Amy Ridenour


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Amy Ridenour is chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think-tank on Capitol Hill. Readers may write her at 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002 or e-mail her at [email=ariden[email protected][email protected]][email protected][/email].

Most Recent Articles by Amy Ridenour:

If bureaucratic buttinskys back off, e-cigs can help smokers quit

Mar 5, 2015 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On January 11, 1964, the Surgeon General’s Advisory Committee on Smoking and Health released its very first report on tobacco smoking.


Push to thwart climate change is power grab by politicized con artists

May 15, 2014 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, DC — Here are the top ten reasons why Congress should ignore advice to pass major legislation to combat climate change:


Mandating employers to pay for services you may not want violates their liberty and yours

Jan 17, 2014 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Should the federal government force the charity “Priests for Life” to pay for abortion drugs?  Supporters of ObamaCare’s HHS abortion drug and contraception mandate say “yes.”


It’s a rolling disaster headed for a train wreck.  Scrap it and start over!

Aug 23, 2013 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — ObamaCare should be defunded — even the President concedes it’s not ready for prime time.


Without a secure border, Congress is headed for another disaster

Apr 26, 2013 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, DC — Speaking contemporaneously of futile efforts being made to prevent World War II, Winston Churchill said, “When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure.”


Candidates realized most voters view climate change as a canard promoted by self-serving profiteers

Nov 9, 2012 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There was no mention of the man-made global warming theory during the three presidential debates.  That’s a good thing, because policies enacted to fight global warming hurt people.


Remove roadblocks to the free exercise of free enterprise

Jun 19, 2012 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg claims the single biggest step America can take to promote innovation and economic growth is to fix our broken immigration system.


Relaxing restrictions on Chinese and Brazilian visitors endangers U.S. security and its economy

Mar 9, 2012 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Obama’s willingness to sacrifice national security to raise his public approval rating was glaringly evident when he flew to Disney World in mid-January to tout looser visa restrictions for Brazilian and Chinese visitors to the U.S.


Like Ponzi’s swindle, Social Security’s glowing promises are clearly unsustainable

Nov 17, 2011 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Does Social Security meet the definition of a Ponzi scheme?


Shipping jobs to China to produce costly light bulbs most people don’t want

Aug 26, 2011 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When General Electric blamed “a variety of energy regulations that establish lighting efficiency standards” for the closing of bulb factories in Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, it ignored a critical detail: It and fellow light bulb manufacturers Phillips and Osram Sylvania had lobbied for those restrictions.


High-speed rail boondoggle should be permanently side-tracked

Mar 21, 2011 — Amy Ridenour

WASHINGTON, D.C.—An astute journalist in the 20th century once defined public relations as “organized lying.”