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Federalism Is Killing Us  

Deference to state governments has severely undermined public health efforts during the pandemic and deepened geographic inequality in the United States.

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The Education Fix  

The idea that more degrees, credentials, and skills will raise the bottom of the economic floor has become an article of national faith. But educational systems can just as easily reproduce inequality as mitigate it.

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Don’t Blame “Defund”  

We haven’t seen much to suggest that last summer’s uprising pushed persuadable voters to the Republican Party. And in a number of states, the protests ignited voter registration efforts that directly helped Democratic candidates.