Should We Assign the Super-Rich Their Own Tax Collectors?

Should We Assign the Super-Rich Their Own Tax Collectors?

We don’t know exactly how much Donald Trump paid in taxes last year. He hasn’t released his 2015 federal income tax return yet. He most likely never will. But let’s keep in mind that we don’t actually know how much any individual American billionaire paid in taxes...

IPS Statement on Donald Trump’s Energy Advisor Pick

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has asked one of America’s most ardent drilling advocates and climate change skeptics to help him draft his energy policy. Janet Redman, Climate Policy Program Director at the Institute for Policy Studies, had this...
President Suu Kyi?

President Suu Kyi?

In November 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi, the well-known dissident and leader of the National League for Democracy political party, was released from house arrest by Burmese President Thein Sein’s newly elected government. Afterwards, her party went on to win 43 out...

Presidential Disrespect

Citizens are prone to stand up when the President enters a room. They may even put on their suit jackets when the president phones, as distinguished historian Arthur Schlesinger did when President Kennedy called. However, since the beginning of the Republic, Americans...

McCain’s Two Wars

For many Democrat voters, John McCain represents the least bad Republican presidential candidate on the ballot. Democrats not wanting the Bible in the White House are disinclined toward southern Baptist Mike Huckabee, and those not wanting a doubled-in-size Guantanamo...

Barack Obama on the Middle East

The strong showings by Senator Barack Obama of Illinois in the early contests for the Democratic presidential nomination don’t just mark a repudiation of the Bush administration’s Iraq policy and “war on terrorism.” They also indicate a...

Can Africa’s First Woman President Get Liberia Back on Track?

When Condoleezza Rice traveled to Liberia to celebrate the inauguration of Africa’s first woman president Monday, it was an inspiring sign that women of African descent are reaching new levels of political leadership and recognition. Yet Liberia’s new...