Opinion columnist at @washingtonpost. Previously wrote about economics (and theater) for @nytimes.

Harvard poll finds a majority of young voters prefer GOP

sfgate.com — The latest polling data from Harvard’s Institute of Politics should be discouraging to Democrats, who have traditionally been able to depend on young bleeding-hearts for electoral support: A majority of 18- to 29-year-old likely voters now say they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress to a Democratic one, by a margin of 4 percentage points.

Catherine Rampell: Millennial voters feel abandoned by Democrats

washingtonpost.com — What is this, Stockholm Syndrome? The latest polling data from Harvard's Institute of Politics should be discouraging to Democrats, who have traditionally been able to depend on young bleeding-hearts for electoral support: A majority of 18- to 29-year-old likely voters now say they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress to a Democratic one, by a margin of 4 percentage points.

Guess where censorship is alive and well

delawareonline.com — It is a tale of two cities. Well, one ultraliberal metropolis of 8.4 million, and one teeny, conservative town of 3,340. But both face the same threat: dangerous art. in New York, the threat is a world-renowned opera company's production about terrorism. In Maiden, N.C., the threat is a high school play about love.

Catherine Rampell: Theater censorship is alive and well

washingtonpost.com — It is a tale of two cities. Well, one ultraliberal metropolis of 8.4 million, and one teeny, conservative town of 3,340. But both face the same threat: dangerous art. Here in New York, the threat is a world-renowned opera company's production about terrorism. In Maiden, N.C., the threat is a high school play about love.

The Mancession - NYTimes.com

economix.blogs.nytimes.com — We've pointed out before that that recession has disproportionately hurt men, who are more likely to work in cyclically sensitive industries like manufacturing and construction. Women, on the other hand, are overrepresented in more downturn-resistant sectors like education and health care. Casey B.

Tesla runs into another free-market roadblock

delawareonline.com — What's good for General Motors dealers is good for America. Or so allegedly free-market, anti-protectionist Republican legislators and governors pretend to think, given that they have been doing their damnedest to protect auto dealers (for both GM and others, to be fair) from the threat of competition. In Michigan, Gov.

Tesla runs into trouble again

washingtonpost.com — What's good for General Motors dealers is good for America. Or so allegedly free-market, anti-protectionist Republican legislators and governors pretend to think, given that they have been doing their damnedest to protect auto dealers (for both GM and others, to be fair) from the threat of competition. This week Michigan Gov.

Raises right around the corner?

washingtonpost.com — Inflation-adjusted hourly earnings fell in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. As I mentioned in my column yesterday, though, some recent survey data suggest that both employers and consumers believe we're right on the verge of long-awaited raises. Here are the data points I was referring to.

No sex for poor people?

mysanantonio.com — we don't help them very much after they birth those unplanned kids, instead publicly chastising irresponsible single mothers for having babies they can't afford and offering little assistance in the form of child care, education or cash.

We need to close the sex-ed gap

delawareonline.com — My column today looks at a relatively underappreciated form of inequality: unequal access to family planning and fertility decisions. High-income, highly educated Americans have more choices than ever when it comes to childbearing, while low-income, less-educated Americans have trouble just getting access to effective birth control.
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Oct 31, 2014

Also: From 1990-2009, avg time served rose by nearly 25% for property crimes, roughly 37% for violent & drug crimes cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?…

Oct 31, 2014

@altmandaniel a good theory. likelihood of being sent to prison for a drug-related crime rose by 350 percent between 1980 and 2010, per CBPP

Oct 31, 2014

Incarceration rate not looking super-correlated with actual crime rates. (via @CenterOnBudget) pic.twitter.com/jlG4kEfLOM

Oct 31, 2014

Most effective way to suppress youth vote isn't voter ID. It's convincing millennials Dems don't give a damn abt them wapo.st/1wOR6Yt

Oct 31, 2014

Races in Which Outside Spending Exceeds Candidate Spending, 2014 Election Cycle opensecrets.org/outsidespendin… via @opensecretsdc

Oct 31, 2014

RT @geneweingarten: Halloween, 10 years ago, a good friend and great writer wrote this. RIP Marjorie. washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-h…

Oct 31, 2014

Janet Yellen's opening remarks at the National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession federalreserve.gov/newsevents/spe…

Oct 31, 2014

Russian pol says openly gay Tim Cook should be banned from Russia: "What could he bring us? Ebola, AIDS, gonorrhea?" buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/russ…

Oct 31, 2014

Homeless single mom who left kids in car for job interview may face charges again huff.to/1tfu22y

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