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What Would Happen If America Made Voting Mandatory?

Dozens of other countries force their citizens to participate in elections.

Is Paying People Not to Commit Crimes Effective?

Washington, D.C., may offer some people financial incentives to follow the law. It wouldn't be the first.

Gas Tax Increases Still a Hard Sell in States and Congress

Just as proposals to increase gas taxes to pay for roads have failed in most states, Obama's latest pitch to tax oil companies is likely dead on arrival.

Can Government Hiring Get Out of the Stone Age?

As states and localities have tried to modernize the way they attract and retain public workers, some best practices have emerged.

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