Morning Ebrief
January 4, 2017

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

Five Higher Education Reform Ideas For the New Congress
Preston Cooper, Forbes

Members of the 115th Congress take their seats for the first time today, with a unified Republican government for the first time since 2006. While tax and healthcare reform will undoubtedly be at the top of the agenda, the new Congress should devote some time to reforming the federal government’s role in higher education. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the incumbent chairman of the Senate committee tasked with overseeing education policy, and Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), his incoming House counterpart, certainly have their work cut out for them. Here are five areas where they could start. Read more here.

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Should Obamacare be repealed?

YES  Repeal and Replace Immediately – Sen. Rand Paul, Rare
NO  Repealing Obamacare Will Be a Trainwreck – Jeff Spross, The Week

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

Stabilizing Social Security Without Raising Taxes
Charles Blahous, E21
 
Don’t Re-Regulate the Railroads
Ian Jeffries, RealClearPolicy
 
Absent Subsidies, Exporters Turn to Private Sector
Tim Carney, Washington Examiner

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