Think Tanks

How Can Policy Help Left-Behind Americans?

New think-tank project aims to articulate American industrial policy

A new project, announced Wednesday by the libertarian-leaning Niskanen Center, aims to define a comprehensive program to help put regions struggling despite the roaring economy back on their feet.

Report: High-Level Meetings, Covert Contacts Between Iran and North Korea Stoke Concerns in U.S.

Officials warn apparent efforts to deepen military ties may extend to weapons of mass destruction

The U.S. government is becoming increasingly concerned about the depth of military cooperation between Iran and North Korea, with officials warning that high-level meetings between Iranian and North Korean contacts indicate efforts to deepen ties that may extend to weapons of mass destruction, according to a new report.

Think Tank Retracts Report Saying GOP Tax Bill Benefits Wealthy

White House says analysis did not take into account economic growth factors like jobs and wages

The Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, retracted a study it authored that said the GOP tax plan mostly benefits the wealthy.

Reform the NLRB to Grow the Economy

Report urges Congress to step in to combat overregulation

Labor reforms aimed at curbing federal overregulation and returning balance to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are essential to enforcing a pro-growth agenda, according to a new report.

How I Convinced Putin to Invade Crimea and ‘Reset’ the Cold War

Editor’s note: The following letter was received at Free Beacon global headquarters via Morse code. A senior member of the Neocon High Council has confirmed its authenticity. As always, we ask you to pray for Biff Diddle, whose whereabouts remain unknown. May God have mercy on his soul. To whom it may concern: I hope it won’t shock you to learn that my relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin has, over the course of several decades, achieved what the youths call “frenemy status.” As two of the most feared undercover musclemen of the 1980s, our rivalry may best be compared to that of NBA greats Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Except in our case, Biff Diddle represents both Magic and Bird, while Putin is more like an uglier version of Spud Webb, minus the ridonkulous vertical. At the end of the day, we both still respect each other and subscribe to that age-old philosophy: “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” Now, re: the game. I have a confession to make. I am tired of never getting credit for my severely patriotic actions, such as seducing a wily Elena Ceaușescu in the cold Romanian winter of ’89. I want my due credit for reigniting the Cold War.