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The Virtual Loophole

Why do we need to expand the Brady Background Check system for gun sales? Because 20 years ago there was no Armslist.com. Read our Virtual Loophole report. | GRAPHICS

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Capitalize Workers!

by Jim Kessler, Jonathan Cowan Raising the minimum wage has justifiably captured policy makers’ attention, but if the goal is to materially raise living standards for every American worker, we should also be calling for a minimum pension. Done right, this would not only create real wealth for the middle and working classes, it would use the power of financial markets to reduce wealth disparity instead of widening it. More ►

What Are Our Teachers Learning?

Square_thumb by Lanae Erickson Hatalsky Why aren't American students even in the competition for global academic gold? Maybe we should take a closer look at our teacher preparation. As students have languished further behind, we've done almost nothing to ensure today’s teachers will get the training they need to better reach students in the classroom. More ►

The Wrong Way to Measure 'Strength'

Square_thumb by Faris Alikhan You don't measure security by sheer numbers of troops any more. Today, hard power is based on the overall capability... In this regard, the U.S. is still without peer. With 11 supercarriers and nearly 600 military installations overseas, the U.S. is well-positioned to respond to global crises. More ►
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