J.T. Young

J.T. Young served in the Department of Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004 and as a Congressional staff member from 1987 to 2000.

China’s Coming Crisis Will Not Be Capitalism’s

 

Conservatives should prepare for China being the next big economic crisis. While they cannot stop it, they can prepare for the left’s predictable response. Liberals seek to use every economic crisis to tarnish capitalism and increase government control of the private sector. Because of China’s claimed duality of communism and capitalism, liberals will be particularly […]

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Political Footballs and Pitfalls: How’s Trump Really Doing?

 

Despite being the early first quarter, many are calling Team Trump’s game over already. Of course, many booing loudest hope Trump loses and wishes their team were in there. From both sides of the stadium, what these far from unbiased observers miss are the many facets of the game and long time remaining in it. […]

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America’s Education System and the Lesson of Competition

 

Capitalism’s two centuries have proved competition is its essential element. No place in America’s 21st century demonstrates this like its educational system. On the positive side stands America’s world-leading college system; on the other stands America’s world-lagging public school system. The big difference between them is competition. Capitalism requires several things to operate well. Private […]

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The Left’s Job Only Got Harder

 

The left faces a far tougher task confronting President Trump than it did with candidate Trump. Following Trump’s address to Congress on February 28, that appears to be the case. This poses a big problem for its scorched-earth opposition strategy. One month, one week, and one day after taking office, Donald Trump delivered his first “Joint […]

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The Democrats’ Cabinet vs. Court Conundrum

 

Are Democrats focusing too much on Trump’s cabinet and costing themselves the Court? Over three years ago, Senate Democrats set a new precedent and a lower threshold for ending filibusters of administration nominees. Now, by waging prolonged lower-stakes battles over Trump’s cabinet nominees, they risk justifying Republicans extending that filibuster change to far more important […]

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Sports: America’s Great Escape from Political Correctness

 

America’s escape into sports is increasingly an escape from political correctness. The contrast between the objectivity of the one and the subjectivity of the other could not be clearer — or more welcome to ever-growing crowds. Sport has always been a retreat from life’s drudgery, and that drudgery has never been more comprised of self-conscious […]

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Unable to Win Elections, Liberals Seek to Delegitimize Trump

 

Expect liberals to continue trying to delegitimize Trump’s victory, despite repeated failure. The only thing that changes in liberals’ long-term effort is their motivation: It now switches from election strategy to survival’s necessity. Simply: If liberals cannot effectively undermine Trump’s presidency, they risk losing far more than November’s election. The over-reported prospect of an Electoral […]

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Castro’s Death: The Perfect Metaphor of Communism’s Demise

 

Castro’s death not only provides communism’s coda but its perfect metaphor. The world’s governments are turning mental contortions over how to respond to the passing of Cuba’s dictator for half a century. Untroubled by protocol concerns, the rest of the world can simply recognize the obvious: Castro is taking communism to the grave with him. […]

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The Elite Act Out

 

Rarely does today’s art imitate life; recently, the cast of Hamilton unintentionally did so. In its own vain attempt to publicly shame Vice President-elect Mike Pence, it managed to vindicate the election’s outcome to the rest of the country. The cast proved that even weeks removed, America’s elite still does not understand what cost them […]

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Hillary Speeds Democrats in the Wrong Direction

 

Democrats’ 2016 best-case scenario is now just a vanishing point in their rearview mirror. Instead, they find their worst case scenario rapidly filling their front windshield. It is easy to blame this dream-turned-nightmare on FBI Director Comey’s announcement that the FBI was renewing its investigation into Clinton’s emails, but the fault really lies with Hillary […]

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