A hot new movement called reform conservatism powered by some of the most thoughtful conservatives in the country has for some years now been pushing Republicans to embrace a middle-class populist agenda. The problem, however, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia is that although reformicons, as these folks are called, start from very different philosophical principles from liberals, their policy prescriptions ultimately are a mix of old and new liberal ideas. There is much to like in this movement (including its fight against crony capitalism and corporate welfare)—but also much to be genuinely concerned about.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
Biden's Latest Round of Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Is an Indictment of Federal Higher Education Subsidies
Thirty-five years after Bill Bennett sounded the alarm about student loan defaults, we still haven't learned a damn thing.
But the appeals court wasn't having it.
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.