Defining Ideas by topic: Politics: United States

June 25, 2013

The Perils of Protection

Congress, predictably, gets foreign aid wrong.
June 18, 2013

In Defense of the NSA

Its wiretapping program has been derided as an intolerable invasion of individual privacy rights, but it has benefits for national security.
May 29, 2013

The Apple Show Trial

The IRS is embroiled in scandal but Congress is more concerned with the entirely legal tax transactions of a profitable American company.
April 18, 2013

Beware The High Priests of Locavorism

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The local foods movement is elitist and economically unsound. Why should the federal government subsidize it?
February 13, 2013

The Disenfranchisement of Rural America

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Small-town Americans are losing the right to govern themselves and their own communities.
February 7, 2013

Obamacare’s Fiscal Nightmare

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If the law isn't scaled back by 2014, we're ruined.
February 5, 2013

America’s Favorite Golfer Gets Fleeced

What Phil Mickelson’s tax saga teaches us about the uses and abuses of state fiscal policy.
January 31, 2013

The Future of the Tea Party

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Will the upstart movement be a boon or a bane to the GOP?
January 29, 2013

The End of Charity?

The president’s redistributive effort to limit charitable tax deductions will hurt the poor—and everyone else.
January 22, 2013

Unions vs. Our Kids

In New York City, bus drivers go on strike at the expense of children with disabilities.