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Category Archive: allpost, Americas, Regions

America’s Immigration Quagmire

America’s immigration problem raises a huge set of thorny issues. At a theoretical level, it is difficult to articulate, let alone implement, the ideal immigration policy. While there are...

Trump: An opportunity for federalism

There’s a wonderful exchange in A Man for All Seasons in which Thomas More debates young idealist William Roper about the need for laws and giving the accused the benefit of the doubt. For space...

Trump Tax Plan Could Negatively Impact Giving

Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin recently promised that “there will be no absolute tax cut for the upper class” under President-elect Trump’s tax plan. While the plan would cut the top...

Muddying the issues: Five questionable claims on U.S. foreign policy

Politics has a way of oversimplifying complex policy debates, and the 2016 presidential campaign has been no exception. Foreign policy presents particular challenges, since many American voters are...

Experts weigh in: What this election means for U.S. foreign policy and next steps

The U.S. election season was watched with great interest around the world, and with good reason—with the office of the presidency comes great power in the domain of international affairs. We asked...

After the Obama-Erdogan Meeting at the G20

The meeting between President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 4 at the G20 provided the two leaders with their first face-to-face opportunity to discuss the...

48 hours from a new world crisis

have been writing about Donald Trump’s foreign policy since January. The gist of my analysis has been that Trump is much more consistent and ideological than people think. He has a core set of...

What Trump is telling company bosses

Every hour, thousands of Americans leave jobs or start new ones. From that perspective, Donald Trump’s nudging and pressuring to save some 800 jobs at Carrier from being shipped to Mexico is...

Why we need the Electoral College

Donald Trump’s election with fewer popular votes than Hillary Clinton has raised again the question of why the presidency is decided through an Electoral College and not a popular vote. Mr. Trump...

“Trump’s tax plans favour the rich and will hamper economic growth”

  Just as Ronald Reagan’s landmark 1986 bipartisan tax reform increased simplicity, fairness and economic efficiency by broadening the tax base and reducing rates, today reform of the system...