The Federal Procurement System Can't Keep Pace With Technology

Opinion | Joanne Butler

The art of a federal IT deal should take months, not years, to accomplish.

Reality Checkout

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for sending classified material to a news organization, poses in a picture posted to her Instagram account. Reality Winner/Social Media via REUTERS

Reality Winner isn’t fearless, because she never expected the FBI to knock on her door.

The Terrors Of New York's Penn Station

Opinion | Joanne Butler

North Korean bombs don’t scare me as much as trying to catch a train in New York’s rail hub.

To Save Retail, We Need Better Urban Planning

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Shoppers wait to enter Macy's to kick off Black Friday sales in New York: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Malls and department stores are closing nationwide. This might be a good thing.

Expand E-Verify To Fight Illegal Immigration

Opinion | Joanne Butler
US President Donald Trumps first budget provides more than USD 4.5 billion in new spending to fight illegal immigration by adding immigration and border enforcement agents, prosecutors and judges, as well as building a wall on the border with Mexico. (PHOTO: AFP PHOTO / Getty Robyn Beck)

This is one immigration solution that’s already in place, but could use a few good cheerleaders.

Tiny Tax Reform

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Obama Outlines Policy For Open And Free Internet

Trump should rip up Obama’s hidden telecom charges.

Made Where In The USA?

Opinion | Joanne Butler

North Carolina may lose to New York in hipness, but it wins at making money in manufacturing.

Lessons From World War I

Opinion | Joanne Butler
U.S. Marines form a line in France in an undated photo taken during the First World War. The United States marks 100 years since their entry into World War One on April 6, 2017. Courtesy Library of Congress/Handout via REUTERS

We must ask our leaders today: When will it be over — over there?

How Jared Kushner Can Successfully Reform Government

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Under President Trump, the federal bureaucracy has new leadership.

How The Fed's Rate Increase Will Impact Consumers

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Janet Yellen Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

If you’re seeking a low-rate consumer loan, get going now.

Border Adjustment Tax: Not Just A Good Idea, But The Only Path to Tax Reform

Opinion | Christopher D. Coursen
A man walks out of an Internal Revenue Services office after filing his taxes on Tax Day in New York, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Meaningful tax reform is going to take every ounce of political will that is available on Capitol Hill.

Private Social Security Accounts Won't Work

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Social Security cards

Trump promised not to change Social Security. He would be wise to keep that promise.

A Border Adjustment Tax Is A Really Dumb Idea

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Paul Ryan’s tax will hurt U.S. manufacturers — the very people Trump promised to help.

School Reform: Betsy DeVos Knows The Answer

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Charter schools are a game-changer for students who need them.

Trump's Lifeboat For Ag Exports?

Opinion | Joanne Butler

A slimmed-down version of TPP may be the lifeboat our agricultural sector needs.

Here's How Trump Can Easily Lower Drug Prices

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Streamlining FDA processes can make a big difference for drug buyers.

Lessons Of Truman's Undelivered Farewell Address

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Summer 1947 and November 1, 1950: President Harry S. Truman survived numerous attempted assassination attempts. In the summer of 1947, numerous letter bombs were sent to the White House. Secret Service members intercepted and dismantled the bombs. In November 1950, Truman was staying in the Blair House while the White House underwent renovations. Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists, Griselio Torresla and Oscar Collazo started a shootout outside of the Blair House. Allegedly Truman watched through his window before a passerby yelled for him to take cover. (photo: wikimedia commons)

In the end, the President inevitably returns to being ‘Mr. Citizen.’

Trump: A New Sheriff Against Wasteful Spending?

Opinion | Joanne Butler

All those involved in wasting taxpayer dollars should beware.

Here Be Dragons: Dangers Of A Constitutional Convention

Opinion | Joanne Butler

An Article V convention would be an enormous legal tar pit.

Reince Priebus Is Not Paul Ryan's Puppet

Opinion | Joanne Butler
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus address supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Transition team fears are mostly unfounded.