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Put aside the hypocrisy and danger implicit in saying elected leaders are murderers if they dare pare back the welfare state. The truth is that health-care “reform” has been a story of bipartisan malpractice.
The Trump administration’s lack of new vetting procedures 150 days in office shows what a mistake the travel ban was. All the administration’s energy has gone into fighting for and defending the ban, rather than being poured into plans for tougher screening that could have been in place by now.
The federal district and appeals court judges that have hurled verbal thunderbolts at Donald Trump and his administration have enjoyed the adulation of editorial writers and the congratulations of the people they encounter in social settings. But their actions have been almost entirely overturned by a court whose members are taking their responsibilities seriously.
The Senate’s Medicaid reforms are not perfect — but they are an important step toward making the American health-care system affordable for taxpayers.
We should not pursue civility in a way that stops us from speaking important truths. The right response to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is to explain why their argument is wrong, not to denounce them for having broken some rule of politesse in making it.
The appreciation of the dollar that takes place before the border adjustment is fully implemented raises the price of domestically produced goods relative to imported goods throughout the phase-in period, which raises the demand for imports and lowers the demand for exports. As a consequence, the trade deficit will widen and domestic consumption will increase.
A particularly pleasant benefit of AEI’s academic freedom is that our scholars not only can disagree with each other on some of the most important policy issues facing the nation — but do.
Chairman Pai shows leadership and vision in his work to restore internet freedom, but, it’s also time for Congress to codify a framework for today’s digital world that enshrines internet freedom forever.
The strategy of placing maximum pressure on both China and North Korea, as well as enforcing a global crackdown on trade with North Korea, is anything but strategic patience. And Trump is subtly putting the onus on China to deliver.
Many G.O.P. members of Congress are finding themselves under siege at town halls. While the virtue of such protests is up for debate, they are a fact of life. The key to dealing with “the mob,” though, is quite simple: politicians need to “reindividuate” its members. Read how.
New research indicates that young millennials, who many assumed would be torchbearers for a more progressive approach to family life, actually take a more traditional view of family arrangements than Generation Xers and baby boomers when they were young adults. Young adults are more likely to embrace traditional attitudes about male breadwinning, female homemaking and male authority in the home.
With less than two weeks before leaving office, the Obama administration cut the FHA mortgage insurance premium. Only hours after the inauguration, the Trump administration indefinitely suspended the premium cut. Why this flurry of activity?