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Spending Caps Fight Exposes Both Parties Weaknesses

Spending Caps Fight Exposes Both Parties' Weaknesses

realclearpolicy.com     2+ hour, 46+ min ago

The Democratic party spent the past eight years blasting Republicans in Congress for their fiscal hypocrisy, and their attacks resonated because they were true. Republicans had cri...

Five Facts: The President's Power to Reorganize Government

Five Facts: The President's Power to Reorganize Government

realclearpolicy.com     3+ hour, 33+ min ago

Last week, news reports surfaced that President Trump was taking steps to eliminate the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a 5,565-person agency. If this action does occur, the ...

Look to the States, Not the Swamp, to Solve Our Political Problems

Look to the States, Not the Swamp, to Solve Our Political Problems

realclearpolicy.com     3+ hour, 33+ min ago

This essay is part of a RealClearPolicy series centered on the American Project, an initiative of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. The project looks to the country's foundin...

Julian Assange Arrest Illustrates Importance of Media Transparency

Julian Assange Arrest Illustrates Importance of Media Transparency

realclearpolicy.com     2+ day ago

With the arrest of Julian Assange in Britain on April 10, his six-year stint at the Ecuadorian embassy in London finally came to an end. Assange, of course, is the founder of Wiki...

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in Year One

realclearpolicy.com     2+ day ago

With Tax Day just behind us, it's a good time to reflect on our first full year under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), which President Trump signed in December 2017. In many ways, 2018 was a banner ye...

Moonshot Madness

Moonshot Madness

realclearpolicy.com     2+ day ago

Despite the 57-0 drubbing the Green New Deal (GND) recently took in the Senate, its central thesis is not going away. Last week from his perch at the New York Times, Paul Krugman a...

No Love for this Government Taking

No Love for this Government Taking

realclearpolicy.com     3+ day ago

Business management guru Peter Drucker once likened trying to predict the future to driving down a country road at night with no lights. Investing in a business can feel like such ...

By Ending The Death Tax, Congress Can Save Private Forests

By Ending The Death Tax, Congress Can Save Private Forests

realclearpolicy.com     5+ day ago

This Tax Day, individuals, families, and businesses will finally get to keep more of their own money thanks to the GOP's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law in 2017. Milli...

Foreign Thieves Threaten Americas Prosperity

Foreign Thieves Threaten America's Prosperity

realclearpolicy.com     5+ day ago

American innovation is second to none. Our creativity and forward-facing approach to everything from health care to telecom to artificial intelligence has made and kept us a world ...

Five Facts: The Senates Nuclear Option

Five Facts: The Senate's Nuclear Option

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

Last week, Republican senators used what is called the "nuclear option" to reduce debate time on most presidential nominees. This means more of President Trump's lower-level nomine...

One Year Later, Trumps Zero Tolerance Border Policy is Threatening Public Safety

One Year Later, Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Border Policy is Threatening Public Safety

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

On April 6, 2018, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors to seek criminal charges for all first-time immigration offenses. Though these "improper entry" c...

Federal Pot Prohibition Nears its End

Federal Pot Prohibition Nears its End

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

America has made up its mind on marijuana. Most Americans think it should be legal, and all but two states have decriminalized or legalized the drug in some form. But it remains fe...

Private Health Care Option Will Give Vets Faster Access to Treatment

Private Health Care Option Will Give Vets Faster Access to Treatment

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

Americans will surely recall the scandalous Veterans Health Administration scandal several years ago: In many hospitals, there were long waiting times for appointments due to physi...

Chasing Universal Coverage

Chasing Universal Coverage

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

Talk of universal coverage is in the air. To a person, the Democratic candidates jockeying to take on Donald Trump are pledging allegiance to this seemingly elusive goal. As Yogi ...

Is the Eggshell Culture on Campus Moving Into Our Public Square?

Is the 'Eggshell Culture' on Campus Moving Into Our Public Square?

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

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Exile of Main Street

Exile of Main Street

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

Retail investors are concerned about the role of proxy advisory firms and the impact of these firms on the proxy voting process. Investors seek greater transparency over these comp...

American Businesses & Courts Must Stand Up To Vigilante Regulation

American Businesses & Courts Must Stand Up To Vigilante Regulation

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

Political extremism has a new target: American companies. Protesting has a storied place in America, but some protesters are crossing the line. They are threatening, intimidating, ...

Why Are White Nationalists So Fond of President Trump?

Why Are White Nationalists So Fond of President Trump?

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

In the wake of last week's arrest of a Trump supporter and self-described "patriot" who threatened to "put a bullet" in the head of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, today the House Judici...

Medicare for All Means Innovation for None

Medicare for All Means Innovation for None

realclearpolicy.com     1+ week ago

Leading Democratic presidential primary contenders have now almost unanimously endorsed some sort of Medicare for All proposal. Public support to expand the universal health servic...

Ill-Considered Tax Credit Regulation May Put the Squeeze on Charities, Taxpayers

Ill-Considered Tax Credit Regulation May Put the Squeeze on Charities, Taxpayers

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has started reviewing a draft of a final Internal Revenue Service regulation that seeks to prevent taxpayers fro...

Of Course Americans Find Socialism Appealing. Were Lonely.

Of Course Americans Find Socialism Appealing. We're Lonely.

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

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Dont Turn Banks Into Regulated Utilities

Don't Turn Banks Into Regulated Utilities

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

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Five Facts: Why U.S. Health Care is So Expensive

Five Facts: Why U.S. Health Care is So Expensive

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

Last week, President Trump announced that the Affordable Care Act should be repealed and replaced with an alternative to be developed by GOP leaders. This declaration was the lates...

