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Trump Can Make American Energy Dominant

Stephen Moore, At the Unleashing American Energy event last week, Donald Trump renewed his promise of an era of American global energy dominance. He said that this energy superpower status would be gained by using all of our energy resources. He also noted that in just six months, we’ve reduced the petroleum share of the

Victor Davis Hanson: Can Trump Successfully Remodel the Republican Party?

Victor Davis Hanson, The Republican Party establishment is caught in an existential paradox. Without Donald Trump’s populist and nationalist 2016 campaign, the GOP likely would not have won the presidency. Nor would Republicans now enjoy such lopsided control of state legislatures and governorships, as well as majorities in the House and Senate, and likely control

Carried Interest Tax Hike Would Give Democrats Another Victory But Hurt Economy

Andrew Quinlan, Last week, Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) held a press conference to promote legislation that will hike taxes on so called “carried interest.” Sen. Baldwin attacked President Trump’s historic tax plan and accused him of a “bait-and-switch,” because his plan cut taxes on job creators. Although, both candidate Donald

Letter from Pennsylvania: All Jobs are Not Created Equal in Filling Tax Coffers

Colin McNickle, Job growth of any kind is welcome, of course. But all growth is not created equal, remind scholars at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. And Pennsylvania’s tax collection numbers are most instructive in that regard. The Lincoln Institute’s recent spring survey of commonwealth businesses suggested there is a more optimistic view of

Of Baseball Bats and Tax Reform

Bill Murchison, The coming fight over tax reform highlights distinct and seemingly irreconcilable views of government. We might want to reflect on them, as the major players ready the armament: brass knuckles, baseball bats, Fox News and New York Times commentaries. The two warring views: 1. Government knows more than you do. 2. On many

Why Trump Is Still Calling Sen. Warren ‘Pocahontas’

Howie Carr, President Donald Trump apparently knows more about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s background than almost all of her left-wing supporters. Last Thursday, at the NRA convention in Atlanta, Trump again went after the senior senator from Massachusetts, calling her “Pocahontas.” As usual, the alt-left twitter-verse went crazy, accusing Trump of “racism” for poking fun at