Dependence Day

With its massive income-tested subsidies that implicitly penalize work, Obamacare weakens civil society and turns republican citizens into clients of the welfare state.

The Weekly Standard, February 24, 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
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    Let’s Redistribute Power, Not Income

    President Obama’s agenda promotes inequality between the well-connected and the common man, as it strips power from the citizenry in favor of Big Government and special-interest groups.

    The Weekly Standard, February 10, 2014
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    The Obamacare Bailout

    For three reasons, conservatives’ policy priority should be going after the unsavory alliance between Big Government and Big Business.

    February 3, 2014
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    The Genealogy of Obamacare

    With its top-down central planning, which is fundamentally at odds with our Madisonian system, Obamacare repeats the mistakes of the first New Deal—and therefore must be repealed, not “fixed.”

    The Weekly Standard, January 13, 2014
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    A Proposal for Presidential-Selection Reform


    It’s time for the Republican Party to institute a presidential-selection process of its own design, rather than continuing to use the one it adopted from the left wing of the Democratic Party.

    The 2017 Project, December 20, 2013
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    Roll It Back

    Despite liberals' absurd claim that Obamacare is irrevocable and that opposing it is untoward, the GOP should redouble its efforts to advance an alternative and repeal the wildly unpopular overhaul.

    The Weekly Standard, October 7, 2013
  • Election

    A Republican Nomination Process


    A new presidential-nomination system, modeled after the process that ratified the Constitution, would provide huge benefits for the Republican Party and the country.

    National Affairs, Summer 2013
  • Executive Summary: A Republican Nomination Process


    This summary of Anderson and Cost's proposal for presidential selection reform provides a condensed overview of their essay published in National Affairs.