A few of the recent pieces I've liked:
Barbara Ehrenreich at the Guardian: In America, only the rich can afford to write about poverty
Victor Yocco at Vox: What it’s like to be a recovering alcoholic in an office where booze is everywhere
Mary McKenna at Germination: CDC to Congress: Raise our Budget or Americans Will Die Needlessly
Liz Szabo and Laura Ungar at USA TODAY: Family planning budgets in crisis before Planned Parenthood controversy
Gabriel Metcalfe at Citylab: What’s the Matter with San Francisco? (“The city’s devastating affordability crisis has an unlikely villain—its famed progressive politics.”)
That last story on San Francisco, wow.
It’s hard to believe how badly Progressives can screw things up.