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Preserve the Filibuster—Then Overcome It

The Senate’s 60-vote threshold is a bulwark of freedom. Instead of nuking it, the GOP should defund Obama’s agenda. By PHIL GRAMM and MICHAEL SOLON Jan. 6, 2017  American voters responded to President Obama’s failed recovery and government overreach by giving Republicans control of the White House, Senate and House....
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What 1980 and 2016 Have in Common

Like the Reagan and Thatcher revolutions, Trump and Brexit are reactions to stagnation. By MICHAEL SOLON Dec. 11, 2016 4:17 p.m. ET Just as Margaret Thatcher’s ascendance in 1979 foreshadowed Ronald Reagan’s in 1980, so the British vote to exit from the European Union earlier this year presaged Donald Trump’s...
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Gramm and Wallison: Worse Than Fannie and Freddie

A bipartisan Senate housing reform would double down on the mistakes that led to the financial crisis By Phil Gramm and Peter Wallison In this era of partisan gridlock, any legislative proposal with significant bipartisan sponsorship should be praised and supported if it simply does not produce a policy worse...
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Gramm and Solon: Suddenly, an Opening for Tax Reform

Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden now recognizes that a pro-growth tax reform can raise revenues. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon A glimmer of hope for the economy and deficit reduction flashed from the Senate this past weekend when the new Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Ron Wyden, announced “a breakthrough”...
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Phil Gramm and Thomas R. Saving-Janet Yellen’s Greatest Challenge

Every month that the Fed’s quantitative easing goes on, the exit strategy becomes more difficult and dangerous. By PHIL GRAMM and THOMAS R. SAVING With the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approving Janet Yellen’s nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, her confirmation is virtually assured. Less certain is what Ms. Yellen ultimately intends to...
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Gramm and Solon: Can Government Benefits Turn an Election?

This election will test the relative power of private-sector aspirations versus public-sector dependence. By Phil Gramm and Mike Solon as appeared in Wall Street Journal on October 18, 2012 Since World War II, the five incumbent presidents who were re-elected enjoyed an economy where the unemployment rate averaged 5.4% in...
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