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The Real Reason Democrats Hate Losing the State and Local Tax Deduction

Bob Barr, If you have ever wondered why leaders of liberal cities and states become giddy at any new spending opportunity – investments into light rail infrastructure, social programs for illegal aliens, public schools that look like palaces, billion-dollar sports stadiums – it is not because they are more public-minded than Republicans, or possess an

Kentucky’s Public Pension Crisis Illustrates the Need for Pension Reform

Jesse Hathaway, Kentucky state lawmakers continue to delay reforming the state’s public pension systems. If changes are not implemented soon, the state’s underfunded and overtaxed pension plan crisis will devastate Kentucky, necessitating more tax hikes and additional crippling government debt for many years to come. Kentucky’s eight government pension plans are operated by three major

Senate Prepares to Strike a Blow for Freedom

Terry Jeffrey, Eight years ago, Sen. Orrin Hatch argued in a Senate Finance Committee then controlled by Democrats that Congress does not have the constitutional power to order people to buy things. The committee was discussing the incipient Obamacare bill. It’s most outrageous element: The so-called “individual mandate,” which would force Americans to purchase health

Tax Reform Can Revive The American Dream

Adam Radman, America’s elite quickly rebounded from the economic recession of 2008. Average workers, on the other hand, faced stagnating incomes and declining opportunities throughout the Obama presidency. In fact, the American middle-class has barely seen a pay raise in over fifteen years. No wonder there is a growing feeling in America that only the wealthy and

Principles over Personalities

Terry Paulson, George Will’s column, “Feeble president is good for nation,” makes some striking assertions. “Trump is something the nation did not know it needed—a feeble president whose manner can cure the nation’s excessive fixation with the presidency.” Both Presidents Bush and Obama stretched the power of the presidency. George Will explains, “After 2001, ‘The