by | Dec 26, 2018

I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. I was afraid his obviously improvised campaign, imprecise explanations concerning how he planned to achieve his policy goals, and unsettling antics presaged a disastrous one-term presidency if he somehow managed to win. Unlike Bill…

by | Aug 1, 2018

Friday morning, 26-year-old software developer David Casarez put on a shirt and tie, grabbed his homemade cardboard sign saying “Homeless – Hungry 4 Success – Take a Resume” and positioned himself at an intersection in Mountain View, California. A passerby…

by | Jul 19, 2018

New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland filed suit against the federal government this week over Congress’s limitation of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. Congress capped the deduction to $10,000 as part of Donald Trump’s tax overhaul passed…

by | May 3, 2018

High-tax states face a choice: reduce taxes or lose taxpayers. Stephen Moore and Art Laffer forecast in the Wall Street Journal the loss of 800,000 California and New York residents over the next three years. The exodus, the economics experts…

by | May 1, 2018

Tragic are the moral dilemmas facing liberals. They believe in a redistributionist, socialist state. But they don’t want to live with the consequences of a redistributionist, socialist state. What is a good progressive to do? They can write “The Ethicist”…

by | Dec 21, 2017

Unicorns often prove elusive, but unipartisanship can sometimes bring its own cornucopia. As a singular initiative of Republicans, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, the United States Senate has passed the long-awaited tax bill, the consequences of which to…

by | Dec 7, 2017

The Republican tax plan that won a majority of votes in the House and the Senate fails to win anything close to half of the public. Gallup found support from just 29 percent of Americans with opposition from 55 percent….

by | Oct 30, 2017

Recently I wrote in these pages explaining why elimination of the state tax deduction, which seems to have wide support among conservatives, is neither a good, just, nor conservative idea. My argument rested primarily on the bedrock premise that it…

by | Oct 12, 2017

Even critics of Donald Trump’s tax cuts concede that the president likely wins this fight. But victory rarely resembles the initial plan. Though assuming anything in this presidency relegates one to the ranks of fools, Trump slashing the top rate…

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