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11 facts about America’s prison population

By Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas Here’s a bit of context for Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to encourage federal prosecutors to charge low-level drug offenders with less severe crimes (thanks to Dylan Matthews and Brad Plumer for doing a … Continue reading

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Some Tech Companies Find Ways Not To Hire Americans

By Martin Kaste Lawmakers continue to wrangle over a bill that would overhaul the nation’s immigration system. One provision in this bill would allow companies to import a lot more skilled workers. The tech industry has lobbied hard for this, … Continue reading

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On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated by Debt

By Paul Kiel and Mitchell Hartman Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation’s military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding … Continue reading

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