Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video. Transcript How would you like to fund politicians with whom
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Every year, the Antipoverty Forum brings together the best policy experts and practitioners on conservative ideas in education, welfare, health care, and civil society to talk about the solutions can bring real change to the lives of the poor. Join us to hear updates from Members of Congress and the administration, celebrate stories of impact
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Mike Warren and reporter Andrew Egger discuss a wild weekend of international news, capped off by Monday’s mano-a-mano summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin.<mediadc-iframe data-state="{"cms.site.owner":{"_ref":"00000161-7bda-ddc2-adf9-7bfba7d90000","_type":"00000161-3461-dd66-ab67-fd6b93390000"},"iFrameEmbedCode":"<iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6816307/height/270/width/480/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/" height="270" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>","cms.content.publishDate":1531754914561,"cms.content.publishUser":{"_ref":"00000162-98f2-… read more weeklystandard.com Source link
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No matter what comes out of Monday’s summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump has already lost. That’s thanks to a tweet the American commander-in-chief sent shortly after 9 a.m. in Helsinki: Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch
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As part of his trip to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump traveled to Windsor Castle on Friday to enjoy afternoon tea with Queen Elizabeth II. Trump is the 11th U.S. president that Queen Elizabeth has met in her 66-year reign as the British monarch. She also met Presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman prior to becoming queen.
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The most important thing for President Donald Trump to do while meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is to have realistic expectations and to send a “very clear message” that “America is back,” former Trump deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka said Monday. “[There] are two things at bare minimum,” the Fox News national security strategist told
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When will New York City learn that heavily regulating the taxi industry is the source of its ills, not it’s salvation? Not any time soon, apparently. After a brief respite, city leaders are returning to a favorite pastime: concocting new ways to rein in ride-sharing’s free-market revolution and protect a beleaguered political ally, taxi medallion holders. In
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Today’s meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin was scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. in Helsinki, Finland—6:00 a.m. on the American east coast. The meeting, hosted by Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, takes place in the capital’s presidential palace. This is not the first time Trump and Putin have met, but their
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Images of Iranian women standing on utility boxes and ripping off their mandatory hijab have become the lasting image of ongoing protests in the Islamic Republic. And yet, as officials in the Trump administration have embraced those images and vocally supported the women, the discomfort that Western liberals have the idea of regime change in
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In escalating tariffs, Donald Trump is treading a dangerous and high-stakes path. Tariffs lock out foreign competition, but they also punish consumers with higher prices, disrupt global supply chains, infuriate allies, and impair economic growth. To Trump, though, these are mere bumps in the road to the free-trade ideal that he outlined at the conclusion
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The average American who owns stock in a public company through a 401(k) or a brokerage account has likely never heard of Institutional Shareholder Services. The firm is perhaps the most influential proxy advisor, advising pension funds and other institutional investors how to vote on shareholder proposals. Nonetheless, the secretive firm holds a vast amount
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In 1945, the Austrian economist and public intellectual F.A. Hayek published an article on “The Use of Knowledge in Society.” It was a response to those advocating for planned economies, but its lessons can be generalized. Hayek was making a profound argument: We must appreciate the limited ability of central authorities to collect and use
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Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump in a tweet on Sunday just ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for? — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 16, 2018 Clinton sent the
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Special counsel Robert Muller’s indictment a few days ago of 12 Russian intelligence officials proves his investigation is “not a witch hunt,” veteran reporter Carl Bernstein told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday. He said everyone should be wary of President Donald Trump’s intentions during the Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding this issue.
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President Donald Trump often criticizes former President Barack Obama because “he’s jealous of Obama and his administration,” said Rep. Maxine Water (D-CA.) on Saturday. Appearing on MSNBC, Waters discussed Trump’s tweet stating that President Obama should have done more about Russian’s interfering in our elections. Waters replied by claiming the reason why Trump is
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is the “ringmaster” behind Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Sunday during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Part of the reason for this indictment is to stigmatize those involved in interfering in our election. Putin is essentially an unindicted co-conspirator,” Schiff
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  by Neetu Chandak The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pushed back against a California judge’s order about family reunification of illegal immigrants Friday. San Diego Judge Dana M. Sabraw demanded in June the Trump administration unite over 2,000 detained children with their parents by July 26. The Southern District of California court file
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Can we be honest for a moment? If someone asked you to name a consistently honest, trustworthy, reliable business, “junkyard” probably wouldn’t be the first thing to come out of your mouth. Indeed, trying to sell your junk car to a local junkyard can be incredibly stressful and problematic. There are a handful of
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers in the hacking of Democrats during the 2016 presidential election came out at a beneficial moment for President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. “It means that he has a reason to raise this with Vladimir
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President Donald Trump said the FBI had lost its confidence of James Comey’s leadership, but the events and revelations of the past year have led to declining scores in confidence of FBI leadership since Comey’s firing, The New York Times reported. The FBI internal survey is conducted each March to determine areas of strength and
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While he supports President Donald Trump pushing for reciprocal trade treatment, particularly with China, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said he hopes the president can use his tariff leverage swiftly to get deals done to avert trade wars, because “right now there is some permanent damage being done.” “He’s talked about the short-term pain for the
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These days M. Paul Friedberg is looking like one lucky guy. A retired modernist landscape architect in his late 80s, he has only a few purportedly important projects to his credit, and his reputation rests largely on an innovative approach to playground design. A few years ago, Congress redesignated his derelict Pershing Park (1981), situated
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In her brief and rather notorious story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” Ursula K. Le Guin describes a beautiful, flourishing city that depends for its wealth and stability on the torture of a child. Everyone who lives in Omelas understands this cost, and some, unable to accept it, leave. “Omelas” is a useful
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I think I’m just going to have to accept the fact that I am no longer a baseball fan. This is a difficult admission for me to make, because baseball was extremely important to me for many, many years. As a child I was an Atlanta Braves fan, because they were the team nearest my
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