reforms

Spending Bonanza Screams for Budget Reforms

Deroy Murdock, National Review

To reassure investors and regain the confidence of disgusted fiscal conservatives, Congress still should adopt many spending reforms. Ideally they should be tied to whatever vehicle replaces today’s continuing resolution. In the next episode of the suspense series, As the Budget Turns, the new continuing resolution will expire on March 23, just in time for the next fiscal nail-biter.

China: Historic Empire Transformed, Fragile Leader In The Making?

The People's Republic of China is now freer, despite the recent crackdown on dissent. Religion is spreading despite attempts to reduce its visibility. Criticism is widespread, even though such views cannot be broadcast. The country is also much more prosperous than before, which increases Beijing’s stake in a stable international order.