Lessons from California’s high-speed rail failure
Nick Zaiac

California’s decadelong attempt to connect its
major cities with high-speed trains has officially ended in failure.

During his State of the State address on Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

, Reason
Leftist Tax Schemes Bash the Rich, but Depend on Their Success
Steven Greenhut

Nineteenth century historian Thomas Carlyle called economics “the dismal science” because of its predictions about scarcity and poverty. Those are immutable features of all societies,…

, Catalyst
Is “Universal” Zoning Variance an Answer to America’s Housing Shortage?
Nick Zaiac

At this point, housing scarcity in America has been the norm for a generation. Rents in desirable urban areas remain high, and politicians have put forth solutions ranging from rent control to…

USPS policy at a glance
Nick Zaiac

 The United States Postal Service (USPS) is a self-supporting agency of the U.S. government, headed by the 11-member Postal Board of Governors. Appointees serve 7-year terms. The Postal Board…

, The Michigan Daily
The sorry state of conservatism on campus
Media Coverage

From The Michigan Daily:

Not all hope is lost, but much work must be done to regain the trust — and, eventually, the votes — of younger people, and there are promising starts. Shoshana…

, Roll Call
The dead earmarks society
Media Coverage

From Roll Call:

“Members of Congress are very frustrated — we saw record numbers of them quit last year,” said Kevin Kosar, a leader of the nonpartisan Legislative Branch Capacity Working…

Bad birth control policy is hurting Arkansas mothers and families
Marc Hyden & Courtney Joslin

Arkansas has the nation’s highest teen pregnancy rate. It also has one of the country’s highest unintended pregnancy rates among women of all ages. Each one of these pregnancies strains mothers…

Trump to declare national emergency to fund the construction of a wall along America’s southern border.
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

On Jan. 7 of this year, the American Institutions Network
posted an AIN Update in response to the
president’s initial proposal to declare a national emergency to fund…

Testimony: Texas House Committee on Corrections
Josiah Neeley

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding criminal
justice reform policies that we believe are critically important. My name is
Josiah Neeley and I am the Texas Director for the R…

, The American Spectator
Newsom Dismantles Brown’s Boondoggles
Steven Greenhut

The conventional wisdom, which I have thus far embraced, is that California Gov. Gavin Newsom would push the state’s politics much further to the Left, leaving Republicans wishing for the good…