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Fixing the Child Care Penalty

The current tax code denies families appropriate tax relief for work-related child care expenses. A new Senate bill would help correct this problem.

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2014 Midterms: Another Six-Year Senate Sweep?

The conventional wisdom that presidents tend to suffer serious losses in Senate elections in their sixth year in office is less elucidating than it might first appear, although it does appear likely that the Democrats will lose the Senate this year.

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Capitalizing on the Capitalist Peace

The next time the United States is compelled to try to rescue and rehabilitate a broken nation, Washington needs to pay as much attention to building free markets as to holding free elections.

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How the South Came to Rise Again: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history.

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Why Voters Grew Tired of Cantor

One can argue that, from the Tea Party point of view, if the establishment refuses to address the government-by-cronyism issue, then upsetting the table is the right move.

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Europe's Energy Problem

Developments in the Middle East and Ukraine show Europe needs to improve its energy policy or face serious economic consequences.

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Attorney Fees in Patent Cases: There is a Middle Ground

Automatically awarding attorney fees to the prevailing party, at least in patent cases, would be a grave mistake and wreak havoc on our legal system.

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The G-7 Weighs in on SIFI Designations

The Treasury and Federal Reserve, afraid of congressional opposition, sought G-7 support for accelerated SIFI designations of capital markets firms.

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Europe in Denial

Despite an electorate that is increasingly hostile to the European project and the risk that Europe could be drifting towards Japanese-style deflation, European policymakers remain complacent.

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Nader’s Pitch for a Left-Right Convergence

Ralph Nader’s new book shows his zeal for finding and promoting left-right solutions.

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Al Qaeda Isn’t ‘On Its Heels’

The president’s optimistic characterization of the al Qaeda threat in South Asia is increasingly outdated. The terrorist group is regenerating due to a pause in U.S. drone activity and the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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New Flight Rules Are a Heavy Load

Requiring that pilots have more flight hours may seem like a sensible government action designed to protect us, but the reality is that it will destroy jobs, increase the cost of flying, and result in more people dying in transit.

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If Detroit's Not Too Big To Fail...

With the instructive Detroit precedent, shrunken populations, and underfunded municipal pensions common, we can conclude that no city, not even Chicago, should be thought of as too big to fail.

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California’s New Solar Plant: Burning Up Taxpayer Money, Land, and Wildlife

While the federal government receives net payments for electricity-related oil and gas production on federal land, the net subsidy for the new Ivanpah solar plant is almost 300 times greater.

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Time for a New Contract with America

One way to turn probable pick-ups into a 1994-style rout this midterm would be for the Republicans to, once again, nationalize the election with a new Contract with America, positioning themselves credibly as the party of real reform.

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New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers

If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly.

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Coins That Go Clunk

Fifty years ago, U.S. silver coins disappeared from circulation, symbolizing a profound shift in the behavior of the government with respect to money.

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Favoring 'Stability' Over Liberty in Venezuela

U.S. policy toward Venezuela is not only unjust, it’s foolish.

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Disclosure: Iran’s New Diplomatic Weapon

In what is ostensibly intended as a confidence-building measure, Iran is preparing a ‘comprehensive document’ detailing the extent of its quarter-century-old nuclear effort. But the product won’t come quickly.

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Sebelius Gets Tough on Medicaid Enrollment

In threatening to cut payments to states that are not enrolling people into Medicaid quickly enough, the administration has found a tool to punish states that have been uncooperative in implementing the president’s healthcare reform.

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