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How to Solve the Teacher Pay Puzzle

Should teachers be paid more or less? The answer is: both.

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Why Subsidies Are Bad for Wages

As a case from 18th century Britain shows, subsidizing the working poor with entitlements, makes it all but impossible for them to work their way out of poverty.

We Need an Entrepreneurial Presidency to Support Entrepreneurs Pete Souza/White House

We Need an Entrepreneurial Presidency to Support Entrepreneurs

An open letter to the White House on behalf of the growing independent workforce of freelancers, gig-holders, and start-ups

Mitt Romney vs. the Newtron Bomb Krystal Ball

Mitt Romney vs. the Newtron Bomb

Gingrich's attacks on Romney aren't really about the country, and are not really about the Republican Party. They're about revenge.

What Do Lawyers and Bankers Have in Common? They Lost Jobs in 2011 Shutterstock / SFC

What Do Lawyers and Bankers Have in Common? They Lost Jobs in 2011

If you were a lawyer or worked on Wall Street last year, you were a member of an unlucky club: The shrinking white collar industry.

What's Changed in Arizona Politics Since the Giffords Shooting Reuters

What's Changed in Arizona Politics Since the Giffords Shooting

The tone was supposed to become more civil. Instead, strident anti-immigrant sentiment and partisan backbiting have continued.

The Hawkish, Historically Illiterate Case Against Defense Cuts Reuters

The Hawkish, Historically Illiterate Case Against Defense Cuts

Max Boot surveys American history and concludes that the U.S. military should have been bigger at all times.

Bill Daley, the Wrong Man for the Job Reuters

Bill Daley, the Wrong Man for the Job

A centrist Chicago Democrat who made $20 million at JPMorgan Chase, he was ill-placed at the helm of a White House trending populist.

Who Is New White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew?

Who Is New White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew?

The president's new right-hand man is a bookish, private man, but he's also an outspoken liberal who fits Obama's new populist tone.

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The Meaning of Mitt Romney Saying 'I Like Being Able to Fire People'

... And across the country, one could hear the faint sound of political reporters weeping for joy

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