In case you missed it

Sandy HookHere are some must-read articles from the last week…

Jonathan Chait has a piece in New York Magazine on why the Republicans can’t propose any spending cuts. The answer: there isn’t much to cut.

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson runs the numbers on inequality and puts them all in chart form—16 of them. Spoiler alert: none of them are good.

And Tony Newman gives nine encouraging reasons why the War on Drugs might be drawing to a merciful close.