Kevin Glass

Posted May 24, 2014

The resounding victory that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell scored over "tea party" businessman Matt Bevin this past week, the media has flown into a tizzy.

Posted May 24, 2014

During the George W. Bush Administration, progressives were hailing the Veterans Affairs health system as a model health organization.

Posted May 24, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell touched briefly on the policies that conservative reformers could push, but focused more on the process through which reformers could hope to work.

Posted May 24, 2014

Obamacare continues to be profoundly unpopular with the American people, and its approval ratings continue to plummet. Just 28% of Americans support the law, a new Associated Press poll finds, compared with 43% in opposition

Posted May 22, 2014

The task of "conservative reform" has seemed Sisyphean since the Bush years. A new crop is trying to make inroads with actual Republican politicians.

Posted May 20, 2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been announced as the winner of the GOP nomination for Senate in Kentucky, beating tea party-aligned businessman Matt Bevin. Bevin and others had accused McConnell of being insufficiently conservative.

Posted May 18, 2014

State-level politicians like to stand in front of large corporations and declare how welcoming their state is for business, and tout jobs gains for their state. What you don't see, behind the scenes, is that politicians are often luring businesses with sweetheart deals that hurt the economy on the whole and often subsidize failing businesses.

Posted May 16, 2014

Obamacare was controversial enough on its own without going after the employment-insurance nexus, though. So one of the key promises from President Obama was the now-infamous "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" promise.

Posted May 10, 2014

There are a lot of consequences to the federal government carrying a large debt burden, and the federal government will reach debt levels of 80% of GDP soon.

Posted May 03, 2014

A new report out from Avalere Health estimates the success of Obamacare exchanges by state enrollments.

Posted May 02, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their report on the employment situation in April today, and it's largely good news: 288,000 jobs were added, the best month for jobs in the last two years, and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.7% to 6.3%.

Posted April 24, 2014

The latest Obama decision to push back an actual decision on approval of the Keystone XL pipeline has put Democrats running in swing states in a tough position: go along with the leader of their party or break with Obama in order to try to win more moderate voters, with whom the Keystone XL pipeline is relatively popular.

Posted April 20, 2014

Obamacare is more than just a new entitlement. Charles Blahous of economic policy think tank Economics 21 writes about just how large of an impact that its provisions will have on the economy in the future.

Posted April 18, 2014

The U.S. tax code is an overcomplicated mess. Despite most Americans feeling like it's pretty easy to do, each taxpayer takes an average of 13 hours to do their taxes.

Posted April 15, 2014

One of the difficulties of devising social safety net programs is dealing with what are called "welfare cliffs" - as low-income people move up the income ladder, they see government benefits phase out.

Posted April 13, 2014

Ever since congressional Republicans forced Democrats' hand with their budget stipulations in last year's debt ceiling deal, a flurry of budgets have been put out by different legislators and caucuses. It's sometimes hard to keep track.

Posted April 11, 2014

A new Reason-Rupe poll out today finds that Americans think that the government spends their tax money very, very inefficiently.

Posted April 04, 2014

The U.S. statutory corporate tax rate sits currently at 39% - the highest in the world.

Posted April 04, 2014

The March jobs report from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics is out, finding that employment growth was roughly in line with expectations.

Posted April 02, 2014

The Supreme Court today handed down their decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, and the 5-4 decision carried by the Court's conservative justices has overturned the aggregate limits on campaign contributions to political candidates.