The Fed Must Not Empower Putin by Mismanaging Inflation

Originally published on RealClearPolicy.com Inflation has slowed to below 5% during the last year through April according to the latest core personal consumption expenditure price index which excludes wartime volatility in the energy and food sectors. And core...

GOP Makes a Play at One-Party Rule

Originally published on RealClearPolicy.com American democracy faces numerous threats including pay-to-play governance, voter suppression, a deceit-infested information universe, politicized Supreme Court, Republicans covetous of one-party rule, along with...

How to Restore Our Rogue, Partisan Supreme Court

Originally posted on Real Clear Policy Supreme Courts have frequently been ideologically divided, but the five justices appointed by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump (plus Justice Clarence Thomas) have created the first partisan Supreme Court in American...

Getting to zero—what’s the beef?

Originally posted on Social Europe Most livestock land will have to be repurposed as carbon sinks to remove the huge global emissions related to food production. The COP26 debates often ignored the cow in the room—the biggest challenge of all. Greenhouse gases (GHG)...

Voters Should Have the Same Rights as Frozen Turkey Exporters

British abuses inspired both the American Revolution and establishment in 1777 of a legal framework called the Articles of Confederation for the new nation. The Continental Congress convened under the Articles soon floundered, however, unable to agree on important...

Not seeing the wood for the trees—the EU’s environmental blunder

Originally posted on Social Europe Supporting a conversion to wood burning has unwittingly incentivised power plants to increase greenhouse gases. The European Union is leading the world in adopting limits on greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, notably via hefty carbon...

The Founding Fathers Rejected Filibusters

Originally posted on Real Clear Policy Supermajority rule “contradicts the fundamental maxim of republican government, which requires that the sense of the majority should prevail….  a poison …one of those refinements which, in practice, has an effect the reverse of...

How Biden and the Democrats can win back working-class Americans

Originally posted on Fortune.com. President Biden should prioritize structurally upgrading both the woeful U.S. political and economic systems. If he succeeds, those upgrades will yield political dividends in 2022. The Democratic Party is a tarred brand. In swing...