Richard Reeves

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August 06, 2014

None Dare Call It Treason

WASHINGTON -- Hooray! Hooray! The wicked Congress has gone home. So to speak, since most of the members actually live right here in the capital city and environs. But at least they are not in session. I am reminded of something said in early 1866 by Gideon John Tucker, a surrogate judge in New York, who... continue

August 01, 2014

The Rising Tide: Will All Boats Be Lifted?

LOS ANGELES -- We have lived for decades, even centuries, with the economic faith that a rising tide lifts all boats. But what if it doesn't? What happens then, economically and politically? Debate and commentary about the rising tide of income inequality in the United States is remindful of Jesse... continue

July 18, 2014

The Children of the Border

LOS ANGELES -- Last Monday, a chartered flight took 38 mothers and children, who had been held in a detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to San Pedro Sula in Honduras. That's a tough town of drug dealers, violence and children soldiers, sometimes called "The Murder Capital of the World." ... continue

July 10, 2014

Catching Up With Big Data

LOS ANGELES -- This is a column about "Big Data" and a new way to predict the results of presidential elections for the next 20 years. We begin with the rise of Nate Silver, the former baseball statistician retained by The New York Times, and his blog, "FiveThirtyEight," which... continue

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