Higher Education Financing is Broken. One Republican Senator is Trying to Fix It.

In Washington there are talkers and there are doers. When it comes to actually finding ways to make higher education more affordable Democrats tend to love to talk. Republicans are trying to do. President Obama has been one of the worst culprits. Every four years, just about the time election season is rolling around and…
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Rubio and Lee Offer a Promising Path Forward on Tax Reform

It has been 29 years since the last major tax reform package was enacted, during which time the size of the U.S. tax code has more than doubled, the corporate tax rate has become the highest in the industrialized world, and the amount of credits, loopholes and deductions has increased by 44 percent. And yet…
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Republicans’ First Goal: Win Back Voters’ Trust in Washington

Voters sent a crucial message in last week’s midterms: They want change. Unfortunately, President Obama and Democrats didn’t seem to be listening. They’re already advocating the same tired agenda and maintaining the same leadership that developed it. It wasn’t always clear that the Republican Party would properly interpret the results either. After all, it’s difficult…
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The Midterms: A Battle Between Negative Ads and Positive Ideas

Democrats have settled on a midterm strategy that focuses on raising vast sums of money to fund negative ads in competitive Senate races. As of now, the plan has only half worked. Democrats have succeeded in marginally reducing the vote share of some GOP candidates, a natural outgrowth of an attack-ad assault. But the ads…
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Lean, Clean and Pro-Growth – A Model Tax Plan for the Next Generation of Government

Factory output is rising. Builders are ramping up spending on construction projects. Exports are increasing, leading to narrowing trade deficits. Housing starts are trending upwards. Retail sales are increasing. And Manufacturers’ and trade inventories are falling. For the economists among us, all of those are signs that the economy is improving. And yet polls show…
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Sen. Lee Brings a Dose of Creative Destruction to Higher Education

Over the past several decades technology has transformed nearly everything. Shelves of books can be condensed down onto a device no larger than a paperback. Music that was once etched in vinyl or burned onto CDs are now simply downloaded onto credit card-sized gadgets. And computers, which were once the size of entire rooms, can…
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Paul Ryan Brings Much-Needed Ideas to Poverty Problem

Just a few short years ago the Republican Party was widely thought of as simply “The Party of No,” which is to say they had no concrete policy proposals other than merely saying “no” to any expansion of the federal government’s role in solving policy problems. Democrats, on the other hand, were at least thinking…
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