Black Voters Saved Thad Cochran and the GOP Establishment. Here's What Republicans Owe Them In Return.
June 25, 2014
A modest proposal for establishment Republicans to do right by their saviors.
If Chris McDaniel becomes a senator it won't change much about U.S. policy, but it's a damning reflection of the American right.
Mississippi's Sex-Ed Classes Teach Kids That Homosexuality Is Illegal, Even Though It Isn't
April 07, 2014
Even though the Supreme Court has voided the state law against it.
Bad Idea of the Day: Drug Testing Welfare Applicants
March 14, 2014
A Q&A with health policy expert Harold Pollack.
How "Religious Freedom" Laws Sanction Discrimination
March 12, 2014
Anti-discrimination laws can't protect gay people against the new "religious freedom."
The Factoid That Explains Why You Want to Live in a Blue State
October 04, 2013
How much of a difference does living in a Democratic-run state make? Here's the difference between what a family of three—a working parent with two dependants—would have to make in Minnesota and Alabama in order to qualify for subsidized insurance.
What Obamacare Will Cost You: Now We Know
September 25, 2013
President Obama, President Clinton, and Senator Ted Cruz all spent a lot of time talking about Obamacare on Tuesday.
No Southern Comfort For Wishful Liberals
November 20, 2012
Southern liberals say the region isn't as severely Republican as it seems. But they're ignoring reality.
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