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Election Watch: Unpleasant Surprises for GOP

Last Saturday’s South Carolina primary sent the Republican presidential nominating contest into strange and possibly uncharted territory. Front-runner and “Establishment” favorite, Mitt Romney, turned in…

5 Ideas for the State of the Union and Beyond

IDEA #1: Scraping regulatory barnacles off the economy—A Regulatory Improvement Commission In our policy brief, “Reviving Jobs and Innovation: A Progressive approach to Improving Regulation,”…

Election Watch: Gingrich and Romney Battle for South Carolina

With the South Carolina primary on tap this Saturday, Mitt Romney is breathtakingly close to a victory that would likely all but clinch the presidential…

The First Step to Restoring U.S. Competitiveness

Yesterday’s meeting of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness saw a long list of expensive and long-term recommendations, but one important idea was missing that…

The Inconvenient Truth About Today’s College Grads

The job market for new college graduates is healing, but very slowly. The unemployment rate for new college grads was 7.4% in the 12 months…

Election Watch: Romney Marches On

After a campaign often described as “boring,” a New Hampshire Republican electorate showing no great signs of excitement performed its expected duty on January 10,…

Romney on a Roll

Mitt Romney’s campaign for the Republican nomination is unfolding like a well-crafted business plan. He hit his numbers in New Hampshire last night, saw his…

Can Insourcing Be A Major Source of Job Creation?

Can insourcing be a major source of job creation for the U.S.? The answer is yes, with a caveat. Widespread insourcing–or import recapture, as I…

Why Obama Needs to Cut and Invest

This article is part of a a series of international responses to Policy Network‘s discussion paper In the black Labour: Why fiscal conservatism and social…

Election Watch––After Iowa: Is the Right Ready to “Settle” for Mitt?”

So voters finally got into the act in the Republican presidential nominating contest, and the results from Iowa were about what anyone reading the late…