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    HOT & Bothered

    While liberals and many libertarians unite against building or maintaining general-purpose lanes to improve traffic flow, the typical American suffers.

    The Weekly Standard, April 14, 2014
  • How to Save the Internet

    Congress can override yet another unilateral foray by this executive branch into what would seem to be the legislative realm and preserve key U.S. control over the Internet in the process.

    Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2014
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    Get Ready for the Internet Robber Barons

    The Obama administration’s decision to give up U.S. oversight of the domain-name system opens the door to a global bureaucracy with the power to regulate the Internet marketplace.

    Wall Street Journal, April 1, 2014
  • Most Big Banks Would Fail a Real Stress Test

    NYU researchers have developed a bank stress-test that is simpler but more realistic than the one used by the Fed, which ignores what happens in crises and makes it too easy for banks to receive passing grades.

    Bloomberg, March 19, 2014
  • The Party of Science Has Absolutely No Clue What It’s Talking About

    Liberals are in favor of standing with science—until science doesn’t stand with them.

    The Federalist, February 12, 2014
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    Indiana Ends Common Core Education Standards

    One of the first states to adopt the Common Core is now abandoning that one-size-fits-all national program in favor of returning the development of high academic standards to the state and local level.

    The Foundry, March 24, 2014
  • The New American System

    Innovation—the engine of American prosperity—relies on free markets, property rights, government investments in infrastructure and visionary technology, and allowing the space for decentralized trial-and-error learning motivated by enlightened self-interest.

    National Affairs, March 24, 2014
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    Not Ready for Hillary

    To win back the presidency, the Republican Party needs to combine a solid reform agenda with a candidate who prioritizes the middle class over elite special-interest groups.

    The Weekly Standard, March 24, 2014
  • The Party of Work

    Low levels of employment—if men were as apt to be employed today as in the Eisenhower years, 20 million more would now be working—call for the GOP to reclaim its Lincolnian mantle as the party of work.

    National Review, March 17, 2014
  • Congress Doesn’t Practice What It Preaches on Minimum Wage

    When it comes to the minimum wage, Congress has a double standard.

    Washington Examiner, March 13, 2014
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    Higher-Ed Makeover Would Improve Upward Mobility

    Marco Rubio champions higher education reform that would encourage upward mobility and move beyond the restrictive, expensive model of 4-year college for all who seek an advanced education.

    National Journal, March 11, 2014
  • How Big Government Destroys Democracy

    The bigger our government gets, the less it engages in the sort of transparent deliberation and debate that is the hallmark of representative democracy.

    The National Interest, March 5, 2014

    Facing Reality on Carbon Dioxide, Fracking, and Job Creation

    No thanks to President Obama, the U.S. is now the world’s leading producer of hydrocarbons, which is driving job-creation in an otherwise stagnant economy.

    Washington Examiner, February 25, 2014
  • The Minimum Wage Is No Friend of the Poor

    By banning unskilled laborers from accepting low-wage offers, minimum-wage laws make it harder for people to find work and harm those who are lowest on the economic ladder, condemning many to joblessness.

    Barron’s, February 22, 2014