Yes, America did well in the ‘war on poverty’

In fact, if we hadn’t declared ‘unconditional war on poverty in America,’ millions more Americans would be living in poverty today.

Yes, America did well in the ‘war on poverty’

In an unabashed endorsement of government action to alleviate the plight of the poor, this week President Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty with his own call for new policies to address the continued struggles of tens of millions of Americans. In his official statement, Obama remarked that, “In the richest […]

Washington’s growing irrelevance is good

Our political system has fallen so low that just doing the minimum amount required to be a functional government is seen as a victory.

Washington’s growing irrelevance is good

After three years of sclerosis, Congress is poised to at last pass an actual budget. We’ve been so consumed with the dysfunction of the parties on Capitol Hill that this feat appears significant. In fact, it should be routine. Yet in the context of the past few years, it is anything but. The budget that […]