11 hrs ago
Jobs Report Underscores Prudent Reopening Saves Lives & Livelihoods
Economists across the spectrum feared that the unemployment report would be nothing but doom and gloom. What we saw instead is an encouraging indication that many workers haven’t been permanently separated from their jobs and that parts of the economy are restarting. The welcome news underscores how data-driven, locally informed decisions to reopen economies across the country save lives and livelihoods.
21 hrs ago
SCOTUS 101: The Floodgate Opens
In this week’s episode, GianCarlo and Amy discuss the dueling opinions in the case denying emergency relief to churches challenging California's COVID-19 restrictions. They also break down the five opinions the Court issued this week, which cover ERISA standing, foreign arbitral awards, the Puerto Rico Oversight Board, successive habeas petitions, and appellate review in the context of the Convention Against Torture.
22 hrs ago
Federal Spending at Highest Level Since 1929
Government imposition of widespread lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have produced profound economic dislocations. Congress has sought to mitigate this economic damage by enacting a series of bills that have raised federal spending, deficits, and debt to extraordinary levels. Current deficits and debt are instructive, but insufficient, measures of a government’s financial sustainability.
Why We Commemorate Tiananmen Square
This anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests is especially ominous. It comes during the collapse of the “one country, two systems” framework that preserved liberty and prosperity in Hong Kong since 1997. Vigils commemorating the events of Tiananmen Square have even been outlawed. It’s being commemorated against the backdrop of the Chinese Communist Party’s gross mishandling of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Enduring Example of the Tiananmen Square Massacre
Light a candle with us as we vow that we will never forget the sacrifice the students of Tiananmen Square made for freedom and democracy 31 years ago.
Designating Antifa as Domestic Terror Organization Is Step Toward Restoring Law and Order
Due to the overbroad use of the term “terrorist,” the word itself has largely lost its meaning, resulting in a political and public disagreement on which organizations, if any, should be labeled terrorist, and why. The term appropriately applies to Antifa.
Being fearful of impeding political protests is not an acceptable excuse to avoid stopping inexcusable and indefensible violence.