Author Archives: Robert VerBruggen

Trump on Border Adjustment

He’s right to be skeptical, but his specific complaints don’t hold water.

Fight at the Border

Can we fix the corporate tax and achieve Trump’s trade goals at the same time?

An Obamacare Update

Repeal-and-delay, RIP.

Obamacare Repeal Unravels?

Without repeal-and-delay, there are few realistic options for scrapping the law.

Not Guilty, Pay Anyway: An Update

Again, how does this make it all the way to the Supreme Court?

Streep’s MMA Diss

Maybe it’s not “the arts,” but it has no diversity problem.

The New Obamacare Dilemma

Republicans find themselves in a precarious position.

Not Guilty. Pay Anyway.

Are we really debating this?

Harvard’s George J. Borjas

Adding up the cost of uncontrolled immigration

America Needs TAC. And TAC Needs You.

It’s been a rough campaign season, but we all agree that the new White House must be accountable.

A Note From the Ignorant

Here’s why I misread that press release.

One In, Two Out

Trump’s seemingly insane plan to cut regulation actually has a solid track record.

Trends in Death and Dysfunction

Homicides, drug overdoses, car accidents: all are up.

A Populist-Conservative Melting Pot

Trump’s staff picks reveal an interesting mix of priorities.

Race and Police Killings

A new study says white cops aren’t more likely to shoot black suspects.

Does Free Trade Kill People?

If it does, we still shouldn’t restrict it, apparently.

Trump and the Unions

Despite his working-class base, he toes the traditional Republican line.

This Changes Everything

We are entering a completely different policy universe than we expected.

Charting the Election Results

A first step toward piecing together what the heck just happened.

The Supreme Court Under Clinton

Decades of conservative progress could disappear in a single election.

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