Blog Profile / NYTimes: The Upshot

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Who Really Gets a Tax Increase if the Individual Mandate Goes Away?

On government tables, it looks as if it’s low-income people. But the real losers would be higher up the income scale.

Bill Clinton, Roy Moore and the Power of Social Identity

How a partisan lens leads people to different interpretations of the same facts.

Myths of the 1 Percent: What Puts People at the Top

Dispelling misconceptions about what’s driving income inequality in the U.S.

Could a Democrat Actually Win a Senate Seat in Alabama? Precedents Are Few, but Telling

The Roy Moore race tests the limits of what might be the most Republican state in the country.

Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate Is Unpopular. So Why Not Just Get Rid of It?

There’s a reason Democrats put the provision in the bill. Eliminating it would reduce insurance coverage and drive up premiums. Just how much is up for debate.

What Red States Are Passing Up as Blue States Get Billions

Taxpayers in many red states have effectively been sending money to other states for Medicaid expansion, which can be used to pay for things like opioid treatment.

Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan

It’s virtually impossible to thoroughly check the quality of physicians and the range of options for them before enrolling in a plan. What can be done?

A Link Between Alcohol and Cancer? It’s Not Nearly as Scary as It Seems

An announcement from a cancer research group needs to be taken with a grain of salt, perhaps on the rim of a margarita glass.

The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline

Local nonprofit groups that cleaned streets, built playgrounds and mentored children had a real effect on the crime rate, a sociologist finds.

Eight Ways to Build a Border Wall

The government could choose a design soon, but experts say picking one that works for the entire southern border would be extremely hard.

After a Tough 2016, Many Pollsters Haven’t Changed Anything

Private pollsters are trying harder to capture the opinions of less educated white voters, but some public pollsters haven’t adjusted at all.

Your Race Against Time: How Climate Affects the Marathon

The fastest times are run on cool days, so what happens when those become fewer?

What Did Bernie Sanders Learn in His Weekend in Canada?

Canadian doctors seem to like their health care system as much as patients do, and Canadians generally appreciate the system’s fairness.

Why Advertising Is a Poor Choice to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

The president is promoting the idea, but there’s a risk of making the problem worse if we don’t learn from past antidrug campaigns.

The Fed Claims to Be Independent. That’s Mostly a Myth.

History shows that the central bank needs to maintain broad political and public support, or risk having its autonomy curbed by Congress and the president.

How a Republican Idea for Reducing Medicare Costs Could Affect You

It’s called premium support, but it could mean higher premiums for some, and fewer people in the traditional Medicare program.

Mexico’s Record Violence Is a Crisis 20 Years in the Making

This is how a series of bad breaks, missteps and self-imposed crises grew Mexico’s organized crime problem into a national disaster.

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