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A barn is painted with an image of the Statue of Liberty and a U.S. flag | Reuters/Jim Young
May 2, 2017
Written

Political Polarization’s Geographic Roots Run Deep

The divide between urban and rural voters is growing everywhere: from New York City to farm towns.

Insights

A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask surfs the web | Reuters/Nacho Doce
April 7, 2017
Written

The Financial Industry Needs to Team Up Against Hackers

System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.

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Hundred dollar bills | iStock/Savushkin
April 13, 2017
Written

Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.

Insights

An applicant reviews a driving handbook | Reuters/Gus Ruelas
April 3, 2017
Written

Should States Give Driver’s Licenses to Unauthorized Residents?

New research shows a positive safety impact of a California law that gave 800,000 people a license to drive.

Insights

A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building, with the partial quote "taxes are what we pay," in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
April 25, 2017
Written

Can the GOP Fix the Corporate Income Tax?

A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.
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An Antidote for Health Care Reform Failure

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A Stanford expert breaks down the next big challenge of Trump’s presidency.
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Shadow Banking: The Big Winner from the Financial Crisis

Nearly a decade after the junk-mortgage crash, tech-savvy and lightly regulated lenders are thriving.
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The Financial Industry Needs to Team Up Against Hackers

System-wide collaboration is key to blocking cyber thieves, says former U.S. Treasury deputy secretary.
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Should States Give Driver’s Licenses to Unauthorized Residents?

New research shows a positive safety impact of a California law that gave 800,000 people a license to drive.
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What Does Donald Trump Mean for Our Two-Party Political System?

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Fixing Big Data’s Blind Spot

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Rahm Emanuel: Be Idealistic and Ruthless

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