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    Congress Needs to Hit the 'Reset' Button on Public Diplomancy

    George Kennan knew a thing or two about how nations treat one another. In 1946, while serving as deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Moscow, he penned “the long telegram.” That assessment of what motivated the Soviet Union shaped U.S. policy toward Moscow for decades. Later, at the new … More

    Chrysler Bankruptcy Still Affecting Economy

    This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Chrysler bankruptcy. President Obama will doubtless mark the occasion by talking about how his intervention saved the auto company. More noteworthy, however, is how the lawlessness of that intervention created tremendous uncertainty, which still chills the economy today. Todd Zywicki has written … More

    Ben Carson: ‘We’re Being Manipulated’ by Those ‘Trying to Divide Us’

    Dr. Ben Carson slammed the culture of political correctness and partisan labels at a local CBS12 town hall panel Thursday, arguing that it has stifled free expression in America—namely religious freedom. “We’re being manipulated. We’re being played by those people who want to divide, conquer, and control,” Carson said, alluding … More

    Response to Matt Yglesias: Heritage Tax Chart Isn’t Misleading

    Matt Yglesias, now with Vox, finds this chart of ours misleading: He admits that the data is correct and that what it shows—that the federal income tax is highly progressive—is also correct. So what’s the problem? Our chart looks exclusively at federal income taxes in the context of the current … More

    Al Gore in Hawaii: Carbon Polluters 'Immoral, Unethical, Despicable'

    Al Gore was “fired up” at the University of Hawaii in sharing his message on climate change, according to a local TV news report of a speech in which the former vice president bashed unnamed “carbon polluters” as being ”immoral, unethical, and despicable.” Gore, wearing a bright lei around his … More

    ‘Dumb Decision’ or Pro-Obamacare 'Conspiracy' at Census Bureau?

    Some critics of Obamacare are up in arms about the Census Bureau’s intent to change questions it asks millions of Americans about health insurance. Others just think census officials have lousy timing. The New York Times first reported on internal documents showing the agency’s changes to questions also will change … More

    WSJ: Obama 'Regulator Without Peer'

    In an editorial appearing today, The Wall Street Journal examined one of the few areas of the economy enjoying an unabated boom: federal regulation. Armed with numbers obtained from a forthcoming report by Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Journal’s editors outline the disturbing growth of the Federal … More

    ‘Punished for Teaching Science’: Popular Teacher Suspended for ‘Research and Development of Imitation Weapons’

    Greg Schiller’s classroom seems to be a fruitful learning environment. One of his students recently stated, “He’s a really great teacher, and he really cares, he really wants to teach and he loves teaching.” It’s no surprise that he’s such a popular science teacher. It is astonishing, however, that he’s … More