Willis L. Krumholz
Willis L. Krumholz
Willis Krumholz
Willis L. Krumholz is a fellow at Defense Priorities. He holds a JD and MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas, and works in the financial services industry. The views expressed are those of the author only. You can follow Willis on Twitter @WillKrumholz.
The Top Thing Government Childcare Needs Is No Marriage Penalties

The Trump administration wants more funding for states’ child care welfare, but the program is prone to fraud, waste, and abuse, and it carries massive marriage penalties.

In Minnesota, People Who Sexually Abuse Children Are Usually Given Just Probation

Treating child predation like a disease has put too much focus on rehabilitating criminals and too little focus on keeping children safe.

How To Make Abortion Less Profitable For Planned Parenthood

The City Pages hit, and Planned Parenthood not liking the billboards, is not just about a disagreement over a controversial issue. It’s about money.

Why Conflict With Iran Over Iraq Can’t End Until America Withdraws

Instead of playing politics, Washington must realize that risking the lives of American forces in a gamble to reduce Iranian influence in Iraq isn’t worth it and may be self-defeating.

Bloomberg’s Plan For Black Americans Doubles Down On The Left’s Failures

Michael Bloomberg’s new plan is a perfect example of the failure of center-left policy concoctions meant to help black Americans, invariably cooked up by rich liberals.

How Trump Can Triple His Support Among Black Voters In 2020

Trump is uniquely gifted to bring black America back into the GOP. Come spring 2020, he should go to Detroit and aim for winning back black voters.

The Fundamental Question Is: Why Is America Still In The Middle East?

D.C.’s hysteria is dangerous. The strike wasn’t necessarily wrong, but the president must tread carefully. Too much of D.C. wants him not to.

Paul Krugman Said Markets Would ‘Never’ Recover From Trump. The Dow Is Up 10,000 Points Since 2016

The stock market and wages are important means to an end. But though the market is booming now, conservatism doesn’t fail if it drops.

How Paul Volcker Put The Country Above Himself And Wall Street

There’s a sense that the bureaucrats who command the federal leviathan work for themselves, not for the country at large. That wasn’t true of Paul Volcker.

Hillary Clinton, Chris Steele Allege Boris Johnson Is A Russian Stooge

Given his dismal track record, it’s stunning that Christopher Steele has again surfaced, just before the U.K. election that will decide Brexit, to claim that Johnson is a Russian asset.

Tucker Carlson Is Right About Wall Street’s Indifference To America

Right now, the interests of the GOP donor class are being put above the interests of the American people, and easily 90 percent of GOP voters. It’s beyond time for that to change.

How Our Endless Wars Are Helping Bankrupt American Taxpayers

As long as the Pentagon is a sacred cow, the United States will never balance its budget. If our military stops being the world police, it can have all the ships and planes it needs to keep us and the troops safe.

Why The Right Should Care About Income Inequality

Widening inequality and slowing social mobility really is a problem in America, and government policies championed by the elite have exacerbated this inequality.

Ron DeSantis Proves Matt Bevin’s Conservatism Wasn’t His Albatross

Matt Bevin’s loss doesn’t have anything to do with Trump, and it’s not about ‘conservatives’ versus ‘moderates,’ either. Conservatism embodies middle-class and working-class values. Why not embrace that?

The Jeffrey Epstein Story Is A Giant Rats’ Nest That Needs Dogged Investigation

From the media to government bureaucrats to Epstein himself, powerful people are getting away with execrable behavior. It’s time to investigate the Epstein-media-intelligence agency nexus.

Sending 3,000 U.S. Troops To Saudi Arabia Is Not ‘Bringing Our Soldiers Back Home’

Trump was right to challenge the foreign policy status quo in Syria. He’s wrong to create a similar future problem by placing troops in Saudi Arabia.

Everything You Need To Know About Democrats’ Demands For Impeachment

Democrats opened the impeachment box, and they can’t close it.

The Right Needs To Adopt This Revolutionary Higher Ed Reform Plan Now

The higher education system is rotten to its core — economically, ideologically, and spiritually. Instead of tinkering around the edges, it’s time for conservatives to actually fix the root problems.

Why Farmers Aren’t Going To Abandon Trump Over The Trade War

The popular narrative goes that because President Trump launched a trade war against China, China has retaliated by tariffing agriculture products from red states that voted for Trump. False.

Blaming Every Bad Economic Indicator On The Trade War Just Proves You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About

The global economy isn’t healthy, and everything isn’t hunky dory. But the trade issue is the icing on the cake, not the main story.