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I woke up this morning expecting to find the White House website celebrating Healthcare.gov’s first birthday. When I saw no mention, I checked Rep Nancy Pelosi’s website and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s—again, no mentions. Where is the fanfare? Where are the photo ops?

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No, the Rich Are Not Taking All of the Economic Pie (In 8 Charts)

Let’s stipulate that income inequality is at staggering levels in the U.S., and that income concentration at the top has probably risen (probably). But is it true that the rich have “devoured the American economy”, that they have “conquered” it, or that “the rich aren’t just grabbing a bigger slice of the income pie—they’re taking all of it”?

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Northern Virginia is growing, and its transportation infrastructure should grow with it. However, there are better, cheaper alternatives to the $5.7 billion Silver Line, and the savings can be used in many more productive ways. 

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'The rates are too damn high'

Hailo allows people to request taxis via their smartphones, similar to Uber's ridesharing model. Hailo is a small positive step for the besieged taxi industry, but it may be too late to preserve the taxi cartels' undeserved power now that consumers have experienced the immense benefits of ridesharing.

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Women, get real: Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto

This week marks the launch of Lean Together, a 221-page book that presents an economic agenda for women’s advancement. Hadley Heath Manning, IWF’s director of health policy, said: “The government is telling women that they are not capable of making a wide range of decisions." Stand up, be heard and do things for yourself is the message.

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Many protesters marching near Times Square in New York City yesterday were organized by worker centers, which employ publicists to carefully craft messages and talking points. Fast-food workers are asking for a 100% pay raise. Instead of a spontaneous uprising, the strikes are more about style than substance.

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What to Look For In Friday's Unemployment Report

The Fed's actions in September will be influenced by the numbers that come out on Friday. Look behind the headlines, and judge for yourselves.

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Money Is Not the Answer for Our Bloated Public Education System

American public education does not need more money. Instead, it needs to spend some of its current funds on more Neighborhood Outreach Connections.

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Right-to-Work Laws Could Come to a City Near You

Can cities in non-RTW states pass their own RTW laws? The answer is yes, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in 1963. Municipalities seeking to make their business climate more friendly for job creators may find RTW laws to be a plausible option.

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How Right to Work Helps Unions and Economic Growth

States with RTW laws have faster economic growth, and union membership is growing in RTW states. If unions want to gain more members and make them better off, they should flip their anti-RTW position and give workers the right to choose whether or not to join.

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