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November 9, 2023

Child Support Policy: Areas of Emerging Agreement and Ongoing Debate

This paper will be delivered at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management 2023 Fall Research Conference. Abstract The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) system has a broad scope and provides…

October 31, 2023

Lawmakers Continue Trying to Revive Pandemic-Style Benefits

…totaled $118 billion—the equivalent of four regular years of state UI payments nationwide. Reviving PUA would contradict the testimony of Robert Asaro Angelo, New Jersey’s labor commissioner and a recent Democratic…

October 27, 2023

What Happened to the American Dream?

…Mills to Robert Bork and Barbara Jordan, whose ideas illuminate the larger transformations Leonhardt describes. The book’s argument belongs to a genre, reconsiderations of neoliberalism, that’s somewhat familiar by now…

October 24, 2023

Roanoke Atones for Urban Renewal—Artistically

Discussions of the ill effects of public housing, urban renewal, and urban freeways usually focus on big cities: the Chicago-lakefront hellhole called the Robert Taylor Homes, now-demolished; Robert Moses’s Cross-Bronx…

October 6, 2023

After a Banner Year for School Choice, the Challenge Is to Ensure New Programs Work

…to fare better? I can think of few who can speak more thoughtfully on this topic than Robert Enlow, the CEO and president of EdChoice (launched in 1995 as the…

September 22, 2023

Repairing the Damage Columbia’s Teachers College Did to American Kids Will Take Years

I’ve come to bury Lucy Calkins, not to praise her. Columbia University’s Teachers College announced this month what once seemed unthinkable: It’s “dissolving” its relationship with Calkins, sending the controversial literacy…

September 19, 2023

House Budget Plan Proposes Commonsense Welfare Changes

The House Budget Committee, headed by Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), today released a draft budget proposal detailing the majority’s spending priorities and proposed changes across a range of government benefits and programs….

September 18, 2023

Students’ Lack of Basic Knowledge of US History and Civics Remains a National Embarrassment

A new study from a pair of Penn State researchers finds that passing the US Citizenship Test as a high school graduation requirement does nothing to improve youth voter turnout. Within the…

September 18, 2023

No Culture Wars, Please, We’re Academics

…versus unmarried mothers, even when the married and unmarried mothers are the same age and have the same levels of education.” From Charles Murray to Robert Putnam, Thomas Sowell to…

September 18, 2023

A Degree of Risk

…requires that Congress speak clearly before a department secretary can unilaterally alter large sections of the American economy,” said Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority opinion. Despite the defeat, Biden has doubled…