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Clear benefits of 529 college savings plans

Everybody dreams of a better future for their children. We want our children to have the opportunities they need to succeed and we are willing to do everything we can to make that happen.

The key often lies in higher education. However,...

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Budgetary stalemates are the ‘regular order'

This week, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price began a series of hearings to explore overhauling the Congressional budget process with an eye towards making it function better.  Finger pointing failing to pass the annual budget...

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What Bernie needs to do right now

Bernie needs to win something like 68% of the remaining primary votes to take the lead in earned delegates from Hillary.  This is a tall order.  If he actually is serious about taking the nomination,  he needs to break some new...

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On Memorial Day, remembrance, celebration, and oil

For most Americans, Memorial Day is a holiday with two faces. First and foremost, it is a solemn remembrance of Americans who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. So there can be a disconnect between the holiday’s core meaning...

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An affordable housing solution both parties can get behind

America is facing a housing affordability crisis that is already serious and continues to grow. Rising rents and stagnant wages have left lower-income households in every state struggling to afford stable places to call home. One in four renters—...

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