Tobias Wolff of the Law School says that politicians can be “hyper-cautious” about public-policy issues like gay rights even when the public supports change.
Peter Cappelli, Michael Useem, Matthew Bidwell and John Paul MacDuffie of the Wharton School share their perspective on why Wharton students hate bonuses.
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School shares his perspective on strategies to tackle health-care policies.
Colleges stand to lose billions of dollars for research, facilities, and other purposes if Congressional leaders hold firm in their pledge to ban earmarks, the spending that individual members direct to their home states and favorite projects outside of the competitive processes.
President Obama has reached a deal with Republicans that would extend for two years a series of expiring tax benefits, including a research-and-development tax credit and a trio of deductions and credits for college tuition. Under the terms of the compromise, Mr. Obama agreed to a two-year extension of the Bush-era income-tax cuts in exchange for an extension of unemployment benefits and a payroll tax holiday.
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on the Christmas Village signage dispute.