Whites Now Minority of American Births: So What?

White babies now constitute slightly less than half of American births.

The Census, the House GOP, and the Founders

The Founders would never have thought to do more than count people in the Census!

Fiscal Conservativism? Romney Would Raise Defense Spending $2.1 Trillion Over 10 Years

Mitt Romney is proposing one of the biggest peacetime increases in military spending in U.S. history.

War Against Youth?

The old have most of the money and power in our society, a trend that is accelerating.

Mitt Romney’s Misleading Claims About The United States Navy

Mitt Romney is making claims about Naval readiness that are, at best, misleading.

Romney’s Money Gaffe

The Republican frontrunner’s statements yesterday about his earnings and taxes went over like a platinum balloon.

Can Occupy Wall Street Win?

The Occupy Wall Street movement faces obstacles its Tea Party counterpart didn’t.

Will Harry Reid’s “Nuclear Option” Make The Senate Better, Or Worse?

Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” has changed the rules of the game, for now.

Mitt Romney’s National Security Team

Ahead of his big foreign policy speech, Mitt Romney has unveiled his “Foreign Policy and National Security Advisory Team” which “will assist Governor Romney as he presents his vision for restoring American leadership in the world and securing our enduring interests and ideals abroad.”

The New Normal Sucks

Economists are beginning to wonder if this very slow economic recovery isn’t permanently altering the landscape.

History of American Income Tax Rates

The top marginal rate was radically higher in recent memory.

Jon Hunstman Unveils A Tax Plan You Ought To Be Paying Attention To

Jon Huntsman is out with a tax and jobs plan that deserves a lot more attention than it’s likely to get.

Republican Party Politics And The Isolationist Canard

A few Republicans have picked up on John McCain’s criticism of critics of the Libya mission as being “isolationist.”

Libyan War Coalition One Of The Smallest In Decades

President Obama’s grand coalition against Libya is a lot less than meets the eye.

U.S. Military Intervention In Libya? Just Say No

Intervening to “help” the Libyan revolt is very tempting, but it’s a temptation we ought to resist.

Half A Billion People Escaped Poverty Between 2005 and 2010

Global poverty has plummeted in recent years.

Grover Norquist and Afghanistan

America’s foremost tax foe has weighed in on the Afghanistan War debate.

Why America’s Best Officers Are Leaving

The American military personnel system works against keeping the best and brightest officers in the service.

America’s Intellectual Crisis

The institutions charged with solving our Information Age social problems are stuck in the Industrial Age.

Bad Day at the Think Tank

The Onion spoofs life at a think tank with Boy, I Really Thought Like Shit Today.”

Elites: Americans But Not Of America?

Charles Murray argues that the Tea Party is right to complain about out-of-touch elites.

Judicial Openings

Currently roughly 1 in 8 federal judgeships remain vacant.

Homebuyer Tax Credits: The Return Of A Really Bad Idea

After several months of bad housing sales, politicians in Washington are starting to talk about bringing back one of the worst public policy programs of the last two years.

Josh Patashnik Is Insane

Winning in Afghanistan