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We should spend less money through the tax code on the rich and use some of the savings to encourage work and reduce poverty among low-income Americans.
In light of the upcoming launch of The Cage-Busting Teacher, Rick Hess offers an example of what it means for teachers to help forge schools and systems where they can do their best work.
Along with the American Association of University Women, I am very concerned about the $14,000 and 18% gender pay gap at the Obama White House.
Tokyo cannot play the same security role in Asia that Washington does, nor does it want to. What it is seeking, however, under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is to slowly reshape regional security relations.
AARP’s arguments on the Medicare bill ought to be considered on their merits. But powerful groups like AARP don’t win arguments through pure logical force.
Despite another double-digit budget increase, the PLA may be headed for hard times as the Chinese economy stagnates and continental security concerns divert military resources away from the maritime domain.
It remains to be seen how the recent shooting of two police officers in Ferguson and the continued protests there will impact public opinion on the police moving forward. Current national polls show that blacks and whites see much room for improvement in police practices and in relations with the public.
Rather than usher in a new set of executive actions on student loans, it would be more productive for the Obama administration to actually work with Congress to streamline and reform a repayment process that is skewed significantly toward the well off.
W. Bradford Wilcox reviews Robert Putnam’s new book, “Our Kids,” in which Putnam argues that children’s access to the core institutions that foster their development—strong families, strong schools, strong communities—is increasingly separate and unequal.
Are you a conformist or an individualist? Most Americans believe they are the latter — to be exact, 64 percent of us in 2011, according to the World Values Survey. Perhaps you’re a cage-busting entrepreneur, or a transgressive artist. Or maybe you’re just a freethinking outlier at your Thanksgiving table.
The Fed’s decision to end the QE purchases was easy. The harder decision – when to raise the funds rate – lies ahead. Could the data provide a compelling case by June in favor of tightening given the risk of making a policy mistake that would be difficult to reverse? It’s possible, but not likely.