National

09/24/2016 - 12:00am

    When people talk about the benefits and harms from trade, they usually refer to the labor market. That makes sense, since losing a job has a huge impact on a person's life. Even if you can find another job, it takes time and money and causes lots of stress. It disrupts your life, and sometimes you can't find as good a job as the one you had...

09/20/2016 - 12:00am

    I first learned there was an effort to establish a national museum dedicated to preserving African-American history and culture during my first term in Congress after being elected in 1986. My colleague Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, discovered that the most recent legislative efforts had run aground a...

09/19/2016 - 8:00pm

    One of the most striking ways in which Narendra Modi's government has changed the policy narrative in India is to make manufacturing central to its ambitions. This is an overdue recognition of the fact that India -- whose workforce is overwhelmingly poor and underemployed, and growing at the rate of...

09/19/2016 - 2:00pm

    The story of a people is a million stories, and there are stories told in objects that let us remember but also teach us what we do not know.

    Each family has its stories, and sometimes they come together as something collective, of a people. Objects...

09/19/2016 - 1:00pm

    Federal law is supposed to protect the privacy of your Social Security number from government inquiries -- but apparently that doesn't extend to a check on whether you've paid back taxes and child support. In a decision with worrying implications for those who oppose a single national...

09/19/2016 - 12:00am

    Long before artificial intelligence brings about the singularity, algorithms are having an influence over our most important decisions, including which candidate to back in elections. The danger this could go too far is real and we probably need some well-considered regulatory intervention.

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