Opinion

The Ideological Origins of Deregulation

Much support for government deregulation originates from left-wing thought.

How the Trump Administration Might Defend Its Border Emergency

The validity of the newest national emergency could be supported by decades-old emergencies.

Deregulation Drains Government Expertise

President Trump’s deregulation efforts have resulted in fewer career experts at regulatory agencies.

Deregulation, Reagan-Style

Presidents Reagan and Trump differ on approaches to social and economic regulation.

Regulatory Reforms and Counter-Reformations

Some of President Trump’s deregulatory actions are innovations, others build on his predecessors’ work.

A Brief History of Regulation and Deregulation

The history of regulatory policy in the United States is rich, but its future remains unclear.

Are Online Agreements Readable?

Regulators may need to protect consumers from unreadable online contracts and privacy policies.

Regulatory Vigilance in a Changing World

In a new book, Cristie Ford advocates that regulators pay closer attention to private-sector innovation.

Trump’s “Emergency” and the Constitution

The Constitution requires the Supreme Court to ensure that the President does not abuse emergency powers.

Sometimes the Trump Administration Strengthens the Rule of Law

The Trump Administration’s recent proposal on Title IX would bolster due process rights of students.

Achieving Climate Goals Will Require Sound Energy Storage Policies

Clean energy systems will not reduce emissions unless states promote effective energy storage policies.

Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation

Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.