Catherine Rampell

Washington Post

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Opinion columnist for the Washington Post; former economics reporter at the New York Times and founding editor of its Economix blog

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Last Saturday, Democrats in Nevada caucused to choose a presidential nominee. In South Carolina, Republicans went to the polls.

The March to Super Tuesday

Last Saturday, Democrats in Nevada caucused to choose a presidential nominee. In South Carolina, Republicans went to the polls.

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Today, we tackle the final installment in our presidential “unfinished business” series.

Obama’s Unfinished Financial Business

Today, we tackle the final installment in our presidential “unfinished business” series.

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On paper, economic numbers in the U.S. look good. Today’s unemployment rate is down to 5.8 percent and that’s just one example of positive economic reports.

Economy Improving, So Why Don’t We Feel It?

On paper, economic numbers in the U.S. look good. Today’s unemployment rate is down to 5.8 percent and that’s just one example of positive economic reports.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Today  the U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to adopt bill H.RES.296, affirming the U.S . record on the Armenian Genocide .

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

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The Trump administration wants to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S. to live and work here.

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More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .

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Some key polls spooked liberals one year away from the 2020 general election.

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Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

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On Tuesday night, the NBA season began with the Clippers beating the Lakers 112-102. Outside the Staples Center, activists were staging a peaceful protest for Hong Kong.

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