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Politics & SocietyShort Take
John CarrKim Daniels
The expanded child tax credit kept millions of children out of poverty last year, but it expired amid partisan bickering. Making it permanent would be pro-family, pro-child, pro-life and anti-poverty.
(Jason Hargrove from Toronto, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
It is time to defund the police. I haven’t called them in years, and I need that tax money back to subscribe to Disney Plus.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Patrick T. Brown
The new Covid relief package attacks child poverty by providing cash to low-income and working-class parents. Patrick T. Brown writes that this is a goal that should unite policy makers from both parties.
In August volunteers unload a van of food donations to a local food bank in the town of Penicuik, in Midlothian, Scotland. iStock
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Stewart
As the second Covid-19 wave swept Europe so too has a burgeoning conversation about Universal Basic Income.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
“Additional EITC expansions today—for adults with or without children—would likely continue to increase labor supply, decrease poverty, and improve the well-being of lower-income families at a cost much lower than the ‘sticker price.’”
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin leaves the House Chamber after voting on the Republican tax bill on Dec. 19. Republicans muscled the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades through the House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
“We ask that [the president] take into account the full consequences of its provisions and work with Congress to remedy them before signing a tax bill into law.”