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Government & Politics

Tactical coverage of politics, usually from inside the Beltway.
Why the Government Won't Let Colleges Reduce Tuition Ike Brannon 09/17/2014
Congress should give permission for private colleges to cooperate in cutting their tuition. It’s hard to see who would be hurt in the process.
Mission Essential: Leveraging and Protecting Our Special Forces Phillip Lohaus 09/12/2014
Military leaders must build the optimal balance between special and conventional forces, or risk relearning the lessons of previous conflicts in a future one.
Closing the Racial Gap in Education Jason L. Riley 09/10/2014
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.
The Minimum Wage Can Never Be High Enough Ike Brannon 09/07/2014
The minimum wage is a facile non-solution for the complicated problem of poverty in America.
A Deficit of Reasoning on Jobs Derek Scissors 09/03/2014
The link between the balance of payments, GDP, and jobs is not as Paul Krugman and others assume.
Flash Point: New Oil-by-Rail Rules Kenneth P. Green 08/20/2014
Proposed regulations of oil-bearing trains pose several challenges and divert us from more important safety questions.
A Flawed E-Cigarette Regulation Sally Satel and Alan D. Viard 08/16/2014
The FDA's proposed regulation should not go forward in its current form, or it will undermine efforts to persuade smokers to switch to e-cigarettes and will endanger public health.
In Defense of Price Gouging and Profiteering Benjamin Zycher 08/07/2014
If you don’t like price rationing, please explain how limited supplies of a good are to be allocated.
A Bipartisan Consensus on How to Fight Poverty? Arnold Kling 08/06/2014
In an otherwise bitterly partisan political environment, two recent policy proposals from both sides of the aisle share core ideas for reforming anti-poverty programs.
It's Time for Real Reform of Veterans' Health Care Joseph Antos 07/31/2014
The Miller-Sanders bill addresses the immediate crisis, but underlying structural defects must be corrected if we are to avoid more problems again soon.
 
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