Posts Tagged ‘Foundry’

The Pentagon Has a ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Problem

Written on April 25th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
The Pentagon Has a ‘Ghost Soldiers’ Problem
Since 2002, billions of U.S. tax dollars have been spent rebuilding Afghanistan after decades of war. A big chunk of that money pays Afghan soldiers and police. But it turns […]

Congress Should Resist Cotton Cronyism in Upcoming Spending Measures

Written on April 24th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Congress Should Resist Cotton Cronyism in Upcoming Spending Measures
This week, Congress returns to Washington to address government funding. Unfortunately, two costly corporate welfare programs could be expanded. In the 2014 farm bill, Congress created two massive programs whose […]

11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days

Written on April 23rd, 2017 by kalelno shouts
11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days
As President Donald Trump reaches his 100th day in the White House on April 29, he will have worked with Congress to rescind more regulations using the Congressional Review Act than […]

We Hear You: Obamacare and ‘Progress in Wrong Direction’

Written on April 22nd, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Editor’s note:  This weekend we reach deeper into the mailbag for a smattering of your views on a bunch of different issues. Let’s lead off with observations on the state of our […]

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Over Merrick Garland Nomination, Shows Why ‘Emoluments’ Suit Against Trump Will Fail

Written on April 21st, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Over Merrick Garland Nomination, Shows Why ‘Emoluments’ Suit Against Trump Will Fail
On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case of Michel v. McConnell, where the courts below rejected a citizen’s effort to sue senators for inaction on […]

State Department Confirms Iran Compliant With Nuclear Deal, but Warns Tehran Still on Notice

Written on April 20th, 2017 by kalelone shout
State Department Confirms Iran Compliant With Nuclear Deal, but Warns Tehran Still on Notice
With a new White House, many have wondered about the fate of the 2015 nuclear agreement made between the Obama administration and Iran. The Trump administration’s stance on the agreement […]

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Religious Liberty Case

Written on April 19th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Religious Liberty Case
On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church’s case against the state of Missouri—a case involving discrimination by the state in giving out publicly funded grants. […]

Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

Written on April 18th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
When Americans file their taxes, it’s natural to wonder, “Where do my tax dollars go? What do they fund? And what don’t they fund?” According to the latest Congressional Budget […]

Why US Economic Growth May Be Stronger Than We Think

Written on April 17th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
Why US Economic Growth May Be Stronger Than We Think
Could the U.S. economy be growing more than the official growth figures let on? In a recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, “Why is Growth Better in the […]

The University of Virginia’s Fight to Protect Free Speech

Written on April 16th, 2017 by kalelno shouts
The University of Virginia’s Fight to Protect Free Speech
According to some observers, college campuses are facing a “free speech crisis.” From author Charles Murray, who faced violent protests at Middlebury College, to Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald, who was […]
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