Policy

The Ticking Debt Clock

The latest CBO report shows the national debt is skyrocketing—and projected to only get worse.

How Much Immigration Power Does Joe Biden Have?

A complex landscape of authorities and constraints limits what presidents can do without Congress.

Video: A Shake-Up in Ukraine, and Tucker Goes to Moscow

Watch the video of our weekly livestreamed conversation.

What Can Fragile States Teach Us About America’s Challenges?

Restoring a sense of community and cohesion at the local level would go a long way.

The Upside of the College Enrollment Downswing

Declining college enrollment will cause some pain but will also benefit students and universities in the long run.

Collateral Damage in the War on ‘Gig Work’

A new Department of Labor rule regarding independent contractors is likely to hurt overall employment.

Senate Whiffs on Immigration Reform

After months of negotiations, the bipartisan immigration reform and Ukraine aid deal falls apart.

The Fast and the Furious

Send the immigration bill to the House.

There’s a Price to Pay for Public Trust

Crimes that corrupt our institutions don’t just hurt the people who are directly involved.

It’s Time to Pass the Kids Online Safety Act

Social media is contributing to unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm in adolescents.

Checking in on the U.S. Housing Market

Despite improving economic numbers generally, high mortgage rates and high prices are leading to supply problems.

Let Parents, Not Politicians, Keep Kids Safe Online

Regulating social media behavior for kids runs into privacy trade-offs most Americans won’t tolerate.

Is a Congressional Deal on Immigration and Ukraine Funding Dead?

A bill to stem the tide of illegal immigration may pass the Senate, but its chances in the House look increasingly slim.

Blame Bad Law for Biden’s Bad LNG Pause

A notoriously vague delegation of congressional authority lets the president play politics with global energy security.

Reading Between the Lies

Trump’s fact-free rant against NATO is more about bolstering his argument against Ukraine funding.

A Child Tax Credit Compromise for the Real World

The Wyden-Smith deal would take a modest step toward improving the CTC’s ability to support families.