Daily Policy Digest

The "77 Cents on the Dollar" Myth

Most of the difference in male and female pay is due to age, marriage and hours worked -- not gender...

Federal Agencies Seek Expansive Water Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers are trying to redefine the U.S. waters that can be regulated under the Clean Water Act...

Poverty Drops as Urbanization Rises

Poverty has fallen dramatically over the last 200 years...

Enrollees Have Difficulty Accessing Care under Medicaid

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services details problems in health care access within Medicaid...

Putting Government Spending into Perspective

The United States spent $3.5 trillion in 2014, ran a deficit of $486 billion and has a national debt of almost $18 trillion...

Obamacare Encourages Consolidation, Discourages Independent Medical Practices

In 2008, 62 percent of American physicians were "independent," meaning they had their own practices and were not employed by hospitals. Today, just 35 percent of American doctors are independent...

Amending the Constitution through a Convention of States

Article V of the Constitution sets out two ways to amend the Constitution...

The Rise in Single Motherhood Since 1965

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan caused a stir when he reported on the growing number of black children being born to single mothers and growing up without a father in the home...

Linking Teacher Skills to Student Achievement

Is there a link between teacher quality and student performance?...

Taxes on the Chopping Block in 2015

With a new, Republican-controlled Congress taking office in January, lawmakers will likely focus on reforming the federal tax code...


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