The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire at the end of the month unless Congress acts to reauthorize it. Both the Senate and the House are working to permanently reauthorize the fund. Instead, Congress should do what it does best and not do anything. Despite the program’s widespread popularity, the federal government should … Continue reading Politicians are making you subsidize golf courses
Democrats have been promising oversight of the Trump administration for months if they get a House majority—and now they will have the numbers to investigate the president’s business interests, tax returns, possible Russian ties, and other matters. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., who will be House Judiciary Committee chairman when the new majority takes control in … Continue reading Six ways House Democrats will try to remove Trump from office
Trump's trade tax hikes are hurting real Americans
Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted, “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!” The White House has not offered any clarification on what exactly Trump’s tweet meant, but if he is worried about plastic guns being sold to the public, … Continue reading Why I Objected to a Bill That Would Ban 3D Gun Designs
Social Security is on track to run out of money by 2034, at which point the program will be able to pay only about 79 percent of its scheduled benefits. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation—a government entity that insures private pension plans—will run out of funds almost a decade earlier, in 2025, and will be able to … Continue reading Meet a Government Entity That’s in Worse Shape Than Social Security
While browsing through a recently discovered bookstore, I stumbled across a book titled, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right by Ken Stern. Finding the title intriguing, I opened the book and began reading about his experience breaking out of the political “bubble” and experiencing life on … Continue reading Is Loneliness Fueling the Rise of Political Polarization in the U.S.?
Last week, the U.S. government hosted its annual SelectUSA Investment Summit just outside of Washington, D.C. The event often draws a good crowd of potential foreign investors looking for opportunities to invest in America. With the president’s cuts to the corporate tax rate and regulations, the United States will continue to be a prime destination … Continue reading Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations