Climate Change and Conservatism

November 8, 2018

In early October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming new report on the impact climate change will have on the planet by 2040. These new findings, reviewed by ninety-one international scientists, are worrisome because it now seems that disaster is possible with an even smaller increase in global temperatures than previously…

Medicaid Waivers and Political Preferences for Indians

May 16, 2018

As part of its push to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, the Trump administration has repeatedly rejected tribal requests to be exempt from these new requirements. This position by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ignores the obligations of the federal government when it comes to Indian healthcare and does not give…

Pulling from a Dated Playbook: President Trump’s Executive Order on Poverty

April 18, 2018

On April 10, 2018, President Trump signed the euphemistically titled “Executive Order Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility.” The executive order highlights “principles that are central to the American spirit — work, free enterprise, and safeguarding human and economic resources” but notably leaves out other principles, such as charity, kindness, and…