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GOP Conservatives Were “Loyal” – To Principles

Bob Barr, Of all the muscles in the human body, none are perhaps more toned and strengthened than those in the index finger of moderate Republicans in Congress; particularly following the defeat of their high profile, “too-important-too-fail” health care legislation. There certainly was no shortage of finger wagging and pointing this week, following Speaker Paul

Cut Corporate Taxes and Corporate Welfare

Chris Edwards, Editor’s Note: This piece was coauthored by Romina Boccia and Tom Schatz. President Donald Trump is prioritizing major tax reforms, including a large corporate tax rate cut. The cut has broad support and promises to spur growth, but it will face political opposition if it widens the already rising budget deficit. As such, President

Presidential Transition: Donald Trump Announces Additional Agency Landing Team Members

Department of Agriculture  Brian Klippenstein Employer (current or most recent): Protect the Harvest Funding source: Volunteer  Department of Defense  David McCracken Employer (current or most recent): Oak Ridge Strategies Group, Inc. Funding source: Volunteer  Whitney Meyers Employer (current or most recent): Defense Intelligence Agency (Formerly) Funding source: Volunteer  Department of Education  Kathleen Madigan Rebarber Employer

The Lost Art of Congressional Oversight

Bob Barr, Looking back on Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you easily could conclude that there is no problem they couldn’t solve. They promised to defeat ISIS, create millions of jobs, and bring prosperity and happiness to all. That is, if you were willing to give them your vote.

Trump’s Massive Tax Cuts and New Spending Alarm Fiscal Conservatives

Eric Pianin, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump fretted about the mounting national debt early in his acceptance speech Thursday night in Cleveland and blamed President Obama and other Washington politicians for failing to do anything about it. “President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing,” he told thousands

Black Jobs Matter: How Socialism Has Destroyed Black Communities

Thomas J. DiLorenzo, With the nation reeling after the tragic events in Dallas and Baton Rouge and racial tensions the highest they’ve been since the L.A. riots, many are left wondering, how did things get this bad? While there are undoubtedly multiple variants factoring into the issue of racial unrest in America, there is one

What Is Really Holding American Workers’ Back?

Helen Raleigh,  Even though the official unemployment rate fell below 5%, most of us who live in the real world know better: there are still an estimated 30 million Americans who have either given up looking for work or are underemployed. According to the latest Pew Research, the American middle class has shrunk for the

Supreme Court bolsters political influence of US Latinos

The Supreme Court unanimously endorsed election maps that bolster the growing political influence of America’s Latinos on Monday, ruling that states can count everyone, not just eligible voters, in drawing voting districts. The decision rejected a challenge from Texas voters that also could have diluted the voting power of urban Democrats, to the benefit of

Most union members have ties to government

 Unions representing government workers are expanding while organized labor has been shedding private sector members over the past half-century. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity, at the federal, state or local levels. Roughly 1-in-3 public sector workers is a union member, compared with about 1-in-15 for the private

The Stolen Job Myth

Jeff Jacoby,  IF ANYONE ought to appreciate the power of immigration to stimulate employment, it is America’s energetic anti-immigration advocates, whose jobs wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the influx of immigrants they spend their days seeking to curtail. Then again, appreciating anything about immigration — least of all the ironies of our endless debate

Expert’s take: Illegals pouring into US

 Teresa Mull  President Obama already threatened to take executive action to pass immigration reform. Now, as thousands of minors cross into the United States illegally, the US immigration system is reportedly being pushed “to its breaking point.” Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, spoke to HE about the situation: