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Our next president’s education agenda

Aggressively raising the bar for our nation’s public schools and students is President Obama’s greatest unsung accomplishment. One of the first decisions for the next President will be whether to expand upon Obama’s legacy – or reject it by...

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Fixing Social Security with the funhouse mirror

Around the world, social security systems are facing financing concerns over the coming decades at a time when traditional policy options are getting progressively unpopular because many of these options involve increasing taxes.

In terms...

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Should Clinton move left or right?

It's anyone's guess what it will take for Hillary Clinton to beat Donald Trump in November.  Criticizing Trump, both in terms of his character and his policies, is surely part of any successful...

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Pricing oil for a safe climate

Oil is the other fossil fuel. It has long been overshadowed by coal—and, more recently, natural gas—when it comes to addressing climate change. This circumstance is curious, considering...

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A fix for the well-intended ethanol flop

It is not often you find a Democrat from the Green Mountain State and a Republican from the Lone Star State in Washington agreeing on energy issues, but when it comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) we have found common ground in the fight...

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Momentum builds for single leave mandate

In July, Hillary Clinton will become the first female presidential nominee from a major U.S. political party.   When she accepts the nomination, she will undoubtedly mention paid family leave.

This will not be a...

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