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How much is your home really worth? Re-evaluating the American Dream, ten years after the 2008 housing crisis

/   Giorgio Angelini, NBC News

It’s time for America to start treating homeownership as part of an equitable social contract

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To crack Trump’s voter base, Democrats must focus on opportunity, not outrage

/   Ronald Brownstein, CNN

The first polling reactions to last week’s summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, should extinguish the last doubts, if any remained, that outrage over Trump’s behavior is likely to ever dislodge a meaningful portion of his core supporters

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Fixing America’s Forgotten Places

/   Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

Census tract 06019000100 has a lot going for it. Locals cheer the melting-pot atmosphere, the arts scene, the nearby nature, and the affordable housing—affordable in national terms, which feels all the more amazing given that it is a quick drive both to the grandeur of Yosemite and to the tech hub of the Bay Area

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Trade War May Have Limited Impact on Midterms

/   Emel Akan, The Epoch Times

According to Michael Steele, political analyst and former Republican National Committee chairman, Americans will not see the real impact of tariffs until the second quarter of next year. Hence it is unlikely that trade tensions would affect the elections in November, Steele said on July 11 at an event hosted by Economic Innovation Group (EIG)…

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A fiery populist and a business-friendly centrist: Contrasting paths toward a Democratic resurgence in West Virginia

/   Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times

“If insurance companies can go back to playing the games they played before, they can decide the fate of most of West Virginia,” Manchin said Wednesday at a Washington conference held by the Economic Innovation Group. “Whether they can buy insurance, afford insurance or whether they are one illness away from catastrophic ruin. These are…

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