Returning Discretionary Spending to FY 2022 Level (Analysis)

Returning discretionary spending to the fiscal year 2022 level, as many congressional Republicans want to do, using legislation to increase the federal debt limit...

Chat GPT3 Could ‘Reindustrialize’ Pennsylvania (Opinion)

Chat GPT3 Artificial Intelligence could 'reindustrialize' Pennsylvania, and Republicans should champion it. by Athan Koutsiouroumbas In the past three weeks, policymakers had their worlds rocked by...

Stephen Moore: Proposed Airline Merger Would Bring More Competition and Lower Fares

In the name of helping consumers, the Biden administration may take the side of the biggest and most expensive airlines. If you want to see...

Illinois Constitution Matters for Tax Rates (Opinion)

Illinois Constitution matters for tax rates, requiring a flat-rate income tax, which limits tax-rate hikes, says economist David R. Henderson. by David R. Henderson If you...

Rhode Island State Senator Proposes $20 Minimum Wage

Rhode Island state Sen. Frank Ciccone (D-Providence) proposes raising minimum wage from $13 an hour to $20 by 2025. (The Center Square) — As Rhode...

Business Activity, Consumer Spending Declining As Inflation Moderates

Business activity is declining as stock prices are on the verge of breaking through a key resistance level, and and consumer spending is down...

Few Mayors Connect Zoning and Growing Homelessness (Survey)

Few mayors connect restrictive zoning to the growing problem of homelessness, a survey finds. Restrictive codes can severely limit housing development, but a new survey...

Overstating Crypto Crime Won’t Lead to Sound Policy

Exaggerating the connection between crypto and crime does not help to efficiently allocate law enforcement resources Last week, the Justice Department announced criminal charges against...

4th Quarter 2022 GDP Shows Growth, but Deteriorating Fundamentals

U.S. 4th Qtr GDP showed growth, but there are troubling signs  Real GDP rose 2.9 percent in the 4th quarter of 2022, exceeding estimates ranging...

Michael Barone: Are Public Employee Unions Unconstitutional?

By establishing work rules and contracts, and working through nonelected arbitrators, public unions have made government unaccountable to voters, columnist Michael Barone says How did...

Wealth Taxes Proposed in Multiple States Billionaires Are Leaving

Wealth taxes proposed in multiple states that billionaires, millionaires, and middle class are leaving (e.g., CA, CT, IL, NY) are a fiscal gamble. Having been...

Veronique de Rugy: Why Would Republicans Rule Out Social Security and Medicare Reform?

The GOP's well-intentioned engagement in the overall debt-ceiling dispute is limited by the short time Congress has to raise the limit, columnist Veronique de...

San Francisco’s Ludicrous Reparations Plan Will Beget More Government Dependence (Commentary)

The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee has completed its Reparations Plan, which seeks to redress the “institution of chattel slavery” and “combat the...

Business Leaders Show Rising Worries About Recession

U.S. business leaders are increasingly worried that the nation's economy is heading into a recession, a new survey shows. (The Center Square) — The latest...

Crime Wave Closes Seattle WA Businesses

Crime wave closes Seattle, Washington businesses whose employees do not feel safe, reports Eileen Griffin. By Eileen Griffin Seattle business owners are begging the city government...

ATF Gun Regs Disarm Disabled, Injured Vets (Commentary)

ATF gun regulations banning pistol-stabilizing braces disarm disabled, injured veterans, turns them into felons, and creates a national rifle registry. by John R. Lott, Jr. The...
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S. T. Karnick is a senior fellow and director of publications for The Heartland Institute, where he edits Heartland Daily News.