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No doubt some Christian leaders have gone too far in rationalizing President Trump’s past personal behavior and excusing his offensive comments while in office. He is a deeply flawed man. But Trump has shown one moral quality as president that deserves admiration: He keeps his promises.
Saturday’s choice: Earth Hour celebrating ignorance and poverty or Human Achievement Hour celebrating human progress
Tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:30 p.m. is the annual one-hour event known as Earth Hour, a celebration of “ignorance, poverty, backwardness” according to Canadian economist Ross McKitrick. Alternatively, you can celebrate Human Achievement Hour on Saturday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute‘s annual celebration of human progress and technology.
At a time when there are asset and credit market bubbles around the globe that are waiting on a trigger to burst, the last thing that Mr. Powell needs is a disorderly rout in the U.S. bond market.
The Dutch Labor Party’s shellacking fits a broad, continent-wide pattern of traditional social-democratic parties losing significant ground or taking a sharp turn toward the populist left.
Economic mismanagement and a failure to fulfill campaign promises led to the BJP losing a series of by-elections in the Hindi-speaking heartland. Modi remains the clear frontrunner, but he looks more beatable than before.
Given the enormous amounts of taxpayer dollars that flow to the academy, it is both reasonable and appropriate to insist that federal funds no longer support research at institutions that choose to circumscribe speech and thought.
President Trump should instead ask Congress, which his allies still control, to legislate the change. Indexing capital gains is a good idea, but it’s not one worth further warping our constitutional order.
By the standards of consumer welfare — providing a variety of high-quality products, innovation, low prices — big tech is one of the best things to happen in the economy in decades.
As the Russian election approaches, there is no better guide to the Russian enigma and its current president than the writings and research of Leon Aron.
When I arrived at Lewis & Clark Law School to give a talk, a security officer asked if I had a gun. She’d heard rumors on social media. I didn’t, but my friend Andy Ngo, a Portland State grad student, was armed with an iPhone.
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Xi’s latest move to do away with Presidential term limits should be seen as the “Putinization” of China, or the centralization of power under a cult leader due to fragile domestic stagnation.
A recent op-ed claims Americans should stop “obsessing” about single motherhood and poverty. The article ends up conveying the wrong impression about the actual links between single parenthood and poverty, especially for children. While family structure is not destiny, the evidence suggests it remains important and shouldn’t be dismissed as one important factor affecting children in particular.
Modern sexual teaching doesn’t merely scoff at the notion of limiting sex to marriage, it denies that there is a single definition of marriage.
He (or she) who frames the issue tends to determine the outcome of the election. That’s an old political consultant’s rule, and its application has never been more apt than in the Senate Democrats’ failed government shutdown over immigration policy.
Our democracy requires vigorous competition between two serious and ideologically distinct parties, both of which operate in the realm of truth, see governing as an essential and ennobling responsibility, and believe that the acceptance of republican institutions and democratic values define what it is to be an American. The Republican Party must reclaim its purpose.
Federal Reserve Governor Jay Powell, just nominated by President Trump to be the next Fed Chairman, came to AEI this past July to stress that reform of the housing finance system is long past due.