Posts Tagged ‘Main Street’

  • Playing Soldier in the Suburbs

    While many libertarians want to take criminal-justice reform too far, there’s no reason why the Department of Homeland Security should be outfitting local police forces like military combat units.

    New York Times, August 16, 2014
  • GOP Should Stop Avoiding Payroll Tax Reform

    Entitlement programs rely on people having children even as they disincentive their having children—and a payroll tax cut for parents might be a better way to address this than an increased child tax credit, as the former would lower parents’ marginal rates and thus encourage growth.

    e21, July 9, 2014
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    The Crony Capital

    By taking a firm stand against corporate welfare and bailouts, conservatives can prove they are the real advocates of everyday Americans.

    The Weekly Standard, June 23, 2014
  • Voters vs. Leaders

    As last week’s upset in Virginia shows, voters want GOP leaders to champion policies on behalf of the typical person on Main Street, not well-connected entities on Wall Street.

    The Weekly Standard, June 23, 2014
  • Recovering the Wisdom of the Constitution

    Although it is often forgotten or overlooked, what conservatism chiefly means in America is “the conservation of our political inheritance from the Founders,” and conservative policies should be crafted in that spirit.

    YG Network
  • A Conservative Governing Vision

    The debate between right and left, limited or unlimited government, dispersing power or consolidating it, is largely about the fate of the crucial space between the individual and government, where civil society flourishes—and only conservative policies can sustain and expand that space.

    National Review, May 28. 2014
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    Where Have You Gone, George Bailey?

    Crumbling under the weight of oppressive Dodd-Frank regulations, small community banks are being absorbed by “too big to fail” banks, as Washington favors Wall Street over Main Street.

    National Review, May 13, 2014
  • Mike Lee’s Agenda Could Make 2014 Elections about Crony Capitalism

    By fighting Obamacare’s slush fund, the Export-Import Bank, the ethanol mandate, and other examples of cronyism, Republicans can show they stand for fair competition and against corporatism.

    Washington Examiner, May 9, 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
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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
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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
  • The Wages of Immigration

    Instead of largely mimicking the left’s immigration proposals and pretending that those are a political silver bullet, Republicans should focus on the economic well-being of everyday Americans.

    The Weekly Standard, February 17, 2014
  • A Major Problem Needs a National Response

    Legalizing marijuana doesn’t just harm the individual, it also corrodes our civic mores and weakens our republic.

    New York Times, January 14, 2013