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Government Is Not The Enemy

Too often, Republicans express a purely negative vision of government. This is both politically perilous and intellectually inadequate.

Why Not Cut the Payroll Tax?

The payroll tax is heavier burden for the middle class than the income tax. Conservatives should examine creative ways to scale back this tax as part of a broader reform plan.

Applying Conservatism

Reform conservatism is trying to move Republicans from merely saying no to the left, or worse yet saying “yes, but a little less,” to showing what the right would do instead.

Five Stray Thoughts on the Obama Budget

When it comes to policy, the Democrats are very much in the grip of mid-20th-century nostalgia, and still seem to be searching for the next big program to champion rather than thinking about what progressivism could look like in our time.

More Fiscal Folly in the White House

The president’s plan expands entitlement commitments and tries to pay for them with tax hikes and spending cuts that will never last.

France: Obama’s Paradise

France seems to have everything that Barack Obama finds wanting in his own country.

Prophetic resignation: Ron Sider’s outgoing plea for intergenerational justice

This week Ron Sider, founder and president of Evangelicals for Social Action, resigned from the America Association of Retired People (AARP). Tuesday afternoon he went public with his rationale on HuffPo’s religion blog. His post is worthwhile reading, for at least four reasons. First, Sider is being consistent with his lifetime scholarship. My Jesuit grad school […]