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On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear more and more about American decadence. Some point merely to recent policies such as our foreign endeavors in the Middle East. Others, however, take their critique to deeper and darker depths. America was born to fail, we now hear. Scholars and pundit…

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The past couple of decades have not been kind to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) financial situation. America’s mail carrier has been bleeding red ink, shedding more than $80 billion since 2017. In the past year alone, the agency lost an astounding $9.2 billion. Postal experts and …

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Back when I was an energy and environmental reporter, I took some time away from the newsroom to accept a fellowship with the American Political Science Association. The fellowship placed me on Capitol Hill, where I worked on climate change and energy issues in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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“The Full-Dinner Pail” was a campaign slogan utilized by President William McKinley and other Republicans to symbolize support for working Americans. It is often assumed that Republicans are opposed to labor, but this notion is false.

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Even before the events of this past week, the United States was already facing a cascading set of challenges this summer, from surging consumer prices to the spiking of COVID-19 cases. Then, when Kabul fell, it became all the more clear that our political class had bungled another task to wh…

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The war in Afghanistan will go down in history as one of America’s most disappointing and futile foreign policy endeavors. Even after 20 years in the Middle Eastern nation, the U.S. failed to keep the Taliban from swiftly reclaiming power. The biggest tragedy of this failed mission, of cours…

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While no one disputes the high cost of health care, it seems everyone has an opinion about what would happen to prescription drug costs if pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) middlemen were required to act in the interest of Louisiana employers and our hard-working families.

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The national debt is rapidly nearing $29 trillion, which is 25% more than our entire economy, and is orders of magnitude higher if you consider unfunded liabilities of Social Security and Medicare. This threatens life as we know it and must be addressed now.

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Should the government be able to decide what apps your smartphone can download? With the recently introduced Open App Markets Act, the federal government is looking to put itself right in the middle of the fight between app developers and mobile operating systems.

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Under the Biden administration, the United States is on the path toward becoming a welfare state fully entrenched in waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. President Joe Biden plans to expand welfare to almost half of the country’s working adults through the deceptively named American Famili…

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Friday, August 6, was the 15th annual International Beer Day. There is no better way to lift spirits after such a long period of stress, uncertainty, and disruption of daily lives across the world than enjoying a beer. Since its inception in 2007, the event has gone global and is now celebra…

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Imagine you own a modest boat that you like to take out on the lake when you go fishing. Your boat serves its purpose – it has space for a case of cold ones and enough room for you and your fishing buddies. It takes some work, but you’re able to maintain her and make repairs pretty much on y…

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Costs for medical care are already too high, but in the past legislative session legislators considered a bill that would have added extra costs to medical care even though hardworking families across Louisiana are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, lawmakers stood up for pa…

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This year’s federal deficit is set to match the entire 1996 federal budget, adjusted for inflation. Despite such overwhelming spending, Democrats in Congress have proposed an unprecedented $3.5 trillion budget, in addition to the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that failed its first Senate…

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It is often forgotten, but America’s conservative tradition was not based on free trade, but rather economic nationalism. The American System became the basis of conservative economic policy. This economic philosophy was developed by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and the Feder…

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The crisis of illegal immigration – to give this calamity its true name – is growing increasingly grave. The reason is no mystery. The Biden administration replaced policies that staunched the illegal flow of migrants with policies that actually encourage it.

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The Supreme Court on Thursday correctly concluded that states could enact commonsense and necessary protections to ensure the integrity of their electoral systems. States like Georgia, Iowa and Florida can rest assured that specious challenges to their legitimate efforts to guarantee the san…

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On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the judiciary would not overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA; aka Obamacare). That task would fall to Congress while the executive branch has some room to tinker with things like eligibility rules and implementation of mandates. Unfortunate…

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It is up to every president to craft a sensible regulatory agenda that takes into account the full costs and benefits of new rules. Unfortunately, President Joe Biden’s recently released regulatory agenda threatens to tip the scales in favor of a larger, less accountable government.

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After a year of violence and unrest, large American cities serve as a cautionary tale for the progressives in Washington who want to move the country further to the left. The Democrats’ airtight lock on the urban vote has allowed political leaders to pursue ideological agendas without fear o…

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With high-profile attacks disrupting food and fuel supplies in the last few weeks, cybersecurity is justifiably front and center in the minds of Americans. In fact, cyber attacks were a main point raised by President Joe Biden in the recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Offic…

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There is a tempest brewing at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recently, the agency opted to approve aducanumab, which is the first drug on the market potentially capable of slowing down Alzheimer’s disease. The medication was approved amid considerable controversy with many detractor…

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Andrew Mellon, who was considered the best Secretary of the Treasury since Alexander Hamilton, served in the presidential administrations of Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. Prior to his service as Secretary of the Treasury, Mellon was a successful financier and busine…

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By any standard, the London meeting of finance ministers of the Group of Seven leading Western economies a week before the G7 leaders’ summit was historic. By committing to transformative structural change to meet net-zero greenhouse gas targets and other environmental objectives, G7 finance…

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In the last State of the Union Address of his first term, then-President Bill Clinton declared to Congress – and the American people – that “the era of big government is over.” Clinton, a Democrat, in tandem with a Republican Congress would end up balancing the budget by the end of his time …