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How Voters Judge Congress

Americans love to hate Congress and legislators often seem to ignore public views. But it turns out constituents do judge their representatives on the policies they develop and pass. Carlos Algara finds that public approval of congress is responsive to the ideological views of the majority party, making it risky to stray too far from voters. And legislators in both parties react to voter opinions, but in distinct...

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Don’t Exclude Green Tech

Earlier this year, the International Trade Commission (ITC) affirmed a previous decision by an administrative law judge to prohibit the importation of certain lithium ion batteries and related technologies (to be used in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing) made by the South Korean firm LG Chem. The ITC’s power to do so comes from Section 337 of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, which is designed to stop unfair practices in...

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Op-Ed: Refill America’s reservoir of goodwill with vaccine know-how

This piece was originally published by The Hill on February 26th, 2021. Operation Warp Speed, the crash program to develop and distribute vaccines for the novel coronavirus, has been a tremendous success. But while the vaccinations are proceeding at a good pace in the United States (65 million doses as of this writing), the developing world is being left behind. Last week, the Biden administration announced it would participate in the...

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Op-Ed: Families deserve dedicated relief. Senator Hawley to the rescue?

This piece was originally published by The American Compass on December 7th, 2020. Parenting is a thankless job at the best of times. In the middle of a pandemic, it’s a waking nightmare. Between distance learning and daycare closures, millions of parents have quit their jobs or dropped out of the workforce altogether to focus on family, jeopardizing the recovery. For those able to telework, working moms and dads have had to...