The Risks of the Fiscal Cliff Are Uncertain But Real

US News and World Report's Debate Club | Published on November 16, 2012

By James C. Capretta

The GOP should work with the president to steer clear of the fiscal cliff.  But discussions about revenues should wait until next year and should be linked with entitlement restraint.

EPPC Briefly: Psychotherapy and the Pursuit of Happiness

EPPC Briefly | Published on July 12, 2012


Once rooted in scientific study and intellectual theory, psychotherapy is now dominated by the model of the caring professional. In this essay from EPPC’s journal The New Atlantis, Ronald W. Dworkin traces the complicated history of psychotherapy in the United States.

Budgetary Savings from Delaying the PPACA

American Action Forum | Published on

By James C. Capretta and Douglas Holtz-Eakin


The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted in March 2010, but most of its key budgetary provisions do not become effective until January 2014, when the so-called “exchanges” are to become operational in the fifty states and begin offering insurance policies with income-tested premium subsidies and substantially different insurance regulations.

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Believing Is Seeing

The Weekly Standard | Published on

By James Bowman

Mary Ann Glendon begins her chapter on Rousseau by recounting the story of Napoleon's visit to the grave of that worthy on the estate of the Marquis René Louis de Girardin at Ermenonville and saying, “It would have been better for the peace of France if this man had never lived.” When the marquis sensibly pointed out that, without the impetus given by Rousseau's writings to the French Revolution, Napoleon himself would not have existed, at least not as Napoleon, the first consul replied that only the future would tell if it would have been better if neither he nor Rousseau had ever lived.

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Values (and “Values Voters”) in 2012

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By Stephen P. White

Remember how the 2004 election was supposed to be all about national security and choosing a commander-in-chief, but all anyone wanted to talk about the morning after were exit polls that seemed to show “moral values” as the single most important issue of the election?

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