American Enterprise Institute

What’s next for net neutrality, and when will we see change?

After years of playing what internet service providers have likened to "regulatory ping pong" with net neutrality rules, the game is still far from finished.<p>The attorneys general of New York and Washington state have already announced they plan to sue. However, it's likely that Congress may hold …

Internet

Begging for Talks with Kim Jong Un Shows It’s Time for Tillerson to Go

<i>This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site.</i><p>If we hope to avoid war with North Korea over its nuclear program, the regime …

North Korea

Republican tax plan would erase a last vestige of a different business era

The corporate behemoths of postwar America — General Motors, General Electric, DuPont, IBM and the like — behaved in markedly different ways than those of today. They provided pensions for retirees. What they paid workers was a small percentage of what executives got, but it was not an …

Economics

The Time Price of Health Care Has Risen Dramatically Over The Past 75 Years

The latest official health spending figures show that Americans in 2016 spent $10,348 <i>per person</i> on health expenditures. Ouch!<p>Following up on a post I did 5 years ago, I thought it would be useful to translate that figure into the annual number of hours the average worker would have to work to pay …

Health Care

Will Tax Cuts Really Grow The Economy? Judge For Yourself

Finally we’ve had time to review all the dynamic estimates now available on the pending tax legislation. The results are not surprising given what mainstream economists have been saying about the legislation’s effect on growth. But assembling the dynamic estimates in one spot (see below) creates a …

Entrepreneurship

Haley reveals new evidence to back claim that Iran armed Houthi rebels

Haley said actions such as Iran's will lead the world to "the next North Korea"

North Korea

Trump turns attentions to US welfare overhaul

Sam Fleming in Washington<p>December 12, 2017<p>As Republicans on Capitol Hill race to complete their tax policy revamp by the end of the year, lawmakers …

Economics

CBO Needs Evolution, Not Revolution

House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows recently submitted an amendment to a House spending bill which would slash much of the budget of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Though the amendment failed, it would have cut $15 million from the CBO’s FY 2017 budget of $46.5 million by eliminating …

Opinion

Economy is creating millionaires at an astonishing pace. But what’s it doing for everyone else?

The U.S. economy is minting new millionaires at an astonishing rate, according to a paper by New York University economist Edward N. Wolff.The number …

Social Justice

Goldberg: Politicians are selective about when debt and deficits matter

If you're a normal person who pays attention to politics, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Washington can't decide whether deficits are bad. Well, …

Barack Obama

Republican Lawmakers Criticize Graduate Student Tax in Their Own Bill

It’s not just graduate students who are crying foul over a House Republican plan to impose a massive new tax burden on them—some House Republicans …

Education

Is Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Worth The Backlash?

<i>This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site.</i><p>President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will recognize …

Israel

How to Resist Net Neutrality in Today's Protests Happening Nationwide

Here’s how to get involved and where to go.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Internet Culture & Protests<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

Internet

Trump administration wants more people to work for food stamps

First Medicaid. Now food stamps.<p>The Trump administration is pushing torequire more recipients of government aid to work for benefits.<p>The focus this week turned to those on food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will work with states to "promote self-sufficiency" and give …

Poverty

Several Conservative Groups Urge Congress to Extend Marijuana Protections

Congress will need to act by the end of this week to pass a bill to continue funding the government or risk a shutdown. As part of that funding bill, …

Cannabis

Episode 11: Behind enemy lines

In the latest Remnant, Jonah talks with Steve Hayward, currently a visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley — and a conservative. …

Education

Despite a Temporary Reprieve, the Social Security Disability Insurance Program Needs Structural Reform

<b>Abstract</b><p>The Social Security disability program needs structural reform. There has been a long-term trend toward higher rates of disability among …

Social Security

Former Republican Advisor Compares GOP Tax Bill To ‘Rape’

On Sunday, former Republican policy advisor and historian Bruce Bartlett appeared on MSNBC’s "AM Joy," and made a rather outrageous remark about the …

Conservative View

How will we know if the GOP's supply-side experiment works?

It looks almost certain the GOP tax bill will pass Congress, to be then signed by President Trump. So here’s a question or two or three: How will we …

Economics

School Kids Need Recess Not 'Wiggle Chairs'

It isn’t easy being a kid these days: the school day has changed a great deal since the current generation of grade school kids’ parents were in …

Education

The U.K.’s Latest Gun Surrender Program Means Nothing

According to The Washington Free Beacon, the U.K.’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) held a firearm surrender program which ran from …

Guns

Senate Republicans’ ridiculous process is going to work, and they are going to pass this tax bill

“There has never been a more outrageous, revolting, unfair process to pass a corrupted bill in the history of Congress.”<p>For the second time in six months, Senate Republicans are making a mockery of the process that is supposed to produce legislation in Congress.<p>But this time, they’re going to get …

Politics

If Republicans want economic growth, they must think beyond tax cuts

Don’t believe the clickbait headlines and social media hysteria: The Republican tax plan isn't going to sink the American economy, and it's not going to supercharge growth.<p>These are, of course, only "problems" if you’re a hardcore GOP or Democratic partisan looking to jazz your voting base or …

Economics

The Republican Tax Bill Is a Serious Reform

Its detractors are portraying it as a special-interest nightmare. Simply put, it isn’t.<p>‘The Republican tax bill hurtling through Congress is …

Conservative View

The New York Times Does Its Best Super-PAC Impersonation

In campaigning against the GOP tax-reform plan, the Gray Lady’s editorial board highlighted the ridiculousness of its own position on political …

Conservative View

Goldberg: Taking harassment seriously requires serious distinctions

There's a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and violence of any kind. Enthusiasm for the new …

Al Franken