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  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Fred Lucas How Democrats Came to Embrace Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2010 applying the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Katrina Trinko California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Alton Martin / Riley Walters This Government Agency's Cover-Up May Have Hindered US Cybersecurity

    The Chinese government may have hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on multiple occasions...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Adam Lemon / Brian Slattery Coast Guard Plots Long-Term Strategy for Increasingly Important Arctic

    The inhospitable Arctic could become a major area of contention between world powers in the coming decades. As new...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Nolan Peterson Journalist's Murder, Kerry Trip to Moscow Among Events That Rattle Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—Little more than two weeks ago, things were looking up for Ukraine. Fighting had tapered off in the...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Faith Vander Voort Knife Rights: The Unseen Side of the Second Amendment

    While congressional Democrats and Republicans go head-to-head over gun control, proponents of a smaller, often...…

  • Posted on July 25, 2016 by Fred Lucas Prominent Medical Group Dismisses Evidence Babies Feel Pain in Abortions After 20 Weeks

    The American Medical Association is sticking by its influential report asserting that unborn babies cannot feel pain at...…

  • Soybean Crop Increasingly Used for Biodiesel Infographic Created on July 25, 2016 Soybean Crop Increasingly Used for Biodiesel

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Figures are for marketing year, October–September.SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, “Soybean Oil Supply, Disappearance and Share of…

  • Corn and Ethanol Prices Infographic Created on July 25, 2016 Corn and Ethanol Prices

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, “U.S. Bioenergy Statistics: Data Set,” Table 14. “Fuel Ethanol, Corn and Gasoline Prices, by Month,” 1982–2015,…

  • Top Ethanol Producers and Consumers Infographic Created on July 25, 2016 Top Ethanol Producers and Consumers

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “State Energy Data System (SEDS),” https://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.cfm (accessed April 10, 2016).MAP 1 • BG…

  • Ethanol Use as Fuel Additive Infographic Created on July 25, 2016 Ethanol Use as Fuel Additive

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.SOURCE: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Petroleum and Other Liquids: U.S. Oxygenate Plant Production of Fuel Ethanol,” 1985–2014,…

  • Energy Use in Transportation Sector Infographic Created on July 25, 2016 Energy Use in Transportation Sector

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Some figures between 1950 and 2010 are interpolated. SOURCES: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Transportation Sector Energy Consumption,” 1950–2014,…

  • How Corn Is Used Infographic Created on July 25, 2016 How Corn Is Used

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Figures are for marketing year, September–August. source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, “U.S. Bioenergy Statistics: Data Set,” Table 5. “Corn…

  • Backgrounder posted July 25, 2016 by Nicolas Loris Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels

    The federal government provides a wide range of subsidies to boost the production and consumption of biofuels. Throughout the years, Congress has enacted special tax breaks, direct grants, government-backed loans and loan guarantees, and a mandate to generate a larger biofuel and biodiesel market.[1] To justify biofuels programs, policymakers have promised reduced…

  • Commentary posted July 25, 2016 by Hans A. von Spakovsky, Elizabeth Slattery Why Republicans Should Not Fold On Garland's Nomination

    Some pundits, such as Leon Wolf at RedState, are urging Senate Republicans to quickly confirm President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. Wolf argues that there’s “absolutely no reason to drag this out any longer” because “Republicans must know that there is absolutely no…