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R. Shep Melnick
R. Shep Melnick is the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics at Boston College.
Articles by R. Shep Melnick
The economic consequences of unstoppable entitlement spending are alarming.
Poverty isn't fixed by cash.
A review of Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, by Charles Murray
A review of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
A review of American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays, by James Q. Wilson.
Courts have not demonstrated the ability to produce the equal educational opportunity that they champion.
Teles gives an account of the rise of the conservative legal movement.
Constitutional rights to welfare benefits is an idea that refuses to die in the world of academia.
A review of In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State, by Charles Murray
Disproving 18 common beliefs about public education.
Competitive markets are still better at lifting people out of poverty than government programs.
Is Nader's truculence and grating moralism simply the product of the peculiar personality or is it the result of a "public interest" political ideology