Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, looks at the IRS's abuse of the permit power and how that abuse also applies to the FDA, the EPA, and local zoning ordinances.
How Congress may look after the election. By David W. Brady and Jeremy C. Pope.
Professor David W. Brady discusses the role that gridlock plays in shaping national policy with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. Together they look at key legislative issues, from the divided government under Reagan, through Clinton's Democratic government, to complete unified Republican control under George W. Bush, analyzing important cruxes in lawmaking: the swing votes, the veto, the filibuster, and the rise of tough budget politics.
Peter Schweizer, the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a former consultant to NBC News, discusses how Congress and the government, in giving sweetheart contracts to friends and big donors, cause a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars.
Thomas Sowell offers examples of why intellectuals are so often wrong about economics. . . .
The Nobel Prize winner says Americans don't want expansion of government. . . .
How well did our leaders handle the financial crisis? . . .
President Obama heads to the Capital on Wednesday for his first State of the Union address, facing an approval rating below 50 percent. . . .
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter explains the substantive differences between conservatives and the Obama administration relative to the stimulus...
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter expounds on the philosophy and future of the GOP...
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter describes why the American people don’t want Obamacare, and why a good many Democrats won’t vote for it...
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
President Ronald Reagan and Sen. Ted Kennedy were good friends, according to Nancy Reagan...
Can his health care legislation get 60 votes? . . .
Richard Epstein discusses the constitutionality of several hot items on the congressional agenda, including card check...
“We don’t need less partisanship. We need better partisanship.” Russell Muirhead shows how political parties get things done.
In the Age of Discontinuity, published by Harper & Row at the height of the Vietnam War and some 25 years after the end of World War Two, management guru Peter Drucker wrote about managing change when there is a total disconnect between the past as we perceive it and the present evolving into the future. . . .
In this Uncommon Knowledge interview, Peter sits down with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield, CA) to discuss what the majority leader does and what it takes to be one.
Everyone seems to need a narrative of good against evil -- even people who don't believe in God or in Satan. . . .
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .