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  • Player of the Week: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is hoping 2014 will be a lot better than 2013.

  • Player of the Week: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been trying to iron out a budget deal with his counterpart in the upper chamber, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

  • Player of the Week: Immigration activists

    Proponents of the Senate-passed immigration reform bill are attempting to put pressure on House Republican leaders to act.

    But it is not clear that the House will pass any immigration or border-security measures this Congress.

    Fast for Families, a...

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  • Taxes on cigarettes help reduce number of smokers

    Science and experience have demonstrated conclusively that cigarette tax increases are highly effective at reducing smoking, especially among kids. 

  • Officials need a solution to Chicago’s gun problem

    When I first heard about the 82 shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, I thought U.S. forces had been ambushed in Afghanistan. “War is hell,” as Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman so famously put it. How else could you explain so many being wounded or worse...

  • Sportsmen’s bill deserves coverage over dysfunction

    In Washington, it is a truism that controversy and partisan strife make a better story than good bipartisan policy.

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  • Dodd-Frank doesn’t end ‘too big to fail’

    The Dodd-Frank Act was supposed to end investors’ perception that the largest financial firms are “too big to fail” (TBTF) and remove the risk that a large institutional failure could create financial instability unless the government protected investors from loss....

  • Making workers’ rights a civil right

    A half-century ago, labor leaders sought common cause with civil rights groups in passing legislation to outlaw employment discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, religion and national origin. Most famously in that effort, the trade union and civil rights movements came together...

  • Child migrant crisis requires quick action, long-term solutions

    Although the media and the public are transfixed by the current coverage of the arrival of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children at our Texas border in the last few weeks, this sudden crisis is not really “sudden.” It has been methodically growing for more than...