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Articles from The American Prospect (September 22, 2019)

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Aggressively Address the Climate Crisis: Existing laws give the executive branch the power to transform the energy sector. Adler, Ben 2017
And Now, Another Word From a Fanatic. Pepitone, Eddie 956
Cancel Student Debt--Almost All of It: An obscure, decades-old provision called "compromise and settlement" authority could allow the Department of Education to opt out of collecting trillions in debt. Brown, Marcia 2019
Create a More Progressive Tax Policy: Congress writes the laws, but the IRS interprets them, and they can do so in ways that make the system more fair. Fleischer, Victor 2020
Create a Public Option for Simple Banking. Covert, Bryce 1994
Force Drug Companies to Lower Prices: Presidents have two powerful sticks that could weaken the pharmaceutical industry's power to rake in astronomical profits. Shure, Natalie 2078
FROM THE EDITOR. Editorial 591
Help 800,000 Workers Join a Union: One policy could facilitate a voice for the fastest-growing, and one of the lowest-paid, occupations in the U.S. Cohen, Rachel M. 1550
HOW NEOLIBERAL POLICY SHAPED THE INTERNET--AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT NOW: UNRESTRAINED DIGITAL MARKETS HAVE GIVEN US MONOPOLY, PERVASIVE SURVEILLANCE, AND POWERFUL VECTORS OF DISINFORMATION. BUT A NEW AGENDA IS EMERGING TO TURN THINGS AROUND. Starr, Paul Cover story 5743
How Private Equity Makes You Sicker: Investment firms have created consolidated hospital empires across America, leading to closures, higher prices, and suffering. Appelbaum, Eileen 3235
How to Really End Shareholder Capitalism. Meyerson, Harold 2094
Make Marijuana Effectively Legal: By rescheduling cannabis as a less dangerous narcotic, the next president can upend the drug war and the damaging effects on communities of color. Gurley, Gabrielle 1905
Monopoly and Its Discontents: Matt Stoller's Goliath seeks to recover and explain the anti-monopoly tradition of the 20th century, at a time when it is urgently needed in the 21st. Berk, Gerald 2179
Never Again, Except for Right Now: By arguing that "the left" represents as dangerous a threat as mass shooters and right-wing terrorists, Times writer Bari Weiss cheapens the crisis facing America, one that she has witnessed firsthand. Guyer, Jonathan 2171
On Summer Vacation, and Hungry. Thomhave, Kalena 4446
Overhaul the Business of Wall Street: Remaking the financial system does not require any new laws. Steele, Graham 2405
THE COMING PRIMARY CHALLENGES TO CORPORATE DEMOCRATS: Is the threat to senior House incumbents a risky distraction or a long overdue exercise of grassroots progressive power--or both? Kuttner, Robert 4217
The Crash of Austerity Economics: Reality keeps contradicting the sponsors of economic pain, but they keep dispensing their perverse advice. Jayadev, Arjun; Mason, J.W. 2630
The Day One Agenda: Laws already on the books give a president great discretionary power for constructive change--without abusing executive power. Dayen, David 2151
The Forty-Year War: William Barr's long struggle to create an imperial presidency. Miller, Brad 5685
THE NEW UPRISING ON A COUNTRY ROAD. Dayen, David 6209
Unleash the Existing Anti-Monopoly Arsenal: Corporate power can be neutralized if federal agencies simply used the prodigious authority they've been granted. Vaheesan, Sandeep 2671
Wait a Minute, Could John Roberts Block All of This? How the Supreme Court might frustrate the effort to use statutory authority to advance a progressive agenda, and why the next president should follow through anyway. Lemieux, Scott 2192

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