According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the inflation-adjusted cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner for ten people this year is cheaper than last year, and 26% below the cost in 1986.
Republicans won a resounding victory in the midterm election in November 2014, but that was just the beginning of their work. To be trusted with control of the White House in 2017, Republicans will need to demonstrate that they have the strategic vision, tactical skill, and ability to execute on a coherent agenda between now and the next presidential election, which is less than two years away.
President Obama’s supporters and opponents are likely to be disappointed by his executive action on immigration, albeit for different reasons.
The Euromaidan protests, which began one year ago, evolved into a movement that at its finest could serve as a prototype for a kind of mature democracy Ukraine may one day become.
If the president’s primary objective was fixing our broken immigration system, he should have been willing to wait until the Republican-led Congress takes power in a few weeks and challenged it to act on a series of practical reforms.
The wave of recent retirements, along with the changing composition of US households, have coincided with the decline in US median household income.
AEI President Arthur Brooks and India’s acclaimed author and commentator Gurcharan Das discuss the dynamic between making money and doing good.
Providing executive amnesty to certain illegal immigrants is a sound social policy that helps families and is unlikely to have negative political repercussions.
Obama’s immigration action is based on no statutory authority, but is instead an expansion of the idea of “prosecutorial discretion” — the notion that federal government can’t catch all scofflaws, and so it must set priorities.
Bill Frenzel may not be the last of a breed. But the numbers like him are vastly diminished, and those with his personal and public qualities are rare at any time.
In addition to objections over its nuclear program, Iran must also confront the looming threat of ISIS and its diminishing power in the Gaza Strip.