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Issues Forum

A discussion on the political issues facing our nation. The topics discussed in the Issues Forum range from social security reform to education plans, and focus on the opinions of the presidential candidates.
Presidential Issues: Budget


Hillary Clinton’s Debt Promise (That She’d Definitely Break)

October 26, 2016
By Charles Hughes

In the third and final debate last week, Hillary Clinton tried to flex her fiscal responsibility bona fides by vowing  that she “will not add a penny to the debt” on three separate occasions. That must mean she has comprehensive reforms to address entitlements, rein in other spending, and reduce our commitments abroad, if she […]

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Presidential Issues: Budget


Paul Krugman’s Strange Argument That We Don’t Have To Worry About The National Debt

October 24, 2016
By Tim Worstall

Paul Krugman is offering a significantly strange argument about why we just don’t have to worry about the national debt. It’s only projected to rise to 113% of GDP after all. The problem here is twofold. Firstly, the projection is pretty rosy–there are a number of assumptions which look pretty good but one that’s rather […]

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Presidential Issues: Judiciary


Neither Trump Nor Clinton Understands What the Supreme Court Is Supposed to Do

October 21, 2016
By Jacob Sullum

The next president will appoint at least one and perhaps as many as three Supreme Court justices, who in turn will have a decisive impact on the Court’s jurisprudence for decades. But last night’s presidential debate revealed that neither of the major-party candidates understands what Supreme Court justices are supposed to do. Moderator Chris Wallace […]

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Advisor Sally Pipes

Advisor Sally Pipes

Trump And Clinton’s Healthcare Debate Was No Contest

October 19, 2016

Donald Trump’s penchant for brusque remarks came in handy during the second presidential debate, eight days ago. When the discussion turned to the president’s health law, the GOP candidate’s message was clear: “Obamacare is a disaster. You know it. We all know it.” Only Hillary’s own spouse put it better, when he called Obamacare “the craziest […]

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Presidential Issues: Finance & Banking

Finance & Banking

To Trump And Clinton: Heed The Lesson Jimmy Carter Never Learned

October 17, 2016
By Ralph Benko

Yesterday I observed here how the 2016 race reflects American conditions in the late 1970s — also stagnant — and how the political elites are echoing President Jimmy Carter’s feckless reaction in his notorious July 15, 1979 address to the nation in which he said, in part: The threat is nearly invisible in ordinary ways. […]

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