Michael J. Petrilli, The major charge against Betsy DeVos—and certainly the one that the writers at “Saturday Night Live” recently ran with—was that she doesn’t know enough about “school” to be Secretary of Education. She hasn’t been a teacher, a principal, or a superintendent. She doesn’t know how to pick a curriculum, evaluate an instructor,
Bob Barr, President-elect Trump’s decision last week to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions to serve as America’s 84th Attorney General signals a return to a Justice Department that reflects a more traditional, real-crimes based approach to federal law enforcement policy, as opposed to the control-oriented, social policy-heavy approach under which that Department has operated for the
John Andrews, History will remember 2016 as the year we quit hero-worshiping our presidents. It was necessary and overdue, if a letdown for some. Frothy fantasies fade. But this was also a year when Americans faced an existential test of our survival instinct — and passed it. The real winner in 2016 was resilient America.
Peter Morici, ObamaCare is becoming a nightmare. Health insurance premiums will jump an average of 22 percent in 2017, and federal spending to assist moderate income families is spinning out of control. For Democrats, the answers are simple—raise taxes on the wealthy to further subsidize a failing system—or force a single payer system—which can dictate
Jazz Shaw, I’m normally one of the first on board when the government comes up with ways to cut down on waste fraud and abuse, but we may have finally found a subject where Uncle Sam should be looking the other way. In fact, this is the type of preposterous story that can get your
David Stockman, My new book has been published and will be officially released on Tuesday. However, preorders for the e-Book version are now available on Amazon and can be obtained by clicking this link: Trumped! A Nation On The Brink Of Ruin… And How To Bring It Back. The central banks have gone so far off the deep-end
Bob Barr, With the attention of virtually all media and political pundits centered on the major political conventions, it is important we not lose sight of the fact that many lawmakers from both parties are continuing their relentless drive to increase the power of the federal government to snoop. Thankfully, a group of pro-freedom members
Clare Foran, The Atlantic Separatist movements across the country are having a moment in the midst of the 2016 presidential election. Secessionists across the United States are taking heart. The United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union last month has sparked interest in the far-fetched idea that U.S. states might win independence from