Cutting Red Tape Could Advance Biden’s Agenda

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto By nearly every measure, regulations in the U.S. have increased substantially over the last century. In 1950 there were fewer than 10,000 pages in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. Today that number stands at 186,000. Federal...

Nixon’s Example of Sanity in Washington

This extended moment of history reminds me of Washington in the years before and during the Civil War. There was a kind of hysterical intensity among our political class in those days, on all sides. The instability was so dramatic—Rep. Preston Brooks caning Sen....

The European Union’s China Choice

A large video screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping at the closing session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing, March 11. Photo: noel celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images European countries ignored warnings about Vladimir Putin as he built energy...

A Strategic Political Petroleum Release

Petroleum storage tanks are seen on the bank of the Chelsea River in Chelsea, Mass., March 31. Photo: cj gunther/Shutterstock President Biden knows inflation and gasoline prices are killing Democrats in the polls, and he’s scrambling to show he’s doing something about...

A Big Defeat for Big Labor

March 31, 2022 6:40 pm ET The U.S. Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News The tide is turning politically on Capitol Hill, and the latest evidence is the surprising defeat of David Weil to run the Labor Department’s Wage...