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Alexander Sammon

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Alexander Sammon is a staff writer at The American Prospect. His email is asammon@prospect.org.

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Once the Rhodes Scholar version of Mister Rogers, Buttigieg has become the snarling incarnation of anti-left rage. Read more

Politics

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A reported deal between PPL and Avangrid would create an East Coast energy giant with over 13 million customers. That could be bad for ratepayers, and the climate. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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To face a monstrous Republican seeking re-election, Democrats chose a moderate, ‘electable’ Senate lifer over an insurgent from Vermont. What about this year? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son lost $70 billion when the first tech bubble burst. His Vision Fund is heavily invested in practically every tech IPO disaster this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The former secretary of state was ensnared in Nixon-era crimes and got away, subsequently helping to set foreign policy for a half-century. That can’t happen again. Read more

Impeachment

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As the corporate bill mill wanes in influence, large businesses are taking matters into their own hands. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements. Read more

America and the World

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His Housing for All plan includes a commission to study and grant relief to victims of fraud and abuse in the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis. Read more

Housing

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The consumer agency is finalizing new rules on debt collectors that would enable them to get judgments on illegitimate debts. Read more

Economic Policy

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The legislature has sent a bill to the governor that could set a pattern for reducing medical costs. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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By announcing it would not comply with a California law reclassifying its workers as employees, Uber is returning to the company’s time-honored tradition as a scofflaw. Read more

Law and Justice

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The city’s bid to take over PG&E could mark a turning point in restoring a more environmentally and economically just power grid. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Faced with few other taxes left to cut, the Trump administration is innovating new ways to make tax revenue from investment income vanish. Read more

Economic Policy

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It’s not truckers. It’s cashiers. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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A state bill that would reclassify most independent contractors as employees is revealing fractures between Obama-era Democrats and those seeking to lead the party into the future. Read more

Working in America

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It’s called step-up in basis, and it wipes away all capital gains in his $50 billion estate. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Virtually any Democrat would be favored to beat Cory Gardner in Colorado, and virtually any Democrat is better than John Hickenlooper. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A scam to get patients to switch from Medicare to private insurance for dialysis care is being threatened by a bill in the Golden State. DaVita and Fresenius, the dialysis giants, have placed enormous funds into opposing it. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Democratic candidates are returning en masse to Great Society–era policies, which may also hold the key to rescuing the Fourth Estate. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

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Some money-losing transit districts shift to ridesharing—but the cost for that may prove even greater. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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