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What About Agriculture?

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are better on ag cronyism than their establishment rivals, but they still fall short.

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Power Politics

Understanding the GOP’s civil war over off-the-grid energy

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The New Budget is Vintage Washington

Recent spending and tax deals sacrifice fundamental reform for more of the same.

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Obama Trades Against China

The TPP deal hedges against the red giant, but will it benefit American workers and consumers?


America’s Bankrupt Future

Without workers to support the retirement of baby boomers, austerity and economic stagnation await.

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Blame Regulation, Not Capitalism

Stagnant wages and standards of living are the product of too much government, not too little.

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Abandoning vs. Living In Place

When should we move, and when should we “stay put”?

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