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Who bankrolls the Super Congress?

The Super Congress has its work cut out: Twelve lawmakers, including Arizona’s Sen. Jon Kyl, have been tapped to identify more than $1 trillion in spending cuts in an autumn marathon never before seen in Washington.... Read more»


Changes in Mexico impacting U.S. immigration policy

What will happen to migration flows from Mexico once the recession ends and the American economy revs up again? To answer this question, we must understand a lesser-known story: how much Mexico itself has changed over the last few decades and what these changes will mean for the future.... Read more»2


A modern-day house call

The IAH health care delivery model is designed to focus on the growing number of people with high cost multiple chronic conditions. It not only provides primary care to these patients in their homes, but it also coordinates their care when they have to go to the hospital or nursing home.... Read more»


Why Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may be News Corp.'s next worry

The allegations against News Corp. of wide-scale corruption and obstruction of justice could violate a much bigger law than hacking: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.... Read more»


It's time to face the ugly truth about the U.S. economy

As Wall Street tumbled, pundits and prophets of doom pointed their fingers at Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt. Those on the political right pointed barbed tongues at President Barack Obama and his policies, and by the end of the day, all the main stock market indexes on Wall Street pointed markedly lower.... Read more»


Mortgage servicers spend millions on political contributions

As the financial markets roil, one of the critical factors weighing down the U.S. economy is the flood of home foreclosures. Thursday’s crash underscores how difficult it will be for the economy to make significant strides while the housing market is still in tatters.... Read more»


Border: Safer than ever

Why hasn’t the story of this transformation penetrated the national dialogue? Rather than acknowledge the remarkable advances, immigration reform opponents level sensational—and often patently false—claims meant to scare the public about border violence and insecurity.... Read more»


Imagine primary care without costly insurance

A small but growing number of doctors are figuring out they and their patients can do quite well without the middleman. If this nascent trend catches on, insurance executives might soon discover that they have been “disintermediated.”... Read more»

As kids keep dying in car trunks, GM fix is elusive

Nearly 10 years after the federal government mandated interior trunk releases in new autos, older cars never equipped with the safety devices continue to kill children drawn by curiosity into a little-known hazard.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Space shuttle was a dud, says ASU physicist

Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss called in from Australia to discuss the future of space exploration. Also, John Munger and Vince Rabago on the debt-ceiling agreement, and former Army Chief of Staff Wickham on a new study of vets.... Read more»

Think again

'Bad things happen someplace, Muslims involved'

“Left” and “right” are not equivalents in this country any more. One is genuinely concerned with facing reality and addressing it, however imperfectly and often, mistakenly. The other couldn’t care less. It’s time those in the media seeking “balance” understood this.... Read more»


In Texas, immigration and governor divide GOP

The strange saga of anti-sanctuary cities legislation in the 82nd session of the Texas State Legislature amplified the sharp dissonance around immigration politics inside the Texas Republican Party.... Read more»


Interactive: No debt limit increase means big state cuts

On August 2, if Congress fails to raise the debt limit, the United States will have its credit rating downgraded, interest rates will likely rise dramatically, and the federal government will be forced to immediately cut nearly 40 percent from its budget, which could plunge the American economy back into a deep recession.... Read more»


Trickle of illegal immigrants, flood of misinformation

What if we totally sealed the Mexican border and nobody came? True, neither is likely to happen. But after billions of dollars and torrents of anti-illegal immigrant rhetoric, it’s looking like reality at the border may be moving on.... Read more»7

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