Obama

Obama-Era Education Regulations Targeted for Reform

Conservative legal group urges change to education regulations adopted under the previous Administration.

To Solve the Next Foreclosure Crisis, Look to Sacramento

California was more effective than the federal government at preventing foreclosures during the Great Recession.

How the Clean Power Plan’s Repeal Undermines Regulatory Analysis

The Trump Administration’s purported economic justification weakens the credibility of cost-benefit analysis.

Trump’s Proposed Transgender Ban Breaks Faith with Service Members

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

Why a Retreat from Paris Now?

Political science models may help explain the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Trump’s Alternative Economics of Climate Change

The Trump Administration’s new social cost of carbon policy muddies the waters.

Putting in Perspective Trump’s Unwinding of Obama’s Climate Policy

Both President Trump and environmental advocates overstate the effects of repealing the Clean Power Plan.

Measuring the Obama Administration’s Historic Midnight Surge

Scholars model the impact of regulations issued in the final months of the Obama Administration.

The Administrative Hurdles of Traveling to Cuba

The window for travel to Cuba may be narrowing.

Independent Regulatory Agencies Are Not Likely to Be Part of President Obama’s Midnight Rulemaking

A recent report suggests that unlike executive agencies, independent agencies get to continue dancing right past midnight.

Quantitative Models Predict Historic Obama Midnight Surge

Research forecasts a substantial increase in economically significant rules that would outpace that of the past three presidents’ final months.

President Obama Acts to Preserve Legacy of Land Conservation

Amid recent controversy, Obama relies on Antiquities Act authority to designate new monuments in the Mojave Desert.