Richard McCarty

Richard McCarty is the Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and can be reached at

Richard McCarty

Trump administration steps in to reform Endangered Species Act regs, but more work remains to be done to fix it

By Richard McCarty Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced some small changes to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations , which should limit the law’s negative impact on the economy. For example, the Administration is raising the standard for designating areas as critical habitat that are not currently […]


Dear Congress, stop subsidizing wind like it’s 1999 and let the tax credit expire

By Richard McCarty Congress created the production tax credit for wind energy in 1992. In other words, wind turbine owners receive a tax credit for each kilowatt hour of electricity their turbines create, whether the electricity is needed or not. The production tax credit was supposed to […]


Cut off federal funding to the Soros-funded Tides Network

Tides Foundation

By Richard McCarty The George Soros-funded Tides Network has received federal grants and contracts totaling at least $16.8 million since 2005, most of which came in 2016 and 2017 via USAID and the Department of Health and Human Services. The San Francisco-based Tides exists to advance a radical agenda […]


Congress should defund federal government from coordinating with Southern Poverty Law Center

By Richard McCarty The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its co-founder Morris Dees, who was recently fired by the organization, have long and sleazy pasts. Over the years, they have been sharply criticized for their tactics, priorities, and mistreatment of employees. Despite this, the federal government […]


Improving care for Medicare patients with community paramedicine

By Richard McCarty With continuously rising medical costs, an aging population, and a shortage of doctors and nurses, a more rational use of health care providers’ time is very much needed. Fortunately, the Trump Administration has been working on a policy to help with this issue. Starting […]


What is the East-West Center and why are taxpayers giving it $16.7 million a year?

By Richard McCarty What is the East-West Center and why are taxpayers giving it $16.7 million a year? With the national debt now over $22 billion, Congress simply must find places in the budget to cut. Some necessary cuts are tough; others are easy. Defunding the East-West Center (EWC), […]


College students deserve transparency to determine salaries and debt loads of graduates of particular majors

By Richard McCarty With student loan debt soaring past $1.5 trillion , Democratic candidates for president are proposing “free” college; beyond criticizing this plan, Republicans need to formulate a plan that it can sell to voters. That plan has to consist of more than just “pay back your loans.” […]


Bring back bankruptcy for college debt

By Richard McCarty For generations, the Republican Party has struggled with the youth vote and much time has been devoted to hand-wringing over this fact. One thing that does not help is when conservatives are unable to empathize with college graduates staggering under the weight of student […]


Trump administration delivers for Medicare patients—and taxpayers

By Richard McCarty Under President Trump, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been busy: approving record numbers of generic drugs, working to Increase affordable health insurance options, working to require more transparency in drug pricing, working to defund abortion facilities, protecting the right to conscience , and defunding research using tissue from aborted babies . […]


Trump delays deportations by two weeks as Congressional Democrats refuse to address the border crisis

By Richard McCarty Last week, President Trump tweeted that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would “begin removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the U.S.” The liberal media was quick to question and express doubt about the President’s ability to deport […]


Antitrust regulators set sights on Big Tech as Amazon’s lack of diversity is exposed

By Richard McCarty Antitrust regulators at the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are setting their sights on Big Tech, and Amazon, may soon be under investigation by the FTC for monopolizing commerce. But this is not the first time Amazon has come under fire as […]


Trump, Barr fight back against judicial tyranny of nationwide injunctions

By Richard McCarty We are facing a constitutional crisis. Through the use of nationwide injunctions, a group of liberal federal district judges are fighting to maintain Obama era policies until President Donald Trump leaves office. And now, President Donald Trump is fighting back as his administration seeks a case […]


Robed resisters go to ground

By Richard McCarty Last fall, Chief Justice John Roberts asserted that “we do not have Obama judges” after President Donald Trump suggested that we did. While it is understandable that Roberts would like for the courts to be viewed as non-partisan, the fact of the matter is […]


Green New Deal presents opportunities for Republicans to protect jobs from disastrous economic suicide pact

By Richard McCarty New York Democrat Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) scheme, which includes phasing out coal, oil, natural gas, most vehicles, and cows, failed miserably when put to a vote in the U.S. Senate. Incredibly, not even one of the twelve Democrat Senate sponsors of […]


The Trump administration takes on the opioid epidemic

By Richard McCarty Starting at the top, the Trump administration has made fighting the opioid epidemic a priority. To this end, President Trump appointed a commission, declared an emergency, and has signed two pieces of legislation relating to the opioid crisis. The President has also discussed the […]

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