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Demographers: The South, and its political clout, will keep rising   |   January 22, 2014
In the 20-year span between 2010 and 2030, Harris County, Texas -- home of Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city -- will add more people to its population than the entire...

 

Did Big Money really lose this election? Hardly.   |   November 9, 2012
After the most money-drenched elections in history -- with close to $6 billion spent on the 2012 presidential and Congressional races alone, by one estimate -- big donors and the...

 

Will the Duke Energy scandal hurt the Democrats in November?   |   July 12, 2012
The scandal surrounding Duke Energy in the wake of the abrupt departure of incoming CEO Bill Johnson shows no signs of going away any time soon -- and that could spell trouble for...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Should Congressmen trade stock in companies they oversee?   |   June 26, 2012
Number of members of Congress or their families who traded stock in companies lobbying on matters before their committees from 2007 to 2010, according to a recent Washington Post...

 

Papers report dismal 6 months   |   May 8, 2006
The Drudge Report (which has every reason to celebrate the demise of print journalism, for several reasons) is listing the latest circulation figures for the top 20 newspapers,...

 

What happens to DoD money?   |   April 28, 2006
Over at TAPPED, Matthew Yglesias notes a recent report by the Congressional Research Service (covered in the Washington Post) analyzing spending for the Iraq war. Apparently it...

 

Immigration the new third rail?   |   March 28, 2006
As I mentioned here before, I believe the U.S. needs a rational immigration policy but I'm not sure what one looks like. I'm surprised that Congress has decided to take it...

 

Virginia rejects minimum wage hike   |   February 9, 2006
From the Washington Post, the Virginia legislature rejected a proposed state minimum wage increase to $6.15 per hour, leaving the current federal minimum wage standard of $5.15 in...

 

FEMA's Brown goes to work for Katrina contractors   |   November 23, 2005
If things don't work out in government, there's always the get-rich-quick promise of government contracting. Al Kamen reports in the Washington Post that Michael Brown,...

 

Big Sugar and the Fight Over CAFTA   |   May 16, 2005
As the Washington Post reported last Friday, President Bush is struggling to rescue the "floundering" Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and could be in for a...

 

U.S. Poll: "Get Out of Iraq"   |   April 29, 2005
Anti-war progressive activists are routinely denounced by the media, pundits, and others -- including Democratic leaders -- for taking a position that the U.S. should get out of...