Commentary

Brian Riedl April 11, 2018 | 2:36 PM EDT

In the Washington Post, a distinguished group of liberal economists argues that entitlements are not chiefly to blame for the coming deluge of debt. Specifically, Martin Neil Baily, Jason Furman, Alan Krueger, Laura D’Andrea Tyson and Janet Yellen – all former Democratic chairs of the White House Council of Economic Advisers – dispute a group of Hoover Institution economists who had earlier shown that long-term deficits are determined by escalating entitlement program costs.

Stan Greer April 11, 2018 | 12:20 PM EDT

Regardless of whether or not you think Donald Trump deserves the credit for it, there is no denying the fact that factory-sector employment growth has sharply accelerated since he moved into the White House. 

James Madison April 11, 2018 | 11:38 AM EDT

President Donald Trump, in tweets this morning, submitted that the White House is “very calm and calculated”; then warned Russia about its vow “to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” saying, “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” The tweets suggest that President Trump thinks he can engage in an extended military campaign against Syria without prior congressional authorization. Who is right: The Trump White House or James Madison?

Michelle Malkin April 11, 2018 | 9:30 AM EDT

While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham April 11, 2018 | 4:42 AM EDT

Millions of Americans have enjoyed Levin's books on liberty and tyranny, and now it's possible to get some of that wisdom every Sunday on cable TV.

Terence P. Jeffrey April 11, 2018 | 4:33 AM EDT

The Airbus A300 was supposed to be on a short flight across the water to an affluent tourism center.

Patrick Tyrrell April 10, 2018 | 4:28 PM EDT

Since 1995, The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom has tracked the progress of economic freedom around the world and measured the tangible impact of expanding economic liberty.

Rachel Greszler April 10, 2018 | 4:00 PM EDT

Tuesday is supposedly “Equal Pay Day,” but what does that mean?

Dan Celia April 10, 2018 | 11:20 AM EDT

Trade, tariffs, tweets or facts, fundamentals and the Fed. I think I would choose the latter, and hopefully that’s the direction we will begin to take as we look at the markets—and, more importantly, the economy. We are starting off the earnings season at the end of this week with a few of the big five banks reporting. By all accounts, this should be a very good earnings season.

David North April 10, 2018 | 10:07 AM EDT

The New York Times, in a recent article about the prospect that H-4 aliens will not be allowed to continue to work, wrote sympathetically about the plight of a two-guestworker family that may become a one-guestworker family under the proposal: "She began fretting about how they would afford their $4,800 monthly mortgage."