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Ten Years of Fighting the Dragon

Looking back at a decade of shifting the consensus on China

‘Free Trade’ Is a Story of Broken Promises. America Needs Tariffs

Globalization has weakened our industrial base, eroded communities and ruined job prospects. Tariffs are essential to restoring our future.

Pronatalism Isn’t Pro-Family

Supporting America’s families is more than a numbers game.

Will Trump II See the Return of Fiscal Conservatism?

The long-standing conservative consensus on tax cuts is now teetering, and even if Republicans win the presidency and both houses of Congress, TCJA’s extension is no sure thing.

Fiscal Conservatives Should Care About Trade Deficits

Fiscal conservatives need to care about trade deficits, not just budget deficits, when it comes to sound economic policy.

The Credit Card Industry’s False Lifeline

The credit card industry is gouging small business with swipe fees, claiming it’s doing so to help working-class Americans.

Why Is Mitch McConnell Still In Charge?

On policy, he is badly misaligned with the GOP and its standard bearer. He is weak on immigration, allied with big business, and expansive in his vision for the nation’s foreign policy commitments.

Surprising Consensus on the Productivity Problem

A new AEI paper reaches the same conclusion as American Compass: Rising inequality for American workers is a problem.

It’s Conservatives That Should Be Storming the Ivory Tower

Universities depend on taxpayer money to survive, and they are wasting those funds

Trump’s Trade Critics Inflate Their Claims

“Until you came along, nobody ever mentioned it.”

Growing Pains

Rebuilding American industry is worth it—but it won’t be quick, easy, or cheap.

How Republicans learnt to love bigger government

The era of “the era of big government is over” may itself now be over, writes Oren Cass in the Financial Times.

Out of Time on Outbound

If Republicans are serious about confronting China, they need to sideline members who aren’t

Among US Conservatives, the Dial Is Finally Shifting on Welfare

But older anti-government institutions still need to realise that the mistakes of the 1960s are not being repeated

Conservatives Should Embrace Child Tax Credit Expansion

Strengthening support for working families is not just a popular priority, but a conservative one.

The Persistence of Market Fundamentalism

The sacred texts don’t say what their keepers claim they do.

Passing a Test on Family Policy

This is a pivotal moment for the conservative movement, which has finally woken up to the reality that decades of WSJ-style economic policy have been a disaster for working families and thus a disaster for America.

Debunking Myths About the Tax Deal

The reformed Child Tax Credit isn’t “welfare”—it’s conservative family policy.

Putting the Money Where the Working Families Are

If conservatives want to lead on family policy, they have to be willing to fight for it

The Elite Misunderstands American Globalisation Grievances

New research bears little resemblance to assumptions about how the US population feels about China and the economy