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The Big Lie that Conservative Policies Are Good for Small Business Article
A small-business owner is seen in the kitchen of his restaurant in Belzoni, Mississippi, on  March 23, 2017. (AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Big Lie that Conservative Policies Are Good for Small Business

This column busts five myths about how business regulation, tax giveaways, competition, and the Affordable Care Act affect small businesses.

Kate Bahn, Regina Willensky Benjamin

The 2008 Housing Crisis Report

The 2008 Housing Crisis

Contrary to conservative arguments, the 2008 housing crisis was caused by unregulated and loosely regulated private financial entities—not the federal government’s support for homeownership.

Colin McArthur, Sarah Edelman

5 Things to Watch in President Trump’s Skinny Budget Article
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the federal budget on February 22, 2017, in the White House. (AP/Evan Vucci)

5 Things to Watch in President Trump’s Skinny Budget

The impact of President Trump’s budget on working families will depend on the answers to these five questions.

Harry Stein, Scott Nathan

Treasury Secretary Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bet Against Seniors Article
Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin arrives at Trump Tower in New York on November 30, 2016. (AP/Richard Drew)

Treasury Secretary Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bet Against Seniors

The Department of the Treasury requires a trustworthy leader. Based on the record of Financial Freedom, Mnuchin’s reverse mortgage company, it is unclear whether he meets this qualification.

Colin McArthur, Sarah Edelman

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