We’re off for the holiday break, but I hope these recent favorites will tide you over till we’re back. We’ll send out some fresh op-eds sometime in January.

In Case You Missed It…

A Few Magnificent Things That Happened in 2021 | Peter Certo
Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.

Three Reasons to Be Hopeful as a Hard Year Comes to a Close | Karen Dolan
The year to come could still see big changes for the better. Here’s how.

Affordable Child Care is the Boost Our Economy Needs | Mary C. King
High quality child care helps parents earn more now, kids earn more later, and keeps entire communities afloat.

Don’t Blame Benefits for Inflation — Blame the Global Economy | Sonali Kolhatkar
Ending child care subsidies won’t restock store shelves. A fairer, more sustainable global economy might.

Mental Health Care Is Hard to Come By — Especially If You’re Low-Income | Katie Prout
Record numbers of Americans are seeking mental health care and struggling to get it. Here’s what it’s like.

Prison Gerrymandering: The Modern ‘Three-Fifths Compromise’ | Robert P. Alvarez
Prisons inflate the political representation of the communities that host them — without any say from prisoners themselves.

Inflation Is Complicated, But Making It Better Doesn’t Have to Be | Domenica Ghanem
The best thing we can do to offset the pain of inflation is to raise the standard of living for all of us.

President Manchin | Khalil Bendib
Sorry, Mr. Biden.


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Peter Certo

Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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