When the Next Big One Hits

When the Next Big One Hits

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

Unemployment is two points below the average of my entire life span. Housing prices continue to rise for the seventh straight year. For an incumbent president winning re-election n...

Regulations Help Keep American Alcohol Safe to Drink

Regulations Help Keep American Alcohol Safe to Drink

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

Recently, the U.S. State Department issued a warning to spring breakers headed to Mexico -- beware of tainted, unregulated alcohol. Here in the United States, consumers can have co...

Reference Pricing Would be Bitter Pill for Millions of Patients to Swallow

'Reference Pricing' Would be Bitter Pill for Millions of Patients to Swallow

realclearpolicy.com     2+ week ago

With enough research, development, and vision, a speculative "dream cure" for a terrible disease can turn into an obtainable reality for millions of patients. But unfortunately, so...

Crossing State Lines to Buy Insurance: Good Rhetoric, But Not a Good Idea

Crossing State Lines to Buy Insurance: Good Rhetoric, But Not a Good Idea

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

Buying health insurance across state lines through the private market has been a Republican talking point for many years. Of course the intention is to spur not only competition am...

A Closer Look at International Reference Pricing for Prescription Drugs

A Closer Look at International Reference Pricing for Prescription Drugs

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

The Trump administration has proposed using international pricing of drugs to establish ceilings on what Medicare will pay for therapies administered by physicians in their offices...

Congress Must Protect 450,000 TPS Holders

Congress Must Protect 450,000 TPS Holders

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

With nearly half a million Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and our families on the verge of being separated, I came to Washington, DC recently to testify in Congress and s...

Five Facts     Notable Presidential Vetoes

Five Facts Notable Presidential Vetoes

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

On March 14th, Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans voted to overturn President Trump's national emergency declaration; this marks the first time Congress has blocked such...

Americans Agree     Not Everyone Needs a Four-Year Degree

Americans Agree Not Everyone Needs a Four-Year Degree

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

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Theres More to Be Done for Overtaxed Americans

There's More to Be Done for Overtaxed Americans

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

Just a few short weeks stand between Americans and Tax Day -- a date associated with the unpleasant experience of filling out forms and becoming cognizant of the taxes paid over th...

Beware Betos Siren Song of Rural Broadband

Beware Beto's Siren Song of Rural Broadband

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

After announcing his candidacy for president, Beto O'Rourke quickly highlighted one of his primary policy interests: expanding broadband Internet into rural regions. This policy id...

Admissions Scandal Reveals Folly of Affirmative Action

Admissions Scandal Reveals Folly of Affirmative Action

realclearpolicy.com     3+ week ago

When the news broke that dozens of affluent families had paid admissions fixer William Singer to lie their kids' way into elite colleges -- inventing athletic achievements, hiring ...

Gerrymandering in an Age of Legislative Obstinacy

realclearpolicy.com     4+ week ago

Gerrymandering is a bane to America's system of governance at all levels. Gerrymandered districts -- purposefully engineered to assure the geographic dominance of faithful party constituencies over mu...

The Republican Temptation to Cave on Medicare for All

realclearpolicy.com     4+ week ago

Congressional Democrats have made so-called "Medicare for All" a central part of both their governing agenda and their 2020 campaign platform. Most conservatives have focused on the enormous fiscal co...

Congress Must Clarify Trucking Regulations for Agricultural Products

realclearpolicy.com     4+ week ago

Congress Must Clarify Trucking Regulations for Agricultural Products Such is the case with the Department of Transportation's (DOT) hours of service (HOS) and electronic logging device (ELD) regulati...

Righting a Flawed Payday Loans Rule

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

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The Problem for NYC Cabbies Isnt Uber. Its Government.

The Problem for NYC Cabbies Isn't Uber. It's Government.

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

The New York City municipal government has spent the last 80 years claiming to protect taxi drivers' livelihood, but has actually been waging war on their ability to earn an income...

The Return of the Globalist Living Dead Tax Loophole

The Return of the Globalist Living Dead Tax Loophole

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

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School Choice Can Help Financially Troubled States

School Choice Can Help Financially Troubled States

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

It's no secret that many American states are in serious financial trouble. In a variety of fiscal rankings, including those from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the...

Atlantas Amazon Quest Points to Importance of Success Sequence

Atlanta's Amazon Quest Points to Importance of 'Success Sequence'

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

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Business Community Needs to Break Up With Saudi Arabia

Business Community Needs to Break Up With Saudi Arabia

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

It's safe to say that the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is complicated. The U.S. government and the business community have many strategic and economic reasons to ...

Explainer: Understanding Digital Trade

Explainer: Understanding Digital Trade

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

Digital trade is the cross-border transfer of data, products, or services by electronic means, usually the Internet. It is changing global commerce, and in many ways, reducing the ...

The 0 Billion Use-It-Or-Lose-It Federal Spending Spree

The 0 Billion Use-It-Or-Lose-It Federal Spending Spree

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

The month of September marks the end of the fiscal year and the beginning of the federal government's annual spending frenzy. Federal agencies scramble to spend what's left in thei...

Trumps National Monument Mischief

Trump's National Monument Mischief

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

Today, the Democratic led House Natural Resources Committee will hold its first hearing on how President Trump misused executive authority to revoke Bears Ears National Monument. T...

Elizabeth Warrens Child Care Plan Is An Investment in Our Future

Elizabeth Warren's Child Care Plan Is An Investment in Our Future

realclearpolicy.com     1+ mon ago

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