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News: Kuwait's oil minister is seeking to build a new oil refinery in Louisiana: “We are very keen to build a refinery in the U.S., but environmental restrictions and other regulations make it difficult,'' reports Bloomberg News.Â
Commentary: Ronald Bailey of Reason magazine explores how environmentalist fears of nuclear power are clashing with Kyoto signatories desperately struggling to live up to self-imposed carbon dioxide caps.
Commentary: Heritage’s Mark Tapscott asks, “wouldn’t it be nice if mainstream media outlets would ask some tough questions of advocacy groups on the Left rather than too often blindly accepting their pronouncements as gospel?”
Commentary: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says it's high time the Congressional Budget Office eliminated outdated economic models which have prevented market-centered health care reform from passing Congress.
Commentary: Cato analyst Radley Balko argues market-based reforms to health care can de-fang the regulatory push against food companies amidst the “obesity epidemic.”
Commentary: Alexander Zozos of Freedom Works blogs about how the National Health Service in Britain is considering in some cases to refuse treatment to smokers, alcohol drinkers, and the obese. Zozos says such measures could be imported across the Pond were advocates of socialized medicine to have their way in the United States.
Research: The Cato Institute releases a white paper on the success private schools are having in educating poor children in developing countries.
News: Reason magazine interviews economist Milton Friedman on the 50th anniversary of his call for school vouchers to open up public school monopolies.
News: The Associated Press reports on a growing number of black Americans abandoning government-run schools and taking up home schooling.
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