The history of the U.S. welfare program and reform


Welfare recipients have come into the spotlight as states crack down on how they can spend welfare money. Continue reading

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How an Afghan dressmaker became a policy-maker


When Kamila Sidiqi was a teenager during Taliban rule in Afghanistan, she was not permitted to work, attend school or leave her house without a male chaperone. Today, she holds the powerful position of deputy chief of staff to Afghan President Ashraf Ghan Continue reading

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How U.S. laws on maternity leave impact new parents


The United States and the island nation of Papua New Guinea are unique as the only two countries that do not guarantee paid time off for new moms to care for their infants. Continue reading

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How to learn about the Chinese economy through rap songs


An American rapper and comedian’s popular videos are taking a new approach to the issue of rising prices in China. Continue reading

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Proposed law would make crowdfunding easier


A new bill would make it easier for new companies to raise large amounts of money from crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter. Continue reading

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