A Guide to the NRA's Crazy Press Conference on School Violence
December 21, 2012
A look at NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre's speech today reveals it to be completely out of touch with reality.
Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012
He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.
GOPocalypse: A Guide to Republican Purges
December 06, 2012
Who's trashing whom on the right? Here's a handy guide to post-election GOP recrimination.
How Charter Schools Fleece Taxpayers
November 20, 2012
Charter schools turn out to be an excellent way to skim off public funds without going to jail.
A New Look at How the Tax Code Works for Working Families
November 19, 2012
As the clock ticks down to January 1, and lawmakers try to hash out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and address the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, new data on taxpayers in the United States--collected from federal tax returns and available down to the ZIP code level through Brookings’ EITC Interactive--provide an important perspective on the impact of the tax code on families and communities across the country. For instance, the latest EITC Interactive data--which represent tax returns filed in January through June of 2011--show that key provisions in the tax code proved responsive to the G
The Ecstasy and Agonies of a Permanent Democratic Majority
November 16, 2012
Why the Obama coalition might still flop.
How Vulnerable Is John Kerry’s Senate Seat?
November 14, 2012
A Kerry appointment would put a Senate seat up for grabs. Can Democrats retain it?
Four Gorgeous Places in America That Should Be Protected Parks
November 12, 2012
America's natural wonders and historic landmarks are the latest victims of Congressional inaction.
“Soon We Are Going to Have to Start Worrying about Texas and Arizona”: A Conversation with Norm Coleman
November 12, 2012
After the GOP was trounced by Latino voters on Election Day—a nightmare scenario that sophisticated observers had seen coming for a long time—I called former Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, the Chairman of the Board of the center-right American Action Network and its related organization, the Hispanic Leadership Network.