America Ripe for Reform
by | Sep 7, 2019

CNN hosted a climate change town hall event Wednesday night long enough to make eyes glaze over — in one case, with blood. The network placed dead last among the three major cable news channels in the ratings with an…

by | Aug 29, 2019

Donald Trump continues to pressure the Federal Reserve. He’s not the only one. “The Federal Reserve loves watching our manufacturers struggle with their exports to the benefit of other parts of the world,” he tweeted this week. “Has anyone looked…

by | Aug 21, 2019

The Washington Post reports, “Several senior White House officials have begun discussing whether to push for a temporary payroll tax cut as a way to arrest an economic slowdown, three people familiar with the discussions said.” The discussions follow a…

by | Aug 8, 2019

Donald Trump accuses China of currency manipulation as he pressures the Federal Reserve to do the same thing. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. “Our problem is not China,” the president tweeted on Wednesday. “We are stronger than ever,…

by | Aug 1, 2019

Bipartisanship, a rare commodity in 21st-century Washington, returned to the Capitol this past week. Democrats and Republicans came together to put Americans further into debt. The House of Representatives voted to suspend the debt ceiling until March of 2021. The…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Seattle, we have a problem. Amazon generated almost $12 billion in income domestically last year. But the company paid no corporate income tax. Instead, the federal government paid the company $129 million in tax rebates. Amazon, like so many other…

by | Jul 22, 2019

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week introduced the Backlog Elimination, Legal Immigration, and Employment Visa Enhancement (BELIEVE) Act, a plan intended to increase immigration of high-skilled workers to the United States. The act will compete with the Fairness for High…

by | Jul 18, 2019

When he testified before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell made an interesting comment: “We don’t have any basis or any evidence for calling this a hot labor market.” He added that “to call something hot, you…

by | Jul 10, 2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before Congress on Wednesday. President Trump, wanting lower interest rates, talks of firing or demoting Powell. But the Wall Street Journal reports that Powell likely finds a friendlier audience on Capitol Hill than at…

by | Jul 6, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania on Tuesday signed HB 1172, a bill that will allow the use of out-of-state occupational licenses in Pennsylvania. Wolf said the “new law will reduce barriers for new Pennsylvanians to work here and shows this is…

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