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    • To Fix Schools, Go to the Principal

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Gregory Jones, the principal of Kenwood high school, has learned that when spring finally arrives in Chicago, trouble often arrives with it. He saw it happen again on a warm afternoon last May, when students were lingering outside the school, on the city’s South Side, and a fight broke out.

    "To Fix Schools, Go to the Principal" is from the March 11, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Myth of Education Skepticism

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In Alabama’s recent special Senate election, the progressive group Priorities USA was looking for ways to lift African-American voter turnout. So Priorities tested several different advertisements, to see which ones made people want to vote.

    "The Myth of Education Skepticism" is from the March 18, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    This week, millions of Americans will climb into their cars to visit family. Unfortunately, they will have to travel on the most dangerous roads in the industrialized world.

    "America Is Now an Outlier on Driving Deaths" is from the November 19, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A half-century ago, a top automobile executive named George Romney — yes, Mitt’s father — turned down several big annual bonuses. He did so, he told his company’s board, because he believed that no executive should make more than $225,000 a year (which translates into almost $2 million today).

    "When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer" is from the September 04, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Americans Who Saved Health Insurance

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Many Americans look back on the heroic political fights of the past — for suffrage, Social Security, civil rights, Medicare — and wonder why today’s politics never produce inspiring victories. Well, we just witnessed one.

    "The Americans Who Saved Health Insurance" is from the August 01, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One.

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    On my fourth day in a semi-driverless car, I finally felt comfortable enough to let it stop itself. Before then, I’d allowed the car — a Volvo S90 sedan — to steer around gentle turns, with my hands still on the wheel, and to adjust speed in traffic. By Day 4, I was ready to make a leap into the future.

    "Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One." is from the October 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Time for Big Economic Ideas

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The headlines may talk about growth, but we are living in a dark economic era. For most families, income and wealth have stagnated in recent decades, barely keeping pace with inflation. Nearly all the bounty of the economy’s growth has flowed to the affluent.

    "A Time for Big Economic Ideas" is from the April 22, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Letting American Kids Die

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In a Sandy Hook, Connecticut, firehouse in 2012, not long after another school shooting, a group of terrified parents was waiting for news about their children. Connecticut’s governor, Dan Malloy, then walked into the room and quietly told them, “If you haven’t been reunited with your loved one by now, that is not going to happen.” The room convulsed in grief.

    "Letting American Kids Die" is from the February 17, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Lawless Presidency

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Democracy isn’t possible without the rule of law — the idea that consistent principles, rather than a ruler’s whims, govern society.

    "The Lawless Presidency" is from the June 05, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Yes, Obama’s Presidency Will Endure

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    While Trump will obviously be able to reverse some policies, he will also face obstacles. First, some of Obama’s changes are popular, even if passing them was hard. Look at Obamacare. Republicans promise to repeal it, but have accepted Obama’s terms of the debate: They claim that they won’t take health insurance away. The baseline has been reset.

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    • Team Trump's New Pledge on Tax Cuts

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Team Trump's New Pledge on Tax Cuts" is from the December 05, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The Real Voter Fraud

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "The Real Voter Fraud" is from the November 07, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Dear Republican Voters ...

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Dear Republican Voters ..." is from the October 24, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Companies Avoiding Taxes

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Companies Avoiding Taxes" is from the October 17, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Good News, Seriously, About Politics

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It’s very hard to feel good about any part of American politics today, I realize. When it isn’t a circus starring Roseanne Barr or Dinesh D’Souza, it’s a nightmare, with President Donald Trump separating immigrant families, obstructing justice and damaging American interests abroad. I never expected to live through so dark of a period in Washington.

    "Good News, Seriously, About Politics" is from the June 03, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How to Fight the New Trumpcare

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Since Donald Trump’s election, a loose coalition of citizens, doctors, nurses, activists and others have rallied together to prevent their fellow Americans from losing health insurance. They won a big victory last month when Congress set aside its efforts to pass a destructive bill. But now the coalition has a new fight.

    "How to Fight the New Trumpcare" is from the October 15, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin Risk Their Reputations

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin arrived in Washington this year after long, successful careers in business.

    "Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin Risk Their Reputations" is from the October 08, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • GOP Support for Trump Starts to Crack

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Again and again over the past year, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have had to decide what kind of behavior they are willing to tolerate from Donald Trump. Again and again, McConnell and Ryan have bowed down to Trump.

    "GOP Support for Trump Starts to Crack" is from the July 24, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Vote of Conscience and Courage

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Republican or Democrat, they see themselves as public servants — their preferred term for politicians — trying to make life better for their fellow Americans. Sure, when they’re being honest, they admit that they enjoy the power and perks. But even with all the cynicism Washington engenders, senators still take pride in the high ideals of politics.

    "A Vote of Conscience and Courage" is from the June 26, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • It's Time to Worry About Health Care in the Senate

    • By: David Leonhardt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    While the rest of the country has been transfixed by Trumpian chaos, members of the Senate have spent the past two weeks talking about taking health insurance from millions of Americans.

    "It's Time to Worry About Health Care in the Senate" is from the May 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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