Would six weeks of paid parental leave be a good step forward?

The president’s budget includes a proposal to provide working parents six weeks of paid leave after childbirth or adoption.

Proposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance could increase poverty and may not save the program money

President Trump's budget proposal includes a $63 billion cut to disability insurance over the next 10 years.

What could Trump’s budget cuts mean for DC’s federal workers?

President Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal workforce will have a disproportionate impact on DC's employment and residents.

Massachusetts gave GE a “mega-deal” to move, but did it matter?

To convince GE to relocate to Boston, state and local government collaborated to offer the company millions of dollars in incentives.

Whether school choice policies actually increase choice depends on where you live

Policies aimed at increasing school choice will only work if those choices are accessible to families via transportation.

You can’t understand the gender pay gap without understanding occupational segregation

The gender pay gap is frequently dismissed by statistically removing the chief determinant of wages in a market economy: the type of work you do.

Health care employers play a key role in improving worker skills for more rewarding jobs

The health care sector is booming, and with that boom comes job opportunities for workers at all skill levels.

We need good data on LGBT Americans to craft inclusive policy

The Census Bureau announced it would include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2020 Census—then did an abrupt about-face.

There is no refugee crisis here: How the United States’ refugees differ from Europe’s

Discourse surrounding international issues has been cut and pasted onto the US refugee system, leading to public confusion over the meaning of “refugee.”

School choice advocates should be worried about federalizing school choice

The White House’s plan to give students and parents more choice might increase the federal government’s role in education at the expense of state and local control.