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  • Trump Wants States to Experiment With Medicaid — Up to a Point

    After a series of zigzags, Utah is about to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. At least 10 red states have done the same, but Utah’s experience may be a bellwether showing how far the...

  • FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump hosts a lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the White House in Washington

    Are We Asking the Wrong Question About Trump's Tax Cuts?

    Most economists say it will take years to fully evaluate the effectiveness of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but Greg Leiserson, director of tax policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, isn’...

  • The Navy’s $7 Billion Destroyer Is Now 6 Years Overdue

    The U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-class destroyer program has experienced one problem after another, from a failure to maintain power while at sea to a gun that requires munitions so expensive that the Navy...

  • The Big Push for Medicare Advantage

    Medicare is shaping up as one of the most important issues in the 2020 election, with several leading Democrats offering proposals that would significantly expand the program. President Trump jumped...

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    Why Huge Deficits Could Be Here to Stay

    Even as annual deficits climb back toward the $1 trillion mark, “the deficit fear-factor” continues to recede in Washington, says Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews, reporting on a debate organized this week...