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Stop playing politics with ports

Who actually benefits from the Jones Act, the 1920 law stipulating that all maritime commerce between U.S. ports has to take place on ships...

Let states cut drug prices

Drug prices are too high, and Congress lacks the political will to do anything about it. These are two of the most uncontroversial assertions...

How not to erase student debt

Even by government standards, it is a colossally dumb idea: revoking someone’s license to work as a way to get them to pay off...

The case for three-year degrees

The basic cause of America’s student-loan crisis is no mystery: College tuition and fees continue to soar while the earnings of recent graduates remain...

Big banks need to know what they’re doing

“Know thyself,” goes the Delphic maxim. You might think it superfluous advice for the world’s biggest banks – that the executives responsible for global...

Tax reform is not about ‘cuts’

When Congress recently adopted a budget, the White House responded (as it is wont to do) with a tweet. “Budget passes House,” it read....

Tariffs on solar panels would kill U.S. jobs

The U.S. solar industry is threatened by one of President Donald Trump’s more destructive impulses: his eagerness to punish supposedly unfair trade practices.By next...

White House proposals put oceans at risk

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke thinks that some of the places designated as national monuments in the past two decades are overprotected. Banning economic activity...

Ground is shifting on health care

Congress’ failed effort to undo Obamacare this year revealed an important political shift in the U.S.: Americans are no longer content to let people...

A faster, more rural internet is needed

Of the many divides between urban and rural America – political, cultural, sartorial – the hardest to justify may be technological. Fast internet service...
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