Agenda 2020

The Caregivers-Photo Essay

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Democratic presidential candidates finally tackled family leave in the November debate, but a major study shows that states can take steps now to address caregiving needs. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Democrats are failing to connect Trump to their larger critique of the status quo political economy. Read more



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A successful trade agreement with Canada and Mexico depends on fair treatment for Mexican workers. Read more

America and the World


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The primary challenger to Chris Coons wants to put the public interest ahead of the establishment status quo in the corporate-friendly state. Read more


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Today on TAP: Medicare for All may arrive in stages, and that’s OK Read more



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The presidential candidate’s Medicare for All transition plan is a muddle. But it reveals her theory of progress. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The industry-led Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, which has assailed Democratic presidential candidates’ reform plans, is drawing on Democratic firms for assistance. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Recent critiques of the proposed levies hinge on breathing new life into the Constitutional Convention’s infamous compromise with slavery. Read more

Law and Justice

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She got caught in a policy duel with herself, and was late to understanding how important health care is to the Democratic base. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Today on TAP: A Times report shows why we need a new kind of economic policy and analysis Read more


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Elizabeth Warren’s and Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All funding plans reveal strategic differences among progressives. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Hyper-focused on the presidency, too many people have lost sight of the key upcoming fights in the House and Senate. Read more


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Today on TAP: Upending the culture of ‘No We Can’t’ Read more


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The deeply detailed proposal cuts health care costs and finds other revenues, saving ordinary Americans $11 trillion in premiums and deductibles. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Speaking at the J Street conference, the senator from Vermont electrified the ‘pro-Israel’ crowd with his brand of tough love. Read more

America and the World

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His proposal seeks to create a class of marijuana small-business owners, rather than nationalizing the industry and forwarding the benefits to victims of marijuana prohibition. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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If the presidential candidate wants to avoid middle-class tax increases, she should vow to drastically push down health care provider prices. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Both candidates favor repealing much of the law that slammed the brakes on unions’ growth. Read more

Working in America

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Biden and Buttigieg get to avoid the cost debate, though their own proposals, if successful, will almost surely cost as much as Sanders’s. Read more


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It sounds bad, but it would likely enable a Democratic president to get rid of an unqualified, anti-regulatory Consumer Financial Protection director immediately. Read more

Law and Justice