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October 13, 2020
Trump Deploys the Strongman’s Playbook
There seems to be no limit to the damage he’s willing to inflict on the country’s democratic structures in his efforts to save his chances for reelection.
August 5, 2020
As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame
No generation has a monopoly on justice, or responsibility.
July 27, 2020
One Cheer for John Kasich
If Kasich can pull potential Republican defectors to Biden, why not ask for his help?
April 3, 2020
We’re Going to Need a Bigger Bailout
As the pandemic spreads and the economic collapse continues, Congress will have to act again.
Robert L. Borosage
February 28, 2020
Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps
He’s admitting that work requirements will cut recipients off from their benefits—and reduce the deficit he himself created.
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February 20, 2020
The Problem With Canadian Health Care
It’s miles ahead of the American system. But its prescription drug coverage is far from perfect.
February 6, 2020
Why Doctors Are Fighting Their Professional Organization Over Medicare for All
Calls for single-payer are coming from outside the American Medical Association—and show that doctors are not a single class of workers with a unified political view.
February 5, 2020
Trump’s Vulnerability Is That He’s Divorced From Reality
In the State of the Union, the president made clear that his reelection strategy is to foment fear and division through lies and merciless propaganda.
Robert L. Borosage
December 16, 2019
How Medicaid Expansion Is Transforming Politics As We Know It
Even in deep-red states, voters vigorously defend the program—and they know which party is attacking it.
September 13, 2019
‘Dream Big, Fight Hard’: Ady Barkan Will Inspire You
The dying activist tells
how he wants to be remembered.