Author Archives: Jake Grant

Another Pentagon Slush Fund?

  The debate over Pentagon spending is hardly new, but it has picked up again after President Trump requested an additional $52 billion in funding for the Pentagon. Fiscal hawks are skeptical about large budget increases after reports this January … Continue reading

President Trump Releases His Budget Proposal

  This morning, President Trump and the Office of Management and Budget released their budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. The proposal includes cuts to various programs while increasing funding for major discretionary departments such as Defense and Homeland Security. … Continue reading

The High Cost of Outdated Crime Policy

  On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he had sent a memo to all federal prosecutors on changing the directives of charging and sentencing policy. Sessions instructed his employees to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable … Continue reading