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Reinventing the State Department

It was designed to meet twentieth-century challenges. Here’s the refresh it needs.

By Anne-Marie Slaughter

Voices of the Virus

The Looming Eviction Crisis

Housing expert and best-selling author Matthew Desmond tells Democracy what’s coming. It isn’t pretty.

By Matthew Desmond

Voices of the Virus

What That $600 a Week Really Means

Unless Congress acts, most unemployed people will be trying to scrape by on around $400 a week.

By George Wentworth

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It's Not a Fraud, Mr. President

By Vicki Hiatt

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COVID and the Digital Divide

Should children really have to go to school in parking lot Wi-Fi zones? The virus has clarified the case for action.

By Micah L. Sifry

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Voices of the Virus

Covid And the Lives We Devalue

With about 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths linked to nursing homes, it’s time we rethink a society and a health-care system that devalues the lives of the elderly and of those with disabilities.

By Sara Luterman

Arguments

How Much Has Inequality Cost Workers?

This has been a matter of speculation. But after this important new RAND study, we have a number. Fifty trillion. With a t.

By Nick Hanauer

Magazine

Is Police Reform Possible?

By Jonathan Blanks Phillip Atiba Goff Diane M. Goldstein Seth W. Stoughton

Voices of the Virus

When Will Our Schools Be Safe?

Both reopening schools and teaching remotely carry important drawbacks for children and parents alike. A pediatrician tells Democracy about the best path forward for educating our kids during COVID.

By Hannah Lichtsinn

Magazine

A Path Forward on Reparations?

By Richard Kahlenberg

Magazine

Urban Legend

Ed Logue’s work rebuilding America’s cities shows us how, and how not, to do it.

By Jim McNeill

Voices of the Virus

The 'South's First Office of Health Equity'

What it’s like to direct a poor Southern state through the eye of the COVID-19 storm, according to the groundbreaking former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health.

By Rebekah Gee

Arguments

It’s Time for a Debt “Jubilee”

Why freeing American households and businesses from crippling private debt would be a boon to the economy.

By Richard Vague

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