Rather than tinkering with the deduction, Republicans should get rid of it altogether and replace it with something that would actually help more Americans afford a home.
Between 1982 and 2013, the share of home owners among 25-34 year olds shrunk, by more than 20%. On the other hand, the share of home owners among those aged 65+ years has risen slightly.
A provocative new documentary, 'Starving the Beast,' blames the condition of higher ed on right-wing policies. A scholar argues that the film ignores a long history that has led to current crisis.