Should someone with an addiction be required to stay drug free as a condition of his or her probation? We argue that this claim should be rejected as it is based of a fallacious scientific premise and would further cause substantial harm for future treatment-based approaches to criminal justice.
A call to action from three of Washington’s premier political scholars, “One Nation After Trump” offers the definitive work on the threat posed by the Trump presidency and how to counter it.
While Kuwait has been an important partner in the ongoing mediation efforts to end the current Gulf Cooperation Council crisis, its efforts have not produced a viable solution all sides can agree on. US presidential leadership is required if the crisis is to be brought to a resolution.
While 529 college savings plans tend to favor more affluent families, the federal student loan program can provide even larger benefits to these households.
The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program supports postsecondary opportunities for those incarcerated in federal and state prisons.
The People’s Republic of China is making a concerted effort to acquire American technology through both formation of national funds and bids by individual companies.
An expanded tax credit for children should be part of any larger tax reform that Congress enacts, so that the reform is both pro-growth and pro-family.
Alex Brill argues that the current individual tax system is complex, burdensome, and riddled with deductions, exclusions and credits. Broadening the tax base would help simplify the tax system and serve as an effective way to reduce horizontal inequity in the tax code. Transitioning from the tax code we have today to a fairer, simpler, and more pro-growth tax system is itself a complex challenge that will require lawmakers to strike a careful balance.
Both the House GOP and President Trump have proposed increasing the standard deduction. Using the open source Tax-Calculator, I present results describing the effects if increasing the standard deduction by 25%, 50%, 100%, or 200%.
I present the results of two modifications to current law: (1) repeal all itemized deductions (IDs) except mortgage interest deduction and charitable deduction and double standard deduction (SD), or (2) repeal these deductions, double standard deduction, and repeal the personal exemption (PE).