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Study: Tax ˜incentives’ don’t bring jobs

Travis Perry By the time the McQueeny Group signed up for tax breaks through Kansas’ primary economic development engine, vice president Rod Slump said the business was already looking to make a move. Tax breaks provided through Promoting Employment Across Kansas were just icing on the cake. This is true for recipient companies across the state, according to a

Number of Republicans in America reaches record high

After falling for two straight months, the number of Americans who consider themselves Republicans jumped nearly three points in August.  During August, 37.6% of Americans considered themselves Republicans. That’s up from 34.9% in July and 35.4% in June. It’s also the largest number of Republicans ever recorded by Rasmussen Report since monthly tracking began in

Fed Studies Show Damage to Labor Market Is Reversible

Most of the damage inflicted on the U.S. labor market by the recession is reversible, according to Federal Reserve research, leaving open the possibility that additional stimulus will be effective in reducing joblessness. About one-third, or 1.5 percentage points, of the jump in unemployment from 5 percent as the economic slump began to its 10

Decline in Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes

The major criticism of drone strikes–the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policy especially in Pakistan and Yemen–is that they cause too many civilian casualties, thereby creating more militants than they eliminate. A new study from the New America Foundation disputes that conclusion. Authors Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland write: “The estimated civilian death rate