Expanding Opportunity

Often, under the guise of helping people, politicians and bureaucrats have erected countless barriers that prevent people—especially the least fortunate—from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

The examples are almost endless. These include:

  • an education system that fails to prepare students for participation in the 21st century global economy
  • a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects the poor and minorities
  • poverty-inducing regulations that prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, and
  • a broken tax code that impedes growth

These and other barriers often trap entire communities in generational poverty and dependency. Breaking down these barriers should be one of policymakers’ top priorities.


Oct 19, 2018

Tariffs Are Sending American Jobs Overseas

If the Trump administration is levying tariffs on Chinese products to protect American jobs, it is falling short of that goal and is ultimately doomed to fail. Afterall, history shows tariffs generally…

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Oct 18, 2018

The Biggest Win for American Privacy Rights You Probably Missed

You may not have realized it, but for the past 17 months, the United States has gone without oversight, insight and advocacy on crucial policy matters concerning privacy. Until last week, the…

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Oct 18, 2018

Voters, Especially Conservatives, Overwhelmingly Support FIRST STEP Act

“This new poll confirms that conservatives overwhelmingly support evidence-based criminal justice reforms that make us safer and give people a second chance,” said Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden.

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Oct 18, 2018

Cronyism Is a Poor Solution for the Pain of Tariffs

Following President Trump’s levying of additional 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, 169 congressional representatives petitioned the White House to allow firms to request exemptions from the…

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Oct 16, 2018

Trump Administration’s Plan to Pursue Trade Agreements with Japan, EU and UK a Welcome Development

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity, and The LIBRE Initiative today commended the Trump administration for announcing its intention to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and…

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Oct 16, 2018

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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Oct 16, 2018

Tariffs Raise $4.4B, But Who Foots the Bill?

A recent report says the Trump administration has assessed $4.4 billion worth of duties on steel and aluminum imports and a host of Chinese goods. Although importers are responsible for paying…

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Oct 15, 2018

Occupational Licensure: New Mexico Sets an Example All Governors Should Follow

Sometimes, regulatory reform happens little by little. Other times, a leader steps forward and breaks barriers in one sweeping motion. In New Mexico, that leader was Gov. Susana Martinez. On Oct. 3…

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Oct 11, 2018

Now is the time for Criminal Justice Reform

The U.S. criminal justice system was created to keep communities safe, punish criminals in proportion to the crime committed and give deserving people second chances. But for the last 30 to…

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Oct 10, 2018

President Trump is Right; There are Many People Who Deserve Clemency

“The president rightly understands that our country has an over-incarceration problem caused mainly by antiquated ‘tough on crime’ policies of the failed War on Drugs from the 1970’s to the present.”

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