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The sense of being double outsiders – both political and social – may be understandably hard for many in the Bharatiya Janata Party to overcome. But a slowness to outgrow it has potentially dangerous consequences for India.
Democrats knew that Roy Moore is their caricature of a Republican come to life. They are glad to gain a Senate seat, but with a Moore victory they might have gained a whole lot more.
Progressive education experts don’t seem to care that the policies they advocate are hurting the students who need the most help.
The so-called Great Recession, which had begun in late 2008 and would run until mid-2009, was set off by the sudden collapse of sky-high prices for housing and other assets — something that is obvious in retrospect but that, nevertheless, no one seemed to see coming.
Created by the ACA, Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have not saved the federal government money. This outcome can be attributed to their design, as these ACOs rely too heavily on coercion rather than incentives to prompt meaningful change in the Medicare program.
Eleven months later, Washington is still reeling from the election of President Donald Trump. Politicians, operatives and interest groups, the media, intellectuals and writers — everyone is trying to find his footing in this new and unexpected political environment.
Shops and the City: Evidence on Local Externalities and Local Government Policy from Big-Box Bankruptcies
Despite the ubiquity of local economic development policies, earlier research expresses skepticism about the ability of governments to perceive and target true local externalities. Our work sharpens this argument by demonstrating that even if governments are capable of identifying and targeting true externalities, government intervention may crowd out private mechanisms aimed at the same goal.
As China emerges as a leader in the global digital world, it is clear that the US needs a trade strategy that matches the broad scope of Beijing’s anti-competitive state practices.
The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, convenes in Jerusalem. Israelis call it their capital for the same reason they claim two plus two equals four. It’s just true. Trump called his decision “a recognition of reality.”
If Republicans end the mandate in the tax bill, any estimates of the effects of future legislation on coverage will be about 13 million lower. The tax bill doesn’t just advance a major conservative objective on health policy. It prepares the ground for replacing other parts of Obamacare as well.
To preserve cultural peace, and thus to strengthen the safe harbor of our side’s institutions, the Right should back off their war on the Left’s institutions of civil society.
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Since the Cold War, the United States has divested itself of its strategic-level political warfare capabilities. It needs to push back now against the tenuous claims of China’s inevitable “rise,” and begin to target the regime with an information campaign that saps its morale and takes advantage of the Chinese population’s deep mistrust of Chinese political leaders.
Our democracy requires vigorous competition between two serious and ideologically distinct parties, both of which operate in the realm of truth, see governing as an essential and ennobling responsibility, and believe that the acceptance of republican institutions and democratic values define what it is to be an American. The Republican Party must reclaim its purpose.
Working hypothesis: Some significant quantum of Alabama voters recoiled away from Moore after the Post story, but then at least some of them went back to supporting him after major Democratic officeholders—Franken and then Congressman John Conyers—clung to office in the face of less serious charges.
Please, please, please: Let’s not squander this moment. Women and men of good will have a profound opportunity to speak honestly and work together to begin to write the next chapter in the quest for equality and dignity. If only we can pull ourselves out of the Great Sex Panic of 2017.
To better serve personnel and readiness, the Pentagon should shutter its personnel and readiness shop
To improve the military’s personnel policies and readiness reporting, eliminate the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness and move its most critical functions elsewhere.
Federal Reserve Governor Jay Powell, just nominated by President Trump to be the next Fed Chairman, came to AEI this past July to stress that reform of the housing finance system is long past due.