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Trump’s new immigration plan

When I used to talk to candidate Donald Trump about immigration, I would tell him, make sure your “big, beautiful wall” has plenty of gates for people to come here legally. President Trump’s new immigration initiative would achieve both goals – border security and a...

Ohio: The Comeback State

I recently took some flak from Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown for saying in a speech at the Heartland Institute several years ago that the “only place to live in the Midwest is Chicago.” He was particularly upset that I took a tongue-in-cheek swipe at Cleveland and...

Let the sunshine in at the Federal Reserve

I’m disappointed I had to withdraw from the nomination to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board because I do believe the Fed needs to change the way it operates. In the last month, I started investigating how it makes its decisions, which have such a dramatic...

The carbon tax fantasy

Every time a reporter asks me if I would support a carbon tax, I always say that I might if it led to a dollar-for-dollar reduction in income or payroll tax rates. And the new energy tax would have to replace onerous greenhouse gas regulations. And every time I say...

The immigrants we need most

Of all America’s immigrant visa programs, arguably the most successful for the U.S. economy has been the H-1B program. This program admits highly skilled foreign workers who fill vital employment niches to make our Made in America businesses more successful in...