Bench Memos

George Leef on Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn

I was on vacation last week when the Supreme Court handed down Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn. Moral: I should go on vacation more often. Here’s George Leef’s take on the two decisions.

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Nordic Welfare States Worsen the Gender Gap

Following International Women's Day 2018, a host of policies have been promoted as ways to advance women's careers. CNBC, for example, has run a story arguing that policies such as parental leave for both parents can raise women’s incomes. In the Huffington Post we can read that adopting the welfare policies of ... Read More

Running With Trump

Jeff Roe, who managed Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in 2016, has a message for Republican congressional candidates: Don’t run from Trump this year. Instead they should “[f]ix bayonets and charge the hill.” What exactly does this mean? It’s not that they should “support the president’s ... Read More