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A new book about China's "resource quest" looks at the country's search for raw materials overseas — and how that's upending the global economy.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Feb 13, 2014
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An interview with New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert about her new book, "The Sixth Extinction."

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Feb 11, 2014
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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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After sharing the post for nearly a year, Andrew Ceresney is now the sole enforcement chief at the SEC.

Joe Entwisle was rendered quadriplegic at the age of sixteen in a wrestling accident. He brings a distinctive perspective to the complex gaps in disability policy.

  • Harold Pollack
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  • Jan 24, 2014
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Bill Gates on the three myths holding back the poor.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 21, 2014
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"Rather than saying I'm optimistic I think the better term is cautiously optimistic. Very cautiously optimistic."

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jan 15, 2014
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An interview with Larry Summers.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 14, 2014
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"The problem with Obamacare is it’s product driven and not market driven."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 9, 2014
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Have you heard what happened to Georgia's food stamps program?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 7, 2014
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"The ACA is not going any place. HCAN had done its job of winning and securing the law. It’s leaving to other organizations the job of defending and improving the law. "

  • Harold Pollack
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  • Jan 5, 2014
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"If you think about it, we’ve established a very inefficient way to provide care: putting people back in prison."

  • Harold Pollack
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  • Dec 26, 2013
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Notre Dame political scientist Benjamin Radcliff explains the surprisingly large effects government policies have on human happiness.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 23, 2013
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An interview with Yuval Levin, author of 'The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left'.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 17, 2013
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Congress is essentially giving up on unemployment. Michael Strain, an economist at the American Enterprise Institute, thinks that's a huge mistake.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 11, 2013
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The number of butterflies migrating to Mexico has been dropping sharply over the last two decades. Biologist Lincoln Brower explains why.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 3, 2013
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Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, spends his days trying to rid the world of nuclear weapons. "I opened up a bottle of champagne," he says of the Iran deal.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 25, 2013
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The author of "Days of Fire" reflects on the Bush administration.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 7, 2013
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"It's generally true that if you take the people who are a bad risk, and clean them out, those who are left get a good deal."

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Nov 7, 2013
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How has scandal-ridden Rob Ford become so popular? A political scientist explains.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 6, 2013
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