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In 60 Seconds: The Moral Case for Universal Basic Income

Charles Murray explains the morality behind a universal basic income, and how the program would encourage a more happy and free way of life.

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Soda Tax in Philly to Fund Pre-K?

When other cities have proposed a tax on sugary soft drinks, it’s often sold as a plan to fight obesity. Not in Philadelphia, where a battle is brewing over the mayor’s 3 cents-per-ounce tax plan that would be used to fund citywide pre-K. The beverage industry opposes the tax and argues that if you’re going to tax them, then why not cakes and candy? Hari Sreenivasan reports. .

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Authoritarianism: The Political Science That Explains Trump

The obscure research that predicted Donald Trump. .

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How Highways Wrecked American Cities

The Interstate Highway System was one of America's most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighborhoods across the nation. .

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Controversial California Program Offers Cash to Reduce Gun Crimes

A local government-run program in Richmond, California, pays some young men up to $1,000 a month for as long as nine months if they achieve personal goals and stay out of trouble. The program targets some of the most dangerous people on the street, suspected, or previously convicted, of committing gun crimes. Yet critics say paying former criminals to reduce gun violence is the wrong approach. .

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Empower State Pension Reformers!

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth on how Congress can help state legislators address ballooning pension obligations..

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A Way Out for Puerto Rico?

Former Sen. Judd Gregg discusses Congress’s debt restructuring plan and whether Republicans will support it. .

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The Numbers Behind America's Heroin Epidemic Are Staggering

The heroin epidemic in America is spiraling out of control, and there's a grim connection between opioid painkiller addition and heroin addiction. It's become a key talking point in the 2016 election, and President Barack Obama is dedicating more than a billion dollars to combat the growing problem. This Bloomberg QuickTake examines how we got here and how politicians are attempting to combat it.....

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Are Members of Congress Becoming Telemarketers?

NORAH O'DONNELL: The American public has a low opinion of Congress. Only 14 percent think it's doing a good job. But Congress has excelled in one way. Raising money. Members of Congress raised more than a billion dollars for their 2014 election. And they never stop. Nearly every day, they spend hours on the phone asking supporters and even total strangers for campaign donations -- hours spent....

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