The Pope calls for civil civic engagement to solve problems. Will we listen?
Shutting down the federal government over the Planned Parenthood videos will do nothing except damage the Country and highlight Congressional dysfunction.
Commemorate the upcoming vote to raise the debt ceiling by taking the 2040 Matters Public Debt Pop Quiz and testing your knowledge of the downsides of too much public debt.
How you can help the country gain control over our public debt. I will continue to write about the importance of reducing our debt-to-GDP ratio over the next several months, shifting my emphasis from explaining the importance of the issue to offering policy proposals of my own for fixing our federal finances. I will focus on both tax ...
Why we must not let 9/11 slip from our country’s consciousness as the years go by: (1) it is an inspiring and humbling lesson in duty and heroism; (2) it teaches us that our government is not perfect – we made mistakes before the attacks and we have made many since; and (3) it is a stark reminder that our fortunes as a nation depend on engaged citizens and dedicated and deliberative public officials.
The West and the refugees in Europe would both be better off if Western leaders saw the mass migration crisis as an opportunity to build a symbolic battleship to fight in the propaganda war we are waging with IS and al Qaeda. This ship will soon sail. Let’s not miss this boat too.
Why do we and our children delight in digging and shaping sandcastles that cannot survive the tide? What does this teach us as parents? As citizens?
Which Country will the U.S. Resemble in 12 Years?
I wish I were writing about vacation options for Americans looking to go abroad given the strong Dollar and an increasingly unlikely “Grexit.” But I am not. Instead, I am exploring the implications of the disturbingly strong parallels between the U.S. economy in 2008-2009, on the one hand, and Sweden’s economy circa 1994 and Greece’s economy circa 1990, on the other hand.