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230 Years and Zero Presidents: Why Mayors Haven’t Jumped Straight to the White House

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A cultural suspicion about big cities seems to be part of the problem, but that attitude might be changing.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Backup Backup Health Plan

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 04:00
Many presidents have failed to pass major health care legislation. She shared a detailed list that doesn’t require congressional approval.
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Behind Closed Doors in Washington, Here’s What Colleges Fight For

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 02:14
Think of them as College, Inc. Like most industries, higher education prefers less regulation (and accountability).
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It May Be a Good Idea for Democratic Front-Runners Not to Look Back

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 02:00
Buttigieg and Sanders seem well positioned to gain by exploiting the vulnerabilities of Biden and Warren.
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New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:19
The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated.
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Red and Blue Economies Are Heading in Sharply Different Directions

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 02:00
On the surface, there seems to be parity between Democratic-leaning and Republican-leaning metro areas, but take a closer look.
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Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 06:35
Our battleground surveys had some outcomes that upended the conventional wisdom.
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Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 04:19
Our battleground surveys had some outcomes that upended the conventional wisdom.
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Even a Modest Co-Payment Can Cause People to Skip Drug Doses

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 02:42
Cost sharing was not intended to keep patients from important medication, but that is often the effect.
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A Surprising Finding on Paid Leave: ‘This Is Not the Way We Teach This’

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 02:26
New mothers who took leave in California were less likely to work a decade later than those who didn’t. Why?
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As Bloomberg’s New York Prospered, Inequality Flourished Too

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 04:00
Critics and supporters discuss the legacy of a mayor who may now run for president.
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Recession Fears Are Receding. That Doesn’t Mean They Were Unfounded.

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:57
We’ll never know for sure whether the risks were as great as the yield curve and other signs suggested.
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What if the Road to Single-Payer Led Through the States?

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 02:00
A California congressman’s plan would lower federal barriers to letting states experiment with health care policy.
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If People Were Paid by Ability, Inequality Would Plummet

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 02:00
Some may argue that top earners are simply super skilled, but that’s not what the evidence suggests.
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Nonvoters Are a Source of Hope for Democrats. But Maybe a False Hope.

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 02:00
Demographically, they seem like people who’d want to vote out Trump. Yet at least in the battleground states, many favor Republicans.
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Judge Overturns Trump-Backed ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Workers

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:28
The measure would protect doctors and others who refuse to perform procedures on religious grounds.
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Warren Has Her Plan. Buttigieg Suggests Another Way to Cut Health Prices.

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 02:00
A single-payer system can lower prices by setting them. But lots of countries regulate prices and have private insurance, too.
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How Is a Wealth Tax Like a Cigarette Tax?

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:00
It tries to make things disappear.
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Meet the Swing Voters Who Might Decide the 2020 Election

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 02:00
Men are likelier to be undecided than women, countering assumptions.
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Is the ‘War on Drugs’ Over? Arrest Statistics Say No

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 02:00
Arrests for marijuana possession are most common, even as public opinion has shifted in favor of its legalization.
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