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R.I.P. Balanced Budget Amendment

April 13, 2018

Thursday's House vote killing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution is cause for celebration, and cause for concern.

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A Political Stunt, Nothing More

April 10, 2018

The House of Representatives is set to act this week on a bad idea that has been knocking around since the 1970s ¬– and whose time still has not come.

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