Affordable Housing Shortage

CQ Researcher Can new policies increase supply? Martha Simmons had hoped to buy the 1,375-square-foot house she has rented for 13 years in San Francisco’s Bayview district. But that dream now appears impossible. Three years ago, Simmons offered her landlord $600,000 for the house and received a counteroffer of $900,000 — way too much for

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Worker Safety

CQ Researcher Should the government do more to punish violators? Collin Vander Galien was taking a break from throwing 55-pound bags of corn into a rail car at a milling plant in Cambria, Wis., when he suddenly heard a blast. The next thing he knew, he was on his knees with his legs pinned under

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Military Readiness

CQ Researcher Is the Pentagon Prepared for Future Threats? This year has not been kind to the U.S. Navy. In January, a guided missile cruiser ran aground in Tokyo Bay. In May, another cruiser collided with a South Korean fishing vessel off the Korean Peninsula, injuring several sailors. Then, the unthinkable. On June 17, a

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Native American Sovereignty

CQ Researcher Should Indians have more control over their land? On rolling hills in south-central Montana, near where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry made their Last Stand in 1876, the Crow Nation sees the future. The tribe’s 2.2-million-acre reservation is rich in coal, and unlocking its potential is critical to the

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