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U.S. Leadership Rating Rises. Huh?

By James K. Glassman

The objective of foreign policy is to secure the defined interests of the United States. It may appear to be easier to succeed at such an endeavor if foreigners like us, but don’t be so sure.

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Essays

  • How to Fairly Tax Families

    How to Fairly Tax Families

    Based on fairness concerns, there’s a strong case for making the tax system more marriage neutral by shifting to ...

    In his 2015 budget proposal, President Obama called for expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for workers without children. Currently, that program heavily favors parents relative to ...

  • Absurdities at the IRS

    Absurdities at the IRS

    Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. ...

    As Tax Day approaches and social media goes wild with messages extolling animosity towards the IRS, one would do well to remember the glory days of the IRS as an agent of good. In 1930s Chicago, ...

  • When Setting Tax Policy, Don’t Forget About Long-Run Growth

    When Setting Tax Policy, Don’t Forget About Long-Run Growth

    Neither party will always welcome estimates of how their proposals affect long-run growth. But the American people ...

    Last Friday, the House of Representatives took a sensible step to counteract the short-run focus that too often drives tax and budget policy decisions. The House voted 224-182 to pass H.R. 1874, the ...

  • Dr. Murray's Guide to Getting Ahead

    Dr. Murray's Guide to Getting Ahead

    Charles Murray’s new book addresses topics ranging from the specifics of day-to-day workplace behavior to the ultimate ...

    Hi chuck, How r u. Just read ur new book its literally great. Your like so smart and its so cool of you to share so much uninterested advice with young people that will probably impact their of ...

  • The Death of Money

    The Death of Money

    The prospect of the dollar failing, and the international monetary system with it, looks increasingly inevitable. The ...

    Few Americans in our time recall that the dollar nearly ceased to function as the world’s reserve currency in 1978. That year the Federal Reserve dollar index declined to a distressingly low ...

  • LNG Exports: 'A Good-Faith Test' for President Obama

    LNG Exports: 'A Good-Faith Test' for President Obama

    For the environmental Left, pursuit of their policy goals requires neither consistency nor evidence.

    The heat is on. The environmental Left is on the attack, and the target now is not ExxonMobil, or the Kochs, or the Keystone XL pipeline, or fossil fuels, or the efforts of the world’s ...

  • Congress Should Promote Charter Schools

    Congress Should Promote Charter Schools

    States are inhibiting educational entrepreneurship; Congress should step in and provide funding to states to facilitate ...

    There is bipartisan agreement that the American economy needs entrepreneurship. There is bipartisan agreement that our education system could stand some improvement. Charter schools are a development ...

  • Crowdfunders' Losing Deal

    Crowdfunders' Losing Deal

    Shouldn’t those who contribute the funds to launch successful startups also share in any profits?

    Oculus Rift, a startup making virtual-reality headsets, sold to Facebook last week for $2 billion. Less than two years ago, the company got its start by raising nearly $2.5 million on Kickstarter, ...

  • Crude (Oil) Politics

    Crude (Oil) Politics

    The Obama administration's approach to the public policy challenge of energy production and consumption ignores three ...

    The Obama administration has been punting a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline for five years now, and there’s no sign the president’s kicking leg is getting tired. At various junctures ...

  • Asian Americans Resist Racial Preferences

    Asian Americans Resist Racial Preferences

    California Democrats have proposed a new referendum that would reinstate racial preferences in higher education, but ...

    What a hash the Supreme Court has consistently made in decisions involving race. The latest example is Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin. The case, which involved affirmative action in higher ...

Datapoints

Putting Stock in the Market

The private sector, not Obama’s policies, is credited more for stock market growth.

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