Paul Ryan Lays Out “The Choice Before Us”

Last spring, Paul Ryan attempted to engage in a policy conversation. For too long, he argued, Republican candidates were merely a way for voters to repudiate liberal overreach. The GOP needed to be more than that. They needed to proactively offer solutions to the enormous challenges facing this nation so that voters could vote for…
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Note to Democrats: Spending Money and Solving Problems are Not the Same Thing

In recent election cycles Republicans have attempted to illuminate the choice that voters’ faced as one of big government versus small government. The line of thought is exemplified by an Ayers-McHenry poll from 2009 which asked the question, “Overall, would you prefer larger government with more services and higher taxes, or smaller government with fewer…
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Republicans’ Poverty Plan a Perfect Pitch to Young Voters

Young adults have been caricaturized as the “me, me, me generation.” We, apparently, are a group who suffers from higher levels of narcissistic personality disorder, believes we always deserve a promotion, are developmentally stunted, and are quite simply, lazy. That characterization is pure fiction according to our research. In 2013 we found that young Americans…
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Trump’s Nomination and Making America Work Again

The Republican Party officially nominated Donald Trump for president on Tuesday night in Cleveland, capping a whirlwind political rise from a businessman outsider to the GOP’s presidential nominee. Given his utter dominance in the primaries, it’s difficult to go back and remember just how improbable his bid seemed from the start. Few pundits took him…
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Trump’s Nomination and Making America Work Again

The Republican Party officially nominated Donald Trump for president on Tuesday night in Cleveland, capping a whirlwind political rise from a businessman outsider to the GOP’s presidential nominee. Given his utter dominance in the primaries, it’s difficult to go back and remember just how improbable his bid seemed from the start. Few pundits took him…
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House GOP Offers “A Better Way” on Tax Reform

The vast gap between the reality of our tax system and people’s perceptions of it (fed by misinformation from the pundit class) has made reforming the tax code nigh impossible. Perhaps the biggest misconception is its progressivity. Rising inequality has created the belief that the rising incomes among the 1 percent are the product of…
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Republicans Have Another Plan to “Repeal and Replace”

Reading the reporting about the House Republican’s latest plan to replace Obamacare has been an imminently frustrating experience. Take a look at these tidbits: Kaiser Health News: “Six years after promising a plan to “repeal and replace” the federal health law, House Republicans are finally ready to deliver” Forbes: “Today, after years of hearings and…
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Republicans Restore the Fight for Separation of Powers

House Republicans introduced the fourth installment in their six-part agenda in an event in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Thursday. The plan takes aim at the “fourth branch,” the regulatory state which has accumulated powers of all three branches – “to make, enforce, and interpret the law.” Somewhere, Justice Scalia is smiling. The late justice…
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Republicans Deliver the Foreign Policy Plan That Obama Never Could

In his 2006 memoir, The Audacity of Hope, President Obama wrote about how America would regain its respect from the world. “Without a well-articulated strategy that the public supports and the world understands, America will lack the legitimacy and ultimately the power it needs to make the world safer than it is today,” Obama wrote.…
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House Republicans Lay out a “Better Way” to Fight Poverty

More millennials believe that wealth is achieved through luck than hard work. That’s one of the findings of our latest report—Growing Up GOP—which seek to better understand young voters and how the GOP can communicate with them effectively. It’s little surprise then that our focus groups also found that, when asked to “build” the ideal…
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