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Congress Must Stop Death-by-Decree

Stephen Moore, Last summer, at the first meeting of the Trump Leadership Council — an advisory group consisting of top CEOs from major companies — Donald Trump asked business leaders what their biggest problems were. I expected the answer to be America’s anti-growth tax system. Almost all the CEOs did list the federal tax code

President Trump can dampen the criticism by revving up his hiring machine

David E. Lewis, To reduce the harsh noise level surrounding his fledgling administration, President Trump needs to do something difficult: not squelch his critics but focus like a laser on staffing the upper reaches of his federal bureaucracy. A good place to start might well be the vetting and personnel teams inside the White House.

What to Expect from Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Calvin Beisner, The Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is a historic step toward the recovery of America’s Constitutional order after years of regulatory overreach. It also puts at the helm of one of the most powerful federal regulatory agencies someone committed to the rule of law, agency transparency,

The Anchor of Over-Regulation

Ed Feulner, “If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn’t like,” President Reagan once quipped, “I’m afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn’t like.” Instead of “tax,” he could just as easily have said “regulation.” Consider the reaction

GOP senators advance Trump EPA, budget office nominees

President Trump inched closer Thursday to getting key administration posts filled, as Senate Republicans advanced his nominees to lead the White House budget office and the Environmental Protection Agency to a full Senate vote.  The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee swiftly took up the nomination of Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA after Democrats

Who is Judge Neil Gorsuch?

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has tapped Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia – a nominee who is in many ways similar to the man whose seat he hopes to fill. Gorsuch, like Scalia, is a textualist and an originalist who believes judges should follow

Walter E. Williams: Universities Cave to Snowflakes

One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term “snowflakes,” it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings so as

Trump admin institutes media blackout for EPA, suspends social media activity

The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout for the Environmental Protection Agency, banning press releases and social media posts on official agency accounts, a source told Fox News. The prohibitions came to light as the agency moved to delay implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Obama’s

EPA Expected To Be Hit With $800 Million In Budget Cuts

Matt Vespa, The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a projected $800 million in budget cuts, as their facelift from the Trump administration continues. The White House has all but issued a gag order on the EPA regarding social media posts, blogs, and press releases. Needless to say, this seems to be the first steps in reining

Walter E. Williams: International Trade Thuggery

President-elect Donald Trump’s threats against American companies looking to relocate in foreign countries have won favorable review from many quarters. Support comes from those alarmed about trade deficits, those who want a “level playing field” and those who call for “free trade but fair trade,” whatever that means. Some American companies relocate in foreign lands

Conservatives fear ‘midnight litigation,’ as Obama looks to secure legacy

Conservatives worried about President Obama’s plans for imposing so-called “midnight regulations” on his way out of the White House say they now have a new concern: Midnight litigation.  As Obama works to secure his legacy in the final days of his administration, critics worry the outgoing president may saddle his successor with new federal legal

Georgia ex-governor is top choice for agriculture head: Trump transition official

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s leading candidate to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Monday. Perdue, a Democrat-turned-Republican who founded a grain and fertilizer business, led the southern U.S. state for two terms as governor from 2003 to 2011. Previously: President-elect Donald