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September 19, 2017

Before supporters of universal health coverage get all wrapped up debating a single-payer system, they need to focus on a dire threat to the Affordable Care Act likely to come up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the month.

The latest repeal bill is an offering from Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-…


September 18, 2017

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, rarely speaks publicly and is known to egg on the president in his trashing of the mainstream media.

But when he decided to break that silence, Bannon chose the venerable Charlie Rose as his interviewer and the CBS flagship Sunday…

Margaret Sullivan

September 17, 2017

Tuesday's release of Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir, "What Happened," has already set off a new round of sniping and score-settling, providing grist for the media's addiction to covering political intrigue at the expense of serious policy issues.

In telling her side of the story, Clinton takes…

Katrina Vanden Heuvel

September 17, 2017

When Congress has to pass a joint resolution condemning white supremacy and plunk it on the desk of the president — in an effort to force him to sign it and daring him not to — you know that we as a country are beyond the pale.

When Donald Trump’s fraudulent voter-fraud commission…

Charles M. Blow

September 17, 2017

Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key moments in American history when people from our state played an outsized role in the fight for freedom — that is, for individual liberty, the…


September 17, 2017

Life is exhausting — and daily choices are unbearably burdensome — for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and means to make themselves morally uncomfortable. They think constantly about what they believe are the global ripples, and hence the moral-cum-…


September 16, 2017

Founding UNC President Bill Friday was fond of boasting that our universities were the “crown jewels” of our state. Friday welcomed the restructuring of all public universities into a consolidated system in the 1970s, but he disagreed with the 32-member Board of Governors, politically…

September 15, 2017

Congress reconvened last week after a month long break. The fall agenda is packed with items such as tax reform, the debt ceiling, DACA and various spending bills.

Conspicuously absent from the list is entitlement reform.

Of course, it’s folly these days to assume that Republicans and…

September 15, 2017

It is neither paranoid nor alarmist to begin asking if the Trump administration plans to rationalize blocking a large number of voters who oppose the president from casting ballots in 2018 and 2020. And it is imperative that the civic-minded of all parties demand the disbanding of a government…


September 14, 2017

Warm air can carry more water than cool air. You may understand this fact intuitively even if you don’t realize it. The greater moisture of warm air explains why your skin doesn’t get as dry in the summer and why the forests of the sweltering Amazon get a lot more precipitation than…

David Leonhardt
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