Daniel J. Mitchell

Is Defending Tax Competition Akin to ‘Trading With the Enemy’?


When I was younger, my left-wing friends said conservatives unfairly attacked them for being unpatriotic and anti-American simply because they disagreed on how to deal with the Soviet Union. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Last decade, a Treasury Department official accused me of being disloyal to America because I defended the fiscal […]

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Be Nice to Liberals Day


WASHINGTON — Politics is all too often a punch-below-the-belt business, and the nastiness seems to worsen during election years. Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of heinous crimes and ulterior motives — and that’s when the cameras are rolling. They really get nasty when speaking “off the record.” Breaking this cycle of vicious partisanship and […]

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