Energy, the average passenger car uses about 3,500 BTUs per passenger mile--rail transit in Pittsburgh uses more than 11,000 BTUs.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Shortage of Generic Sterile Injectable Drugs: Diagnosis and Solutions
By NCPA @ 10:55 AM :: 2142 Views

Medicare reimbursement for certain injectable drugs -- especially for cancer -- should be shifted from the Medicare Part B program to the Part D program....

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Monday, July 9, 2012
The Inequality Fetish
By NCPA @ 10:42 PM :: 4191 Views :: National News, Ethics

According to liberals, either the 2008 financial crisis and its attendant recession, or the sluggish recovery -- and maybe both -- can be attributed in large part to the high level of economic inequality in the United States....

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Friday, July 6, 2012
A Health Care Contract with America
By NCPA @ 1:48 PM :: 7837 Views :: National News, Ethics

replace the current system of tax and spending subsidies with a system that offers everyone a uniform, fixed-dollar tax credit for the purchase of health insurance....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Does Coordinated Health Care Save Money?
By NCPA @ 1:00 PM :: 4077 Views :: National News, Ethics

The claim that coordinated care will save money without degrading quality is a common belief behind almost all mainstream health reform efforts....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Solyndra Not the Only Questionable Obama Loan to "Green" Energy
By NCPA @ 12:50 PM :: 3894 Views :: National News, Ethics

The very public failure of energy company Solyndra has focused a lot of attention on the Department of Energy's loan guarantee programs....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
To Get More Federal Medicaid Funds, Hawaii Joins Hospital Tax Bandwagon
By NCPA @ 2:09 PM :: 8082 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

During the recent economic downturn, 20 states (Hawaii is #21) increased health provider taxes to take advantage of federal matching funds....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Feds: Hawaii Too Small to Succeed with Health Exchange
By NCPA @ 1:57 PM :: 7550 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The decision facing them is whether they will continue to attempt to create state-run exchanges (despite the financial pitfalls) or if they will run partnership exchanges with the federal government....

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Monday, June 18, 2012
Vouchers Breathe New Life into Shrinking Catholic Schools
By NCPA @ 4:21 AM :: 4220 Views :: National News, Ethics

For the first time in decades, Catholic education is showing signs of life....

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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Green Energy’s Bankruptcy Blackout
By NCPA @ 3:18 PM :: 5110 Views :: National News, Ethics

Here’s the breakdown of how well green energy is actually doing....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Europe's Green Energy Suicide
By NCPA @ 2:48 PM :: 5151 Views :: World News, Family

Germany's Renewable Energy Feed-in Act of 2000 requires electric utilities to buy renewables from all producers at fixed, exorbitant rates and feed it into the power grid for 20 years, raising rates and undermining industrial competitiveness....

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
North Korea, Eco State?
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 5239 Views :: World News, Family

...the North Koreans "jumped" at the opportunity to get into carbon trading....

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Ongoing Government Failures in Air Transportation
By NCPA @ 4:47 AM :: 3915 Views :: National News, Ethics

Purporting to be at the service of consumers and creating market-optimal airlines, these regulations have the actual effect of distorting airlines' behavior and harming customers ....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Power to the Physicians, Not the Hospitals
By NCPA @ 2:51 PM :: 4290 Views :: National News, Ethics

The latest study of pay-for-performance finds that doesn’t work either....

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Is Costing Taxpayers Billions
By NCPA @ 2:45 PM :: 4923 Views :: National News, Ethics

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggests that there is an estimated $60 to $90 billion in fraud in Medicare and a similar amount for Medicaid

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Volcanic Haze: Debunking the 'Science' Behind EPA's Particulate Regs
By NCPA @ 1:06 PM :: 7701 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would have Americans believe that hundreds of thousands will die unless its new and unparalleled regulatory agenda is enacted....

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Solving the Electric Car Puzzle
By NCPA @ 3:22 PM :: 4662 Views :: National News, Ethics

if 5 percent of cars in Los Angeles County were to plug in simultaneously, they could place a 750-megawatt load on California's already strained grid, equivalent to the generating capacity of two midsize power plants....

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Plastic Bag Ban Increases Landfill Use
By NCPA @ 3:15 PM :: 4998 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the city council claims it will attain a number of benefits that are direly wanted by its citizens. However, careful analysis of each supposed benefit shows that the ban is unlikely to provide any such value....

