Chris Edwards

Posted December 01, 2014

Posted November 17, 2014

In the election, Congress swung decidedly in a small-government direction, but the Posts reporting did not reflect that reality, and instead presented only the lobbyist point of view.

Posted November 03, 2014

DHS illustrates a fundamental problem with the federal government: it tries to do far too much, and ends up doing little well.

Posted October 20, 2014

Im sure that macroeconomic models have grown more sophisticated today, but they still cant predict very well.

Posted October 19, 2014

This is the most stunning result from the survey: Asked if their leaders maintain high standards of honesty and integrity, just 39.1 percent of employees responded positively.

Posted October 13, 2014

Thank goodness for the states. Many governors are championing fiscal reforms, and business tax cuts are one area of progress.

Posted October 12, 2014

Paul Krugman slammed Brownbacks tax cuts, saying, the states budget has plunged deep into deficit, provoking a Moodys downgrade of its debt.

Posted September 28, 2014

The episode was a very gutsy move by Reagan, with beneficial consequences.

Posted July 07, 2014

Posted July 05, 2014

The chart shows that the number of federal subsidy programs has almost doubled since 1990, reaching 2,282 today.

Posted June 23, 2014

A tragedy is unfolding in Texas as thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring over the southern border.

Posted June 09, 2014

The VA has one of the highest firing rates for this class of worker at 0.18 percent. But that’s still just 1 in 555 workers in 2013.

Posted May 26, 2014

President Bush promised that DHS would “improve efficiency without growing government.” Ha!

Posted May 12, 2014

Mad “asked readers to write FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to request an ‘Official Draft Dodger Card,’” and many did. Hoover was not amused.

Posted April 28, 2014

Here’s what nearly all media stories on this topic gloss over: the share of U.S. bridges that are structurally deficient has been falling steadily for more than two decades.

Posted April 21, 2014

The problem is not just that programs such as Medicare keep growing, but also that Congress keeps adding new programs.

Posted April 14, 2014

Congress should pursue major tax reforms that not only unshackle the economy but also expand our civil liberties.

Posted April 13, 2014

Total spending was restrained in Bush’s first term, but then rose quite rapidly in his second term.

Posted April 07, 2014

The aims of federal policies have gyrated wildly over two centuries, and most policies have failed, as is evident from the poor economic conditions on many reservations.

Posted March 30, 2014

If anything can go wrong in government, it will go wrong—and we’re all paying for it.


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