The Bad Policy of De Facto Amnesty
America / Immigration / Politics

The Bad Policy of De Facto Amnesty

In the past weeks U.S. Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa’s 4th district, has emerged as the leader of the anti-immigration reform coalition in the House. Cantaloupes and drug mules aside, King has become the face of conservative opposition to any proposed reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, or even legal status. King’s … Continue reading

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Electric Cars Are Saving the Environment…But Killing the Roads

Yesterday I attended a briefing on MAP-21, a bill addressing the issues facing the federally funded highway system put on by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Independent Institute and Reason Foundation.  The hot topic of the briefing was the gas tax, which according to Randal O’Toole and Gabriel Roth, bigwigs of the Cato Institute and … Continue reading

America / Culture / Foreign Policy / Gov. Officials / Presidency

The Altar of Presidency

Gene Healy’s The Cult of the Presidency is one of those books that make you stop and ponder the conceptions that you held before reading it. Healy discusses how the Office of the President of the United States expanded its power from its constitutional limits established in the 18th century to an office that encompasses characteristics … Continue reading