Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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The popular myth of Medicare for All

Politics | A Democratic plan that’s gaining traction could break healthcare—and the economy
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 2/28/19, 04:54 pm

WASHINGTON—Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., might not win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but one of his signature proposals is already developing broad support on the left.

“I am running because the time is long overdue for the U.S. to … guarantee healthcare as a right, not a privilege, through our Medicare for All single-payer program,” Sanders said in his presidential campaign launch announcement last week.

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Sizing up food stamps

Compassion | Trump says the program is shrinking, but experts argue it’s not contracting fast enough
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 2/13/19, 05:13 pm

During last week’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump boasted of a drop in the number of food stamp recipients during his administration. “Nearly 5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps,” he said, touting the statistic as a sign of economic prosperity. Conservative members of Congress responded with 15 seconds of applause.

Food stamp enrollment numbers have gone down significantly in recent years, but they could—and should—be much lower with better policy, according to welfare reform advocates.

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It’s the economy—please?

Politics | Republicans want the midterm elections to be about growth and tax cuts, not Trump’s tweets
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/02/18, 04:49 pm

In a preview of Republican strategy for the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump boasted to the world last week of America’s booming economy. The U.S. gross domestic product grew at a rate of 4.1 percent over the second quarter, the fastest in more than four years.

“If economic growth continues at this pace, the United States economy will double in size more than 10 years faster than it would have under either President Bush or President Obama,” Trump said.

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