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The New, More Powerful Wave of Civilian Oversight of Police

Cities are strengthening civilians' authority over law enforcement officers. But just how far should their power extend?

Can Government Employees Criticize the Government?

They have fewer free-speech rights than private workers, but what counts as a fireable offense is debatable.

The Real Price of College

Most states don't keep track of how much they give to students and their families in tax breaks. That could be hurting their ability to make college affordable for all.

Is the GOP's Tea Party Over?

Arizona was the poster child for Tea Party politics. Now the state's Republican leaders are focusing instead on core establishment issues. The shift there could signal what's to come across the country.

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