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.
IPI president Tom Giovanetti says Robert Mueller's report now forces skeptics to grant the president and his administration legitimacy.
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.
New legislation before the Texas legislature wrongly assumes that private sector use of eminent domain is more problematic than government use.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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.