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Indiana Pence and the Dumb State Death Spiral

Ryan Casey | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Ryan Casey

Two major phenomena in recent years--growing political segregation, and the dynamism of the new global economy--might mean that progressive states that attract and invest in talented young people will flourish, while states clinging to the tired, disproven dogma of the past will flounder.

Michael Calderone

New York Times Moves In On Politico's Turf | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- A few months ago, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said in an interview that she looks at Politico each day, and specifical...

The One Thing Obama Neglected To Mention On His Jobs Tour

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Inequality is not simply a question of spending power. It has physical dimensions, not least urban geography that includes an unbridgeable chasm between working opportunities and the places where people live.

High Achievement and High Opportunity Can Co-exist

John A. Roush | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
John A. Roush

Come here, meet our academic standards, and we guarantee graduation in four years, as well as a study abroad experience and internship or research experience.

Why Does Neither Candidate Have A Real Plan To Fix The Jobs Crisis?

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

The single-most important economic issue of our time has been largely ignored in the course of this dispiriting presidential campaign, namely, the need to generate tens of millions of quality paychecks in an economy now decades removed from having enough of them.

Is It Really the Economy, Stupid?

Joe Mandato | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Joe Mandato

If this election were truly about the economy, this country's voters would either hold this administration's feet to the fire and force it to be more specific about its solutions to this economic crisis, or it would be voted out of office in November.

This Is Not Your Mother's Medicare: Part 2

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are confident that good citizens will be willing to put the country's interests first and advocate for and demand a pragmatic and collaborative solution to our Medicare dilemma.

The "Younger" Games: Phony Age War Strikes Again ... and Again ... and Again

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In an economy where most people's lives have been harmed by bank recklessness and massive wealth inequality, there are instigators and those who follow them want everybody to worry about a different predator instead:

Leonhardt on Why the Great Depression Was Good

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

How can we get back to that marvelous age of the '50s with its amazing economic growth, low unemployment, great equality of incomes and world supremacy? The answer is: suffer through a slump that lasts a decade and that scars every American.

Michael Calderone

David Leonhardt Could Get NY Times Top D.C. Job | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.20.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times is expected to name columnist David Leonhardt as the paper’s next Washington bureau chief, a bold first move for inco...

David Leonhardt: Health Care Reform Complaints Expose Problems With Status Quo

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Consider what it would be like to have a health insurance plan that capped annual benefits at $2,000. For any medical care costing more than that, you...

The Times Opts Out of the "Opt Out" Narrative

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan Williams

Penalties for part-time work in the U.S. are artificially high. The flexibility stigma affects anyone, male or female, who is unable or unwilling to work in the employment pattern traditional of male breadwinners.

Do Kids Kill Careers?

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Gender, not kids, charts career success. Women and men jump off traditional career paths at equal rates -- but only women are penalized for it when they try to get back on track.

The F Word: What Are Teachers Worth?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

That's the question, as the Senate puts off a vote on $10 billion for state and local governments to prevent teacher layoffs. Senate leadership wanted the bill to be deficit neutral.

It's Not Just the Teacher -- It's What the Teacher Teaches, Including Life Skills!

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

As I reviewed study after study, across multiple disciplines, from developmental psychology to neuroscience, it became abundantly clear to me that life skills make a difference in children's short-term and long-term success.

Four Ways To A Better Financial Reform Bill: David Leonhardt | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

So the Obama administration and Congress were smart to avoid the magic bullet trap: the wishful idea that one sweeping solution, like breaking up the ...

The F Word: Dangerous Experiment for Deficit Hawks

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Top economics writers are sending some scary signals this week. Just as June unemployment numbers are due, Paul Krugman's declaring that we could be ...

Risky Business: With Stimulus Funds Running Dry, Government Betting On Private Sector

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With midterm elections drawing near, it's becoming increasingly difficult to convince Congress that more government money is needed to pull the United...

Change to Believe in or Focus for Hate-Mongering?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

With their anger and vitriol, Republicans and Tea Partiers are banking on Americans rejecting health insurance reform. But their plan is in peril. Americans appear to be embracing hope and change in health care.

Federal Reserve's Past Errors Undermine Its Request For Expanded Authority: NYT | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If only we'd had more power, we could have kept the financial crisis from getting so bad. That has been the position of Ben Bernanke, the Federal Res...

The Killers Among Us (And Other Weak Arguments for the Senate Health Bill)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Have you heard? Progressives who oppose the Senate health bill are the moral equivalent of mass murderers. That argument is actually being made - along with the charge, ironically enough, that they're being too emotional.

David Leonhardt: Financial System Better Despite 'Flare-Ups' Like Dubai

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thanks to low interest rates and other recent policies to support the real estate market, houses in this country are not especially cheap today, compa...

Older Entrepreneurs and the Great Recession

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Many boomers are burned out on big companies and want to try their hand running their own show before they hang it up for good.

Rising Tide

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gershon Hepner

We all prefer, like King Canute, to think we can control the tide, as we our treasury now loot, from reality to hide.

NYT Condemns Anti-Rationing Health Care Arguments: "Not Substantive"

New York Times | David Leonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More to the point: Rationing! As in: Wait, are you talking about rationing medical care? Access to medical care is a fundamental right. And rationing...