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In their newest report, Vincent H. Smith and Philip Pardey discuss transactional politics, research and development funding, and the US Farm Bill.

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If Republicans get rid of the alternative minimum tax for corporations, but not for individuals, that will send a clear message to American voters about where the GOP’s interests lie.

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Republicans have made tremendous progress in pushing through cuts in corporate and other taxes. It’s time to fill the gaps they’ve left behind with a carbon tax and greater benefits for working families.

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“Dream Hoarders,” which is at its core an inquiry into the distance between the reality of American life and our defining national ideals, is a significant contribution to a serious conversation about what America is at our core.

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After spending 32 years in prison — 10 of which were on death row — John Huffington maintained his innocence, and was ultimately released from prison in 2013 through a writ of actual innocence.

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Theresa May

One must hope that cooler minds prevail in London, and that President Trump does not continue to undermine May’s already-tenuous political position by picking unnecessary fights with her, as he has done in recent weeks.

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College tuition studies

Two recent studies with big implications for the federal student loan program have gone largely unnoticed. These studies contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.

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GOP tax plan is pro growth

Republicans should welcome the Joint Committee on Taxation assessment of their tax bill as validation of their emphasis on stronger economic growth.

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House Republicans have offered a decent opening bid in the coming effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. However, some parts of their legislation need work.

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The official unemployment rate may be a useful benchmark, but it does not tell the whole story. You have to look beyond the headline number to understand the situation of the American workforce.

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teacher accountability in the classroom

When it comes to accountability, states often face the challenge of striking a Goldilocks balance of being more “supportive” without simply being squishy.

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