The transition from active duty to civilian life can be a difficult. A premature decision to pursue long-term disability compensation can lead many veterans into a cycle of invalidism.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Arthur Brooks discuss the senator’s new book, “The Vanishing American Adult” (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), and how the decline of adulthood in America threatens our democracy and our society.
Please join AEI for a conversation with Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, on the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Investors, Consumers, and Entrepreneurs (CHOICE) Act.
Even good people, without apparent political motive, can get important things very wrong.
As we think about solutions, we shouldn’t get caught in the guns-or-butter trap—believing that we have to allocate scarce resources to one or the other. We can and should aspire to policies that maximize both the number of able-bodied people working and the ability of our fellow citizens to realize the American Dream.
Today health ministers and their entourages meet in Geneva at the World Health Assembly, where one of the primary topics discussed will be efforts to improve medicine quality.
Moving toward a right to legal assistance for eviction proceedings is a risky proposition. In the short term, evictions would likely be prevented and stability would be preserved for some. But in the long run, this program risks cordoning off the nation’s capital from existing and new low income residents.
This month, Senate Republicans are taking up their approach to replacing, revising, or perhaps just renaming the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
President Trump is growing infamous for his insistence on loyalty among his staff. In increasingly polarized times, there is a comfort to associating with a tribe, but we must ask what risks are involved with prizing loyalty above all, and what is being lost in the process?
Much of the South American continent is at a democratic crossroads – a pivotal moment when effective US engagement could be the key to securing a more prosperous and democratic future for these regional neighbors.
Keeping the military’s readiness rates a secret doesn’t project strength. It just hides the obvious from ourselves.
President Trump seems to have embraced a main stream foreign policy tradition. In his speech in Riyadh he made a distinction between who the US fights and mainstream Islam. The domestic scandals that the White House administration faces gives it the feeling of a 2nd year administration, but it’s still early on in President Trump’s term. This feeling seems to be confined to the beltway, and is not yet representative of the nation as a whole.
Whether Trump’s concrete proposals against terrorism, specifically regarding joint action with Saudi Arabia and others against terrorist financing, will bear fruit remains to be seen. But surely identifying the root of the threat as the radical Islamist ideology is the right start.