Author Archives: Robert VerBruggen

Social Engineering Doesn’t Work? Blame the Genes

Recent science shows that human nature is largely fixed, much to the chagrin of both the Left and Right.

How Corporations Won Their Civil Rights

The Court got it right—but it’s not a conclusion we should be entirely comfortable with.

iGen Post-Millennials: Put Down Your Phones, Get a Job

There’s a reason they seek ‘safe spaces.’

The Hidden Realities of U.S. Incarceration

There’s the Standard Story—and there’s the truth.

Paul Ryan’s Triumph

He struck a delicate balance in the House. But does the Senate have a different center of gravity?

The Low-Skill Immigration Increase Hidden in the Spending Deal

Check out page 735 of the 1.665-page bill.

Our Public Employee Problem

Federal workers are drastically overpaid, a new CBO analysis shows, and state workers pose their own set of problems.

Trump Takes a Step Toward ‘Merit-Based’ Immigration

His officials will review the abuse-ridden H-1B program.

Resuscitating Health-Care Reform With a Shell Game

A crazy idea that just might work.

American Lethargy

We are slowing down, resisting change, and losing our restlessness.

Why Taxes Are Such a Pain

In some countries, the government sends everyone a pre-filled form. Here, cronyism prevents that from happening.

Farewell, Filibuster

Democrats brought this on themselves.

The Gorsuch Fight Is On

Democrats are ready to filibuster. Are Republicans ready for the nuclear option?

Tax Cut Fever

There are three possible outcomes for the GOP’s new project.

When Your Employer Wants You to Take a Genetic Test

A GOP bill draws attention to paternalistic corporate “wellness” programs.

A Health-Care Fiasco

Republicans finally unveil their plan.

DC in Chaos

Republicans struggle to take advantage of unified government.

Obamacare Repeal: Back to Square One

Repeal-and-delay is back.

Automatic Justice

When it comes to letting defendants out on bail, computers make far better decisions than judges, a new study shows.

I’m Not a Nazi

Wait, let me explain!

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