Republicans’ Appear Poised to Complete Tax Reform Promise

Congressional Republicans unveiled the most significant reforms of the nation’s tax code in more than three decades on Friday evening, putting them on a path to fulfill their goal of passing reform prior to Christmas. Nearly everyone will find a gift for themselves under this impressive Christmas tree. Families will enjoy across-the-board rate reductions, allowing…
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Republicans Must Refocus on Restoring the American Dream

American is a nation of go-getters. We have become the wealthiest nation on earth because, above all things, we work for it. That’s a point Marco Rubio made in the same speech in which he suspended his campaign for the presidency. We are a hopeful people, and we have every right to be hopeful. For…
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GOP Candidates Trade Ideas, Not Barbs, At Poverty Forum

It’s easy to think of the Republican primary race as a gladiator-style, winner-take-all, bloodbath in which attacks ads are the norm and debates are decided based on who landed the most zingers. But what’s often forgotten amidst that media-friendly narrative is that these candidates have big hearts and big ideas, and what may come as…
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Republicans Offer Choices, Democrats Offer More of the Same

The media struggled to find a worthwhile storyline from this week’s debate. As POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush tweeted, “Try writing about this debate, just try. It’s like eating ten lbs. of dry toast with a sawdust chaseer.” And honestly, if gotcha moments, personal attacks or embarrassing gaffes are the standard by which you judge a debate,…
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Democrats’ Plan to Win Down-ballot Races? Um…They Don’t Have One

The 2015 elections are over. But if you ask many, if not most, Americans they’re likely unaware that  elections were even being held this year. Instead, almost all eyes are focused on the 2016 presidential elections and the seemingly bottomless well of juicy storylines the race is generating. In some ways that works to Republicans…
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Yes, the Debate Moderators Stunk, But the Candidates’ Ideas Didn’t

If you’ve watched or played much baseball you know that the cardinal rule of umpiring is simple: Stay invisible. Fans tune into the game to see aces pitch, gold glovers defend, and sluggers smack home runs, not watch the boys in blue impact the outcome of the game. A similar rule applies to debate moderators…
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Candidates’ Policy Ideas on Full Display in Second GOP Debate

Almost all of the stories about last night’s GOP presidential debate focus on the bombastic spectacle of candidate’s squaring off against one another. Donald Trump jabbed Sen. Rand Paul for being on the stage despite his poll numbers. Paul jabbed back, wondering whether Trump is mature enough to be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.…
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USA Today: Democrats’ Student Loan Plans Would “Drive up Costs”

By now you likely know the statistics. College is more expensive than ever, with tuition and fees having surged by 225 percent over the last 30 years. There are more indebted students than ever, with 43 million current student borrowers, a 92 percent increase over the last decade. The total student debt total is larger…
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Republican Contenders Are the Only Ones Talking Seriously About Health Care

While Democrat candidates for president are busy finding ways to deepen government’s reach into key sectors of the economy, Republicans are working hard to fix what Washington has already broken. The former can be seen most clearly in Hillary Clinton’s plan to increase the federal government’s role in higher education. She accomplishes this goal by…
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