In what is ostensibly intended as a confidence-building measure, Iran is preparing a ‘comprehensive document’ detailing the extent of its quarter-century-old nuclear effort. But the product won’t come quickly.
In threatening to cut payments to states that are not enrolling people into Medicaid quickly enough, the administration has found a tool to punish states that have been uncooperative in implementing the president’s healthcare reform.
A new book holds that full and faithful translation from one language to another is not possible, hence World Literature cannot be.
Job security for public employees comes at a cost to government and the public. Firing the poorest-performing teachers may be the biggest free lunch available in education policy.
Robert Gordon has painted a dark picture of the world’s long-run economic growth prospects. But if the past is any guide, he will likely prove to be far too pessimistic about the human capacity to innovate.
The playoffs — there's something, to the averagely insane sports fan, magical in that phrase.
The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.
Senator Wyden has recently begun to clarify where he will attempt to take trade policy: it’s a mixed bag of attitudes and proposals, though by no means antithetical to a free market agenda.
A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.
The objective of foreign policy is to secure the defined interests of the United States. It may appear to be easier to succeed at such an endeavor if foreigners like us, but don’t be so sure.
Based on fairness concerns, there’s a strong case for making the tax system more marriage neutral by shifting to individual rather than family-based taxation, and for providing increased support to low-income individuals without children.
Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. Embezzlers, thieves, and bootleggers may also take deductions for costs relating to criminal activity.
Neither party will always welcome estimates of how their proposals affect long-run growth. But the American people should welcome the prospect of their elected representatives being asked to think further ahead than the next election.
Charles Murray’s new book addresses topics ranging from the specifics of day-to-day workplace behavior to the ultimate sources of human flourishing.
The prospect of the dollar failing, and the international monetary system with it, looks increasingly inevitable. The dollar nearly ceased to function as the world’s reserve currency in 1978, and similar symptoms can be seen today.
For the environmental Left, pursuit of their policy goals requires neither consistency nor evidence.
States are inhibiting educational entrepreneurship; Congress should step in and provide funding to states to facilitate further charter school growth.
Shouldn’t those who contribute the funds to launch successful startups also share in any profits?
The Obama administration's approach to the public policy challenge of energy production and consumption ignores three important energy realities.
California Democrats have proposed a new referendum that would reinstate racial preferences in higher education, but the state's Asian Americans are rebelling.