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Cutting corporate taxes would increase investment, productivity, wages and economic growth over the long term, and has a recent history of bipartisan support.
How important is international trade to each US state’s economy? Pretty important for a lot of our states
An analysis of BEA data on state GDP and Census Bureau data on state international trade flows for 2016 shows that many US states are highly globalized. What explains the highly globalized nature of some states, and what are the trade policy implications when the international trade shares of some state’s GDP are more than 20%?
Republicans won an unparalleled control of state governments at a time when Barack Obama and Democrats were dominating on the national stage. They did it by ignoring Washington and offering up better ideas to improve the lives of citizens in their states. That is what Ed Gillespie is doing in Virginia today, and it is why he can win.
It is premature to claim that the Trump Administration’s executive order on healthcare will lead to an unraveling of the ACA exchanges.
I recently had the chance to chat with National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik about her thoughts on teaching, and how one nurtures open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
What lessons can be drawn from the experiences of European countries in the year since the EU’s net neutrality law came into force?
Republicans have not been successful at replacing Obamacare, but they are not ready for a complete surrender. That’s why they are unlikely to go along with a deal that shores up Obamacare while doing nothing to move it in the direction they want.
President Trump is criticized, often justly, for misstatements of facts and failure to understand the details of public policy. But in two of his most recent controversial actions, he has taken stands upholding the rule of law and undoing the lawless behavior of his most recent predecessor.
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Former Secretary of State George Schultz and a Mexican colleague pointed out the NAFTA had “transformed North America into a global powerhouse.” The NAFTA trade agenda of the Trump administration undermines the foundations of that powerhouse.
Different people have different life experiences. These experiences are enlightening. It’s good to hear from different perspectives, and it’s good to know where a speaker is coming from.
If ever there were an economic activity that met the definition of interstate commerce, however, it is the internet. As the internet’s importance and complexity spreads, having a myriad of state laws governing the internet would be confusing at best, but more likely debilitating.
In a time when poor Americans are often viewed as burdensome and unnecessary, we must restore a moral consensus around the equal dignity of all people.
Many who are advocating the policy that the US should “recognize” North Korea as a nuclear state don’t seem to be thinking through its military requirements and possible regional consequences.
Given our poisonous political atmosphere, many will view even a sane and necessary reform as illegitimate. In their zeal to oppose all things Trump, liberal political leaders and college administrators may abandon a generation of students to what DeVos rightly called a “failed system.”
Despite being engaged in combat in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, American troops are more likely to die in peacetime incidents than active hostilities — especially if they are sailors or marines. This points to the real issues in readiness plaguing the United States Military.
Standard police training — to issue commands, and when they are not followed, to push harder and more aggressively — may work in other circumstances, but is exactly wrong for situations involving people with mental illnesses or developmental disorders.
The problem with the progressive approach to poverty is that it denies the importance of culture and character to household prosperity—especially when it comes to marriage. Until the Left faces up to these hard truths, its fight to end poverty in America is unserious.
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?