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April 3, 2019

Senate GOP Moves to Invoke Nuclear Option, Fast Track Nominees

Today, the Senate GOP invoked the "nuclear option" to fast track presidential judicial and executive branch nominees, and IPI resident scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews tweeted his support. 

March 27, 2019

Giovanetti Reacts to Mueller Report

IPI president Tom Giovanetti says Robert Mueller's report now forces skeptics to grant the president and his administration legitimacy. 

March 21, 2019

On Electoral College: Direct Democracy vs Constitutional Republic

As Democrats call for abolishing the Electoral College, some Republicans are defending the idea, but in so doing, are betraying the spirit of the constitutional republic as it was originally envisioned by the Founders.

March 5, 2019

Giovanetti Testimony: Let Private Companies Build Infrastructure

New legislation before the Texas legislature wrongly assumes that private sector use of eminent domain is more problematic than government use.

January 14, 2019

Trump's Stock Market Fears Fuel U.S.-China Trade Talk Progress

“The stock market has been tanking the last few months in part because of China trade concerns, said Merrill Matthews on CGTN's The Heat. "If Donald Trump is on board, we will probably get an agreement sometime soon.”

November 19, 2018

Migrant Caravan and Military at the Border

In this episode of Flashpoint on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics, IPI board member Wade Emmert goes head to head with the idea of whether the militarization of the U.S. border was necessary or simply pre-election political theater.

November 2, 2018

Farmers Feel Pinch from U.S.-China Trade War

On CGTN- America’s The Heat, Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the status of the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and the upcoming G-20 summit.

September 25, 2018

U.S. Consumers Continue to Lose in Escalating China Trade War

Amid rising tensions in U.S.-China trade, Merrill Matthews joined CGTN America’s The Heat, noting that China’s retaliatory tariffs are indeed highly targeted toward likely supporters of President Trump, while the U.S.-imposed tariffs are hammering all American consumers and the opposite of “draining the swamp.”

August 14, 2018

Defense Bill Includes Reforms on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

President Trump has signed a defense bill which also allows tougher rules on foreign investments in the name of national security, coming at a time of rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China. In an interview, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews agreed the legislation specifically targets China.

August 6, 2018

U.S. Sanctions Against China May Increase Trade Deficit

In his latest interview with CGTN-America TV’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews addressed tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as well as U.S.-China trade relations. Click here to watch the full discussion.

July 24, 2018

Imposing Tariffs on All Chinese Imports Could Lead to Chaos

President Donald Trump said that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports to the U.S., amounting to $500 billion worth of goods. In a panel on CGTN America, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews conceded that such a move could lead to chaos.

June 6, 2018

Giovanetti on Criminal Justice Reform, Nonviolent Drug Crime Commutations

"There are many pieces to the justice reform movement," said Giovanetti. "But commuting sentences for non-violent offenders that are far in excess of the crime is a great place to start."

June 6, 2018

Matthews Talks China Militarization of South China Sea, North Korean Denuclearization

On CGTN America’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews sounds off on last weekend’s Shangri-La Dialogue discussing security in the Asian-Pacific Rim, as well as continued talks between the U.S. and North Korea over denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

May 22, 2018

Giovanetti Talks Title II, Wayfair Case on Point of View

Hosting the nationwide, issues-oriented, live talk show Point of View, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the latest on internet taxes and regulations with IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

May 16, 2018

U.S.-China Trade, Plan B for the Iran Deal, Violence in Gaza

On a panel with CGTN’s The Heat, IPI’s Dr. Merrill Matthews tackled new trade talks between the U.S. and China, violence in Gaza after the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, and what’s next for the Iran nuclear deal as European leaders meet with Iran post-U.S. withdrawal.

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