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Friday, June 1, 2012
Does New Zealand Have the Answer to Overfishing?
By NCPA @ 2:52 PM :: 5521 Views :: World News, Family

New Zealand established a total allowable catch (TAC) for the country, and then distributed quota permits based on compliance with the TAC....

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Friday, May 25, 2012
Hospitals to Lose Funding Over High Readmission Rates
By NCPA @ 5:31 PM :: 4703 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to penalize hospitals with "worse than expected" 30-day readmission rates....

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Monday, May 21, 2012
Sustainability Equals Population Control
By NCPA @ 3:01 PM :: 4744 Views :: World News, Family

...the environmental lobby now focuses its efforts on a two-pronged strategy: lessening the impact of man's activities on the environment, and reducing the number of people who perform those activities....

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies
By NCPA @ 2:30 PM :: 4229 Views :: National News, Ethics

...turbines frequently draw electricity from the grid to keep blades turning when the wind is not blowing....

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Pensions: More than Good Enough for Government Work
By NCPA @ 3:11 PM :: 4043 Views :: National News, Ethics

...public pensions nationwide are underfunded by a total of $4.4 trillion, despite efforts by many state governments to reform pension programs....

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Monday, May 7, 2012
Movie Production Incentives in the Last Frontier
By NCPA @ 12:45 PM :: 5278 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...production companies only remain in-state until tax conditions are made more favorable elsewhere....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hybrids and Hype
By NCPA @ 4:15 PM :: 4534 Views :: National News, Ethics

their aggregate impact on the environmental is completely accounted for, they may be more harmful than their gasoline-only predecessors....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wind Farms Are Warming the Earth, Researchers Say
By NCPA @ 4:10 PM :: 3986 Views :: National News, Ethics

However, new research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night....

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sugar Quotas: Bad for Consumers, Bad for Agriculture and Bad for America
By NCPA @ 12:21 AM :: 5561 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Government interference in the sugar market hurts consumers and food manufacturers by driving up the price of sugar, threatening competitive farmers and ranchers by jeopardizing export growth, and weakening the U.S. economy by diverting resources from more competitive uses...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
GMO Ag Sharply Cuts CO2 Output--Organics Spew Greenhouse Gasses
By NCPA @ 2:03 PM :: 7731 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

In 2009, the shift to biotech crops reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 17.6 billion kilograms, equal to the removal of 7.8 million cars from the road for a year....

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
How Green Are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug In
By NCPA @ 3:33 PM :: 4690 Views :: National News, Ethics

...in some regions of the country, the well-to-wheel emissions level for all-electric vehicles may be higher than the best hybrid and all-gasoline competitors, says the New York Times....

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Monday, April 16, 2012
How America Spends Nearly $1 Trillion a Year Fighting Poverty -- and Fails
By NCPA @ 12:42 PM :: 4152 Views :: National News, Ethics

Forty-eight years after President Johnson declared war on poverty, the number of poor people in the United States remains stubbornly high....

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Friday, April 6, 2012
Fair-Value Accounting and the Export-Import Bank
By NCPA @ 8:19 PM :: 4366 Views :: National News, Ethics

Under the accounting rules mandated in the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 (FCRA), the Bank is allowed to treat its loan guarantees as risk-free in consideration of potential losses.  

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Fracking Cuts US CO2 Emissions 9% in Year
By NCPA @ 1:16 PM :: 4646 Views :: Energy, Environment

And yet enviros are doing everything they can to stop fracking ....

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Poised to Become Highest
By NCPA @ 1:08 PM :: 4044 Views :: National News, Ethics

On Sunday, the United States gets a distinction no nation wants -- the world's highest corporate tax rate....

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Banks to Pay only 20% of Mortgage Settlement
By NCPA @ 2:25 PM :: 5739 Views :: National News, Ethics

...the incentive structure suggests that banks would prefer to write down more than double the amount of investor principal for the same credits while strengthening their own balance sheets and avoiding increased losses....

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Organic Food Production, Biofuels Waste Valuable Farmland
By NCPA @ 11:05 PM :: 5892 Views :: World News, Family

land devoted to organic farming produces 50 percent less wheat, 55 percent less asparagus and lettuce, and 23 percent less corn than conventionally farmed land....

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