Topic: Pew Center
More scientific data won’t convince doubters of climate change. But reframing the debate as one about values could make a difference.
06/24/2011 10:00 am
Immigrants would rather not be called aliens, either. Terms like 'illegal immigrant' foster a hateful climate for all immigrants and Hispanics. The term isn't just derogatory and damaging, it's imprecise and often inaccurate. Changing it isn't about political correctness, but political necessity.
03/11/2011 10:55 am
Union protests in Wisconsin have intensified pressure on Governor Scott Walker's bold plan to curtail public-sector union power. For the sake of fiscal health, Wisconsin should go even further by prohibiting all collective bargaining in the public sector.
02/18/2011 10:13 am
For a guy who took a 'shellacking' in the midterm elections six weeks ago, President Obama is doing pretty well during this lame-duck political period. Still, his approval rating keeps dropping.
12/19/2010 04:16 pm
Public pensions are driving state and local governments into debt at an unsustainable rate. America must face this fiscal time bomb or these dream benefits will become a nightmare.
10/01/2010 06:10 pm
The number of inmates in state prisons declined in 2009 after a long upswing. Efforts to control skyrocketing corrections budgets are a key reason.
07/09/2010 02:10 pm
The same state senator behind Arizona’s strict immigration laws is now pushing a troubling bill to ban birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.
07/07/2010 03:09 pm
On average, state workers make $39.66 an hour, have traditional pensions untouched by stock market moves, and are laid off at one-third the rate of private-sector workers. Considering concerns about the federal budget, are government jobs too cushy?
04/26/2010 06:03 pm
The 2010 Census has confused Hispanics. It asks one’s race but doesn’t have a Hispanic option. What about 'multiracial,' or brown?
04/06/2010 10:33 am
States' pension woes only have grown worse in the past year, a new study by the Pew Center for the States finds. This problem can't be laid at the door of the recession.
02/18/2010 04:35 pm