When Federal regulations are good: Requiring motorcycle helmets would save lives and conserve healthcare resources.

Some vocal critics of government regulations contend that regulations are a disincentive to business profitability and that the fewer regulations the better. There are multiple fallacies to that argument that are beyond the scope of this posting. Instead, this posting focuses on one controversial regulation that has recently been receiving attention – the financial impact … More When Federal regulations are good: Requiring motorcycle helmets would save lives and conserve healthcare resources.

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The partisan public and Senate filibusters.

On June 4, 2012 the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll titled: “Partisan Polarization Surges in Bush, Obama Years.[1] “ Not surprisingly ,the poll indicated a widening partisan gap between Republicans and Democrats. There may be many causes for the divergent opinions on value issues such as growth of media-enabled information cocoons … More The partisan public and Senate filibusters.