SPENDTHRIFT STATES: BLUE STATES GOING UNDER, HOOVER INSTITUTION LOOKS AT IMMIGRATION REFORM & CITY JOURNAL LOOKS AT CONSERVATIVE POPULISM
Overspent Some states consistently live beyond their means.
Conservatism and the People
From Burke to Buckley to Trump, the Right has always had a populist current.
Foundations Of Immigration Reform
by Edward Paul Lazear via PolicyEdAmerica’s immigration system needs to be reformed in order to handle modern challenges of immigration. Long lines to get in exist alongside millions of undocumented immigrants already in the country. To deal with both of these problems, Congress should rebalance our system to encourage more work-based visas for those wanting to work in the US, and it should bring illegal immigrants back into the system through a special visa that puts them at the back of the line for permanent residency.
Which Adds More To The Deficit? Defense Spending Or Social Security & Medicare?
via Budget Matters via America Off BalanceDeficits are projected to permanently top one trillion dollars by 2021. And while the drivers of long-term spending growth come overwhelmingly from Medicare, Social Security, and net interest on the debt, a common claim is that defense spending is a bigger fiscal problem than entitlements because defense doesn’t have any dedicated revenue that helps offset its cost.
AMERICA'S WEAK POLITICAL PARTIES, McGOVERN'S WISH OF "COME HOME AMERICA" BEGINS WITH TRUMP & PRESIDENT FRAMES 2020 ELECTION AGAINST SOCIALISM
Too Much Democracy?
A new book argues that the problem with the U.S. political system is not insufficient participation but weakened parties.
Potemkin MTA Reform
The Cuomo–de Blasio plan ignores the subway system’s deepest problems.
Trump Signals a Great Debate on Socialism
Editorial of The New York Sun | March 4, 2019
Not since Lincoln and Douglas can we remember a call to a national election debate like that which President Trump has been sounding in respect of socialism. He laid this marker in his State of the Union speech, vowing that America would never be a socialist country. He picked up the theme in his speech at CPAC, offering a taste of how the issue will sound in the campaign now gathering.