Edition 146

Taking Democracy's Pulse

By Emily Fritcke

Dec. 15, 2016

Recounts and vote audits don’t just serve to correct errors. They also help us evaluate the status of our electoral system.

Taking Democracy's Pulse

Recounts and vote audits don’t just serve to correct errors. They also help us evaluate the status of our electoral system.


The Lessons of Hillbilly Elegy

We need to embrace more flexible definitions of family, stop always reaching for the brass ring, and make room for both/and politics.


The Obama Early Childhood Legacy

The president has used his bully pulpit to lift early education into the national spotlight, but significant work remains.


Borrowed Time

Income-driven repayment of college loans—a key tool for helping low-income borrowers—may exacerbate the very problems it tries to solve.


Russia Didn’t Hack the U.S. Election. It Hacked the Voters.


San Diego’s Homeless Senior Population Has More Than Doubled

National studies predict a rise in senior homelessness, a troubling trend that's painfully evident in one California city.