Op-Eds

Publications

, National Interest
What If the Coronavirus Recession Gets Worse Than Expected?
Jonathan Bydlak

Whenever the government substantially intervenes in the U.S. economy, you can bet there will be commentators worried about inflation.

Nine times out of 10, I’d be inclined to agree. But not…

Even in a crisis, internet voting isn’t the answer
Marc Hyden

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” former Obama Advisor Rahm Emanuel likes to say. His often-repeated quote simply means that crises present opportunities to affect change, and…

, All On Georgia
Without Reforms, Jails Could Become Epicenter of COVID-19 Outbreaks
Marc Hyden

Newspapers across the country are awash with headlines about the coronavirus, ensuring that the virus’ hazards and the ways to mitigate them remain on the forefront of our minds. In fact, we’ve…

Anti-eviction edict will worsen California’s economic woes
Steven Greenhut

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently issued an executive order that creates a statewide moratorium on evictions. Such orders are just a fancy term for an edict — something passed unilaterally by…

, Lawfare
Coronavirus Disinformation and the Need for States to Shore Up International Law
Gary Corn

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, the Kremlin seems to be observing the old adage that one should never let a good crisis go to waste. According to several news outlets, the European External…

, Washington Examiner
Fighting with one hand tied behind our backs
Shoshana Weissmann

As a part of current efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic, Washington and state governments have taken the rare step of unraveling burdensome regulations. Along with all of its other disruptions…

, Real Clear Energy
Oil Industry Deserves to Compete on Its Merits
Devin Hartman

Panic is powerful. It can induce impulsive, regrettable actions or be a positive impetus to overcome inertia. The recent collapse in oil prices presents us with this familiar quandary of risk and…

, The Dispatch
Why State and Local Governments Are So Vital to Our Coronavirus Response
Andy Smarick

In just a matter of days, President Donald Trump went from expressing the desire that we get the economy going in just a few weeks to announcing that “social distancing guidance” would remain in…

, The American Spectator
Using COVID-19 to Kill Vote Security
Steven Greenhut

Probably the worst part of the coronavirus lockdown is the realization that Americans will put up with virtually any edict, no matter how draconian, and any subsidy, no matter how ridiculous, if…

, Washington Examiner
Why the cash bail system will make the coronavirus pandemic much worse
Lars Trautman

“We can’t afford it.”

These chilling words, long a backdrop for families unable to bail a loved one out of jail, have been transformed by the coronavirus pandemic into an indictment of the…