Conservatives like to talk about federalism as if the Constitution was written to limit the government and give leeway to the states. But the Framers were interested in preventing the states from putting burdens on interstate commerce and discriminating in favor of local interests, particularly local cartels and monopolies.
The CBO projects that by 2024 the number of non-elderly uninsured will be — drum roll, please — 31 million Americans, which is why the real CBO story should be: “That awkward moment when everyone realizes Obamacare was a huge mistake.”
House Republicans who want to advance what they call “comprehensive immigration reform” say they’ve found a workable compromise, one that allays the concerns of opponents, improves current policy and allows the party to make gains among Hispanics
To mark the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of America’s War on Poverty, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will deliver remarks on reforming antipoverty programs and improving income mobility in the US.
Harry Reid’s decision to pull the trigger on the “nuclear option” in the fall may end up producing some unexpected fallout for Democrats next fall: the loss of their Senate majority.
Since taking office, Barack Obama has run the table on congressional Republicans, racking up one government-expanding victory after another — from the stimulus to Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and the $620 billion in fiscal-cliff tax increases.
Democrats are praying that this weekend’s relaunch of the Obamacare website will save them from an electoral bloodbath in 2014. Their hopes are misplaced.
The fiscal fiasco that resulted in a 16-day partial government shutdown ended in surrender. Not victory. Not compromise. Attempts to even alter Obamacare failed. House Speaker John Boehner declared to his colleagues, “We fought the fight. We didn’t win. We live to fight another day.”
Amid the smoldering wreckage of the government shutdown and the failed effort to defund Obamacare, it is time for conservatives to figure out why they lost — and how they can win the next time.
In this conference, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, mental health and disability experts, and an economist will discuss current hurdles to rehabilitation, and suggest alternatives that could more effectively expedite the reintegration of veterans into their families, communities, and workplaces.
Please join Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative for a timely discussion on the 2014 QDR and the future of American defense strategy in an era of constrained budgets.
This event is livestream only.
AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.