Op-Eds

February 16, 2019
USA Today

Even after Trump's border-wall emergency declaration, there is time to compromise

President Trump has to be frustrated. Last year, 45 Senate Democrats voted for a bill that provided $25 billion for a border wall, in exchange for providing a path to citizenship for the “Dreamers” who were brought to the U.S. undocumented as children...
December 13, 2018
The Hill

Trump’s Last chance to be the deal-maker in chief

One of Donald Trump’s favorite stories to tell during the 2016 campaign was about an ice skating rink. In 1986, the repair of Central Park’s famed Wollman Rink was years behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget...
October 18, 2018
CNBC Politics

The Kavanaugh debacle and our national debt are part of the same problem

Last month, a new stretch of road opened in southeast Pennsylvania that completed a project 62 years in the making. The Interstate Highway System...
April 13, 2018
Fox News

America needs immigrants to be great

So, that leaves workforce expansion. Unfortunately, America’s workforce is shrinking because (a) baby boomers are retiring en masse, and (b) our birthrate is now half what it was 50 years ago...
November 25, 2017
Fox News

Congress should combine tax reform and infrastructure investment

The American people are anxious for our elected officials in Washington to end their rancor and dysfunction and start accomplishing things. A recent Gallup Poll asked whether Americans preferred leaders who compromise to get things done...
November 22, 2017
USA Today

Social Security is barreling towards a crisis, and no one wants to do anything about it

Recently, my accountant suggested I start taking Social Security benefits. I’m 67, and if I make it to 79 — the average lifespanfor an American male — Social Security will pay me about $500,000. Fortunately, I don’t need the money...
July 20, 2017
CNN

The debt ceiling is dumb – and dangerous

(CNN)Another debt ceiling deadline is approaching this summer and a screw up of cataclysmic proportions from Washington is not out of the question. When Congress nearly failed to lift the ceiling in 2013...
May 24, 2017
Forbes

Immigration And Isolationism – We’ve Been Here Before

America is at a crossroads. While most Americans view immigration as a cornerstone of our success as a country, some believe immigration should be drastically limited. Others propose restrictions for specific countries...
April 06, 2017
Fox News

An aging and Alzheimer’s tsunami is about to hit us. Here's what needs to happen right now

Despite the collapse of Republicans’ ObamaCare repeal effort, the health care issue isn’t going away. The current health care debate in Washington is fundamentally one over who pays. However, it won’t matter whether Medicare, Medicaid...
November 26, 2016
CNBC

Trump, GOP should not ‘steamroll Democrats’ on every issue

After years of relentless gridlock, Washington has more items on its to-do list than a handyman in Trump Tower! But there is one priority that stands out above the rest...
September 28, 2016
CNN

U.S. economy won’t grow fast until we unleash entrepreneurs

(CNN)We all like a good creation story. That moment where it all began. In America, we love one in particular. The story of the great entrepreneur. You know the one: The lone genius toiling away in the garage, equipped with nothing but an idea...
June 01, 2016
Fox News

America can’t afford to retreat from an interconnected and unstable world

As we’ve seen over the course of the presidential primary campaign, isolationism is ascendant on both the left and right. Our politicians tell us that America is getting a bad deal on trade, that allies are free riding on U.S. military might...
March 21, 2016
CNBC

How to stop the stupidity in government

On at least one point, most Americans agree: Our government does a lot of stupid things. Presidential candidates are telling us, in so many words, that they and they alone can stop the stupidity. But they can't. Not by themselves...
December 10, 2015
CNBC

Candidates need to stop the lies

Lying politicians are not a new phenomenon. As Will Rogers once said, "If you ever injected truth into politics, you'd have no politics." But America's contemporary politicians have grown all too comfortable with lying and prevaricating...
September 25, 2015
Real Clear Politics

The Power of Juniority

It’s been a long time since Congress bothered to heed Bob Dylan’s call, as senators and congressmen have spent most of the last decade blocking up the doorways and halls and leaving our nation’s problems unsolved...
July 01, 2015
Fortune.com

Memo to America’s next president: run the nation like a business

A common refrain about government is that it “should run more like a business.” It’s a shorthand way of saying government should be more strategic, efficient, accountable and responsive to the customer (That would be us, the citizenry)...
June 25, 2014
CNBC

A crisis of GM proportions is coming

The Greek mathematician Archimedes famously said, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." The confident wisdom of Archimedes, a man of uncountable "Eureka!" moments...
October 28, 2013
The Huffington Post

Stop Digging Those Debt Ditches

With time running out to avoid a debt default, Congress and President Obama agreed to a modest increase in the nation’s borrowing limit — the debt ceiling, as it’s called. Based on the rate of spending and borrowing of our federal government...
June 26, 2012
The Wall Street Journal

Andrew Tisch: Let's Ban the Word 'Trillion' (available via subscription only)

Pop quiz: What's bigger—$15.8 trillion, or $15,772,177,351,447? Of course, rounding off, they're about the same. But don't we all think that the first number seems so much smaller and more manageable than the second?...