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Anecdotes from Distant Countries Don’t Help the Argument against School Choice in the U.S.

CORY A. DEANGELIS, CATO INSTITUTE Apparently, if you want to learn about school choice success in the United States, your first move should be to...

School Shootings Demand Deep Study – Not Faux Solutions

BY BOB BARR This is the first in a two-part series on issues relating to and arising out of the mass murders at the high...

How the FBI Failed to Protect Us from School Shooters

- And what must be done to truly reform the agency HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ On Feb. 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Government Snooping Survives Government “Shutdown”

BY BOB BARR In Washington’s theatrical production of “Shutdown: 2018” – directed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, produced by the Mainstream Media, and featuring all of...

Corporate Tax Rate: 20 Percent Is Better

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The House and Senate have passed bills cutting the federal corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. This overdue reform...

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

BY BOB BARR If you have ever wondered why leaders of liberal cities and states become giddy at any new spending opportunity – investments into...

European Environmentalists Rekindling Cocaine Problem in Columbia and in the United States

BY BOB BARR Not that many years ago, the South American nation of Colombia was on the cusp of becoming a failed “narco-state.” With climatic...

14 Questions for Trump HHS Nominee Alex Azar

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Azar will appear tomorrow...

The Fed’s Encryption Conniption

BY BOB BARR As soon as the news broke that the FBI was unable to gain access to the phone belonging to the Sutherland Springs, Texas...

Censorship Comes to Google

JOHN SAMPLES, CATO INSTITUTE At Saturday’s Halifax International Security Forum, Eric Schmidt announced that Google will alter its search algorithm to “de-rank” results from Russia...

Trump Nominees Languish in GOP-Controlled Senate

FRED LUCAS, THE DAILY SIGNAL Fewer than half of President Donald Trump’s executive branch and judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Senate—the lowest number...

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Here’s What the Founders Really Thought About Guns

JARRETT STEPMAN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION With Jon Stewart off the air, it seems the left has found a new progressive comedian it can look to for...

Senate Republicans Offer a Bill to Preserve & Expand ObamaCare

MICHAEL F. CANNON, CATO INSTITUTE Yesterday, I posted “Five Questions I Will Use to Evaluate the Phantom Senate Health Care Bill.” The phantom bill took...

The Senate Health Care Bill Misses a Key Opportunity. Here’s What Should Be Done.

BY EDMUND HAISLMAIER, ROBERT MOFFIT & MARIE FISHPAW, HERITAGE FOUNDATION While the ongoing congressional effort to reform health care is falling short of repealing Obamacare,...

5 Ways Obamacare Proves That Government-Run Health Care Is a Disaster

JOHN BARRASSO, DAILY SIGNAL Obamacare has failed to deliver the health care reform Americans deserve. The Senate now has an opportunity to reform health care and...

Four Things You Need to Know About Islamist Terror

WESLEY SMITH, ACLJ The attacks on June 3rd in London are only the latest events in a long and bloody world war.  It is a...

Trump’s Syria Gambit Short on Consistency, Legality

BY BOB BARR Listening to Republicans on Capitol Hill gush over President Trump’s decision last week to send nearly 60 high-tech Tomahawk missiles to damage...

GOP Kicks Another Can Down the Road

BY BOB BARR While President Donald Trump wasted little time after taking his oath of office to outline his vision to “make America great again,”...

Is Guccifer 2.0 One Person or a Multitude of People?

BY STEVE CUNNINGHAM At the Hearing of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on March 30, Thomas Rid, Professor Department of War Studies, King's College...

New Evidence For How Guccifer 2.0 Framed Russia and How The DNC May Be...

BY STEVE CUNNINGHAM Rep. Adam Schiff stated on March 20 to the House Intelligence Committee that Guccifer 2.0 was an "intermediary" used by Russian intelligence service to...

Transportation Reforms Take to the Fast Lane in Trump Budget

BY MICHAEL SARGENT Following on his pledge to eliminate wasteful and inappropriate federal programs, President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint delivers when it comes to the...

Trump Could Simply Ignore Court’s Order Halting Travel Ban

BY SELWYN DUKE Does our current status quo make our Constitution a suicide pact? Thomas Jefferson certainly said as much, warning that accepting judicial supremacy...

Obama’s Shocking Historically Weak Economic Performance

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON On January 27, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent for...

How to Drain the Judicial Swamp

BY SELWYN DUKE It’s no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Time to Repeal Ethanol Subsidies

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government provides an array of subsidies to increase the consumption of biofuels such as corn ethanol. The subsidies include...

Two Constitutional Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Why Conservatives Should Just Say "No" to...

EVAN BERNICK, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A number of states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Alaska either have passed or are considering state laws intended to invalidate federal...

Trump Spending Cut Ideas

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that he will balance the federal budget and cut wasteful spending. Here are...

Why Congress Should Institute Rules-Based Monetary Policy

NORBERT J. MICHEL, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Many take for granted that the Federal Reserve has contributed positively to economic stabilization, but the U.S. has experienced...

A Loophole for the Wealthy?

KIM HENRY, THE FREEMAN Are capital gains a way for the wealthy to enrich themselves at everyone else’s expense? In other words, are they a...

Capping Costs of Two New Commodity Plans

DAREN BAKST, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The 2014 farm bill eliminated the infamous direct payments program that gave farmers subsidies regardless of need. Instead of stopping there...

FEMA Reform Needed: Congress Must Act

DAVID INSERRA, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would provide work authorization and protection from...

Obama's Tax Plan is Not Simple

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE President Obama’s tax plan would create “A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code,” according to the official fact sheet. The president’s budget uses “simplify” numerous times...

Obama’s Tax Plan is Not Simple

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE President Obama’s tax plan would create “A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code,” according to the official fact sheet. The president’s budget uses “simplify” numerous times...

You Ought to Have a Look: Record Global Temperatures

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER,  CATO INSTITUTE A lot of buzz around the web was generated late this week with the announcement...

Some Perspective on the Headlining Antarctic Ice Loss Trends

PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE The mainstream media has lit up the past few days with headlines of “alarming” news coming out of Antarctica...

Brand-New Task Force on New Americans: 5 Questions for Obama

MIKE GONZALEZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On November 20, President Barack Obama announced that, by executive order, he would grant deportation relief to roughly 5 million people...

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: The U.S. Needs a Strategy

LUKE COFFEY, DANIEL KOCKIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In November 2013, the former Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, postponed signing an Association Agreement with the European Union after...

India Tosses out the WTO’s Agricultural Subsidy Disciplines

DANIEL R. PEARSON, CATO INSTITUTE The World Trade Organization (WTO) seems on the verge of approving an agreement with India to allow the Trade Facilitation...

The Case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Why Didn't School Desegregation Work? BY CARL L. BANKSTON III After well over a half-century of efforts to desegregate American schools, many schools and even school...

Is the U.S. Being Colonized By Red China?—Revisited

BY TOM DEWEESE Author’s note: On Monday, November 10th, Barack Obama met with Communist Chinese leaders and announced a new immigration agreement with that totalitarian...