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Michael Tanner

Why the Tea Party Is Wrong about Immigration Reform

Michael Tanner  The Tea Party has performed many an invaluable service in American politics: First, by raising the alarm about the dangers of our growing national debt and out-of-control spending, and later by challenging the crony capitalists and big-government conservatives who have too long controlled the Republican Party. But recently, many Tea Partyers have added

Why Worry About Conspiracy When Incompetence Will Do?

Michael Tanner  Last week, the New York Times reported that the Census Bureau would be significantly changing the questions and methods it uses to determine who has health insurance. The redesign is an attempt to address some of the flaws in the current design that have long troubled the agency. A working paper from the

5 Ways Liberalism Destroyed Detroit

John Hawkins: “Does anybody think it’s OK to have 40-year-old trees growing through the roofs of dilapidated houses?” — Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr “A few years ago, the nonpartisan Bay Area Center for Voting Research rated Detroit as the most liberal city in America.” — Michael Tanner Detroit was once one of the world’s