Opinion

Trump’s Proposed Transgender Ban Breaks Faith with Service Members

President Trump’s transgender ban for the military is misguided and potentially illegal.

The FTC and Net Neutrality’s Plan B

Would the FTC be an effective body for regulating Internet openness?

Why Cabinet Secretaries Should Not Threaten Members of Congress

Basic principles of American government limit the political role of administrative agencies in legislative debates.

Structural Reforms to Improve Cost-Benefit Analyses of Financial Regulation

Independent agencies should mirror executive branch practices to overcome judicial scrutiny.

Supreme Court Raises the Bar for Students with Disabilities

Court unanimously revises its approach to students’ individualized education plans.

Restricting Race-Conscious Redistricting

Two decisions by the Supreme Court impose new limits on racial redistricting.

Equal Footing as Equal Protection

Supreme Court holds that states cannot adopt rules disfavoring arbitration agreements.

Mulvaney Is Right to Call for More Money for OMB

Expanding a White House office could help shrink the whole federal government.

The First Amendment Protects Offensive Trademarks

Supreme Court holds that government cannot discriminate against offensive trademarks.

The Dangers of Formulaic Deregulation

Executive Order 13,771 could lead to incidents like the Grenfell Tower fire in the United States.

An Empirical Analysis of the Establishment of Independent Agencies

A divided government may not fully explain the creation of agencies not directly controllable by the President.

Solar Panels on a Border Wall

Economic, environmental, and policy considerations underlie the President’s “solar wall” proposal.