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Given the post-apocalyptic hellscape that is the Trump administration, any of us would gladly take the Obama administration, even with its weaknesses on some issues. However, if there’s one area where the two administrations overlap, it’s in the privatization of education. Rachel Cohen has a typically excellent report on so-called “Pay for Success” programs that […]

Obama on Inequality

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On February 9, 2015

Barack Obama gets why income inequality is so stark and why the fortunes of American workers have declined so far in the past forty years. President Barack Obama did an interview with Vox.com. At one

More On Yellen and Summers

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On August 2, 2013
First of all, what Krugman and and Ygelsias said about “gravitas,” which in this context appears to be a synonym for “male.” (By the way, anybody think that a woman with the Ph.D. – devoid Tim Geithner’s credentials would even be considered for the job? And, no, the fact that he was even considered does […]

On the Holder Speech

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On March 6, 2012
I recommend both Kevin and Adam. The standards laid out for when a targeted killing can be justified are not, in themselves, unreasonable: First, the U.S. government has determined, after a thorough and careful review, that the individual poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States; second, capture is not feasible; and […]

Checkmate

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On February 10, 2012

I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that Obama was going to announce a “compromise” on contraceptive coverage either, but as it turns out the “accommodation” does not affect t

Obama’s Climate Betrayal

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On December 30, 2011
Thus is the title of Elizabeth Kolbert’s excoriation of the Obama Administration for fighting European attempts to regulate airline emissions. Rather than support European leadership on the issue, the Obama Administration is threatening a trade war against European nations. Nowhere has Obama been more disappointing than on environmental issues. This is precisely the kind of […]

The Magic Trillion

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On October 9, 2011

Ezra Klein’s article on the stimulus and the devastated economy of 2009 is very much worth reading in its entirety. This is a key takeaway: But it is hard to credit the argument that the stimulu

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