Articles

Pat’s U.S. News archive is here.
His ThinkProgress archive is here.

The following is a selection of his favorite articles:

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Election 2016

Trump Scandal Fatigue, U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 2, 2016

3 Debates, 3 Strikes, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 20, 2016

Don’t Play the Debate Expectations Game, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 26, 2016

Lies and the Lying Liar Who Tells Them, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 22, 2016

No Blind Trust for Trump, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 15, 2016

The Soft Bigotry of Trump Expectations, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 1, 2016

Requiem for a Revolution, U.S. News & World Report, June 10, 2016

The Future Is Bernie’s, U.S. News & World Report, April 25, 2016

Let Bernie Be Bernie, U.S. News & World Report, April 19, 2016

Win One for the Revolution, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 9, 2016

A Tie Goes to the Democrats, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 2, 2016

The Left

Single-Payer Is No Stunt, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 15, 2017

The Single-Payer Surge, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 13, 2017

What Bernie Won, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 13, 2017

Primaries Are a Good Thing, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 8, 2017

Make Marijuana a 2020 Litmus Test, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 16, 2018

The Future Is Now for Democrats, U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 18, 2016

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The Political System

Why Trump’s Little Lies Matter, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 3, 2017

But Her Emails?, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 11, 2017

End the White House Press Briefing, U.S. News & World Report, June 29, 2017

Blow Up the Filibuster, U.S. News & World Report, April 4, 2017

‘Fake News’ Means Fake News, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 21, 2016

The Democrats’ DC Blunder, U.S. News & World Report, June 13, 2016

The U.S. Has a Primary Problem, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 19, 2016

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DNC 2016

Just One More Ceiling to Go, U.S. News & World Report, July 29, 2016

America’s Convention, U.S. News & World Report, July 28, 2016

Michelle the Messenger, U.S. News & World Report, July 26, 2016

Unity Delayed, Not Denied, U.S. News & World Report, July 25, 2016

Repugnant, But Not Rigged, U.S. News & World Report, July 25, 2016

No Economic Love for Philly, U.S. News & World Report, July 25, 2016

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The Economy

Trump is partly right about Amazon, but for the wrong reasons, The Guardian, March 29, 2018

Americans hate the idea that others are cheating on their taxes more than they hate paying taxes, NBC Think, April 17, 2018

Trump knows what too many Democrats don’t: Voters don’t care about the federal deficit, NBC Think, March 21, 2018

Taxes Need to Go Up, Not Down, U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 30, 2017

Don’t Play Amazon’s Tax Break Game, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 8, 2017

Powerball’s Biggest Losers, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 23, 2017

Wells Fargo’s Big Scam, U.S. News & World Report, Sept. 9, 2016

Tax Day Doesn’t Have to Be So Hard, U.S. News & World Report, April 15, 2016

Sympathy for the Tax Man, U.S. News & World Report, April 15, 2014

The Pointless War on Tesla, U.S. News & World Report, March 13, 2014

How Free Parking Is Screwing Up Our Cities, U.S. News & World Report, April 11, 2014

America Gets Summer Vacation All Wrong, U.S. News & World Report, July 8, 2014

Can Bernie Sanders Save Retirement?, U.S. News & World Report, June 17, 2015

The Real Scandal in Private Equity? It’s the Taxes, The Atlantic, January 17, 2012

Holy Cow! How Senators and Movie Stars Use Livestock to Game the Tax Code, Alternet, March 20, 2012

Tax the rich for healthcare, The Guardian, July 21, 2009

Ryan Budget Takes Aim at Resolution Authority, The Nation, March 28, 2012

Saving Homes With Mandatory Mediation, The Nation, Nov. 23, 2009

Foreclosed for Business, The American Prospect, Oct. 31, 2011

For-Profit Colleges’ Debt Disorder, In These Times, May 12, 2010

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Sports

The Diplomacy Olympics, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 8, 2018

The Super Bowl Swindle, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 2, 2018

Sin City’s Major League Gamble, U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 15, 2015

No Hope for a Happy Ending, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 26, 2016

The Cost of a Good Time: Will Brazil’s World Cup be worth the price?, U.S. News & World Report, June 11, 2014

Putin’s Sochi Games Are Just the Latest Authoritarian Olympics, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 7, 2014

Republicans Blitz the NFL and Obamacare, U.S. News & World Report, July 1, 2013

For NHL Players, Concussions Last a Lifetime, U.S. News & World Report, April 22, 2013

The NFL’s Pinkwashing Problem, U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 14, 2014

When Women Play Sports, We All Win, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 27, 2013

If You Build It, They Might Not Come: The Risky Economics of Sports Stadiums, The Atlantic, September 7, 2012

The Worst Idea in Washington: Hosting the Olympics, U.S. News & World Report, August 27, 2013

Baltimore Olympics in 2024?, The Baltimore Sun, August 13, 2012

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Culture

The Cynthia Nixon Plan Miranda Hobbes Would Hate, The Nation, April 9, 2018

Batman v. Superman v. Taxpayers, U.S. News & World Report, March 24, 2016

And the Loser Is … Taxpayers, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 20, 2015

The Blockbuster Scam: A Surprising Way You’re Getting Ripped-Off By Hollywood, Alternet, June 3, 2012

The Jedi Tax Trick, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 30, 2015

Building a ‘House of Cards’ Out of Tax Dollars, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 21, 2014

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Foreign Policy and National Security

Get the U.S. Out of the War in Yemen, U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 28, 2018

Obama Got Syria Right, U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 10, 2017

The Real Benghazi Scandal, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 23, 2015

The Beginning of the End of the War on Drugs?, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 10, 2013

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