Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: U.S. Must Avoid a Rush to Failure
The Administration should refuse a deal that would legitimize Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and allow Tehran to gain nuclear weapons.
Medicare’s SGR: Fixing It the Right Way, Not in a Lame Duck Session
Congress needs to eliminate the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that governs Medicare physician payment.
The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice
This latest IMF report is decidedly hostile to free enterprise. It promotes a heavy-handed, top-down approach to financial regulations, explicit taxpayer backing of financial sectors, and other expansions of the welfare state and big government—from recommending an increase in the U.S. minimum wage and adoption of “more proactive labor market policies” to a broad endorsement of Obamacare, a call for carbon taxes, and a recommended increase in the maximum taxable earnings for Social Security purposes. Heritage Foundation policy experts explain the dangers of the IMF approach, and make recommendations for the U.S. to take a different course.
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline: Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline Debate
Nevertheless, the empirical evidence from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline demonstrates that pipelines can be built and operated in ways that protect the environment and economically benefit the nation.
The EPA and the Corps’s CWA Interpretive Rule: A Regulatory End Run
The EPA and the Corps have classified a binding rule as an interpretive rule in an attempted end run around the regulatory process.
How Welfare Undermines Marriage and What to Do About It
Policymakers should reduce welfare’s anti-marriage penalties.
Pursuing a Freedom Agenda Amidst Rising Global Islamism
As Islamism increasingly influences the political landscapes throughout Muslim communities, the U.S. must develop a coherent set of policy principles to address the new challenges and use aid and other diplomatic tools to promote democratic ideals and practices in these transitioning states.
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Goes Mainstream
It is a welcome sign that the media are taking a keen interest in problems with civil asset forfeiture.
Nine Questions for the House Ebola Hearing
The Ebola epidemic will need to be controlled in West Africa to keep the United States safe from the epidemic.
The Obama Administration’s Climate Agenda: Underestimated Costs and Exaggerated Benefits
The Obama Administration has proposed a series of mandates, regulations, and taxes to control the energy sector of the American economy. The authors find that these types of regulations would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and cause a significant decline in personal income while having a minimal impact on global warming. The authors consequently advise policymakers to avoid instituting these burdensome regulations on such an integral component of the U.S. economy.