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The Kennedy Center’s exhibition of paintings by the war-making president shows how quickly Washington can forget—and the big money that eases such forgetting. 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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Investment firms have created consolidated hospital empires across America, leading to closures, higher prices, and suffering. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Investment firms have bought up emergency medical service companies, squeezing soaring profits from vulnerable patients. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Read more

Day One Agenda

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There are lots of reasons why health care bills will get passed this fall. There are also lots of reasons why they won’t. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The fight in Congress heats up over surprise medical billing, another abuse of the public driven by the private equity industry. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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

Civil Rights in America

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A Bargaining for the Common Good approach to the climate crisis Read more

Working in America

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Needed: less public relations blather and more pitchforks Read more

Economic 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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And this will doom any meaningful reform. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Predicting an economic downturn shouldn’t be the focus when even a good economy fails to benefit everyone. Read more

Economic Policy

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Several candidates who have taken donor cash from private-equity barons have remained silent about the threat posed by the industry. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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The bill to break the back of the worst thieves on Wall Street is sponsored by—no surprise—Elizabeth Warren. Read more

Economic Policy

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The only way to overcome the oligarchy and Trump’s divide-and-conquer strategy is for the rest of us to join together and win America back. Read more

Economic Policy

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Sarah Woodhams, a laid-off Toys “R” Us employee, highlighted the schemes of private equity, to a somewhat baffled Julián Castro. Read more

Economic Policy