President Donald Trump has thrown his support to the Cotton-Perdue bill to restrict legal immigration of low-skilled workers into the U.S. by as much as 50 percent on the grounds it would raise the wages of American working families. That’s not what the economic evidence is showing, however.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson talks about how North Korea became a crisis, what China’s role is, how the United States can reassert itself in Asia, and why so many movement conservatives have become estranged from each other over President Trump.
In August 15, India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence from the British Empire. Although the fallout of freedom was chaotic and bloody, within four years every adult was allowed to vote in its first election as an independent country. Many observers thought this experiment was doomed to fail but India has proved the doubters wrong, holding 16 national ballots since 1951. Today it remains the world’s most populous democracy with more than 800 million registered voters – “a stunning achievement that makes India a standout in the developing world”, according to the Journal of Democracy.
President Donald Trump’s praise of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s expulsion of hundreds of American diplomats is making America look weak in front of the foreign strongman, say diplomats who have served both Republican and Democrat presidents.
featuring William J. Perryvia Center for International Security And Cooperation (CISAC)
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
On Aug. 8, President Trump appeared to threaten first use of nuclear weapons against North Korea. This is a dangerous departure from historical precedent. The policy and practice of the United States on threats to use nuclear weapons has been consistent for many decades, and for presidents of both political parties.
A prominent and unlikely group of liberal and conservative health experts have authored an ambitious plan to fix the Affordable Care Act — and they plan to make a hard push for their ideas on Capitol Hill. The plan is notable because it has the support of especially well-connected health advisers on both sides of the aisle.
As both parties come to grips with their failures to revamp the health-insurance industry — Republicans on the failure to replace ObamaCare, Democrats on ObamaCare itself — some hope that a bipartisan compromise can resolve the issue. Both sides remain far apart, and progressive Democrats are continuing to press for single-payer, which is a no-go for Republicans.
An unlikely coalition of liberal and conservative health-policy leaders is calling on Congress to strengthen the existing health-care law in a variety of ways to help Americans get and keep insurance. In particular, the group is urging the government to continue paying all the federal subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act and to help Americans enroll in coverage.