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Is Trump Acting Presidential?

If Trump is showing political favoritism in distributing aid in the COVID-19 disaster, he wouldn’t be the first president or federal policymaker to do so.

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Regulation after COVID-19

After the COVID-19 emergency ends, what will become of the temporarily suspended regulations that federal and state governments adopted to help markets better meet consumer demand?

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I, Ventilator

President Trump’s invocation of the Defense Production Act isn’t about life support for the sick, but life support for a troubled presidency in an election year.

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The Other Problem with Trump’s Tweet

Overlooked in the controversy over President Trump’s tweet that four lawmakers should “go back” to the countries “they originally came from” is the fact that the tweet–and its subsequent re-parsing–was a direct attack on representative government and the U.S. Constitution.

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Will D.C. End Tipping?

If Washington DC raises its minimum wage and extends it to tipped workers like restaurant servers and bartenders, will those workers and their customers benefit or be harmed?

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In Regulation: The Jones Act’s Bloody Cost

Puerto Rico’s desperate need for aid has prompted calls to temporarily suspend the Jones Act, a piece of corporate welfare for U.S. shipbuilders, shippers, and their workers. But instead of suspending the law, Washington should consider repealing it.