Chris Edwards

Rick Perry Capitulates on Energy Cuts

The purpose of Senate confirmation hearings should be to ensure that nominees are qualified and will faithfully serve the public.

Privatize Washington’s Metro System

Some members of Congress are considering restructuring DC Metro’s management and oversight.

Education for American Indians

Among the many failures of federal policies over the decades, the failures of Indian policies stand out. The government has deprived American Indians of their lands, resources, and freedom in many ways. It has failed to create an institutional structure supportive of prosperity on reservations. And the Bureau of Indian Affairs has been mismanaged for two centuries, as I discuss here.

Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment

As Obama administration officials head for the door at the Department of the Treasury, they have released a new study on infrastructure.

Federal R&D Funding

The federal government spent $147 billion on research and development in 2016, including $77 billion on defense and $70 billion on nondefense.

Devolving Federal Lands

The federal government owns 28 percent of the land in the United States, including about half of the land in the 11 westernmost states.

Navy Corruption Scandal

The Washington Post has published another report on the Glenn Defense Navy scandal.

Cutting Energy Subsidies

The incoming Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, has talked in the past about abolishing the department that he will be running.

Corporate Welfare and Corruption

President-elect Donald Trump says that he will cut wasteful spending and “drain the swamp” in Washington.

Pentagon Bureaucratic Waste: $125 Billion

The Washington Post has a blockbuster story today documenting vast overhead costs in the Department of Defense (DoD).

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