Category Archives: Daily Clips

News clips with commentary – for now, this is Ivan’s page.

Issue #378

Meet the hedge fund wiz kid who’s shrinking America’s pensions When longtime private equity analyst Gina Raimondo won her bid to become treasurer of her home state in 2010, Rhode Island’s public pension system was in such disarray that federal … Continue reading

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Issue #377

The only way for Democrats to win As Democrats mutter privately that their Senate majority is sinking beneath the waves, their leadership has sent out an SOS. It’s all hands on deck, unless those hands belong to the President of … Continue reading

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Issue #376

The blundering rise and epic fall of the Christie-Cuomo Ebola quarantine If anything is clear from the reporting of the nurse who was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital over Ebola fears, it’s that the actual quarantine itself was handled … Continue reading

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Issue #375

Should the poor be allowed to vote? Voter ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren’t economically independent can’t make reasoned political choices If Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters succeed in booting C.Y. Leung from … Continue reading

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Issue #374

Why House Republicans alienate Hispanics: They don’t need them Political analysts keep urging the Republican Party to do more to appeal to Hispanic voters. Yet the party’s congressional leaders show little sign of doing so, blocking an immigration overhaul and … Continue reading

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Issue #373

Bush’s revenge—appeals court goes on a rampage When George W. Bush departed the White House, he left behind a giant deficit and expanded government spending for Medicare drug benefits that caused conservatives to grumble. But he did make a mark … Continue reading

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Issue #372

Warren says she’s not running. At this rate, she may have to The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by—to use a word Jimmy Carter never uttered—malaise. Her weekend … Continue reading

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Issue #370

Office Politics Inside the PAC teaching corporate America how to make its employees vote for the ‘right’ candidates and causes On the morning of Jan. 29, construction workers were building a seawater pipe at Oliktok Point, part of a sprawling … Continue reading

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Issue #369

GOP schooled on education politics Republicans thought this would be the year to make education their winning issue. The plan was simple: Talk up the GOP’s support for school choice—including vouchers to help parents pay for private school—and win the hearts of … Continue reading

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Issue #368

Softball player warms up for hardball council race Michael Maddux is both a softball player and umpire but spent much of last summer indoors, campaigning for creation of a Seattle Parks District, with resources to do such jobs as fixing … Continue reading

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