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

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trust-us-politicians-keep-most-of-their-promises/?ex_cid=upshot&smid=fb-nytupshot&smtyp=cur

Vox on Housing Density and Climate Change by Brad Plumer

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/20/11467110/san-francisco-solar-density

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

http://www.wsj.com/articles/big-banks-have-risksand-benefits-1460564960

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

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/20/saudi-arabia-is-a-great-american-ally-not-iran/

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/upshot/obamacare-seems-to-be-reducing-peoples-medical-debt.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fupshot

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/upshot/why-theres-hope-for-the-middle-class-with-help-from-china.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fupshot

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

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/26/why-electing-hillary-in-16-is-more-important-than-electing-obama-in-08.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

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

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/ted-cruzs-phony-concern-for-the-people/

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

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/20/11439754/agile-programming-it-reform

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”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/opinion/the-danger-of-a-single-story.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fdavid-brooks

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/12/opinion/international/whats-missing-from-the-syria-peace-talks.html?ref=opinion&_r=1

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/us/politics/ted-cruz-conservative.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1

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?”

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/markaz/posts/2016/04/20-state-sponsors-terrorism-byman?cid=00900015020149101US0001-0421

 

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