States should abolish lotteries like Mega Millions and Powerball. Lotteries take advantage of those who least understand the odds and can least afford to pay.
President Obama effectively used the bully pulpit to pressure Republicans to pass a renewal of student loan subsidies. But are these subsidies a good idea?
Santorum hardly disagrees with Obama on higher education, his highly charged comments on higher education are part of a "culture war" political strategy.
The progressive consumption tax encourages work and investment, discourages conspicuous consumption, and has support from economists on the left and right.