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Chasm Between Environment Groups and Unions is Bigger than Keystone XL Pipeline

Groups are also on opposite sides when it comes to hydraulic fracturing.

IP Champions in Innovative Partnerships

Crossposted from the GIPC blog

Intellectual property policy already makes for strange bedfellows. Have you noticed that IP doesn’t hit partisan or state lines? Senators and Congressmen from both sides of the aisle and from every nook and cranny of the country are stewards of the Founding Father’s vision of a creative and innovative America.

Union Backs Away From Volkswagen Challenge

In an unexpected move, the UAW has withdrawn their objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board regarding February's vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

The UAW announcement came just one hour before a scheduled NLRB hearing on the UAW’s claim that politicians and outside groups had unfairly influenced the outcome of the union election. The announcement effectively terminates the NLRB review process.

Happy Tax Freedom Day, America!

Today, April 21, marks the first day of the year that we get to keep the money we’ve earned for ourselves instead of it going to pay federal, state, and local taxes. That means Americans have worked 111 days (since Jan. 1), just to pay for the government.

Are We Breaking America’s Promise?

What’s more American than working to provide your children with a better life than you lived? The generational promise that the old would make sacrifices so the young can have greater opportunities is being threatened by the crushing burdens of America’s ballooning entitlement programs. These programs will not only saddle our children with massive amounts of debt in the future, but are today crowding out critical investments that will be key to our long-term growth and prosperity.

It Starts with the State: Organization Drives Support for Trade

Photo: Patrick T. Fallon for Bloomberg

One of the U.S. Chamber’s partner organizations is working to educate Washington’s congressional delegation and other elected officials on the vital role that trade plays in creating jobs and growing the state’s economy.

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

Photo: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Imagine putting your time and back-breaking labor into crops, only to have them fail to yield food? That’s what is happening in African communities, and it’s not because of the soil quality, the level of rain, or the lack of laborers. Recent reports indicate that Ugandan’s farmers’ crops and livelihood have been decimated due to counterfeit seeds.

Baseball Enthusiast, Entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. Gives Us a Lot to Chew On

Photo: John Zich/Bloomberg

A new book by columnist and author George Will on the history of Wrigley Field (“A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred”) did pique my interest. Not because of his proselytizing about the great American pastime. But rather, because of the man behind the field: William Wrigley Jr.