Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas raised ire from conservatives for vetoing legislation passed by the Arkansas state legislature that would have banned "gender-affirming" medical treatment for transgender minors.
This includes treatment such as hormone therapy, puberty blockers and surgery associated with gender identity.
The ...Read more
The controversy surrounding the new voting law in the state of Georgia raises important issues regarding the governance of our country and the role of corporations.
Corporations are big and have a lot of economic clout, so there is justified concern about them abusing this economic power.
It's why there are such strict lobbying laws in ...Read more
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas summed up our border crisis in a statement he released March 16: "We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years."
According to The Wall Street Journal, Border Patrol agents made about 75,000 arrests of migrants crossing illegally in ...Read more
The Office of Management and Budget is the largest office in the executive branch of the federal government.
First and foremost, the OMB prepares the federal budget proposal that the president sends up to Congress. Given we're talking about the allocation of spending for almost $5 trillion of taxpayer funds, this is no small task.
President ...Read more
When the COVID-19 pandemic started and lockdowns became part of our daily lives, some romantic souls were predicting that this would produce a baby boom.
Now, as the data shows up, we see exactly the opposite.
CBS obtained data from health departments in over two dozen states that shows "a 7% drop in births in December -- nine months after the...Read more
Donald Trump showed up at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and reminded everyone why, with all his provocations, so many are still on board with him.
Our country IS in trouble -- big trouble.
No parent reading this would not be up in arms if his or her children were threatened.
Well, all Americans, including our children, ...Read more
The issue of reparations to Black Americans as payment for damage done as a result of years of legal slavery and subsequent discrimination is back on the table.
The House Judiciary Committee just held hearings on H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to look into ways in which African Americans could be compensated, including possible ...Read more
Former President Donald Trump captured the core of the problem in his official statement following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial: "It is a sad commentary on our times that one political party in America is given a free pass to denigrate the rule of law, defame law enforcement, cheer mobs, excuse rioters, and transform justice ...Read more
A recent Reuters headline read, "Yellen, Rice tout economics as key to fixing American inequality."
According to Susan Rice, President Joe Biden's new domestic policy adviser, "The evidence is clear, investing in equity is good for economic growth."
Our new Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, says, "I believe economic policy can be a potent tool...Read more
The Congressional Budget Office now projects that economic recovery in 2021 will be faster than it predicted last July. It projects that the economy will be back to its pre-pandemic levels by mid-2021. This very good news reflects the fact that the economic turndown was not as severe as the CBO had expected, and that the recovery was stronger ...Read more
President Joe Biden focused on the theme of unity in his inaugural address.
"Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this: bringing America together, uniting our people and uniting our nation," he said.
It sounds so nice. But only a career politician can be this disingenuous and speak the words as if he were so, so sincere.
If Biden's...Read more
As the new Biden-Harris administration assumes power, the most basic American freedom of speech and expression is under unprecedented threat.
For the first time ever, I am concerned about my freedom to do my work, to run a policy institute addressing issues of culture, race and poverty from a conservative perspective.
Technology -- the ...Read more