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The Drop Out Crisis and Teen Pregnancy

Graduation season is upon us, but the approximately 1.3 million high school students who dropped out this year won’t be hearing “Pomp and Circumstance.” These…

Wingnut Watch: Bachmann’s Alternate Reality

For true connoisseurs of wingnuttery, there’s no one in elected office quite like Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Sure, her House colleague Rep. Paul Broun of…

Danger Will Robinson! GOP Actually Not Serious on Defense Cuts.

In the GOP’s Establishment v. Tea Party battle, this round, at least, looks like it was won by the outsiders. And, so it seems, the…

A Republic, If We Can Keep It

While ordinary Americans celebrate the start of summer warm weather and bemoan the lack of progress on a deficit reduction deal in Congress, members of…

Buying Time in Afghanistan

President Obama is taking heat for announcing troop withdrawals last night without clarifying U.S. war aims in Afghanistan. Yet his basic strategy couldn’t be clearer….

Presidential “Speeches”, A Comparison

Yesterday, Jim Arkedis, director of PPI’s National Security Project, gave his take on what the president should say in his speech on the Afghanistan troop…

A New Approach to School Choice

“You’ve got to keep this country in the change business,” former President Bill Clinton urged a gathering of school reformers in Atlanta yesterday. It’s sound…

What the President Should Say on Afghanistan

Here’s a message that President Obama would do well to tell to the American people tonight: Good evening, my fellow Americans. The last time I…

Wingnut Watch: Pledging Politics

Ideological litmus tests have always been a big feature of Wingnut World, with Americans for Tax Reform chief Grover Norquist’s “pledge” against support for tax…

Sibling Rivalry: Federal Power Spat Over Libya

Both the House of Representatives and the president have shown that when it comes to Libya, NATO is not the only organization susceptible to bouts…