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Health Premiums Poised for Dramatic Rise in 2016
If you live in Delaware and pay for health insurance, you will be paying hundreds or thousands of dollars more once 2016 arrives. Health premiums are set to rise by leaps and bounds next year, meaning less money in your pocket. Because CRI is committed to informing citizens about the impacts of th...[read more]
Using Earth's Blessings to Better Mankind and the Planet
Rational thought underlies conservative Christian views on climate change and the environment   by Dr. David R. Legates   Although he has rarely been willing to discuss or debate energy or environmental issues with those who do not share his views, environmentalist David Suzuki...[read more]
April Fool's Day Joke or Cruel Reality?
Today is April Fools’ Day (origin somewhat vague, but going back as far as Roman times). Test your Delaware knowledge by determining whether each item below is an April Fools hoax or true:       1.     Delaware has the lowest SAT scores in the n...[read more]
Real Steps to Increase Jobs
            Delaware’s Goods Producing sector, like manufacturing and construction, declined 24% from pre-recession levels to 2012! The rest of the country was only down 2% and is on the way to full recovery. There are policy b...[read more]
Guest Column: The Four Arguments of Global Warming
Below is a column by Reid K. Beveridge which previously appeared in the News Journal:                A colleague said recently that “the debate about global warming is pretty much over.” Over for him, perhaps. Over for ...[read more]
Time to Fade Away
Dear Friends, Associates, and Donors:   As of the close of business today, Friday, August 2, 2013 my tenure with the Caesar Rodney Institute ends. After five and a half years of affiliation serving as a Founding Director, Chairman & CEO and most recently, as acting Executive Vice Presid...[read more]
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What is Effective National Government?
  What is Effective National Government?   By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   A major part of the mission that CRI has taken upon itself is dedicated to the measured improvement for individual liberty and personal fulfillment of each Delawarean. That can be largely accomplish...[read more]
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Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree
Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree   After an investigation by the Caesar Rodney Institute revealed the state’s public housing authorities prohibit gun ownership, the National Rifle Association says it will take legal action if the gun bans are not withdrawn.   By L...[read more]
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Do Not Take Lighlty the Perils of Peace
  Do Not Take Lightly the Perils of Peace   Is Peace beyond Humanity’s Reach   By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   Upon completing college, teaching a year, and waiting to be drafted, I volunteered for active duty with the USAF in 1961.  The country soon becam...[read more]
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Candidates, elected officials pledge to support Second Amendment
A bipartisan group of more than two-dozen lawmakers and challengers told a crowd of ardent Second Amendment supporters they will protect their right to keep and bear arms, at the 2010 Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association (DSSA) election year candidate forum and Second Amendment rally. 
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Why? To Shut the Door on Utopia
To Shut the Door on Utopia By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.   Not long ago one of President Barack Obama’s senior White House aides professed her admiration for China’s most notorious Communist leader, Mao Tse-Tung. I, for one, do not consider that a small matter for anyone serving in...[read more]
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Individual Liberty vs. Government Authority
Individual Liberty vs. Government Authority By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.     While teaching graduate level Economics in Delaware during the 90's, I used The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayekas a required secondary reading. Hayek was the 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics and a pro...[read more]
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The McDonald Case: Adhering to the Constitution
  The McDonald Case: Adhering to the Constitution   The high-profile Chicago case should be viewed through the prism of the original intent of the Constitution. The nearly 1,000 state lawmakers, 38 Attorneys General, numerous academics and overwhelming, bipartisan majority of members ...[read more]
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Lawmakers Sign onto Brief Supporting 2nd Amendment Rights
  Attorney General Beau Biden, Rep. Mike Castle, Senators Ted Kaufman and Tom Carper did not sign similar briefs By Lee Williams Nearly 1,000 lawmakers from all 50 states – including 21 Delawareans – have signed a “friend of the court” brief supporti...[read more]
Bailouts Likely to Result in Malaise
Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., eminent scholar emeritus in the Department of Economics at Auburn University and Mark Thornton, senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn co-authored a paper on the bailouts long term impact.   Among their conclusions is that, "Bailouts also create...[read more]
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