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The Warfare over Welfare

August 22, 2016 — We should all care because the fate of the American spirit lies in the balance. Read more

The Case for a New Fiscal Constitution

February 19, 2015 — Substantial majorities of the American people, of all political persuasions, support a balanced budget amendment of some kind. Read more

The Reagan Resolve, Part IV: Reducing Federal Spending

February 10, 2014 — Part 4 of our Four Part Reagan Resolve series. Read more

The Reagan Resolve, Part III: Welfare Reform

February 10, 2014 — Part 3 of our Four Part Reagan Resolve series. Read more

The Reagan Resolve, Part II: Reducing Tax Rates

February 10, 2014 — Part 2 of our Four Part Reagan Resolve series. Read more

The Reagan Resolve, Part I: "A Fundamentally Different Course"

February 10, 2014 — Part 1 of our Four Part Reagan Resolve Series. Read more

'Income Inequality?' How Reagan Handled It

January 31, 2014 — Now that we've solved the "healthcare crisis" with a government healthcare takeover, another bad idea -- the guaranteed income -- has resurfaced, and Republicans who should know better are flirting with it. Read more

Pennsylvania Reforms Health Care and Welfare through State-to-County Block Grants

October 4, 2012 — Gov. Corbett’s Administration announces the selection of 20 counties to participate in the landmark Human Services Block Grant program that will give local officials the flexibility they need to innovate. Read more

How Block Grants Can Make Medicaid Work

October 3, 2012 — This Manhattan Institute report finds that block grants will drive dramatic improvements in Medicaid’s ability to provide quality health care to the poor. Read more

Exploding Poverty Rates, Medicaid Rolls, and Welfare Spending Leave Tattered Safety Net Hanging by a Thread

October 1, 2012 — Jay Ostrich, of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, proposes key welfare and Medicaid reforms for Pennsylvania. Read more

Why Block-Granting Medicaid to the States Will Result in Better Health Care for the Poor

October 1, 2012 — Forbes magazine columnist highlights Manhattan Institute report that block grants would “drive dramatic improvements in Medicaid’s ability to provide quality health care to the poor. Read more

The Reagan Remedy for Medicaid

July 30, 2012 — So many people have complained that something must be done about U.S. health care. But the truth is that a solution has been staring us in the face for years. And it all started with Ronald Reagan. Read more

The Great Dissent Part IV: Why Medicaid Expansion is Unconstitutional

July 12, 2012 — This column by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Ken Klukowski was published on as the latest in his series unpacking the Obamacare decision. Read more

The Future of the "Affordable Care Act"

July 11, 2012 — John McClaughry, Vice President of the Ethan Allen Institute, a member of the CCPP Policy Board and former senior policy advisor to President Reagan examines the Supreme Court's consideration of ObamaCare. Read more

Different Rules for D.C.?

May 17, 2012 — Just in case anyone needs any more surprises, liberal hypocrisy has again been unearthed in -- of all places -- Washington, D.C.! Read more

Titanic Misappropriation of Reagan

April 17, 2012 — Politicians often cloak themselves in the mantle of statesmen who exemplified virtues that they lack. Barack Obama,is out there invoking Ronald Reagan. Read more

Edwin Meese on Fiscal Responsibility

April 5, 2012 — Former Attorney General Ed Meese tells Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto that cutting government spending is the key to economic recovery. Read more

A Budget America Can't Live Without

March 28, 2012 — The House Republican Study Committee has proposed a federal budget that not only can America live with - it cannot live without it. Read more

Securing the Safety Net

March 13, 2012 — As the sheer audacity and real costs of ObamaCare become more apparent every day, we can't say we weren't warned. Read more

With Many Claiming His Mantle, It's Important to Get Reagan Right

February 7, 2012 — Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 101 on Feb. 6, no doubt would have been amused by the number and ideological diversity of people claiming some part of the Reagan mantle. Read more

The Gipper's Principles for Governing Still Apply Today

February 6, 2012 — With our nation at a crossroads and in desperate need of the kind of leadership Reagan afforded us, it's important to set the record straight about what he stood for. Read more

An American Solution to Politicians Gone Wild

October 31, 2011 — Keep government officials accountable! Learn about the New American Revolution at Read more

A Balanced Budget Amendment Should Make Tax & Debt Increases Difficult

October 26, 2011 — MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT: A Balanced Budget Amendment — in addition to balancing the budget — should make it difficult to raise taxes, tough to increase the debt, and prohibit any court from ordering a tax increase or deciding budget priorities. Read more

Washington's Weasel Words

September 27, 2011 — Supporters of limited government too often lose Washington policy debates because we don't challenge our opponents on their use of weasel words. Read more

TANF Results in Dramatic Decrease in Welfare Dependence

September 9, 2011 — View the dramatic decrease in welfare dependence due to the TANF program. Read more

The CBO's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb

July 1, 2011 — CBO reports that the national debt is already the highest in history except for World War II, and that on our current course, it will climb to 100% of GDP by 2021, equal to our entire economy. Read more

House's Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment Is Flawed

June 30, 2011 — Excessive, outrageous spending, deficits and debt, the Tea Party movement and the last election have provided a motivated majority in the House of Representatives. Read more

Power to the States: The Welfare Edition

March 31, 2011 — Americans now spend more on welfare than we do on national defense, yet poverty rates are actually higher today than in the 1970s. Clearly the current system is failing. Read more

Hamilton vs. Jefferson, on Welfare Reform

March 30, 2011 — With federal and state budgets exploding, welfare reform is once again on the menu. Read more