Kartel Policy – A through M

Gold Star controversy shows the spiral of political contempt is out of control – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

It is hard to imagine that our national descent into political contempt could get any worse than it did this week, when Congresswoman Frederica Wilson accused President Trump of disrespecting the pregnant widow of a fallen soldier during a condolence call, telling her that her …

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Senate Budget a Major Step Toward Tax Reform, but Falls Short on Spending Reforms

The Senate passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution late Thursday night, paving the way for potentially the most comprehensive tax reform package in decades. The proposal is a significant step toward implementing the president and Congress’ tax reform agenda. However, it fails to make …

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2 States Ravaged by Opioids Show Difference Faith Makes

HANOVER, N.H. — There is a strong correlation between lack of religious attendance and illicit drug use, research shows in contrasting two states hit hard by the opioid crisis. The parallels are demonstrated by two comparative studies, of New Hampshire and West Virginia. West Virginia …

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I’m a Conservative Who Was Roofied by a Stranger. Here’s What I Think of the ‘Me Too’ Hashtag.

Me, too. That phrase has floated around social media all week, a trend started in response to the recent sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The premise is simple, if not oversimplified: shift the focus away from predators and onto the victims. Tens …

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Good News on Taxes

Blank Section (Placeholder)via Hoover DigestThe administration’s tax reform proposals may not be perfect in every particular, but they would do what needs to be done: spur growth.  Continue Reading....

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Free Speech Doesn’t Need “Rethinking”

Blank Section (Placeholder)featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover DigestPersuasion is American, coercion is not. To Hoover scholar Richard Epstein, the First Amendment is both bedrock and shield.  Continue Reading....

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A Voice from the Camps

Blank Section (Placeholder)via Hoover DigestA literary quest brings life to the story of Latvian journalist Arsenii Formakov, an imprisoned poet who yearned for Motherland and freedom.  Continue Reading....

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The President’s executive order: Less than meets the eye? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The executive order (EO) signed by President Donald Trump on October 12 directs the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury to develop federal regulations that could allow new and less expensive health insurance options for employers and consumers. The EO marks a shift …

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Worried about populism? Restore integrity in politics – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The sizeable vote shares of the Free Austrian Party (20.5%) in this weekend’s parliamentary election, the far-right Alternative for Germany (12.6%) in the German federal election in September, and the narrow defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election in May (21.3% in …

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WHO honors Mugabe: yet another reason to cut its budget – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The new head of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus today addressed a conference in Uruguay. He announced that Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe since 1980, will be a goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the 72nd United Nations …

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