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Current Readings Around Town

Title Pub Date Author Source
What is private equity, and why is it killing everything you love? : Private equity led to the closing of Toys R Us and cost 30,000 workers their jobs — and it’s hardly the only example of a deal gone wrong. 01/06/2020 Emily Stewart Vox
Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon’s Legal Concerns : 01/02/2020 Kate Brannen Just Security
Behind the Ukraine Aid Freeze: 84 Days of Conflict and Confusion : The inside story of President Trump’s demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda. 12/29/2019 Eric Lipton, Maggie Haberman, Mark Mazzetti New York Times
What the Roman Senate’s Grovelling Before Emperors Explains about GOP Senators' Support for Trump : 12/10/2019 Timothy Joseph The Conversation
How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing a ‘National Crisis’ : The loss of local news coverage in much of the United States has frayed communities and left many Americans woefully uninformed, according to a new report. 11/20/2019 Julie Bosman New York Times
Democrats Face Their Fears in Wisconsin : The Midwest shows that Trump’s vote could actually grow in 2020. 10/23/2019 Francis Wilkinson Bloomberg
I Wrote About the Bidens and Ukraine Years Ago : Then the Right-Wing Spin Machine Turned the Story Upside Down 09/25/2019 James Risen Intercept
New Study Finds 45,000 Deaths Annually Linked to Lack of Health Coverage : Uninsured, working-age Americans have 40 percent higher death risk than privately insured counterparts 09/17/2019 David Cecere Harvard Gazette
How Democracy Dies, American-Style : Sharpies, auto emissions and the weaponization of policy 09/09/2019 Paul Krugman New York Times
The Secret Files of the Master of Modern Republican Gerrymandering : 09/06/2019 David Daley New Yorker

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