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  • Big Ideas: On deportations, emperors and college dropouts

    Alex Nowrasteh for Cato at Liberty: It's become clear over the last few months that something very funny is going on with immigration enforcement statistics. ... The data generally show that interior enforcement, what most people commonly think of as “deportations” (but also includes I-9,...

  • Big Ideas: On serving sizes, sales taxes and green eating

    One size rarely fits all. You wouldn't buy clothes from a store offering only the largest sizes, blindly accepting the word of the proprietor that a super-sized pair of slacks is what you want and need.

  • Big Ideas: On partner homicide, fashion and e-cigarettes

    Janine Zweig for the Urban Institute's MetroTrends blog: Just like O.J. Simpson's 1994 trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Olympian Oscar Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has catapulted intimate partner homicide back into the news. Simpson was acquitted...

  • Big Ideas: On Elizabeth Warren, coal ash and the debt

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a potential 2016 presidential candidate, says Congress should hike taxes on families and small businesses making more than $1 million, then use the tax revenue to let debt-ridden students refinance their college loans.

  • Big Ideas: On truthiness, the Duke porn actress and Common Core

    In modern times, “truthiness” — a “truth” asserted “from the gut” or because it “feels right,” without regard to evidence or logic — is also a key part of political discourse. It is difficult to imagine life without it, and our political discourse is weakened by Orwellian laws...

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