March 17, 2021 -
Water being delivered by truck in Mississippi's capital city. The electrical grid collapse in Texas. The hacking of a Florida water treatment plant. All of these appear at first glance to be infrastructure failures, but at their root is a failure of politics.
April 15, 2016 -
Undocumented immigrants are already paying billions of dollars in state and local taxes. A new study finds that giving them legal status would boost those collections substantially.
April 13, 2015 -
By underfunding audits, politicians are helping their rich friends get away with tax evasion. The resulting shortfall provides an excuse to weaken government programs they never liked anyway.
March 4, 2015 -
In sprawling metros of the South, residential segregation influences school quality, housing options, and transportation, and a disconnect often exists between low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and the location of good jobs.
January 23, 2015 -
Numerous states are facing likely budget shortfalls, but some of those facing the most serious problems are hamstrung in crafting solutions by political leaders opposed to new taxes and by regressive tax systems that rely on struggling working-class families.
September 19, 2012 -
In a speech to wealthy donors, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said 47 percent of Americans "pay no income tax," are "dependent upon government," and "will vote for the president no matter what." A look at the numbers behind those claims.
April 17, 2012 -
Rather than commiserate at tax time, let's celebrate our collective effort to build a better society.