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Two Years After Dobbs, Conservatives Have Worked Harder To Support Women

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Today of course we have a raft of SCOTUS decisions, which we will cover shortly.

In the meantime…

#Life – Important new report from EPPC’s Patrick T. Brown. A common line of attack against pro-lifers is that they only care about babies in the womb. Not so, according to this new report. Since the Dobbs decision was handed down two years ago, many states saw rafts of pro-life legislation. And, writes Brown, “every state that has laws on the books protecting life in the womb has passed laws that expand support for pregnant and new moms and their babies; some to the tune of tens of millions of dollars annually.” Many specifics in the report. Check it out.

Also, don’t forget to check out our interview with EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson on how to turn around a think tank.

#Reg #PublicHealth – This is a finding that will probably surprise no one, but it is still good to see it confirmed: as R Street’s Steven Greenhut points out, the latest studies confirm that bans on vaping and flavored tobacco push people back to far more dangerous combustible cigarettes.

#Trade – The escalating EU-China trade war does not directly concern US domestic policy, but we still think it matters as a case study of the “vibe shift” around trade from most jurisdictions. The EU traditionally has been the most trade-friendly bloc in the world by far and has rejected retaliatory tariffs as a policy school as a matter of principle. Yet last month it adopted retaliatory tariffs on Chinese EVs. Now China is about to retaliate. It is very much worth watching.

#Housing – We have a national shortage of housing, yet the pace of new home construction just fell to its slowest pace since summer 2020. Link

#HigherEd – When you’re in a hole, the first step is to stop digging. This is a famous dictum, and yet no one at Harvard seems to have heard it.

#AI – At National Affairs, AEI’s Michael R. Strain with the case for AI optimism.

#AgSubsidies – If you’re an opponent of farm subsidies, your go-to example for how abolishing or reducing farm subsidies leads to good outcomes is usually New Zealand. Here’s Reason with the latest.

#Reg #BigTech #AI – At NR, Tom Hebert with the case against using antitrust laws as a way to regulate AI.

#SchoolChoice – One positive benefit of school choice is fostering new educational entrepreneurs. That is, if states don’t use onerous regulations as a way of deterring new private school creations. EdChoice’s publication Engage has a list of private school regulations you probably didn’t know about.


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