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Poles are not just any immigrant community in Britain –without them, there might be no Britain to exit the EU in the first place.
After months of fruitless attempts to put together a coalition government, voters were asked to provide their input again. But just like in December, the results did not produce a majority in the Spanish parliament for any realistic set of coalition partners.
For women in politics, this is a year for the record books. AEI’s Karlyn Bowman offers a long-term perspective on the progress of women in politics.
It’s anyone’s guess how things will go in Thursday’s referendum on British membership in the European Union, also known as “Brexit.” But win or lose, the fight over Brexit is symptomatic of a much larger crisis facing out-of-touch elites on both sides of the Atlantic.
These days, both major presidential candidates are busy cracking down on those liberties they dislike, thus creating the perfect opportunity for a party that stands up for the liberties of everyone: gun-owners, Muslims, gays, and immigrants — and even the Christian conservatives.
On its face, the DC Circuit decision could not be more favorable to the FCC. However, 68 of the 184-page decision contain the harsh words of Stephen Williams, a veteran judge of the common-carriage industries.
It’s encouraging to see that Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty agenda reserved a prominent place for the Pell Grant program. Taking steps to put the Pell program on sound financial footing and modernize it to meet the needs of today’s students is good policy and good politics. The grants help our most disadvantaged students choose a postsecondary option that best fits their needs.
The next president must stop responding half-heartedly to threats and begin the messy and difficult business of trying to solve them. Unfortunately, that does not seem likely to be on the ballot in November.
There are only two problems with the progressive policy push for a big expansion in public funding for child care: (1) The science doesn’t support calls for more daycare if the primary goal is to get kids off to a “healthy start,” and (2) Most parents would prefer to have one parent at home.
Far from presenting “useless fables” that are mostly “probably wrong,” economics 101 presents powerful answers to these questions — and, perhaps more importantly, in so doing it teaches invaluable lessons about how to understand the world outside your door.