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Shutdown Averted, But Flint Still Waits

The “agreement” to fund Flint is entirely theoretical, and these temporary band-aids only feed into the argument that government is inefficient.

By Stan Collender

Is Facebook Spreading Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories?

How recent changes to the trending news section are helping Breitbart News.

By Nathan Pippenger

Yes, We Can Beat China

Trump’s alarmism is way off base, but he actually has a point about our trade imbalance with China.

By Richard Vague

The Debate That Mattered

The scholarly consensus says that debates don't actually affect voting behavior. This year could be different.

By Melissa R. Michelson

Two Cheers for Clinton's Debate Performance

Will voters see the difference between the former Secretary of State and the irritable reality TV star?

By Nathan Pippenger