The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cuts rates for most tax brackets, substantially reduces business taxes, increases the standard deduction, and eliminates many tax loopholes and deductions. Congress passed historic, far-reaching tax reform legislation this week, and President Donald Trump...
Whenever the rare threat of a passable Republican bill emerges, we learn from Democrats that thousands, or perhaps millions, of lives, are at stake. Once it passes, we learn that America is over. Taxes? Healthcare? Bogus international treaties? Internet regulations that were...
A chastened president gave a great speech last night. But will it be enough?  Donald Trump had promised a State of the Union address that could bring the country together. Did he deliver one?...
When Chinese President Xi Jinping’s autocracy asks Western companies to jump, the response is usually, ‘How high?’ What should Western companies do when threatened by the People’s Republic of China (PRC)? Should...
When the Associated Press dropped a breathless piece contending that the Trump administration was “considering” and “weighing” using 100,000 National Guard troops to help round up illegal immigrants, all the usual hysterics erupted. Soon, the White House denied it...
The Republican Study Committee is backing two proposed changes to the Obamacare repeal and replace bill now under consideration in the House, both of which concern Medicaid. The first amendment would freeze Medicaid enrollment under Obamacare’s lavish funding rates...
With a veneer of impartiality, fact-checkers engage in a uniquely dishonest style of partisanship. If media wants to challenge the context and politics of Republican arguments, that’s their prerogative. There are plenty of legitimately...
The blanket opposition to any 'wall' has a number of logical and political inconsistencies. “A wall, in my view, is immorality. It’s the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly. I can’t think of any reason...
At the risk of interrupting our endless culture wars with some boring policy health policy news, congressional Republicans are on track to allow a brand new Obamacare tax to take effect next year, making health insurance even more expensive...
Among the talking points bouncing around the Iran Deal’s devoted echo chamber in the wake of President Trump’s decertification decision is one of proponents’ most honest and simultaneously sordid admissions: The JCPOA means big business for the West. As long as the money...
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