A U.S. Agenda for the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly
UNGA authority is strongest when exercised on budgetary matters and issuing instructions to subsidiary bodies and the Secretariat.
Wage Garnishment Without a Court Order: Not a Good Idea
A new EPA rule established procedures for the EPA to collect delinquent nontax debt by wage garnishment.
Overview of the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2014 Term
In its 2014–2015 term, the Court will hear significant cases involving free speech, voting rights, criminal law, religious freedom, and prisoners’ rights, in addition to possibly taking on yet another challenge to Obamacare and the issue of same-sex marriage.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): The Geopolitical Reality
The United States and the European Union are negotiating a trade agreement—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—that is being hailed as the answer to the woes of the transatlantic relationship, as a solution to the EU’s economic difficulties, and as heralding the creation of a new institution that will reinvigorate the Western alliance. The U.S. should support all measures that would promote growth and employment by increasing economic freedom, but it should not accept any agreement that could increase government regulation in the name of promoting free trade or create a transnational regulatory body that could infringe on U.S. sovereignty.
U.S. Should Seek Release of Detainees in North Korea—Without Policy Concessions
The United States should seek the release of American detainees in North Korea--without making any policy concessions.
Russia’s Avoidable Economic Decline
Putin’s consistent policy of increasing state economic control may well be leading Russia on the path to stagnation and economic decline.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Economic Benefits and Potential Risks
The U.S. should support all measures that would promote growth and employment by increasing economic freedom, but it should not accept any agreement that could increase government regulation in the name of promoting free trade and create a transnational regulatory body that could infringe on U.S. sovereignty.
The Visa Waiver Program: Enhancing Security, Promoting Prosperity
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a valuable tool supporting U.S. tourism and trade, public diplomacy, and national security.
An Opportunity to Reenergize U.S.–India Relations
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s assumption of power offers an opportunity to reinvigorate U.S.–India ties and for the two countries to work together for mutual benefit in such areas as defense, security, trade, and counterterrorism.
The War on Poverty After 50 Years
Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.