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  • A selection of Glock pistols are seen for sale at the Pony Express Firearms shop in Parker

    How Much Would It Cost to Arm Teachers as Trump Proposed?

    What would it cost to arm more teachers is America’s schools, as President Trump has proposed? The Washington Post’s Philip Bump did some back-of-the-envelope math to try to find the answer. Bump...

  • How to Get Congress to Do Its Most Basic Job

    Congress may have agreed on a massive two-year budget deal this month, but the government is still running on a short-term spending bill through March 23. Earlier this week, USA Today’s Deirdre...

  • The rising cost of existing tax breaks could add about $3 trillion dollars to the federal debt by 2020.

    Most Americans Aren’t Feeling the Tax Cuts Yet

    Only a quarter of registered voters are seeing the effects of the recently passed tax cuts in their paychecks, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. The majority of...

  • Why Trump’s Immigration Plan Could Hurt Social Security

    Economists have warned that the Trump administration’s plan to reduce immigration and deport thousands of unauthorized immigrants could impose significant costs in terms of lower growth and lost...

  • July 21, 2014

    Are We Turning the Dials the Wrong Way?

    “Federal fiscal policy is entering uncharted territory,” Goldman Sachs economists Alec Phillips and Blake Taylor warned Sunday in a research note. Their title: “What’s Wrong with Fiscal Policy?” You...