Like most public policy issues, immigration is difficult to understand. The issue has complex effects on American society and the world at large. Take a quiz on immigration trends to see how well you understand the issue.
Tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Espinoza v. Montana, a case addressing state constitutional provisions that bar public funds from going to religious institutions, especially schools. There are many reasons the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in favor of school choice, but the most important is that the end that Blaine amendments are supposed to achieve — keeping government out of religion — is far better served by the measure Montana struck down than maintaining a public school monopoly over taxpayer funds.
In weighing the advantages of the Fed’s floor system compared to those of a “corridor system,” Fed officials haven’t just put their thumbs on the floor‐system scale by exaggerating its merits. They’ve also exaggerated the drawbacks of a corridor system.