The Entitlement Crisis Is Looming
President Trump has put an end to the fighting over entitlement reform by simply refusing to face the problem altogether, in effect denying that any solution is needed at all. He has taken the Democrats’ denial a step further, and Republicans have been all too willing to follow his lead.
VIDEO: Yuval Levin on the Weakness of Congress
EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss his recent article on the weakness and failure of Congress.
Tariffs and the Debt
Whatever one thinks of tariffs, “paying down large amounts of the $21 Trillion in debt that has been accumulated” is not something they could achieve. Maybe the president knows that, maybe he doesn’t.
AUDIO: EPPC’s Yuval Levin and Mona Charen on Need to Know Podcast
EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin joined the Need to Know podcast, co-hosted by EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen, to discuss the dysfunction of Congress.
Going Local in a Troubled Time
Finding local solutions to national problems offers an approach better fitting of the diversity of American communities.
The Kavanaugh Paper Flow
A review of all the paperwork that circulated through Brett Kavanaugh’s office when he was staff secretary would pretty much amount to a review of all the paperwork that circulated through the White House in those years, and yet would also reveal essentially nothing about Kavanaugh. It would mostly amount to a monumental waste of the Senate’s time.
Congress Is Weak Because Its Members Want It to Be Weak
Presidential hyperactivity in recent decades has masked a rising tide of dysfunction—giving us policy action to observe and debate while obscuring the disorder that was overtaking our core constitutional infrastructure. It kept us from facing what should be an unavoidable fact: Congress is broken.
The Roberts Court
If Justice Kennedy is replaced by a reliable judicial conservative in the mold of Justice Gorsuch, then Chief Justice John Roberts would probably become the swing vote on the Court. And he would swing in response to a different set of priorities than Kennedy’s—a set of priorities that might in time become core concerns of America’s legal and constitutional culture as a result, at least for practical purposes.
The Border Fiasco As Another Warning Sign
Trump has created an unusually complicated political problem for Republicans in Congress in the summer of an election year, and he keeps finding ways to make it worse.
The Definition of Mensch
Charles Krauthammer’s example in so dark an hour of his life was yet another reason to be grateful to him, and for him.