A winner-take-all system within states can produce results counter to the majority for no high-minded reason.
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Research shows they might act more like boys when they’re young, struggling in school, but then face sexism when they’re grown.
The growing use of electronic consultations can save time, expense and headaches.
Certain kinds of students — but not the privileged and the wealthy — benefit greatly from a selective university.
Hispanics represent the (elusive) upside for Democrats, but it’s a shift in white voters that is making the biggest difference.
Dad shows up at your job interview. Mom makes your medical appointments. A recent college bribery scandal is an extreme example of a broader pattern.
Joe Biden would be a strong contender for 2020 if the past were a reliable guide, but things have gotten strange in recent presidential primaries.
Routine glucose monitoring may be unnecessary for people with Type 2 diabetes who are not on insulin.
But wage growth and jobless figures are showing the strength of the labor market.
Trade wars, budget showdowns or anything else that scares people can spiral into a recession, the economist Austan Goolsbee says. It’s happened before.
People are taking its ideas more seriously, but reinventing the system in the world’s largest economy on the fly seems risky.
Social media platforms play a role in spreading misinformation, but state legislatures have the power of law.
Research suggests that the challenges aren’t a series of single strands, but a spider web of them.
Limiting prescriptions seems logical, but a simulation study shows it would actually increase deaths, not decrease them, in the initial years.
New research documents the far-reaching effects of the cash bail system, which disproportionately hurts the poor and African-Americans.
It could set off a new wave of exploitation by the same for-profit colleges that have already wasted billions of taxpayer dollars.
Rationally, a dollar today is worth more than a dollar next year. Today, we offer further proof that humans are not always rational.
The first legislative proposal of the year on the subject could help shape the terms of the debate.
It would be easy to look at a photo from the 1980s and conclude that things have changed. Many have not.
The old rules are being rejected, among liberals and conservatives, politicians and economists.