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Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses

Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.

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Closing the Racial Gap in Education

The usual explanation for the academic achievement gap is that blacks come from a lower socioeconomic background and their schools have fewer resources. But research finds the problem transcends class and its roots lie elsewhere.

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The Improbable Practicality of the Humanities

Prospects for the humanities can be more promising than ever.

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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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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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The EPA Overreaches Again

A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.

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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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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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Death, Duty, D-Day

Seventy years ago, our nation led the Western World to a costly victory over tyranny in what was the greatest military undertaking in history.

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North Korea's Paradoxical Upswing in Trade

Never before has the North Korean economy been so totally dependent on the largesse of a single trade patron as it appears to be today.

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The Left’s Limits on Free Speech

The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.

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Taking Religion Seriously

A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.

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Absurdities at the IRS

Under tax law, stolen property, bribes, kickbacks, and income from other illegal activities must be counted as income. Embezzlers, thieves, and bootleggers may also take deductions for costs relating to criminal activity.

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Congress Should Promote Charter Schools

States are inhibiting educational entrepreneurship; Congress should step in and provide funding to states to facilitate further charter school growth.

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Asian Americans Resist Racial Preferences

California Democrats have proposed a new referendum that would reinstate racial preferences in higher education, but the state's Asian Americans are rebelling.

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Pre-K vs. Back Pay: Personnel Costs Threaten Progressive Goals

If universal pre-K is as critical as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio insists, funding should be found by cutting lower-priority programs, not through his proposed new income tax.

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San Francisco's Growing Class Conflict

Instead of protesting better private transportation for others, San Franciscans should demand improved public services.

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The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America

The new elite class of America is the old one: America’s mainline Protestant Christians in both the glory and the annoyingness of their moral confidence and spiritual certainty. They just stripped out the Christianity along the way.

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The Playing Fields of Suburbia

Adult involvement may be a chief cause of children’s declining participation in sports.

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