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May 15, 2018

'Fake News' Also Happens When the Media Ignore Important Findings


A recent study found no indication that fracking contaminates groundwater? Didn't hear about it? That's the problem.

May 8, 2018

The Best Job Training Is On-the-Job Training


Republicans should be careful about job-training allowances in their "workfare" proposals because people will use that as a ruse to avoid work. Rather, employers will provide all the job training low-skilled workers need.

May 7, 2018

Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet


The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt to misuse the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to re-impose Title II regulations on the internet. This approach is ill-considered, and is likely to backfire on its proponents.

May 1, 2018

A Modest Proposal for Reducing U.S.-China Trade Tensions


U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting to resolve trade tensions. One way to do that is for China to import more U.S. oil and natural gas.

April 24, 2018

No, Mr. President, You Have That Backwards


President Trump seems to think we don't tax Japanese automakers, but we do. And Trump's suggestion would tax Americans instead.

April 17, 2018

Raise Teachers' Salaries by Draining the Public School Administrators' Swamp


Want to find more money to pay public school teachers? Begin draining the administrative staff swamp, which sucks so much money out of the system.

April 13, 2018

Supreme Court Could Allow the Wayfair Waylay


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could allow states to force businesses in other states to collect internet sales taxes for them, not because of declining state revenues, but because of increased state spending.

April 10, 2018

Even the Threat of a Trade War Could Tank the Economy


The U.S. economy has shifted from strength to uncertainty, and both because of President Trump's policies: Economic strength emerged from his regulation and tax cut efforts, and uncertainty from his tariff threats.

April 5, 2018

A Do-Over on the Omnibus Spending Disaster?


Aggressive use of the Impoundment Control Act could restore some sanity to federal spending and create consensus toward revision of the filibuster rule.

April 3, 2018

One Good Reason to Ask a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census


There are some good reasons for asking a citizenship question on the U.S. census that might inform various policy debates, such as identifying the number of uninsured.

 

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