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April 18, 2024

The Real Story Behind Food Insecurity in the US

…lies in the subjective nature of food insecurity. Every December, the US Census Bureau asks a representative group of Americans up to 18 questions about their experience of food-related hardships over the…

April 18, 2024

Back from the brink: The intellectual tide is turning on marriage and civil society

…often have discounted the importance of the nation’s houses of worship. One recent New Yorker article, for instance, suggested faith left Christian men tortured by “guilt and shame that makes…

April 17, 2024

Homelessness and the Persistence of Deprivation: Income, Employment, and Safety Net Participation

…poverty literature. This paper provides the most detailed and accurate portrait to date of the level and persistence of material disadvantage faced by this population, including the first national estimates…

April 17, 2024

Fiscal Sanity Please, Senators

…and a ballooning national debt. All it takes is a quick look at our deteriorating fiscal picture to realize this is no time to add billions in new spending. The…

April 11, 2024

The “Case for Curriculum” Is about Reducing Teachers’ Workload

Last weekend, I gave a talk at the U.S. ResearchEd conference in Greenwich, Connecticut, on “The Case for Curriculum,” based on a paper I wrote for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which was published this week at The…

April 11, 2024

The Right Has an Opportunity to Rethink Education in America

…connect students to their community, promote patriotism, and be open minded towards faith and family. At the same time, of course, educational outcomes matter mightily, for students and the nation. A…

April 10, 2024

The Political Landmines Buried in the Latest Jobs Report

natives is down, unemployment among Black or African American individuals is up, and full-time employment has fallen. Employment by US natives is down While up last month, as displayed below,…

April 9, 2024

Biden Knows Student Loan Cancellation Is a Bad Idea

…don’t think I have the authority,” he wisely said. And beyond the question of authority, he seemed to acknowledge the ill-conceived nature of broad-based student loan cancellation when he offered…

April 8, 2024

The $1,000 Tax Hike on Middle-Class Families

When Americans file their taxes in the coming weeks, one group will be singled out for a tax hike: middle-class families with children. This April, a family with three children making…

April 8, 2024

We Still Don’t Know How Much Taxpayers Lost Due to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Fraud

…concentrated during the program’s first few months when $600-per-week PUC supplements far outweighed guaranteed minimum PUA payments averaging around $165 per week nationwide. Omitting that enormous figure would do more than diminish…