U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Financial Transparency Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor is preparing a series of reforms in response to the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) corruption scandal. With federal charges first filed in June 2017, the investigation revealed extensive instances of embezzlement and bribery which resulted charges against 15 people, including former UAW presidents Dennis Williams and Gary Jones.

The Enduring Wisdom of Russell Kirk

Far from the madding crowd, in the middle of Michigan’s lake-dotted stump country, a special occasion is taking place in the tiny town of...

The Battle for America is the Battle for the Future of the World

This is the second part of the article, "The Battle for California is the Battle for America." You can find the first part here.   The...

Jobs, Housing Show Recovery Continues

There were only two insightful reports on the economy this past week—for jobs and housing. Both show impressive gains. Weekly initial unemployment claims fell by...

CHOP Zone Businesses Pursue Lawsuit Against Seattle

The 21 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the city of Seattle for not enforcing the law against the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP,...

Don’t Believe the Doomsday Reports of Trump Losing

Media reports every day express the notion that President Donald J. Trump is double-digits behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls—to depress...

Federal Appeals Court Reminds Judges Not to Change Rules Before or During Election

The Supreme Court advises that judges should not change state and county election rules right before an election, a Cincinnati-based appeals court has reminded...

San Francisco Aims to Strip the Names of Founders, Abraham Lincoln, and an Abolitionist From Public Schools

San Francisco takes the war on history very seriously. Forget the pandemic, rising crime, economic uncertainty, and the buildup of human waste and tent cities on the streets. That can all...

Trump Will Win. Here’s Why

For the past six months I’ve been predicting President Donald Trump will win the upcoming presidential election.

Government Policies Have Worsened the Coronavirus Crisis

Few would disagree that we have been and are living through unprecedented times in 2020. A global pandemic, government-imposed and mandated lockdowns and shutdowns...

The Battle for California Is the Battle for America

By now, this is a familiar story. California is a failed state. Thanks to years of progressive mismanagement and neglect, the cities are lawless...

Entrepreneurs Proving Key Factor in Economic Recovery

Americans are opening new businesses at the fastest rate in more than ten years. Applications for employer identification numbers have passed 3.2 million this year, compared to 2.7 million at the same time last year. “This pandemic is actually inducing a surge in employer business startups that takes us back to the days before the decline in the Great Recession,” said John Haltiwanger, an economist at the University of Maryland.

Analysis: $15 Federal Minimum Wage Would Cost More Than 2 Million in Job Losses

If a $15 an hour minimum wage were implemented nationwide, more than 2 million jobs would be lost, according to a new report published by the...

How Policymakers Can Be a Friend to Small Businesses and Main Street

At the first presidential debate last month, former Vice President Joe Biden declared that the Trump administration “has done nothing for small businesses.” From the perspective of...

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S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.