5 Ways to Improve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would provide tax relief to millions of Americans, and has the potential to facilitate significant economic growth. The proposal is pro-growth and pro-worker, but leaves much of the economy’s growth potential on the table. According to the Tax Foundation, this plan would grow the economy by about 3.9 percent […]

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Supreme Court Postpones Hearing in Case That Could Have Significant Implications for Voter Fraud

The U.S. Supreme Court postponed a hearing originally scheduled for Wednesday on a potential landmark case regarding Ohio’s policy of purging its voter registration rolls of people no longer living in the state—and people no longer living, period. “We’ve discovered noncitizens on the voter rolls … people who tried to vote multiple times,” @OhioSOSHusted says. […]

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The Free Market Beats Government Planning Every Time

One of the most challenging and important jobs for an economics professor is to teach students how little we know and can possibly know. My longtime friend and colleague Thomas Sowell says, “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Nobel laureate Friedrich August von Hayek admonished, “The curious task […]

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Federal Housing Administration Should Not Terminate Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Only a few years after the Federal Housing Administration required $1.7 billion in special appropriations from Congress to cover losses in its single-family housing mortgage insurance program, some members of Congress now want to derail the agency’s efforts to return to some semblance of fiscal sanity. Implementing these changes would be unfair to federal taxpayers […]

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We Hear You: A ‘Positive,’ ‘Encouraging’ Interview With EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

Editor’s note: The Daily Signal’s audience found much to like in an interview of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt conducted by Rob Bluey, our editor-in-chief. Today we focus on that among other environmental matters. Be sure to write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: What an outstanding interview. I’m so encouraged. Rob Bluey asked relevant, important […]

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Texas Church Massacre Leaves at Least 26 Dead

A gunman shot and killed 26 people during a Sunday service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The unidentified man walked inside the church and opened fire just before 11:30 a.m. local time, witnesses said, according to CBS affiliate KENS 5. Police have not officially confirmed the number of casualties, but Texas […]

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On the anniversary of the Fort Hood rampage, another mass shooting just miles away

Devin P. Kelley has been identified as the Texas church shooting suspect who police say opened fire on a service at a Baptist church outside of San Antonio, killing at least 27 people and injuring many others before being killed. The gunman fired on parishioners at a Baptist church Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, just […]

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