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    What’s Another Few Months for a Keystone XL Decision?

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The administration is delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Despite the promise of construction jobs and a dependable source of Canadian oil for American refineries, last week the State Department announced an extension of the inter-agency comment period, likely pushing … 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

    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

    CBO Report Shows President’s Budget Relies on Rosy Economic Assumptions

    According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), total deficits under President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal would be $1.7 trillion higher than the administration’s previous estimates. This is no small difference; it is equivalent to one and a half sequesters. So, how is it that CBO and the administration can … More

    Minimum Wage Hikes Banned in Oklahoma Cities

    Republican Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday banning minimum wage and employee benefit increases in Oklahoma cities. The bill declares “state preemption authority,” stipulating that “no municipality or other political subdivision of this state shall establish a mandatory minimum number of vacation or sick leave days, whether … More

    Paul Ryan’s Budget Won’t Pass. This Is Why It Still Matters

    Even symbolic gestures can sometimes be important. Consider “The Path to Prosperity,” drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R–Wis.) budget committee and passed by the House last week. It has no chance of becoming law, but—if it did—it would put the country on a path toward a balanced budget within a … More

    All Those Obamacare Stories You Told Us Were Untrue

    “There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue.” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) “Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked.” – President Barack Obama Last week was “victory lap” week for liberals on Obamacare. After years … More

    Washington Post Gets the Numbers Wrong on Judicial Nominees

    The Washington Post claims that the confirmation of President Obama’s judicial nominees might “get relatively close to Bush’s eight-year total”—if the Senate continues confirming them at the current rate. But comparing Obama’s nominations in just 5 years and change with all eight years of Bush’s administration is misleading. President Obama’s … More

    What the Left Doesn’t Want You to Know About Equal Pay for Women

    “Equal Pay Day” is slated for April 8—plenty of time for Democrats to start playing the gender card in hopes of galvanizing female voters ahead of the November midterm elections. Rumor has it that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) is getting ready to move on the Paycheck Fairness Act—a … More

    The Joke's on Us

    It really writes itself: Obamacare as the ultimate April Fools’ Day punchline. Which of these is your favorite? Share them with your friends. Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this Tweet this You can’t make this stuff up. On the health law’s pseudo-deadline day, following a huge push for … More