The Washington Post

Politicians from both parties want to make it easier to climb from the bottom of the income ladder to the top. Gregory Clark explains why that might be easier said than done.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 29, 2014
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The Oscar season drama risks giving viewers a misleading impression of the early history of the AIDS epidemic.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 10, 2013
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Isn't it time we admitted that John F. Kennedy's presidency was marked by foreign policy failures and a marked lack of accomplishments domestically?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 22, 2013
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Chris Matthews says that "shutdowns were averted" under House Speaker Tip O'Neill and President Ronald Reagan. LOL, dude. LOL.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 26, 2013
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My colleagues think they've listed the 16 most interesting American Communists. Ha! As if. Here's who they've left out.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 26, 2013
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The founder of Keynesian economics didn't think that the economy "auto-corrected" to full employment. But his current followers in the academy do.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Sep 7, 2013
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The Nobel-Prize winning economist died yesterday at age 102. His work is impossible to summarize adequately, but here are five pieces to get you started.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 3, 2013
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Bayard Rustin planned the March on Washington, but most people have never heard of him. That's finally changing.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 28, 2013
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"50 years after March on Washington, some see rap music as a problem" - actual Fox chyron.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 28, 2013
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The beloved children's book seriously was greatly influenced by Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter, who really hated the New Deal.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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Meet George Akerlof, Nobel laureate and husband of Janet Yellen.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 9, 2013
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Paul Ryan and Tom Coburn had a universal health-care plan once. It looked an awful lot like Obamacare.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 25, 2013
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Once, being the British royal family head was a boss position. Now it just means powerlessly overseeing decline.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 22, 2013
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As the government's lawsuit against the rating agencies starts to take shape, let's look back at how the agencies were able to do so much damage in the first place.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • Jul 14, 2013
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Edward Snowden might have violated federal laws. He might even be guilty of espionage. But treason? Fat chance.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 12, 2013
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When governors have to fill Senate vacancies, they almost always pick from their own side.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 4, 2013
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Looking back over the past 70 years, presidents have rarely gotten exactly the spending levels they requested.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 9, 2013
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Guest worker programs are popular among politicians. But history suggests that the workers don't always leave.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jan 30, 2013
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