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Government & Politics

Tactical coverage of politics, usually from inside the Beltway.
The Proper Size of Government Sean Speer and Charles Lammam 03/23/2014
Based on a large body of empirical research examining the relationship between the size of government and economic outcomes, the United States should scale back.
Why the Patient CARE Act Proposal Isn’t Ready to Replace Obamacare Thomas P. Miller 03/20/2014
Capitol Hill Republicans’ latest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act falls short of what is needed to reverse the downward drift of our over-regulated, over-subsidized, and over-politicized health care system.
Tribal Wisdom in Modern Times Michael M. Rosen 03/19/2014
An ambitious new book grapples with some of the thorniest socio-moral questions ever to have bedeviled political philosophers, falling short when it attempts to apply its meta-morality to a practical issue.
Senator Warren Gets Taken In by a False Analysis Peter J. Wallison and Edward J. Pinto 03/17/2014
A St. Louis Fed paper is being cited as 'proof' that affordable housing goals did not contribute to the subprime mortgage boom. While it might delight some lawmakers by supporting their position, the paper’s analysis is mistaken.
Tempest at a Tea Party James V. DeLong 03/16/2014
For 50 years, the IRS has been exceeding its authority. The agency should get out of the business of regulating political speech.
Pre-K vs. Back Pay: Personnel Costs Threaten Progressive Goals Stephen D. Eide 03/13/2014
If universal pre-K is as critical as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio insists, funding should be found by cutting lower-priority programs, not through his proposed new income tax.
Bordering on Chaos Alan W. Dowd 03/02/2014
To overcome its deadly corruption and chaos, Mexico needs to increase its defense spending and freedom-oriented reforms.
One Step Closer to Tax Reform Alex Brill 02/27/2014
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax reform proposal shows political courage and embraces admirable policy objectives.
Motor City's Next Moves Scott Beyer 02/27/2014
Detroit recently submitted its financial restructuring plan to court and approved a privatization deal. Here are several other proposals for turning the city around.
Keystone XL: Sachs Strikes Back Benjamin Zycher 02/20/2014
Fact-free he began and fact-free he remains.