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  • WebMemo posted January 12, 2011 by David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D. Three Policy Changes to Help with Gasoline Prices

    Must it always be opposite day in Washington? Petroleum and gasoline prices are surging while the Obama Administration and its allies seem intent on making things worse. Instead of taking actions to increase supplies of petroleum and gasoline, the Administration pursues policies to restrict U.S. access to its own petroleum, ban imports of vast quantities of Canadian oil,…

  • Play Movie Alaska's Strategic Role in the Defense of the United States Video Recorded on July 24, 2009 Alaska's Strategic Role in the Defense of the United States

    Contrary to common perception, the U.S. government has been researching and developing missile defense systems for more than 60 years. The 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the Soviet Union brought America's deployment to a halt. It was not u…

  • Play Movie Ben Lieberman on Fox New 5/29/09 Video Recorded on May 29, 2009 Ben Lieberman on Fox New 5/29/09

    Ben Lieberman discussing drilling for oil in Alaska.…

  • Executive Summary posted October 30, 2008 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Lajos F. Szaszdi, Ph.D., Jim Dolbow Executive Summary: The New Cold War: Reviving the U.S. Presence in the Arctic

    The Arctic is quickly reemerging as a strategic area where vital U.S. interests are at stake. The geopolitical and geo-economic importance of the Arctic region is rising rapidly, and its mineral wealth will likely transform the region into a booming economic frontier in the 21st century. The Arctic coasts and continental shelf are estimated to hold large deposits of oil,…

  • Backgrounder posted October 30, 2008 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Lajos F. Szaszdi, Ph.D., Jim Dolbow The New Cold War: Reviving the U.S. Presence in the Arctic

    The Arctic is quickly reemerging as a strategic area where vital U.S. interests are at stake. The geopolitical and geo-economic importance of the Arctic region is rising rapidly, and its mineral wealth will likely transform the region into a booming economic frontier in the 21st century. The coasts and continental shelf of the Arctic Ocean are estimated to hold large…

  • Alaskan Drilling: Small Area, Big Potential Infographic Created on July 30, 2008 Alaskan Drilling: Small Area, Big Potential

    Why We Should Drill in Alaska's ANWR For a warning against repeating old energy mistakes, click here. To read why supplies should trump new taxes or rules, click here. To learn how speculators help at the gas pump, click here. For an op-ed on the uphill battle to drill, click here.                 America's single greatest…

  • Center for Data Analysis Report posted November 7, 2005 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. Who Bears the Burden? Demographic Characteristics of U.S. Military Recruits Before and After 9/11

    A few Members of Congress, motivated by American combat in the Middle East, have called for the reinstatement of a compulsory military draft. The case for coercing young citizens to join the military is supposedly based on social jus­tice?that all should serve?and seems to be but­tressed by reports of shortfalls in voluntary enlistment. In a New York Times op-ed…

  • Backgrounder posted May 24, 2004 by Brian M. Riedl Another Year at the Federal Trough: Farm Subsidies for the Rich, Famous, and Elected Jumped Again in 2002

    Taxpayers funding Washington's $20,000-per-household budget have long known they are not getting their money's worth. Farm subsidies are among the most wasteful uses of taxpayer dollars. The budget-busting $180 billion farm bill enacted before the 2002 elections not only encourages the crop overproduction that depresses crop prices and farm incomes, but also…

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