Should Congress Use Income Tax to Discourage Consumer Drug Ads?

January 30, 2019

The Shaheen bill has the same rhetorical power as earlier proposals to eliminate tax deductibility for consumer ads. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and a score of Democratic co-sponsors want to use the tax code to discourage direct-to-consumer advertising by drug companies. Their bill,...

Congress, We Are Watching You

April 12, 2018

The US Congress should pass a balanced budget, not a phony balanced budget amendment. On April 12, Republicans in the House of Representatives will stage a vote on an amendment to the US Constitution that pretends to balance the federal budget, but really just raises the threshold to pass future...

Kids Confront America’s Gun Culture

April 06, 2018

As young people try to sustain the momentum of the moment, they should stay focused on the political process and keep making it personal. The day before 800,000 or so of their constituents showed up in Washington, DC, for the recent March for Our Lives, the US Congress recessed yet again and...

Egyptian Diaspora Calls on Congress to Act

March 27, 2018

The US Congress should put pressure on Sisi’s sponsors in the Gulf to help improve democracy in Egypt. Egypt is run by a dictator. The socioeconomic situation of the people is at a low. This has triggered rising discontent among Egyptians and has compelled members of the diaspora in the US to...