Solving the Parking Problem in DuPont Circle

By Ike Brannon One of our neighbors bought a genuine London Cab a couple of years ago. Importing such a vehicle is very challenging: the new cabs off the assembly line do not meet US emissions laws and those that qualify as antiques—and thus are exempt from such standards—are usually rusted through and unusable. The […]

How Republicans Really View Social Security

This article originally appeared in Salon. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Democrats surprised or angered by President Obama’s apparent willingness to reduce Social Security benefits may wonder why his entreaty has elicited mostly a snooze from Republicans, who speak often of their interest in “entitlement reform.” I worked on Capitol[…..]

The Flood Insurance Fix

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon and Elizabeth Lowell The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expired last September 30, but Congress passed a temporary measure reauthorizing the program until November. That gave the House and Senate more time to battle over their own versions of[…..]