If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.
Reforming Michelle Rhee
July 08, 2013
John DeBerry Jr., a veteran House member in Tennessee, has never been fond of fundraisers. Handshakes, not dollars, make the difference in his stretch of Memphis, where he has been campaigning the old-fashioned way for nearly 20 years.
The Democrats' 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control
January 14, 2013
Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?
Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.
Gun Politics Can Change. They Have Before.
December 17, 2012
Why do so many people in Washington think it will be impossible to tighten gun control?
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