In early May of 2019, Elizabeth Warren found herself trailing Joe Biden in the RealClearPolitics polling average by over 33 percentage points (41.4% to 8%). Over the next three months she began a rapid rise. By Sept. 9, she had overtaken Biden in the weekly YouGov poll to become the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
This being our last Thursday column before the holiday break, I thought it fitting to take a look at Sacramento through a more Dickensian lens—a 2019 version, if you will, of A Christmas Carol, the 66-page novella first published in 1843.
In the last couple of days, I’ve been going through old exams and problem sets for my economics courses that I taught from the mid-1980s until a couple of years ago. I found a problem I put on a problem set that readers might find interesting.
Trade tensions have helped drive global policy–related uncertainty to new highs, according to Chicago Booth’s Steven J. Davis. “Trade policy under the Trump administration also has a capricious, back-and-forth character that amplifies uncertainty and undermines a rules-based trading order,” writes Davis.
You're looking at live pictures of Capitol Hill. Steps from where we're sitting right now, the House is currently setting up the rules for the impeachment vote. They're apparently going to hold tomorrow. The House is temporarily in recess and is going to be reconvening in about a half an hour we're monitoring the situation there.
“The biggest problem plaguing U.S. public schools [is] a lack of resources.” So claims Robert Pianta, dean of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, in an op-ed published last week in The Washington Post. In fact, Pianta asserts, government spending on K-12 education actually has declined since the 1980s.
A single word in a news report—a well-placed “undervalue,” for example—can drive a company’s stock price up or down. Investors can benefit if they can figure out which words matter within a few days, research suggests.
American history and politics, poetry and memoir, and the controversial cigarette – all among the topics of books published by University of Virginia faculty in 2019, with several appealing to a wider audience than specialists and academics.