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Why didn’t Republicans invite the IG to the IRS hearings?

When Republicans launched their investigation of the so-called IRS targeting scandal, they relied on one key official to lead the charge—Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA.
 
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Money shouldn't outweigh merit in college admissions

Colleges and universities are supposed to be engines of social mobility where smart students from poor families get ahead based on their hard work, persistence and abilities. It’s sad that many colleges have lost their way and are primarily...

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Even in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably

Democrats are congenitally nervous about presidential elections, but this year, most Democrats will admit to feeling relatively optimistic about Hillary Clinton’s chances of beating Donald Trump in November. Trump’s unfavorability is historically...

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Roots of terror: What causes the hate?

In calling for a temporary ban on visas for Muslims desiring to enter the USA, Donald Trump stated that, as a Nation, we need to understand “what causes the hate?” before we can properly vet those within whose midst Islamic terrorists can openly...

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ATC: The worst may be yet to come

 

There is currently a dangerous effort underway to privatize our air nation’s traffic control system.  Any consumer who boards a plane regularly or in any way depends on air service should be extremely concerned.

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Speaker Ryan's Puerto Rico legislation is not a bailout

The word “bailout” can prompt an immediate, visceral reaction – especially after the events of 2008, when billions of taxpayer dollars were transferred from the government to private companies such as AIG.  The label is now so toxic that...

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Non-profits are ready for the new overtime regulations

Should an employer be able to make someone who’s paid far less than a middle-class salary work long overtime hours without paying anything for that work? Say no, and you agree with most Americans. Unfortunately, under long-standing federal...

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