President Obama has reached into the past to try to resurrect failed bank regulatory approaches as a way of raising the stakes on his newly emphasized financial regulatory plan.
By now, it should be clear even to casual observers that the Volcker Rule, which was intended to limit the “risky” activities of banks by banning them from certain types of transactions, will be
The top tax rates on qualified dividends are scheduled to jump from 15 percent to nearly 40 percent on January 1, 2011—just one of many reasons the Bush tax relief should be extended.
Today, more people than ever before—67.3 million Americans, from college students to retirees to welfare beneficiaries—depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid, or ot
The Senate's Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (S. 2285) would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), a program that should be allowed to expire.
This year's expiration of federal agriculture policies gives Congress an important opportunity to take a fresh look at the $25 billion spent annually on farm subsidies.
Last week the Massachusetts legislature passed comprehensive health care reform legislation almost a year after Governor Romney first proposed the key elements of a reform strateg
There is renewed interest in "socialized medicine." Some prominent Americans want the United States to adopt national health insurance as a means to cover the uninsured, to establ
Congress can no longer afford to ignore the changing dynamics in health care coverage. The latest Census Bureau report shows that the number of uninsured increased from 45.3 milli
Becky Dunlop is the former Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She served from 1994-1998.