Forget Trade Wars. INTEREST RATES Are The Real Danger To The Economy

op-ed | Joanne Butler
higher interest rates Shutterstock/Jim Vallee

Take a hard look at your debt situation, America. And kiss attractive refinancing goodbye

Larry Kudlow Is DEAD WRONG On China And Intellectual Property

op-ed | Joanne Butler
Shutterstock.Tony albelton, AFP/Getty Images/Bryan R. Smith

When it comes to intellectual property theft, the People’s Republic of China has decades of experience

How VISA Is Helping To Fix The Retirement Savings Problem

op-ed | Joanne Butler
Visa card Shutterstock/tanuha2001

Nevertheless, does America have a retirement savings problem? Resoundingly, yes

Will Voters Really Remember The Trump Tax Cuts In November 2020?

op-ed | Joanne Butler
Trump supporters 1200 Getty Images/Jessica Kourkounis

President Hillary would have needled and prodded firms into making small changes

Tightening Social Security Disability Will Obviously Lead To Higher Unemployment

op-ed | Joanne Butler
social security disability Shutterstock/zimmytws

The disability system needs a strong, smart commissioner with abundant leadership skills

Welcome To The Actions-Have-Consequences Era

op-ed | Joanne Butler
cause effect dominoes Shutterstock/cigdem

Sexual harassment will end when harassers begin to suffer

Messing With 401ks Is A Bad Idea

op-ed | Joanne Butler
Piles of cash. Rrraum/Shutterstock | FBI Specialist Stole $160k In Funds

Would these proposed changes result in Americans saving less for retirement? I’d take that bet.

Martial Humanity

Opinion | Joanne Butler
(Arlington National Cemetery - May 22, 2008) -- Flags stand vigil at gravesites in Arlington National Cemetary. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began their rounds to place a small American flag into the ground in front of every grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery for the upcoming Memorial Day observance. (Photo by Adam Skoczylas).

Meticulousness is the military’s way of respect for a fallen warrior.

Las Vegas Shooting: ‘Hot Zones’ Result In More Deaths

Opinion | Joanne Butler
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People tend to the wounded outside the Route 91 Harvest Country music festival grounds after an apparent shooting on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Areas where hundreds of people gather need to be structured so they are easy to escape.

Tax Reform's Murky Future

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Politics, process and a razor-thin Senate GOP majority makes things uncertain.

The Winners And The Losers Of DACA

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Obama’s Dreamer gambit was crafted to make Republicans look like hard-hearted monsters.

NAFTA Talks: Who's In Charge?

Opinion | Joanne Butler

The Trump administration’s goal is to go full throttle and have negotiations done by year’s end.

To The Shores Of 1600 Pennsylvania

Opinion | Joanne Butler
NEW LONDON, Conn. - Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly introduces President Donald Trump who delivered the commencement address to 199 cadets during the 136th U.S. Coast Guard Academy Commencement in New London, Connecticut, May 17, 2017. Each year, the president delivers the commencement address at one of the U.S. military service academies. This was the first time President Trump addressed a service academy graduating class as commander in chief. Official DHS photo by Jetta Disco.

New White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, is incredibly well qualified for his new position in the Trump Administration

Fear Of 'Repeal And Replace'

Opinion | Joanne Butler
Demonstrators protest over the repeal and replacement of Obamacare outside the offices of Republican congressman Darryl Issa in Vista, California, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Trump should study LBJ’s famously effective persuasion techniques to kill Obamacare once and for all.

Trade, Merkel, and Meh

Opinion | Joanne Butler

Trump is right to focus on bilateral trade agreements, even if Merkel frowns upon it.

The GOP Needs Honesty In Healthcare Bills

Opinion | Joanne Butler
A doctor clutches a stethoscope. (Adam Berry / Getty Images News)

When it comes to replacing Obamacare, Congress should follow Trump’s risk-taking example.

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.