Sydney Sarachan

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Payday lending

Do payday loans take advantage of the poor? Or do they extend much-needed loans to consumers with no other access to credit? Read our primer.

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Putting a plug in America’s brain drain

How does the U.S. spur innovation and innovation at home? And how do we stay competitive in the global race for talent?

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A rising tide of anxiety?

Do you think climate change has affected your habitat? If so, how?

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Reaching across the aisle

What’s the root cause of overcrowding in our prisons? And what can other states learn from Texas’ remarkable bipartisan efforts to reform its prison system?

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Reaching out to vets

Tell us, do you think we do enough for veterans of our most current wars and our historic wars? What more could we do to help veterans once they come home?

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Neighborhood inequalities in America: Do you see them?

Where has U.S. policy fallen short in addressing the growing wealth gap in our cities?