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  • Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?

    Will Castro, Obama do more than have a handshake?
    The seventh Summit of the Americas starts tomorrow.
  • Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity

    Improving financial literacy is key to spreading prosperity
    Everyone agrees that financial literacy is critically important. It's not a new concept. In fact, if you look at the wide variety of programs on the website of the Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy (Jumpstart.org), you'll see that over...

    Florida sentencing laws cut blacks' success chances

    Florida sentencing laws cut blacks' success chances
    The tributes to those who braved the nightsticks of Alabama state troopers 50 years ago to march for voting rights were inspiring. The state of Black America a half-century later is depressing. In a recent report titled "Five Bleak Facts on Black...

    Proposed GOP alternatives to Obamacare subsidies are bad medicine

    Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...

    An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax

    An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax
    Allusions to the notion that Chicago is really two cities — one increasingly poor, the other increasingly affluent — are going to dominate the remainder of the Rahm Emanuel vs. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia mayoral campaign. Because it's true,...