Congress approved a moratorium on earmarks in 2010 in face of accusations of wasteful spending and transactional politics powerfully invoked by the controversy over the “bridge to nowhere.” Now, congressional reformers are suggesting the absence of earmarks contributes to congressional deadlock. Should earmarks be reintroduced?
If someone who wants to keep abortion even late in pregnancy counts as “pro-life” and “conservative,” or even “moderate,” everyone who holds a position to the right of his starts to look like a right-wing extremist. Usually it is Democrats who wish to define mainstream Republican positions that way. That’s because it’s in their interests, and not the interests of Republicans.
By improving international food aid programs, the United States can save more lives, stem forced migration, and generate goodwill around the globe, all without tangible cost to national security or taxpayer money.
If Bear had been allowed to fail, there would have been losses, but not the panic that followed Lehman’s unexpected collapse
The secretary appears to be trying to transform her office from one of hard power to one of soft power and to significantly decentralize authority. Unfortunately, she may have inadvertently undermined her own case by seeming to question the judgment and energy of those to whom she would devolve power.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has brought back Cold War-era paralysis to the Security Council.
The free college program in Chile is poorly targeted and rapidly increasing in cost. This should offer important warning signs for U.S. policymakers interested in imposing a national free college program here.
After 16 years of education policy from Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, how has federal involvement affected schools at the state level?
For a happy warrior like Larry Kudlow, this late-career plot twist may lead to an unsatisfying finale.
How China plans to approach leadership—where it competes, undermines, follows or leaves unchallenged the U.S. leadership position—has serious implications for the future of U.S. global leadership.
In a survey conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 100% of 40 economists at America’s top universities disagreed with the statement “imposing new US tariffs on steel and aluminum will improve Americans’ welfare.”