Racial prejudice plays a very small role in American politics, but a highly disciplined sense of self-interest on the part of one group may play a very large role in the way the federal government functions.
While liberals are deploying behavioral science with stunning results, conservatives have failed to follow up on their success three decades ago with the psychology of ‘broken windows.’ Here are several policy initiatives with which to begin.
It might seem like the primary ingredient for school improvement hinges on superhero principals, but a more promising approach starts by recognizing that there are two halves to the leadership challenge.
The Obama administration’s proposed limits on ‘reasonable’ retirement savings would penalize success and patience in favor of the nebulous concept of fairness.
Even after her death, critics revile Britain’s brilliant, trail-blazing leader and liberator as ‘unfeminine.’ Yet she reveled in her femininity throughout her career, charming men and women alike.
A New America Foundation proposal would cost 3.7 percent of GDP and crowd out the private saving that drives our economy.
Our tax system’s unnecessary complexity creates unfairness and uncertainty. With a few reforms, it could be more growth-friendly, simple, and fair.
Our debate should not be about income redistribution or debt reduction but rather about how to achieve broadly shared growth — because when we achieve that, history shows that the deficit and the middle class will benefit.
The State Department is reportedly considering dropping Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism. Doing so would hand Havana a major – and unmerited – diplomatic victory.
Latin American countries have finally rallied and rejected a bid by leftist regimes to silence the region’s human rights watchdog. Now regional democracies must restore the organization’s credibility after years of yielding to Chavistas.
The Senate and House budgets agree that this economy needs more growth and both predict the same growth levels — yet the Senate budget proposes higher spending, taxes, and debt than the House budget. Therein lies an opportunity for the GOP.
Is it possible for the legal profession to reform itself?
The new Human Freedom Index reminds us there is much work to do to restrain the leviathan and expand liberty in the twenty-first century — at home and abroad.
Congress is likely to follow precedent and bypass the new health care law’s draconian payment cuts to doctors and hospitals, causing the law's cost to balloon by trillions of dollars.
It’s unlikely that banks and government can be disentangled, but a healthier relationship could begin with a new approach to credit guarantees.
In the debate over government spending, two main schools of thought dominate airtime, but an honest account should include two more — today’s moderates and yesterday’s statesmen.
Would you rather save for retirement by building equity in a house or by putting money in an underfunded government program?
President Obama has suddenly embraced a highly problematic trade agenda for his second term.
No Labels’ goal of arguing less and getting more things done is not simply wrong but dangerous too. Instead, this country needs to vigorously debate how a free society is supposed to function, with the people ultimately deciding the victor.
Republicans don’t want to ask multimillionaires to pay a penny more in taxes. Isn’t that proof that the Republican Party is the party of the rich, as liberals have always argued?