Conservative Lawmakers Say Current Welfare System Is ‘Anti-Family’
Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal
With a new Republican administration in tow, conservative lawmakers are renewing their call for welfare reform that incentivizes families rather than punishing them.
One Way Trump Could Strike an Immediate Blow Against Cronyism
Tom Rogan , Opportunity Lives
Seeking election, Donald Trump promised his supporters three things: a wall to prevent illegal immigration, protectionist trade reforms and restrictions on political cronyism. But out of these three, only Trump’s anti-cronyism agenda attracts support from across the U.S. political spectrum.
Judge blocks Obama administration rule extending overtime pay
Catherine Garcia, The Week
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant of Texas blocked a rule by the Obama administration extending mandatory overtime pay, deciding it runs counter to the federal law that governs who is eligible for overtime.
The Costs of Being Poor
Adam D. Reich, The American Prospect
Two new books explore how difficult the housing market and criminal justice system make it to climb out of poverty.