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National Hispanic Heritage Month

The contributions Hispanic business owners have made to entrepreneurship in the U.S. are indispensable. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 350,000 Hispanic-owned employer businesses across the U.S with an estimated $463.3 billion in annual receipts, ...

How to reform student loans: Require down payments

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is an unprecedented act of executive fiat. The plan to forgive up to $10,000 in student debt per individual making $125,000 or less will cost taxpayers $240 billion over the next 10 years. It’s patently unjust; it’s probably illegal; but ...

Extend auction authority now

Having served for decades as a government policymaker and regulator, my experience suggests that it is not exactly rare to see federal programs misfire, or worse, completely waste taxpayer funds. For those select instances, however, when programs are efficient and effective, successes must ...

HOLY COW! HISTORY: How we got Guam

Admit it, you’ve never stopped to wonder how the United States gained the Pacific island of Guam, have you? There’s no reason to. It doesn’t come up at dinner party conversations. And they certainly didn’t teach it in school. Guam wasn’t seized in some great battle or handed over ...

America desperately needs the Iran nuclear deal

My husband joined the Navy in March 1999, and within 30 months we were engulfed in a war that would last the rest of his military career. When his ship pulled out of New York Harbor on 9/11, I never dreamed that we would still be at war when he retired in November 2020. For nearly 20 years, ...