The race for the White House continues tonight with the first DNC debate. AEI scholars are available to comment before and after tonight’s showdown. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #AEI2016.
AEI’s Timothy P. Carney poses six questions the CNN moderators should ask the 2016 Democratic presidential contenders during their first debate.
Before Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for their first primary debate, a panel of experts discuss America’s rapidly changing demography and implications for the 2016 election and beyond.
The lack of a Republican alternative on health care, and especially of an alternative that would enable almost everyone to get coverage, has been the great Democratic talking point in the debate over Obamacare. It’s one they may soon have to retire.
Many important issues face America, but 2016 voters should not give presidential candidates a second look if they cannot persuasively answer national security questions such as those posed here.
The GOP is scrambling to find a replacement for John Boehner as Speaker of the House after Kevin McCarthy’s withdrawal from the race. Many are calling for Paul Ryan to run, but as of now he has refused to enter the race.
Resident Scholar Norman Ornstein discusses the chaos within the GOP’s race for speaker and how that disarray expands beyond Washington in the form of a hectic primary season on the Republican side.
During primary elections, candidates will often promote policy that they will later back down on in a general election or when they enter office. Hillary Clinton’s economic policy has grown increasingly socialist in response to growing competition from Bernie Sanders.
House Speaker John Boehner announced that he was leaving, heir apparent Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew from the speaker race, and now chaos and confusion seem to rule the GOP.
You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to the left. This strategy has risks.
A trillion-dollar tax increase — even one that raises capital gains taxes — might look a whole lot smarter than a reckless, budget-busting $10 trillion tax cut when you are already $20 trillion in debt.