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Eliminating Big Oil Tax Loopholes Won’t Lead to a Tax Increase

Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss explain why oil company lobbyists are wrong when they claim that ending handouts to companies will increase taxes.

By Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, May 16, 2011

Payment Police 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report Marsha Simon outlines how to save billions by addressing improper Medicare and Medicaid payments.

By Marsha Simon | Monday, May 16, 2011

Big Oil’s Misbegotten Tax Gusher

Seth Hanlon shows how oil and gas companies are poised to reap more than $70 billion in tax breaks over the next 10 years, even as they rake in billions in profits that are squeezing ordinary Americans at the pump.

By Seth Hanlon | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Advancing Teacher and Principal Effectiveness

book_alt2 icon Report Ulrich Boser and Robin Chait give four recommendations on how to improve teacher and principal effectiveness.

By Ulrich Boser and Robin Chait | Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Infrastructure Matters

We need to invest in infrastructure now for the sake of public safety and to boost our economy, says Donna Cooper.

By Donna Cooper | Friday, March 18, 2011

Timing Is Everything

Joy Moses applauds the new Government Accountability Office report on costly overlapping government programs, especially its recommendations to proceed cautiously before reforming hunger and homelessness programs.

By Joy Moses | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Getting What We Pay for from Our Schools

We should look for ways to get more bang for our educational buck in the United States, writes James Hairston.

By James Hairston | Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Reorganizing Government to Promote Competitiveness

article icon Issue Brief Jitinder Kohli and Jordan Eizenga examine the government’s ability to make policy and implement programs that promote competitiveness, and present four options for government reorganization.

By Jitinder Kohli and Jordan Eizenga | Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Restoring Tricare

book_alt2 icon Report The cost of military health care could eventually begin to divert funding away from other crucial national security initiatives, write Lawrence Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman | Monday, February 28, 2011

The Case for State Food Action Plans

book_alt2 icon Report Joel Berg and Joy Moses on food action plans and bringing states closer to reaching hunger and obesity-reduction goals.

By Joel Berg and Joy Moses | Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Community Program in Crosshairs Must Target Performance

Donna Cooper and Jitinder Kohli discuss how this embattled program that offers opportunity to less fortunate Americans can bridge political divides by improving performance.

By Donna Cooper and Jitinder Kohli | Friday, February 11, 2011

Ineffective and Unfair

Donna Cooper explains why Republican cuts to health care for women and children will cost more than they save.

By Donna Cooper | Thursday, February 10, 2011

Our Infrastructure Challenge

Donna Cooper applauds high-speed rail investments unveiled by Vice President Biden, but challenges the administration to create public-private partnerships to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.

By Donna Cooper | Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Concentrating on U.S. Competitiveness

play_alt icon Video Jitinder Kohli discusses how to enhance U.S. competitiveness.

By Jitinder Kohli | Monday, January 31, 2011

Return on Educational Investment

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Ulrich Boser presents findings from a yearlong study of the efficiency of the nation’s public education system.

By Ulrich Boser | Wednesday, January 19, 2011