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    A Blog of Ideas

The Risky Politics of Tax Cuts

Will passing tax reform prove a Pyrrhic victory?

By Nathan Pippenger

The Promise of "Free" College

And why, when so many students are finishing their degrees late—or not at all—it's simply not enough.

By Michael Dannenberg Konrad Mugglestone

Facing up to Disagreement

An essay in Boston Review reminds us that there was a dark side to the era of genteel bipartisan dealmaking and points to a way forward in a polarized era.

By Nathan Pippenger

How Badly Can Trump Harm Health Care?

Republicans seem unable to repeal the ACA. But that's not stopping Trump from pursuing a destructive health care agenda.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Police Who Prey on Victims

Exposing sexual violence toward women should include exposing the sometimes abhorrent behaviors of those supposedly protecting these victims.

By Jonathan Blanks