Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara is a Senior Fellow for the Heartland Institute, and Senior Policy Advisor on Entitlement Reform and Budget Policy for the National Tax Limitation Committee. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush. His new book is Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors and Those Most in Need of the World’s Best Health Care, just published by the Heartland Institute.

Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Triumph

 

At the CNN Las Vegas debate Tuesday night, an important distinction was reintroduced to Republican politics. During the debate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz presented a well-thought out, foreign and national defense policy based on the original, Reagan conservatism. One that focuses on advancing America’s security interests around the world, not on sacrificing American lives and […]

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How Ted Cruz Would Balance the Budget

 

At the CNBC debate on October 28, Ted Cruz . released his tax reform proposal, which I believe is the best of all the presidential candidates’ plans. At Tuesday night’s debate, Crux released a spending reduction plan showing how he will pay for the tax cut involved in the tax reform plan. For the individual […]

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The Cruz Plan: Reagan Reenters the Republican Field

 

The Republican Party woke up new and fresh, and ahead of the curve, yesterday morning, leaving the Democrats stale and old back in the 20th century (Keynesian 1930s), if not the 19th (1870s, when Marx was new and cutting edge). History books will note the turning point of the 2016 election as the evening of […]

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Bernie’s Brain-Dead Democrats

 

Watching Bernie Sanders in the sad excuse for the Democratic Party’s presidential debate last week, persistent questions pop up in inquiring minds. Such as where the heck has this guy’s brain been for the last 100 years? In the freezer? Sentient people can’t help but notice that the whole point of the 20th century was […]

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Obama Can’t Count to Four Percent

 

Jeb Bush kicked off his campaign in June on a positive, aspirational, pro-growth note, saying, “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That thought has some substantial history behind it. Most immediately, it goes back to a board meeting of the George […]

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Economics Made Easy

 

Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics By John Tamny (Regnery Publishing, 256 pages, $27.99) If you want to understand economics, all you have to do is read John Tamny’s new book, Popular Economics. After just one reading of this clear, easy to read, and entertaining […]

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President Obama’s Nuclear Surrender

 

Remember President Obama’s Obamacare promise that if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan? That turned out to be you can keep your health care plan if Obama likes your health care plan, as millions of Americans lost their health care plans they liked perfectly well for the price, […]

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Grover Norquist’s Taxation Liberation Movement

 

Grover Norquist has devoted himself full time for over 30 years to thinking about how to limit, and then reverse, the explosion of taxation in America in the twentieth century and beyond. He is quite a treasure for our nation, because Grover has a very powerful mind to devote to this cause, as evidenced by […]

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The Rich Pay More Than Their Fair Share

 

From President Obama to Hillary Clinton to Elizabeth Warren, on down, the entire Democratic Party is invested in a false narrative about the relative burden of federal income taxes, and about freedom and opportunity in the American economy. “The rich don’t pay their fair share,” “the deck is stacked against you,” and “the middle class […]

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‘Death to America’ by Other Means

 

“Iran is a small country,” our president sagely tells us. “They could not possibly defeat us.” The small and shrinking number of knowledgeable Americans know that he is wrong, and surely he must know that. EMP stands for “electromagnetic pulse.” Since the dawn of the nuclear age, scientists have known of the vulnerability. Though many […]

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