Features

Single Payer Is Not a Principle

The principle is universal coverage. There are a number of ways to get there. We need to remember this.

By Harold Pollack

Features

The Monster Eating Our States and Cities

To feed the pension beast, state and local governments are starving education and infrastructure. But yes, something can be done.

By Richard Vague

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Features

Post-Redistribution Liberalism

By Isabel Sawhill

Book Reviews

That Greedy Upper-Middle Class

Will the top 20 percent be willing to forego some of their advantages so that others may rise? Tough one.

By Heather Boushey

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Arguments

The Risky Politics of Tax Cuts

Will passing tax reform prove a Pyrrhic victory?

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

The Promise of "Free" College

And why, when so many students are finishing their degrees late—or not at all—it's simply not enough.

By Michael Dannenberg Konrad Mugglestone

Arguments

Facing up to Disagreement

An essay in Boston Review reminds us that there was a dark side to the era of genteel bipartisan dealmaking and points to a way forward in a polarized era.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Alcove

A Party at War?

Are Republicans really at war, or is it a lot of hot air, obscuring their shared interest in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations?

By Kevin Mattson

Arguments

How Badly Can Trump Harm Health Care?

Republicans seem unable to repeal the ACA. But that's not stopping Trump from pursuing a destructive health care agenda.

By Nathan Pippenger

Arguments

The Police Who Prey on Victims

Exposing sexual violence toward women should include exposing the sometimes abhorrent behaviors of those supposedly protecting these victims.

By Jonathan Blanks

Magazine

Labor’s Janus-Faced Juncture

Janus was the god of turning points and transitions. Now a Supreme Court case that bears this name threatens to mark a watershed for organized labor, and not a good one.

By Joseph A. McCartin

Arguments

Is Trump Panic More Dangerous than Trumpism?

Shadi Hamid joins a group of critics who are sounding the alarm about the excesses of anti-Trumpism. But are they right?

By Nathan Pippenger

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