Tax Reform Used to Be a Bipartisan Endeavor. What Happened?

A lot has changed in the thirty one years since the last true tax reform bill was passed through Congress. Fueled by enormous advanced in technological innovation, almost everything, and everyone, is just a few finger taps away from being delivered to you in some form. These changes have pushed, and will continue to push,…
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Why All the Hubbub Over Donald Trump’s Budget?

President Donald Trump, as we’ve learned by now, is unlike most presidents. In that respect, did we really expect him to offer up a “traditional” budget? “There aren’t a lost of examples of presidents coming in and saying, ‘I’m going to eliminate this program and that program and cut a whole bunch of programs back…
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One Nation Under God, Indivisible

Is the United States a nation founded in timeless principles or one that is built to nimbly adjust to change? That’s the question columnist E.J. Dionne poses in a Fourth of July editorial for the Washington Post: When it comes to the varieties of patriotism, I’d make the case that some of us look more…
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Free Trade Comes With Trade Offs, But That’s Not a Reason to Oppose It

“Our trade policy rests firmly on the foundation of free and open markets. I recognize … the inescapable conclusion that all of history has taught: The freer the flow of world trade, the stronger the tides of human progress and peace among nations.” – Ronald Reagan, 1986 Republicans have long been the party of free…
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The Ties that Bind Us in Difficult Times

Today, on the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birthday of America. It is easy to gaze upon the vast successes of our nation – our long-standing Constitution, a successful constitutional republic, our global hegemony, the world’s largest economy, our model of freedom – and believe that it was always so. And yet during that…
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