Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

Get Ready for Bush 2.0


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Political reporters have a saying: There’s always a tweet.

How Your Personal Income Taxes Were Spent in 2017

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Tax Day is April 17, 2018. Americans will file their tax returns for all income received in 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

Check out our Tax Day 2018 resources:

Wall Street Bonus Pool Dwarfs ‘Tax Reform Bonuses’ and Minimum Wage Earnings While Contributing to Gender Inequality

News from the Institute for Policy Studies — for immediate release March 26, 2018

Just-released figures from the New York State Comptroller show Wall Street banks handed out $31.4 billion in bonuses to their New York City-based employees for 2017 performance, up 17 percent over 2016. According to Institute for Policy Studies analysis of these figures:

Wall Street bonuses v. ‘tax reform’ bonuses 

Trump, Terrorism, and the Politics of Witch Hunts


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Five hundred years ago, a popular test to flush out witches was called “ordeal by water.” Dunk an alleged witch into a lake. If she sinks, she’s innocent. If she floats, her guilt is plain for all to see and she can be safely burned at the stake.