What We’re Reading: April 18th-22nd

Here at Popular Discourse, we read way too much. So, the Editorial Board has compiled the most interesting, most creative, and best articles we’ve read this week. We highly recommend you check them out, and we hope that you enjoy!


538: “Trust Us: Politicians Keep Most Of Their Promises” by Timothy Hill


Vox on Housing Density and Climate Change by Brad Plumer


Wall Street Journal: Economies of Scale in Banking by Greg IP


Foreign Policy.com: “Saudia Arabia is a Great American Ally” by Michael Pregent


New York Times’ The Upshot: “Obamacare seems to Be Reducing People’s Medical Debt”


New York Times’ The Upshot: “Why There’s Hope for the Middle Class (With Help From China)”


Jon Favreau for The Daily Beast: “Why Electing Hillary in ’16 Is More Important Than Electing Obama in ’08”


Andrew Rosenthal for The New York Times’ Taking Note: “Legislation by Stealth, Republican Style”


Vox: “Here’s Obama’s plan to prevent future IT disasters…” by Timothy Lee


David Brooks for The New York Times Opinion: “What Is Inspiration?” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/opinion/what-is-inspiration.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fdavid-brooks

David Brooks for The New York Times Opinion: “The Danger of a Single Story”


Saleh H. Mohamed for The New York Times Opinion: “Democracy Left Out in the Cold”


Matt Flegenheimer for The New York Times: “Ted Cruz’s Conservatism: The Pendulum Swings Consistently Right”


The Economist’s Prospero: “Bernie Sanders, the modern-day Mark Antony” http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/04/shakespeare-and-american-elections

Brookings’ Markaz: “What does it mean to sponsor terrorism?”



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