Articles

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

The following is a selection of his favorite articles:

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The Economy

New Jersey Exposed One of Corporate America’s Favorite Schemes, The Nation, April 19, 2019

Trump International Hotel is a scandal — but so are other taxpayer-subsidized hotels, The Washington Post, April 2, 2019

The Frenzy Over Amazon’s HQ2 Should Be a National Embarrassment, TalkPoverty, Nov. 13, 2018

Open the Amazon files, New York Daily News, Feb. 22, 2019

Wisconsin’s Foxconn tax incentives failed the state’s workers. But then, so did Alexander Hamilton’s., NBC Think, Feb. 1, 2019

When Americans Get Their Tax Refunds, They Go to the Dentist, TalkPoverty, April 16, 2019

So You Want to Tax The Rich: A How-To Guide, TalkPoverty, Jan. 31, 2019

For Low-Income Americans, the IRS Is Always Shut Down, TalkPoverty, Jan. 15, 2019

A minimum wage increase can help but won’t fix American workers’ stagnant pay, NBC Think, July 23, 2018

America is terrible at summer vacation, The Week, August 13, 2018

Trump’s criticism of the Fed shattered a potent political norm. The norm deserved it., NBC Think, July 20, 2018

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

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

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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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

Bernie Sanders was right, and Democrats are running on his message. But will the party listen?, NBC Think, June 11, 2018

The new union movement can be the key to winning in 2018, if Democrats don’t blow it, NBC Think, June 2, 2018

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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Sports

Las Vegas is everything right — and wrong — with sports right now, The Week, May 16, 2018

The MLB Makes Millions on Minor Leaguers. It Refuses to Pay Minimum Wage., TalkPoverty, Feb. 14, 2019

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

Where’s the Oscar for the taxpayers who funded so many films?, The New York Post, Feb. 22, 2019

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