Policies for the Next Administration
After an election cycle characterized by bombast, sound bites, and sensationalism, it is easy to forget what is ultimately at stake: What are the best policies for our country? What concrete proposals and legislative frameworks should guide the next presidential administration?
We at RealClearPolicy created a conversation among the partisans to help answer that question. In this special series, we asked 22 leading authorities from both Left and Right to make their best case for the policy ideas that should guide and influence the next administration. The series includes 22 articles and focuses on 11 major policy issues from differing points of view — from education policy and economic growth to health-care reform and energy policy — including a response by each author to the opposing position and a recommended reading list. This is a rare chance to hear top thinkers try out their best policy ideas — and respond to the strongest objections — in a public forum leading up to the election.
Now that the dust from the presidential election has settled and we know who will move into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we are rerunning the 11 pieces from this series from the Right point of view. What policies should the Trump administration begin putting into motion on Friday January 20, 2017? We hope you’ll join us in trying to answer that question.
— M. Anthony Mills, editor | RealClearPolicy
PART 1: EDUCATION
In Part 1, former secretary of education and Chairman of Conservative Leaders for Education William J. Bennett and Christopher Beach square off against Richard D. Kahlenberg, senior fellow at The Century Foundation:
William J. Bennett & Christopher Beach, "Opportunity Should Take Priority in Education."
Richard D. Kahlenberg, "Stronger Together in Education."
William J. Bennett & Christopher Beach and Richard D. Kahlenberg, “Bennett & Beach v. Kahlenberg: The Authors Respond."
PART 2: TRADE
In Part 2, Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute, squares off against Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, senior policy advisors to the Trump campaign:
Will Marshall, "Detoxifying the Trade Debate."
Wilbur Ross & Peter Navarro, "The Trump Trade Doctrine: A Path to Growth & Budget Balance."
PART 3: CRIME
In Part 3, Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute, squares off against Danyelle Solomon, Director of Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress:
Heather Mac Donald, "Telling the Truth About Crime and Policing."
Danyelle Solomon, "Time to Fix Our Failing Criminal-Justice System."
Heather Mac Donald and Danyelle Solomon, "Mac Donald v. Solomon: The Authors Respond."
PART 4: HEALTH
In Part 4, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Ezekiel Emanuel and Emily Gudbranson, senior research assistant to Dr. Emanuel, square off against Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc. and economic advisor to the Trump campaign:
Ezekiel Emanuel & Emily Gudbranson, "Our Next Administration's Health-Care Agenda."
Andy Puzder, "The Health-Care Reform We Need."
Ezekiel Emanuel & Emily Gudbranson and Andy Puzder, "Emanuel & Gudbranson v. Puzder: The Authors Respond."
PART 5: THE REGULATORY STATE
In Part 5, Philip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, squares off against Paul R. Verkuil, former chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (2010–2015) and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress:
Philip Hamburger, "Adminsitrative Power."
Paul Verkuil, "The Checks & Balances of the Regulatory State."
Philip Hamburger and Paul Verkuil, "Hamburger v. Verkuil: The Authors Respond."
PART 6: HOMELAND SECURITY
In Part 6, Tim Connors, a contributor to Real Clear Defense and a Colonel serving in the Army Reserves, squares off against Center for American Progress senior fellow Brian Katulis.
Tim Connors, "Counterterrorism, Leadership, and the Next Administration."
Brian Katulis, "Confronting the New Threat Landscape."
Tim Connors and Brian Katulis, "Connors v. Katulis: The Authors Respond."
PART 7: IMMIGRATION
In Part 7, F.H. Buckley, law professor at George Mason University, squares off against the Niskanen Center's Immigration Policy Counsel Kristie De Peña:
F.H. Buckley, "What If Americans Mattered?"
Kristie De Peña, "Higher Walls Alone Won't Fix Immigration."
F.H. Buckley and Kristie De Peña, "Buckley v. De Peña: The Authors Respond."
PART 8: FEDERAL BUDGET
In Part 8, James C. Capretta, resident fellow and Milton Friedman chair at the American Enterprise Institute, squares off against Paul Weinstein Jr., senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute and director of the Graduate Program in Public Management at Johns Hopkins University:
James C. Capretta, "Fiscal Policy After the Election."
Paul Weinstein Jr., "Making 'Fiscal Space' for the Clinton Agenda."
James C. Capretta and Paul Weinstein Jr., "Capretta v. Weinstein."
PART 9: ECONOMIC GROWTH
In Part 9, William G. Gale, Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy at the Brookings Institution and Codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, squares off against Stephen Moore, senior economic advisor to the Trump campaign and an economist with Freedom Works:
William G. Gale, "An Agenda for Inclusive Growth."
Stephen Moore, "Trump Will Ignite an American Economic Boom."
William G. Gale and Stephen Moore, "Gale v. Moore: The Authors Respond."
PART 10: ECONOMIC INEQUALITY
In Part 10, David Madland, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, squares off against Ryan Streeter, executive director of the Center for Politics and Government at the University of Texas at Austin:
David Madland, "A Path Forward for the Middle Class and the Country."
Ryan Streeter, "Economic Participation Matters Most."
David Madland and Ryan Streeter, "Madland v. Streeter: The Authors Respond."
PART 11: ENERGY
In Part 11, president of Environmental Defense Fund Fred Krupp squares off against Mark P. Mills, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan.
Fred Krupp, "The Moment for Urgent Climate Action."
Mark P. Mills, "The Path to a Bipartisan Energy Agenda."
Fred Krupp and Mark P. Mills, "Krupp v. Mills: The Authors Respond."