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Which of Trump’s Regulatory Reforms Are Likely to Last?

In its novel effort to bring independent agency regulations under White House oversight, the Trump Administration may have found a lasting legacy.

Gene Editing of Human Embryos Prompts Calls For Regulation

Despite ethical concerns, scholar argues that gene editing of human embryos should not be banned.

The Battle Over the Military’s Transgender Policy Is Far from Over

A federal court temporarily blocks the White House transgender ban, but the need for a watchful eye remains.

Measuring the Obama Administration’s Historic Midnight Surge

Scholars model the impact of regulations issued in the final months of the Obama Administration.

The Race Question

OMB proposal to revise its racial and ethnic categories may better reflect America’s changing demographics.

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

A recent report suggests that unlike executive agencies, independent agencies get to continue dancing right past midnight.

Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Research forecasts a substantial increase in economically significant rules that would outpace that of the past three presidents’ final months.

OMB’s Resource Management Offices and Agency Policy Control

Now is a good time to focus on the opportunities for the centralized control of the administrative state that the RMOs provide.

Improving Benefit-Cost Analysis by Making It Simpler

Earlier and less burdensome regulatory impact analyses would lead to more transparent, better regulatory decisions.

Do Occupational Licenses Keep Consumers Safer?

Recently released White House report criticizes the rise of occupational licenses, suggests improvements.

EPA Reform Measures Face White House Opposition

White House claims EPA reform legislation is expensive, unnecessary, and arbitrary.

Obama Pushes for Paid Leave Policies for Workers

President tries to push Congress towards more generous paid sick leave for all American workers.