Democrats are praying that this weekend’s relaunch of the Obamacare website will save them from an electoral bloodbath in 2014. Their hopes are misplaced.
The fiscal fiasco that resulted in a 16-day partial government shutdown ended in surrender. Not victory. Not compromise. Attempts to even alter Obamacare failed. House Speaker John Boehner declared to his colleagues, “We fought the fight. We didn’t win. We live to fight another day.”
Amid the smoldering wreckage of the government shutdown and the failed effort to defund Obamacare, it is time for conservatives to figure out why they lost — and how they can win the next time.
Widening political fault lines tabled gun-control, stymied immigration reform and have now shut down the government entirely. Against that backdrop, one policy area stands out, at least for the moment: transportation.
If Republicans had taken their stand on the debt ceiling instead, there would be no weeks of bad news coverage — because the Democrats would be capitulating instead of celebrating.
Here are three lessons the GOP should take from Obama’s capitulation in the Syria standoff to help them win the upcoming budget standoff.
At this event, Dinesh Thakur will discuss his experiences and the wider problems of Indian drug quality. Pharmaceutical and medical experts will then discuss Thakur’s remarks and the safety of US and international drugs.
Join us for a conversation with Governor Dannel Malloy as he discusses the successes and challenges of accomplishing school reform at the state level.
Join AEI in welcoming Michael Rubin for a Bradley Lecture discussing his upcoming book “Dancing with the devil: Lessons from negotiating with rogues and terrorists.”
At the Philanthropic Freedom Project's inaugural public event, AEI President Arthur Brooks will present his new research on how charitable giving has changed in the United States in the wake of the Great Recession and how those changes have serious ramifications for future tax policy.
The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute and AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies invite you to a forum with the 18th Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley (ret.) to discuss the imperative for air power in an increasingly uncertain world.
Thie event will address the economic implications of cultural fragmentation, the perception of capitalism in Western culture, and how economists can incorporate cultural considerations into their analyses.