Delaware's plan to slow healthcare cost growth

Delaware healthcare cost benchmarking proposal misses the mark, would foster de facto rationing by state authority. Read More...

Oops, that's not what was supposed to happen

Two deadlines were extended by bipartisan agreement, but don’t expect a new spirit of cooperation in DC. Read More...

Republican pivot to tax reform

Republicans haven’t yet revealed their tax plan, but Democrats have already rejected it. SAFE has questions for both sides. Read More...

GOP irresoluition could lead to a government shutdown

There is no bipartisan consensus to solve the fiscal problem so the majority party should lead the way. Read More...

Let's hear it for the SAFE budget

Unlike the official House budget, the Republican Study Committee version would cut spending aggressively. Read More...

Dwindling options for real change in DC

The president was elected with a change agenda, but the establishment isn’t cooperating. Time for a COS? Read More...

Regulatory rollback: financial services, etc.

Many non-energy regulations have been dispatched, but big projects like overhauling Dodd-Frank are lagging. Read More...

Regulatory rollback: energy policy

It hasn’t been easy or pretty, but some obstacles to reliable/affordable energy are being eliminated. Read More...

Fish or cut bait on healthcare bill

President tries to break Senate impasse on healthcare bill; his remarks were helpful but may not be enough.  Read More...

Dueling views: crucial investigation versus "witch hunt"

Why is a special counsel investigating alleged GOP collusion with the Russians in the 2016 elections? Read More...

Logical consistency might improve political discourse

When political positions are taken on an "I think it so it must be true basis," rational answers may prove elusive. Here are three current examples. Read More...

Republican healthcare resolve falters

Senate healthcare bill has some good points, and a “bipartisan” approach wouldn’t yield better results.
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Fixing the fiscal problem: work on what matters

Conversations about raising the debt limit are a waste of time; the money is already spent or committed. Read More...

Tax cutting may be a good idea, but don't overdo it

A tax cut debacle in Kansas doesn’t prove fiscally conservative policies should be universally rejected. Read More...

Rethinking a plan to combat global warming

Don’t be fooled by the blowback, withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement was a good decision. Read More...

Pluses and minuses: assessing the president's budget proposal

The proposed spending cuts seem generally constructive, but critics will make every effort to derail them. Read More...

Senate healthcare do-over looks iffy

Instead of watering down the American Health Care Act, Senate Republicans should try to make it better. Read More...

House healthcare bill draws heavy flak

The American Health Care Act is being attacked as extreme, but the case against it seems underwhelming. Read More...

A tax cut sounds appealing, but could we afford it?

The president's tax plan looks promising, but it will be important to minimize revenue losses to the US Treasury. Read More...

Think twice about "America first" trade policies

Collaboration could accomplish more in the international trade arena than bluster, but don’t expect too much.  Read More...

Consequences of keeping the legislative filibuster

The filibuster will handicap Republicans in coming battles, without necessarily promoting better outcomes. Read More...

The March for Science

Earth Day demonstrators won’t really be marching for science; the goal is promoting their political agenda. Read More...

Delaware: REPSA cost cap

DE’s 3% cost cap on renewable energy is being handily exceeded; perhaps the time has come to enforce it. Read More...

Time to bin the filibuster

Filibuster rule leads to: gridlock, congressional decline, one-way ratchet, poor bills, budget blackmail. Read More...

The insitutional decline of Congress

What’s the problem in DC; some say partisanship but a better answer might be too much wishful thinking. Read More...

Healthcare bill will be known as Trumpcare

Republicans must pass a healthcare bill or else, and with presidential leadership they will get it done. Read More...

GovCare replacement proposal falls short

Substance of the bill to “repeal and replace” GovCare should not be limited by procedural technicalities. Read More...

Glow of upbeat presidential address fades quickly

The government’s budget should be balanced every year, but our political leaders keep getting it wrong. Read More...

Fixing fiscal problem won't be easy

The president will have an ideal forum tomorrow night to urge doing what’s needed to balance the budget. Read More...

Trump won, get over it

This country faces a host of problems, and both sides need to stay focused on finding solutions. Read More...

Proposed replacement for the corporate income tax

Some economists seem to suggest otherwise, but a tax on US imports would not represent “free money.”

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A big push to cut reglatory red tape

Rollback of counterproductive regulations is crucial and would justify changing Senate rules (if need be). Read More...

A barrage of presidential actions

Changing the way government has been working will take some epic battles, and they may not all be won. Read More...

The inauguration of America's 45th president

“There’s a new sheriff in town,” and the inaugural address suggests big changes are on the way. Read More...

An overhaul of GovCare begins

Will the parties work together to repeal and replace GovCare? What could improve the odds for a favorable outcome?
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Changing of the guard in DC

President’s “farewell address” won’t cover much new ground, but it may tend to deepen the partisan divide. Read More...
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