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Opinion: My Three-Word New Year’s Resolution

I belong to the group of people that usually have many New Year’s resolutions. Not one or two, but four or five — and maybe even seven. The thinking goes that with so many options for how to be a better person, or have a happier year ahead, surely one of those resolutions can be

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Opinion – 2020 Was Difficult; It Was Not the Worst Year Ever

Humans don’t rule the world, it turns out. COVID-19 is too small to see, as President Trump pointed out. It has still killed more than 300,000 Americans in less than a year. It also ended the longest economic boom in American history and threw millions of people out of work. Millions of people who kept

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Opinion: The Most Challenging Census Ever

Federal officials have called: “That’s a wrap!” on the 2020 U.S. Census. It was arguably the most challenging of the 24 decennial national headcounts since our nation’s founding, because none had ever been conducted during a deadly pandemic. And when this year’s results are officially released, they are expected to be dismal. The Census Bureau

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Opinion: Why Have Federal Unemployment Benefits Cost So Much More Than Expected?

The March 2020 CARES Act expanded unemployment benefits for millions of laid off workers, many of whom will benefit from program extensions into 2021 included in Congress’ new relief bill. Unofficial estimates suggest the latest extensions will cost $120 billion. That begs the question — how well did Congress’ scorekeepers do in projecting the cost of the opening

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Opinion: Rebate Rule Will Hold Middlemen Accountable

COVID-19 has exposed a variety of inadequacies in America’s healthcare system that leave our most vulnerable populations at risk. First and foremost is the cost of prescription medications, a significant barrier to high-quality care for seniors living on fixed incomes and those who have lost jobs or seen wages decline. As such, it is critical

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Opinion: Can the Electoral College Vote Really Be Contested?

While the Electoral College vote this month was seen by political observers as President Trump’s last long shot at challenging the election result, there is perhaps one more to come. Over the past several days, the flurry of activity from inside the While House hasn’t been the rustle of packing tape and bubble wrap but

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