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  • The GOP's fight has just begun
    December 18, 2013
    The Republican civil war, like all civil wars, is even messier than it looks. It’s a battle between two different conservative establishments, complicated by philosophical struggles across many other fronts. Its resolution will determine whether we are a governable country.
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  • Treasury and IRS rules on nonprofits’ political activity miss the mark
    December 12, 2013
    Ultimately, the proposed Treasury-IRS rules would further chill nonprofit civic engagement and send a message to funders and groups that even long-standing and widely accepted nonpartisan behavior is “political.”
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  • A Bit of Nuance on the Minimum Wage
    December 11, 2013
    When it comes to DC policy debates, we tend to devolve pretty quickly into "you're either fer it, or you're agin it." This thought came to me this week when a number of people asked me to comment on two pieces written by perceived critics-economists David Neumark and Harry Holzer-of the increase in the minimum wage, a policy of which I've been vocally supportive.
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  • The inadequate, necessary budget deal
    December 11, 2013
    It’s a sign of how far to the right House Republicans have dragged governance in our country that the very conservative budget deal reached by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray will need many liberal and Democratic votes to pass.
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  • Use caution in raising the minimum wage
    December 9, 2013
    As localities and states consider appropriate minimum-wage increases and where to apply them, they should try to avoid increases that might make it even harder for the youngest or least-educated among us to find work.
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