Opinion
  • What Pro-Worker Tax Reform Should Look Like

    By Jeff Spross, TheWeek.com

    On Wednesday, President Trump and congressional Republicans released their long-awaited tax reform plan. Unsurprisingly, it was rather short on details. But the broad strokes are clear enough: fewer...

  • FILE PHOTO: Gary Cohn, U.S. President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, steps from Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., August 30,  2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Tax Reform: Will Trump Really Stand Up to Special Interests?

    By Matthew Mitchell and Tad DeHaven

    In laying out his principles for tax reform at a recent speech in Missouri, President Trump called for a tax code that is “simple, fair, and easy to understand.” The president correctly noted that...

  • Why We Need a Yelp for the Marijuana Market

    By Christopher Koopman and Thomas Savidge

    To end the stalemate between the federal government and the states over marijuana policy, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has proposed a bill that would legalize the drug at the federal level and incentivize...

  • People browse booths at a military veterans' job fair in Carson

    Trump Says He’s Boosted Job Growth. The Numbers Say Otherwise

    By Scott Lilly, The Fiscal Times

    Recent economic data shows a slight weakening of the job-creation trends of the Obama era and a significant loss of momentum in a number of hard-pressed industrial states.

  • The US Doesn't Deserve a AAA Credit Rating

    The latest debt ceiling drama illustrates why the U.S. Treasury is not a triple-A-rated borrower. The fact that two of the big three rating agencies maintain top ratings on U.S. bonds suggests that...