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May 29, 2024

Liberals Should Decide Whether Being a Homemaker Is Demeaning or Worthy of Huge New Government Benefits

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker struck a nerve. In a commencement address at Benedictine College in Kansas, he ventured to female graduates that some “careers in the world” are less fulfilling…

May 23, 2024

Vast Vote-Buying Strategy — ‘Like We Have Never Seen Before’ — Is Laid to Democrats by North Dakota’s Governor

Governor Burgum of North Dakota — a potential running mate with President Trump — is warning that, under the Biden administration, there is “vote-buying going on at a scale like we have…

May 6, 2024

How Much Are You Willing to Spend on Student Loan Forgiveness?

…becomes taxes you paid, services you might have missed, or debt you will owe. No matter what, you have a share. But how big is your share? Let’s do the…

May 2, 2024

Lives Cut Short: A Project to Document Child Maltreatment Fatalities

…Pennsylvania State University Antonio Garcia, Buckhorn Professor of Social Work, University of Kentucky John Mattingly, Former Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services Viola Vaughan-Eden, Professor, Ethelyn R. Strong…

May 1, 2024

The closing of the American heart

…from intact families are about four times more likely to graduate from college than they are to spend any time incarcerated. Clearly, marriage and stable families seem to matter for…

April 30, 2024

I’m a Conservative But Defunding NPR Is a Mistake. What Should Happen Instead Might Be Surprising

…of raising funds. Such a decision would have to be the result of action by the Internal Revenue Service—based on such matters as failing to operate in keeping with their exempt…

April 29, 2024

New “Scorecard” Report Promotes Better Use of Data to Prevent Unemployment Fraud

…those data are used to evaluate system functioning, efficiency, and readiness for surges in claims—and to prevent future fraud attacks. In a new follow-on report released today (Measuring What Matters: Context and Recommendations…

April 29, 2024

Measuring What Matters: Context and Recommendations to Improve Reporting on Unemployment Insurance

Key Points This report explores the unemployment insurance system’s current data and performance management practices, including features designed to inform policymakers and the public about deficiencies in the administration of…

April 26, 2024

Washington, District of Benefit Cliffs

As the welfare state expands while policymakers struggle to contain its costs, one unintended result is the creation of significant benefit cliffs. A little-noticed September 2023 report authored by Elias Ilin and Alvaro Sanchez…