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  • Commentary posted November 21, 2014 by Derrick Morgan Obama Not Listening on Immigration

    Last month, in a speech at Northwestern University, President Obama declared that the midterm elections were actually a referendum on his policies. “I am not on the ballot … but make no mistake: (My) policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” How right he was. And how resoundingly voters rejected those policies on Nov. 4. Throughout the country, voters…

  • Commentary posted November 4, 2014 by Derrick Morgan, David Inserra A Conservative Pathway for Immigration Reform

    President Obama’s executive amnesty policies and failure to enforce immigration laws give conservatives an opening to unite on immigration in a way that appeals to all Americans. By holding to the principles of rule of law and fairness, immigration policy can be firm, fair and in the best interests of citizens and immigrants alike. Comprehensive Immigration “Reform”…

  • Backgrounder posted August 14, 2014 by Derrick Morgan, David Inserra Administrative Amnesty: Unjust, Costly, and an Incentive for More Illegal Immigration

    President Barack Obama is considering using prosecutorial discretion to effectively legalize millions of illegal immigrants. Doing so would be unjust and costly and would encourage more illegal immigration.[1] Congress should discourage the Administration from considering this divisive and unproductive step, which would only make it more difficult to implement suitable,…

  • Commentary posted July 22, 2014 by Derrick Morgan Stand Up, Governors

    In Washington, the executive branch is overreaching as never before, and Congress seems disinclined to do much to stop the Leviathan. For those who believe in limited government, the last, best hope for resistance appears to be the nation’s governors. They could form a firm line of defense against the administration’s most recent attempted power grab: the Environmental…

  • Special Report posted June 6, 2014 by Alberto Alesina, Ph.D., Romina Boccia, Ryan Bourne, Salim Furth, Ph.D., David Howden, Ph.D., Filip Jolevski, Miguel Marin, Matthew Melchiorre, Derrick Morgan, Dalibor Rohac, Veronique de Rugy Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Revealed: An In-Depth Analysis of Spending, Austerity, and Growth

    About the Authors Preface Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Appendix: Country Profiles About the Authors Alberto Alesina, PhD, is Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is also a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the…

  • Commentary posted May 7, 2014 by Derrick Morgan, Stephen Moore America's immigration opportunity

    What has made America the most prosperous nation in history? Many other countries are as bountifully blessed with natural resources, so it's not just a matter of dumb luck. America's success springs mainly from two sources: our system of government and our human capital. Historically, our government has promoted trade while keeping taxes and regulations relatively light.…

  • Commentary posted March 17, 2014 by Derrick Morgan Religious Freedom is Everyone’s Business

    Across social media last week, some in the Twittersphere claimed family businesses fighting for a fundamental freedom want to impose their religious and moral beliefs on their employees. Nothing could be further from the truth. The distortion is part of a fierce national argument into which the Supreme Court is about to wade. One side insists government must force all…

  • Issue Brief posted November 12, 2013 by Derrick Morgan, Rea S. Hederman, Jr., Nina Owcharenko, Romina Boccia Principles for the Budget Conference

    For the first time in years, lawmakers have agreed to convene in a budget conference to reconcile differences between their respective budget proposals, as presented by House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray (D–WA). The two chambers’ budgets differ wildly in terms of taxes and the size of government. A budget…

  • Commentary posted November 12, 2013 by Derrick Morgan, Ken McIntyre If You Like Border Security, Can You Keep It?

    Deluged with bad news on numerous fronts—especially from the poorly executed rollout of his signature achievement, Obamacare—the president wants Congress to turn its attention to immigration reform. But President Obama is finding his “comprehensive” approach to immigration to be a much harder sell in the wake of the Obamacare debacle.  Not only are people more doubtful…

  • Working Paper posted October 24, 2013 by Alberto Alesina, Ph.D., Ryan Bourne, Salim Furth, Ph.D., David Howden, Ph.D., Filip Jolevski, Derrick Morgan, Miguel Marin, Matthew Melchiorre, Dalibor Rohac, Veronique de Rugy Europe’s Fiscal Crisis Revealed: In-Depth Analysis of Spending, Austerity, and Growth

    NOTE: A newer report and data compendium are now available. Edited by Salim Furth Preface Derrick Morgan Why would your time be well spent reading this special report on detailed economic data from Europe over the past half-dozen years?  It is very simple: Washington must learn from Europe’s mistakes, or be doomed to repeat them. Those who favor ever-increasing spending…

  • Commentary posted October 11, 2013 by Derrick Morgan Why America Can’t Afford Amnesty

    America is going broke.  Our national debt exceeds $17 trillion, and Washington is piling up new debt by the hundreds of billions every year.  Now is not the time to saddle the American taxpayer with trillions more in new obligations to folks who broke the law to enter or stay in this country. Yet that’s exactly what amnesty for illegal immigrants -- such as that included…

  • Commentary posted October 10, 2013 by Derrick Morgan America can't afford amnesty

    America is going broke. Our national debt exceeds $17 trillion, and Washington is piling up new debt by the hundreds of billions every year. Now is not the time to saddle the American taxpayer with trillions more in new obligations to folks who broke the law to enter or stay in this country. Yet that's exactly what amnesty for illegal immigrants – such as that…

  • Commentary posted October 8, 2013 by Derrick Morgan Immigration Reform Without Amnesty

    Over the next two decades, immigration will be a defining issue for America.  Immigration strengthens our country and is especially important as native-born Americans have fewer children.  How we reform the immigration system will determine our nation’s future.   Immigration, of course, also helps those who come here.  America is a place of tremendous opportunity for…

  • Play Movie The White House's Immigration Lies: Morgan on 'Cavuto' Video Recorded on September 12, 2013 The White House's Immigration Lies: Morgan on 'Cavuto'

    Vice President Derrick Morgan discusses some of the falsehoods the White House is spreading about immigration reform on Fox News' 'Cavuto'.…

  • Commentary posted August 12, 2013 by Derrick Morgan Verily, Christians Disagree on Immigration 'Reform'

    Imagine a major Christian leader citing Scripture while writing about marriage, abortion, divorce or sexual abstinence in a commentary published by a mainstream newspaper. Imagine him encouraging reforms that “reflect biblical principles,” noting that “nations will be judged,” that Christian lawmakers should “let personal faith replace political fear.” Imagine him…