Politics Kills Economic Growth

This editorial is entirely right to attack House Republicans for killing prospects for immigration reform, just as it takes on Democrats for killing free trade. Encouraging smart, hardworking people to come to the United States and chase the American dream--while enriching America with their own talents--is one of the best ways around to help foster increased …

Charles Lane v. Protectionists

Anyone who wants the United States to benefit from more economic growth would do well to take Lane's side: The Great Recession wrought global havoc, but at least it did not rekindle protectionist sentiment. Or so it seemed until last week, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) trashed President Obama’s request for authority to …

The “Reality-Based Community” Should Stop Calling Itself “Reality-Based”

Proving anew that there is no bottom to demagoguery, some allegedly "reality-based" Democrats are now calling for an increase in Social Security benefits. I'd like for retired people to be able to get more money, but the demands for increased benefits show a lack of understanding regarding the state of Social Security, and unless the …