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In today’s political climate, it is easy to focus on each day’s new flood of awfulness and lose sight of The Big Problems. But rest assured, the biggest problem of all—inequality—is still getting worse. And now it’s getting worse in a more malignant way.
An urban housing trend that has been growing for a while is now hitting prime time: “co-living,” a nice way of saying “dorms for adults living in major cities.” This is what housing policy failure in a free market looks like.
A signature Republican proposal is the idea of adding work requirements to social programs like SNAP (food stamps) and even, some propose, to Medicaid. What would this actually mean?
I do not blame every low-level worker at every evil organization for the sins of their employer. Most people just need jobs. People need to pay the rent. Still—even if the standard is very low—there has to be a standard.
Do you think that anyone in the Trump administration actually, truly cares that Saudi Arabia probably kidnapped, murdered, and disappeared a journalist? I will tell you the answer: no.
This is actually, without exaggeration, without sloganeering, how fascism happens.
Brooklyn is big. Seventy square miles. Ample room for the more than 2.6 million people live here. Some of those people pay a high premium to live in recently constructed high rise towers. And then—and then—try to guess what they do.
Larry Summers—former president of Harvard, chief economist of the World Bank, and Obama administration Treasury Secretary—took a road trip to the sticks.
There are those who believe that with great power comes great responsibility. Then there is the ruling political party of the United States.
AMARILLO, TEXAS—The Democratic candidate for Congress in the most Republican congressional district in America does not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Ever. Nor does he wear an American flag lapel pin. Ever. He prefers a small golden pin of the Constitution, etched with the phrase “We The People.” “I don’t have…
“Why is our system of government so dysfunctional?” we ask ourselves periodically, decade after decade, without ever changing it. The solution, I think, is to round up all the biggest problems and kill them with one shot.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA—Jacksonville, Florida, “the city by the sea,” was the setting yesterday, for the big game.
I rob you on a dark, deserted street at night. You call the police. You describe me. The police find me. You confirm it was me. You testify against me. I go to jail. This sort of thing is completely normal.