CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Corporate tax reduction is at the center of the tax reform debate in 2017. While the United States has the highest statutory corporate tax rate in the OECD, some pundits claim that U.S. companies are not so hard done by because they pay low effective rates....
BY SELWYN DUKE Editor's Note: Originally published by Selwyn Duke, May 16, 2016 - but unfortunately this is an issue which liberaldom keeps bringing up as part of their war on women and the family With Congress poised to possibly require women to register for the draft, reaction from the conservative...
BY BOB BARR The necessity for the federal government to know what items were being brought into the country from outside our borders, in order to ensure payment of customs duties, was deemed of such importance that the very first Congress in 1789 passed a law providing plenary authority for...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ I just received a call from the Vice President’s office. President Trump and Vice President Pence raised the case of American Pastor Andrew Brunson three times today with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is exactly what we asked the President to do and is a major...
ADAM MICHEL & SALIM FURTH, HERITAGE FOUNDATION —SUMMARY Tax reform should be pursued within a holistic conservative framework for public finance, one that puts a priority on achieving budget balance in the medium term. That requires serious reforms to entitlement programs and a substantial reduction in the activities of the federal...
ILYA SHAPIRO, CATO INSTITUTE An Argentine attorney, Maximiliano Gluzman, completed a master’s in law (LL.M.) at Vanderbilt Law School—including a heavy dose of common-law subjects—but was denied an opportunity to sit for the Tennessee bar, even though nobody disputes that he’s an “obviously a very, very qualified” lawyer (as one...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits~ President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their aversion towards 'titles of nobility' when in Article I, Section 9 and 10 they forbade both the federal and state governments from granting such titles. Sixty-four...
JOSHUA F. DRAKE, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES The department of music at Harvard University recently revised its curriculum. Music theory and counterpoint—once the bedrock of the degree—are now optional. The reasons for this change by Harvard are not complicated, and not surprising. The faculty of music at Harvard feels it...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ I just left a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office where I raised the case of American Pastor Andrew Brunson – who is wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey for his Christian faith – among other pressing legal issues to our country. I told the President about...
BY BOB BARR Judging by all the smiling, smug faces gathered at the White House last week after House Republicans passed the much ballyhooed American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), one might be lead to believe they actually did what they promised to do – repeal ObamaCare. And, in the typical logic-twisting of...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ President Donald Trump has just fired FBI Director James Comey. President Trump’s letter states that Comey is “not able to effectively lead the Bureau.” The President’s letter further states that, based on the recommendation of both the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, Comey is “hereby terminated...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Rumors of my death are exaggerated. The reason my wife Mary and I dropped off the face of the earth is because we have not had internet for almost a week, which as y'all know feels like an eternity. We drove up from Florida to...
LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN My black brother called me from Baltimore feeling frustrated and alone. He is surrounded by blacks, including his household who believe everything they are told by fake news media. No amount of data, logic or truth seems to penetrate their wall of brain-dead loyalty to...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Proposed EPA budget cuts have activists in dither over wrong issues and imaginary problems~ (EPA POLICY & JOBS | Jun/7/14 Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson) President Trump’s proposal to reduce the Environmental Protection Agency’s $8.1-billion budget by $1.6 billion was cut to an $80-million trim in the omnibus spending...
DANIEL DREISBACH, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES When asked to identify the “founding fathers,” Americans typically name a few prominent political leaders and military heroes—figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. A more difficult question is: Who are America’s intellectual founding fathers? That is, whose ideas...
RYAN T. ANDERSON, DAILY SIGNAL President Donald Trump said he’d promote commonsense policies that would “Make America Great Again” and would stand up to politically correct bullying from the left. So why isn’t he doing that in the case of religious freedom? Twice now, he has failed to stand up for commonsense...
RON PAUL, WEEKLY COLUMN Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill is designed to give Congress and the White House more time to negotiate a long-term spending bill. Passage of a long-term spending bill has been...
BY BOB BARR When he addressed the National Rifle Association at its annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia last Friday, Donald Trump did not mince his words.  The President declared to a rousing ovation that, “the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” This was...
BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Using junk science marches, ignorant professors, resistance and violence to drive public policy~ Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid...