Sunday Reading: What Intrigued Me This Week


Throughout the week, I like to look away from breaking news and read other articles in the political field. Here are three articles I found interesting, and think you might, too. Enjoy.

Look at the Forest, Not the Trees: What We Do and Don’t Know About 2020

We all want the current occupant of the White House out, so it is no surprise that there is a lot being written about the 2020 presidential election even though it is really early. This piece by Cook Political Report looks at all of the conventional wisdom we can draw on about this race, and in nearly every case, points out reasons why that wisdom might not hold true next year. In short, (and apropos considering it is Game of Thrones Season 8 Eve), we know nothing.

Tax Refunds Are Down. That’s a Threat to Trump — and the Economy.

Now that we’re only a few days away from Tax Day, we have a lot of information about what the real effect of the GOP’s unpopular tax bill is. New York Magazine details what we now know, how opinion surveys are bearing out, and the effect it is having, and will have, on the economy.

The Filer Voter experiment: How effective is voter registration at tax time?

Brookings has this fascinating look at an experiment that brought together voter registration drives with tax filing assistance sites for lower-income households. The result is very encouraging.

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