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April 20, 2017

Texans Testify Against Transgender Bathroom Bill Through the Night


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Tom Giovanetti said the House bill was an improvement from a Senate version because it was a small-government solution that limits the creation of additional protected classes of people. “It will limit the ability of cities to get involved in this type of social justice activity,” he told the committee.

April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


In the debate over bathroom access for transgendered persons, the best solution is not to expand government power, but limit municipal overreach. Those in favor of precluding cities from social justice do-goodism should embrace solutions such as Texas’s CSHB 2899, which limits municipal power— rather than an unworkable attempt by the state to police bathroom access.

April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


It should be no surprise that the best solution to the transgender bathroom controversy is to limit rather than expand government power. Texas and other concerned state legislatures should assert their authority as creators of their municipalities to limit the ability of their municipalities to engage in such civic mischief.

April 5, 2017

No Basis for Conservative Opposition to the Texas Central Rail Project


There is no principled conservative objection to the privately financed Texas Central Rail project, but those trying to kill the project ARE violating several conservative principles.

April 4, 2017

Returning the Filibuster to the Good Ole Days of Mr. Smith


The Senate filibuster emerged in the 1800s and has evolved over time.  It originally made the Senate a more deliberative body, but a change in 1975 has made it less deliberative.

February 14, 2017

A Three-Step Plan to Save the Effort to Repeal and Replace Obamacare


Republicans are getting perilously close to losing the momentum they had and will need to repeal and replace Obamacare.

February 10, 2017

Trump's Court Battle in Perspective


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“But the reason Obama was hit with so many more unanimous decisions was because he went rogue early on, asking his staff to look for novel theories that would allow him to move forward with implementing his agenda,” writes Merrill Matthews for Rare. “And if that meant twisting the Constitution—and basic logic—to get it, so what?”

January 5, 2017

Donald Trump's PATCO Moment


by Joseph Sullivan

If Trump does not respond firmly, he will permanently compromise his ability to manage the mammoth entity for which he is now responsible.

January 3, 2017

Why the Public Seems Unconcerned About Russian Election Hacking Claims


The public seems unconcerned about Obama claims that Russians hacked the U.S. election because they have been lied to so often by this administration that they no longer believe what it says.

December 20, 2016

The Fury in North Carolina Should Come to Washington


It is time for Congress to reinforce the limits imposed on executive power while preserving the power of the people’s branch of government.

 

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