Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

There’s No Defending Founding Fathers Who Practiced Slavery


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This summer, on the very day that white supremacists rioted in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was down the road visiting Montpelier — the home of James Madison, our fourth president.

An Independent Thinker’s Guide to the Tax Debate


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For 40 years, tax cutters in Congress have told us, “we have a tax cut for you.” And each time, they count on us to suspend all judgment.

So Many Tax Lies, So Little Time


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In most cases, it’s best practice to cut through the media noise and go straight to the source to understand what’s happening in public policy. Donald Trump’s tax plan is not one of those cases.