Let the truth prevail

SAFE salutes a scientist, a journalist and an economist for their vision, courage and persistence. Read More...

Global warming alarmists go overboard

Outcome of the Paris climate conference was determined by ideology and self-interest, not science. Read More...

Campaign issues: taxes

The candidates are searching diligently, but there isn’t much money available for tax cuts these days. Read More...

Lots of action in DC, but disappointing results

Whatever the outcome of the 2016 elections, conservatives will have a lot of lost ground to recover. Read More...

Admission of Syrian refugees

US immigration policies should serve our national interests, not simply the needs of would-be entrants. Read More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership: yes, no or maybe?

Having been granted TPA, the president has put a big trade agreement on the table. What should Congress do? Read More...

Power of the purse, use it or lose it

Republican vows to reboot the congressional budget process have been put on hold until 2017. Read More...

Update on 2016 presidential race

It’s beginning to look as if this race will be about the issues for a change. Read More...

Much ado about global warming

How real is this problem, and would another layer of governmental authority help to address it? Read More...

Plan B for the budget battle

Instead of forcing a budget showdown, conservatives might consider engaging in a series of skirmishes. Read More...

There is no easy way to resolve this budget battle

No one wants a government shutdown, but the majority in Congress should not allow itself to be bullied. Read More...

Ending oil export ban should be easy decision

It would be nice to see Congress get one right for a change. Read More...

Dodging another government shutdown - for now

If there’s going to be a shutdown, it shouldn’t be about Planned Parenthood. Read More...

GOP debates, round two

Aside from the moderator-provoked bickering, here’s what happened. Read More...

Moment of truth nears for Iranian nuclear deal

Filibuster of a congressional resolution of disapproval should not be either attempted or tolerated. Read More...

Fed mulls shift in monetary policy

Why all the fuss about whether or not the Fed will raise interest rates by 25 basis points? Read More...

DC update: three big battles in September

SAFE to the members of Congress: you are better than this; start acting like it. Read More...

Should Congress reject the Iranian nuclear deal?

The IND offers limited benefits and could create a false sense of security. Read More...

Another budget showdown looms

If Congress buckled down, it could finish the appropriation bills in September. Read More...

Two fearless predictions about the presidential race

For better political debates, ask more questions about the issues and let the candidates talk. Read More...

Fixing the Highway Trust Fund

Everyone agrees our highways and bridges must be maintained, so what’s the problem? Read More...

Iranian nuclear deal

Bad things can happen when our political leaders start ignoring the Constitution. Read More...

Promoting the SAFE agenda

SAFE’s ideas make sense, and the government is not wildly popular. Let’s keep going! Read More...

The EPA stumbles but will keep moving

The Environmental Protection Agency must consider costs in its rulemaking, but has wide discretion in estimating benefits. Read More...

GovCare weathers another legal challenge

It’s a mistake to expect too much from judges; they simply can’t make everyone happy. Read More...

The urge to raise taxes is alive and well

There’s more interest in funding desired spending programs these days than in tax reform. Read More...

Planning ahead for 2016

SAFE letter to presidential candidates: here’s why we posted it and the hoped-for benefits.
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Why consensus style government won't work

There is no emerging political consensus, and policy choices are often better than compromise.
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Time to do something about Social Security disability program

Social Security disability costs too much, promotes fraud, and fosters long-term dependency. Read More...

Ask tough questions and demand real answers

Instead of lecturing the presidential candidates, let’s ask about their values & intentions. Read More...

Free trade yes, TPP maybe

Congress should authorize the president to negotiate trade deals, but retain the final say. Read More...

Budget plan passed, now what?

Having passed a budget resolution, GOP should not back down at first signs of trouble. Read More...

The budget process grinds on

Congressional budget resolution represents real progress, but there is a long way left to go. Read More...

No wonder the government keeps growing

Short-term thinking can be a bad thing, but the real problem is misguided thinking. Read More...

Five don't dos for tax reform

To achieve real improvement in the tax system, some past mistakes must be avoided. Read More...

California drought should be no surprise

California will have plenty of water if it’s priced right and managed wisely. Read More...

Economic stimulus has masked problems, not fixed them

Present policies will lead to economic disaster, it's only a matter of time. Read More...

Whoever decides what is true will rule

Politicians and advocates shamelessly spin the facts and bend the rules to make their case. Read More...

GOP budgets face uphill battle

Fiscal discipline is unpopular, and the GOP budget plans will be opposed at every step.
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What to expect when the SCt rules on GovCare again

The King v. Burwell decision won’t fix the problems with GovCare; it’s too late for that. Read More...

A busy fortnight in DC offers valuable reminder

Fact-based reason is fine, but tenacity is often the deciding factor in political arguments. Read More...

Listen up Congress, because you are in trouble

Congress is failing as an institution, and it’s high time to start fixing the problems. Read More...

Something's got to give in the US Senate

Congressional Republicans deserve a chance to succeed, so the filibuster must go.
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A recurring theme in the president's budget

Growing the government should not trump ensuring the nation’s safety and economic well-being. Read More...

Reverse engineering the president's budget

Tax increases and “sustainable” deficits are proposed to fuel our Leviathan government. Read More...

A rising tide of red ink

Stop kicking the fiscal can down the road; it’s time to get serious about deficits and debt. Read More...

State of the Union address missed the mark

The state of the union is troubled, and current policies are making the problems worse. Read More...

Congress must rein in administrative agencies

The Regulatory Accountability Act would be vetoed anyway, so why not propose something bolder? Read More...

And so the new, GOP-controlled Congress begins

If our political leaders can’t agree on the Keystone pipeline, what can they agree on? Read More...

Checking our bearings and setting a SAFE course

Worries abound, but it won’t hurt to start the year with a bit of optimism. Read More...
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