From the Editor

In this issue, the 40th of this journal, the focus is on the progressive debate about how to pay for American’s health care. We are publishing two substantial pieces about the issues in that debate. Anyone who reads them will then be deeply informed about the variety of issues as well as crucial facts about the topic.

There is also a chapter from Ivan Light’s forthcoming book, this one concerning the economy in which Donald Trump astonishingly rose to the Presidency of the United States.

Those important essays, along with our usual dip into the journal’s archives to remind us of important themes that run from the past through today, make good political reading as the country heads into the crucial months before the first primaries of the 2020 election.