by | Apr 27, 2018

The worst trade myth in American politics is that trade deficits are an important indicator of economic strength. The latest report out of the Bureau of Economic Analysis reminds us that this is not remotely the case. The BEA’s latest…

by | Apr 23, 2018

It’s not a trade war. Remember that. Lots of terms have been coined to avoid using that ugly phrase. You can call it a “trade battle.” “Trade skirmish” is just fine. “Trade dance” gives it a more lighthearted feel. Even…

by | Apr 12, 2018

At the Bloomberg News Energy Summit this week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry made this somewhat bizarre statement: “I don’t think we want a free market in electricity. Do we want a free market for the military? No!” What Perry…

by | Apr 7, 2018

Staffers working for the city of Raleigh, North Carolina needed a place to stay while staying in Austin, Texas for the SXSW media and music festival. Hotels are often filled up with guests during the festival, making a place to…

by | Mar 23, 2018

Britain is  one of the most classically liberal countries in the world. British thinkers such as John Locke and Thomas Paine paved the way for creating a free society here in the United States. Britain has long been an advocate…

by | Mar 22, 2018

Occupational licensing remains one of the most effective methods of restricting employment in the country. Experts have estimated the economic costs of excessively strict occupational licensing around the country at $203 billion. Burdensome licensing rules function as a way for…

by | Mar 16, 2018

The Trump Labor Department is considering eliminating a rule change that the Obama administration made in 2011 related to tips for restaurant workers. Based on the reaction to the proposed change, you’d think that Trump’s administration was trying to legalize…

by | Jun 30, 2017

Voter fraud, which then-candidate Donald Trump brought front and center and the Democrats say doesn’t exist even though they’re getting arrested for it, is finally being addressed head on by the current administration. President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission is doing…

by | Nov 19, 2016

The Democratic Party’s political institutions are showing massive weakness, as the party seeks to move forward from its across-the-board loss in this month’s elections. Incoming Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen is taking over as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign…

by | Nov 9, 2016

Schadenfreude may be considered a sin in some circles. But everyone engages in it when the opportunity arises. People who say they don’t are not to be taken seriously. They’re the same people who say they never gossip. So I…

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