Paul Krugman

02/04/2016 - 3:00pm

    So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet.

    Last year was the hottest on record, by a wide margin, which should — but won’t — put an end to climate deniers’ claims...

02/02/2016 - 8:00am

    Every time you think that our political discourse can’t get any worse, it does. The Republican primary fight has devolved into a race to the bottom, achieving something you might have thought impossible: making George W. Bush look like a beacon of tolerance and...

01/28/2016 - 7:00am

    In the 1850s, London, the world’s largest city, still didn’t have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you might imagine. But conservatives, including the magazine The Economist and the prime minister, opposed any...

01/26/2016 - 9:00am

    There are still quite a few pundits determined to pretend that America’s two great parties are symmetric — equally unwilling to face reality, equally pushed into extreme positions by special interests and rabid partisans. It’s nonsense, of course....

01/20/2016 - 5:00pm

    Health reform is the signature achievement of the Obama presidency. It was the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare was established in the 1960s. It more or less achieves a goal — access to health insurance for all Americans — that...

01/19/2016 - 12:00am

    How rich do we need the rich to be?

    That’s not an idle question. It is, arguably, what U.S. politics are substantively about. Liberals want to raise taxes on high incomes and use the proceeds to...

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