Opinion

“Good Cause” Does Not Mean Anything Goes

Despite speculation about his intent to fire the special counsel, President Trump is not above the law.

Firing Mueller Is Only the First Step

Firing Mueller would be extreme, but the next step would be even more perilous for the President.

The Easy Path to Firing Mueller

The Solicitor General would readily comply with an order from President Trump to oust special counsel Mueller.

Regulating Immigration in a Deregulatory Administration

The Trump Administration’s measures to restrict immigration do not square with its push to deregulate.

Participatory Rulemaking in China Needs Even More Effort

Recent revisions to China’s administrative regulations will not guarantee effective public participation.

Inspection Practices of the Past and Future

When considering future inspection practices, regulators should heed lessons from history.

The Transgender Military Personnel Fight Continues Amid Uncertainty

President’s memo favoring a ban of transgender service members raises new questions for future litigation.

Should India’s Supreme Court Enforce Regulations?

India’s Supreme Court enforces public interest regulations, but it risks political harm in doing so.

The Guidance Racket

Despite attacks from conservatives, guidance documents help agencies and regulated firms comply with the law.

China Implements More Participatory Rulemaking Under Communist Party

New requirements such as notice-and-comment periods and public hearings should improve transparency.

Washington Must Act on Much Needed Improvements to Freight Rail Policies

Rail industry’s complaints about recent Surface Transportation Board proposals are misplaced.

The Curious Bipartisan Push for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Despite its popularity, “evidence-based” policymaking is often less rational than it sounds.