Democrats Will Rue Their Decision Not to Negotiate on Tax Reform

Republicans accomplished what once seemed impossible, passing the largest federal tax reform package in decades. The landmark legislative victory put sizable tax cuts in the stockings of the middle class and larger wages under the tree of workers. But to hear Democrats tell it, they were the recipients of a Christmas miracle. In their minds,…
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The Hypocrisy of Democrats Post-Midterm Posturing

Over the past two presidential election cycles the Republican Party has undergone a lot of intra-party strife. A landslide loss to an out-of-nowhere candidate named Barack Obama in 2008 and another crushing defeat in 2012 led to a lot of soul-searching turned navel-gazing. The defeats sparked a debate amongst Republicans who couldn’t figure out whether…
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Democrats’ Big-Donor Hypocrisy On Full Display

Nearly everywhere you turn this election cycle Democrats are warning voters about the dire implications that “outside spending” or “dark money” will have on the political process. In Michigan Gary Peters argued, “There should be out of state billionaires controlling the dialogue. It should be Michiganders that are controlling the dialogue.” But as Brad Dayspring…
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Keystone XL Opposition: A Case Study in What’s Wrong with Washington

The debate over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline—the infrastructure project to carry oil from Canada to the US—has been a fascinating glimpse into the sausage-making of the legislative process. The merits of the policy are in little doubt – report after report by the State Department has found that the pipeline poses little…
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