Conservatives Are Missing The Point On Welfare Reform
With the cost of the federal government's more than 80 welfare programs growing from nearly nothing in 1960 to more than 5% of GDP today, it was inevitable that welfare reform would resurface as a national issue at some point...
Jindal: Go Beyond the Red Ink and Remake the GOP
Republican leaders have swallowed their pride and accepted that their game plan must change.
Yes, Mr. President, We Are a Nation of Takers
In President Obama's second inaugural address, he not only outlined an ambitious agenda for his second term but also seemed intent on shutting down debate about the social-welfare state and its impact on American life.
What the GOP should stand for: Opportunity
Since Election Day, much energy has been spent analyzing why Republicans did so poorly. Many have urged that Republicans must "moderate their views," by which they mean we should adopt more policies of Democrats.
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Republicans Renew Focus on Poverty
Eight months before "the 47 percent" became shorthand for Mitt Romney's seeming lack of empathy for struggling Americans, the former Massachusetts governor made smaller headlines with a another ill-considered remark, which also bolstered perceptions that he was dismissive of the nation's underclass.
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Cox and Archer: Why $16 Trillion Only Hints at the True U.S. Debt
A decade and a half ago, both of us served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, the forerunner to President Obama's recent National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Redistribution & Reality
The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the tape may serve a useful purpose if it gets people to thinking about what the consequences of redistribution are.
The Case for Kemp
Conservatives have long been looking for the next Ronald Reagan, when they ought to be looking for the next Jack Kemp, Reagan's role model. Amid the malaise of the '70s, Kemp devised a supply-side economic strategy that inspired a president and a generation.
To modernize, the GOP must embrace compassionate conservatism
I argued recently that the GOP should modernize, not moderate. It caught on. Up-and-coming GOP leaders like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers soon used similar language when talking about the future direction of the party.