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    The Sneaky Way Three States Are Getting Around a New Food Stamp Reform

    Three states are trying to get around a new minor reform Congress made to the food stamp program. In the farm bill it passed earlier this month, Congress tightened a loophole dubbed “Heat and Eat” that has made it possible for states to artificially boost the amount of food stamp … More

    Four Bold Ideas from CPAC’s Immigration Panel

    Can there be meaningful immigration reform without citizenship? For many on yesterday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) panel, the answer seemed to be no. But Heritage’s Derrick Morgan spoke eloquently about supporting immigration for our country while upholding the rule of law and America’s tough but fair naturalization process. Here … More

    Parents in Charge: Fight for School Choice Takes Stage at CPAC

    As more and more cracks begin to show in the Common Core initiative, Americans are pushing back, insisting that parents—not bureaucrats in Washington—should “be in charge” of their children’s education. This assertion, delivered by the Friedman Foundation’s Robert Enlow at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference  (CPAC), was met with … More

    Some New Jobs Added in February, But Not Enough

      The best news in the February employment report is what it did not show: new signs of an economic slowdown. Both the December and January employment reports found weak job growth. The February report, however, showed moderate hiring. The payroll survey found employers added 175,000 net new jobs in … More

    Some Recovery: Two Million Fewer Americans Are Employed Than Were a Year Ago

    This is supposed to be the fifth year of an economic “recovery,” but the jobs numbers continue to badly underperform. In February, U.S. employers added 175,000 workers to their payrolls, but that’s still below the 200,000 to 250,000 a month we need to bring down the real unemployment rate and … More