Wednesday Links

  • On immigration, the president offers mostly nice words, not much else.
  • The debate about the debt ceiling is important—take the time to get it right.
  • When it comes to defense appropriations, it is worth keeping in mind that restraining ambition is the first step in sensibly trimming military spending.
  • There is no empirical evidence that national standards improve educational outcomes.
  • The tax code is not an appropriate tool for social engineering, despite bipartisan attempts to use it for that purpose.