Drug Plan Fails, Signaling Thorny Path for Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Bill

WASHINGTON — A Democratic plan to lower prescription drug prices as part of the party’s $3.5 trillion social policy package failed in a House committee on Wednesday after moderates refused to support it, highlighting internal divisions that could complicate the legislation’s path to enactment. Three Democrats — Representatives Scott Peters of California, Kurt Schrader of…

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Back to School, for Now

Welcome. We’re closing in on bean season, root vegetable and apple cider season, at least here in the Northeastern United States. The greenmarket signifiers of fall are comforting, like the changing leaves and the changing light: seasonal constants on a planet where nothing’s seemed sure for quite some time. Seasonal constants for this season, at…

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