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What We’re Reading: July 22, 2016

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The Alabama Policy Institute is pleased to announce a new weekly series entitled, “What We’re Reading.” We are often asked what our team reads, and now we’re letting you in on the secret!

At the end of every week, members of our team will share a book review and articles that have informed and inspired us as we work to promote the principles of free markets, limited government, and strong families.

Would your friends and colleagues be interested in this series? Subscribe them here.

We’d love to know what you’re reading, too!

960x0House of Representatives realeases healthcare proposal that includes block grants for Medicaid.
A Detailed Look At House Republicans’ First Official Plan To Replace Obamacare And Reform Health Care
Avik Roy, Forbes, July 22, 2016

Donald-Trump-Jr-Blog-thumb-500x338-20044School choice, teacher tenure reform get mentions at Republican National Convention.
Donald Trump Jr. Blasts ‘Soviet-Era’ Schools, Tenured Teachers in RNC Speech
Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week, July 20, 2016

BN-OX935_bachra_J_20160715105054National pension landscape leads many to believe that states will ultimately have to go back on their promises. We don’t want this to happen in Alabama.
How to Save Public Pensions, No Federal Bailout Needed
Ed Bachrach, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2016

BN-OZ919_strass_J_20160720123531The First Amendment is under attack by the left and conservative nonprofits are the target.
A Free-Speech Divide
Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2016

1200x-1Does the “religious right” still matter in elections?
Trump’s Republican Party is Bound to Religious Right
Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View, July 15, 2016


25363503Plunder and Deceit by Mark R.Levin
Reviewed by Nic Colvin, API Intern

Plunder and Deceit is an insightful glimpse into the fiscal future of America and the major financial burdens that the federal government continues to pile on to America’s young people. Levin presents his message with solid statistical evidence and writes with a no-nonsense tone that hammers the fact that decentralization of the federal government, partnered with fiscal responsibility, is necessary if America’s future generations are to inherit the greatest republic in the world. Levin’s book is not only a crash-course in conservative fiscal and social policy, but reads as a call to arms to the millennial generation to speak out against the federal government’s overreach and take action to protect personal liberties enshrined in the Constitution.”

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