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How fair are the criticisms of Donald Trump’s order on immigration from seven majority Muslim countries? But the order is probably still illegal. Alex Nowrasteh comments.
Generally speaking, there’s nothing wrong with cities and states refusing to help enforce federal law. David Bier says the same is true for immigration.
What should a Department of Education headed by a school choice advocate actually do? Neal McCluskey and Jason Bedrick comment.
As Teresa May appears to work toward positioning Britain as a global hub for expanding trade, the U.S. turns inward. Tom Clougherty and Ryan Bourne comment on Brexit, the European Common Market, and Trumpian Protectionism.
When India suddenly told citizens to swap out their old cash for new cash, the impact was devastating. Jim Dorn explains.
President Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders have some strong parallels in their populism. John Samples comments.
Barack Obama expressed concerns about “leaving a loaded weapon lying around” for future presidents to wield. And then he did exactly that. Gene Healy comments on the outgoing President’s aggrandizement of the Oval Office.
What do we know about the costs and benefits of the Obama foreign policy as his time in the White House comes to an end? Chris Preble comments.
A policy that gave Cubans help escaping Cuba has come to an end in President Obama’s final days in office. Alex Nowrasteh comments.
The 7,500 mile journey from China to London along the “new Silk Road” signals a new era of trade between those countries. U.S. officials should take the hint. Christine Guluzian comments.
The world lost the great civil libertarian, journalist, and Cato scholar Nat Hentoff last week. Scott Bullock comments on his several legacies.
The “border adjustment tax” may be a move to head off a possible trade war undertaken by President-elect Trump. Dan Ikenson and Dan Mitchell discuss the risks and opportunities of such a plan, and alternatives that should be on the table.
Without Congress, just what can a President do to disrupt trading relationships? How far can the President go toward raising the price of products that Americans want? Daniel J. Ikenson comments on executive power and international trade.
What makes firms decide where to locate new production facilities? What is the role of the American tax and regulatory environments in attracting production facilities? Dan Pearson comments.
Can the specter of a President-elect threatening companies with punitive taxes really make the U.S. a better place to invest? Simon Lester comments.
With Wilbur Ross at Commerce, Peter Navarro at the new National Trade Council, and Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, Donald Trump has assembled a team aimed at protecting U.S. industry from competition. Dan Ikenson and Dan Mitchell comment.
Barack Obama will have served as President during eight continuous years of war. Ben Friedman comments.
Banning speech doesn’t stop terrorism, and for some people such bans can make radical, disfavored ideologies more attractive. Flemming Rose comments.
President-elect Donald Trump makes many statements via social media and off-mic about America’s plans for nuclear weapons, but it’s not clear what they mean. Ben Friedman comments.
How states choose to comply with the Affordable Care Act can make a difference for taxpayers. Sal Nuzzo of the James Madison Institute makes his case.