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April 18, 2024

The Real Story Behind Food Insecurity in the US

…and, unsurprisingly, federal lawmakers are using rising levels of food insecurity to advocate for expansions to federal government programs. Unfortunately, policymakers are conflating hunger and food insecurity – a subjective…

April 18, 2024

Back from the brink: The intellectual tide is turning on marriage and civil society

…to confront the roots of these problems without regard to their ideological provenance. The professors, journalists, policymakers, professionals and Hollywood tastemakers who dominate the heights of our culture seem to…

April 17, 2024

Fiscal Sanity Please, Senators

…over $34 trillion. Our debt to GDP ratio is over 97% and could hit unsustainable levels far sooner than official estimates think. Passing Wyden-Smith with an expanded RECA only compounds these problems. Federal policymakers

April 10, 2024

Biden Irresponsibly Encourages Borrowers to Enroll in SAVE Plan

…millions of students expecting loan forgiveness high and dry. As Beth wrote last year, “Biden and his progressive allies promised loan forgiveness that almost every legal expert knew would be stopped cold…

April 9, 2024

Maddow Spreads Misinformation on Student Loan Cancellation

…lawmakers like President Biden let them off the hook to repay them.  Blaming banks is a common refrain for Democrats, but it’s completely ignorant to do so in the case…

April 9, 2024

Biden Knows Student Loan Cancellation Is a Bad Idea

This morning, President Biden announced new details about the latest effort to cancel student debt that he says will reduce balances or completely cancel student debt for over 30 million Americans. First,…

April 8, 2024

We Still Don’t Know How Much Taxpayers Lost Due to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Fraud

…millions of independent contractors, the self-employed, and others never before eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) checks. But in some of the worst policy choices of all time, lawmakers failed to…

April 5, 2024

What’s Wrong with the US Economy? Anything?

…to that goal may be a bumpy ride. But he also suggests that the solid pace of economic growth gives policymakers flexibility to respond as new data come in. As…

April 3, 2024

The Fearless Fund, DEI, and Attacks on Philanthropic Freedom

…to focus its grant making. By striking down the Fearless contest, the courts could undermine the basic tenets of what the conservative Philanthropy Roundtable calls “philanthropic freedom”— grant makers’ discretion…

April 3, 2024

Feds Should Take a Big Step Back on Student Loans

…to the game in reaching this conclusion. After all, the economic integrity of the student loan program has been under attack for over a decade, especially as lawmakers used income…