Commentary: Seven Specific Policy Ideas for Republican Congressional Candidates

Washington DC

This year, hundreds of Republican candidates for federal office will be on the ballot this fall, and many of them lack the resources to put together a strong policy team. While taxes, abortion, guns, school choice immigration, and defense are all very important issues, they have limited reach beyond the usual Republican voters. Here are seven policy ideas for House and Senate candidates who would like to expand their platform to try to appeal to more voters – without alienating key elements of the Republican base.

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Report: Michigan Police Kept $15 Million Taken Mostly from Small Seizures in 2018

by Scott McClallen   Michigan police used civil asset forfeiture to seize $15 million worth of property and cash from more than 6,000 people in 2018, according to a report from Michigan State Police. State Police detailed $13.4 million in cash seized and spent supplementing their budgets, according to the…

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State Senator Rob McColley Honored with 3rd Annual Taxpayer Torch Award

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) received the Taxpayer Torch Award from Americans for Prosperity of Ohio (AFP-OH) on Tuesday. The award is given to a lawmaker who “shows leadership through policies that break down barriers to opportunity,” says AFP-OH. Issues addressed by the senator that earned…

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Experts Study Ways to End Revenue-Driven Law Enforcement and Restore Public Trust

by James Devereaux   There is a phrase attributed to Stalin’s infamous deputy premier, Laverntiy Beria: “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” Perhaps this can be stated in related, but slightly different, terms: “Show me the discretion and incentive and I’ll show you the reward.” One…

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