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Nancy Cook

Economic & Domestic Policy Correspondent

ncook@nationaljournal.com

Nancy Cook covers economic and domestic policy for National Journal and also serves as the lead writer for Next Economy, a joint project of the National Journal and The Atlantic. Prior to this, she covered economic and fiscal policy for National Journal for more than two years, leading the policy coverage of all of D.C.'s major budget battles. She's also worked as a senior editor at Fast Company and a staff writer at Newsweek, based in New York.

She frequently makes television appearances to discuss her reporting, including spots on CNN, MSNBC, PBS's NewsHour, C-SPAN, and various national radio programs. She moderates panels and policy briefings for Atlantic Media and has taught graduate-level courses in journalism at Georgetown University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, her alma mater. She holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and lives in the district with her husband, a political journalist.

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City's Secret to Escaping the Recession

With the LDS Church's financing of a huge downtown development, "in Salt Lake, the cranes kept moving," says Mayor Ralph Becker.

Should the U.S. Adopt the German Model of Apprenticeships?

The best youth apprenticeship programs blend traditional high school with skills training—and produce employable graduates.

How to Get Inner-City Teenagers on a Career Track

Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.

What Happens When American Teenagers Can't Find Work

Employment rates for teenagers are at the lowest levels since World War II. And that could hurt their longterm job prospects.

Don't Give Up on the Long-Term Unemployed

Solutions exist to help those who have been out of the workforce for long periods. Why aren't we trying them?

Connecticut Is Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage, but Is It Enough to Help?

It's still really hard—if not impossible—to live on $8 an hour.

Former Atlanta Mayor: 'I Regret That I Didn't Do More'

Shirley Franklin reflects on the difficulty of combating economic inequality when times are good and voters have other priorities.

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City's Secret to Escaping the Recession

With the LDS Church's financing of a huge downtown development, "in Salt Lake, the cranes kept moving," says Mayor Ralph Becker.

Should the U.S. Adopt the German Model of Apprenticeships?

The best youth apprenticeship programs blend traditional high school with skills training—and produce employable graduates.

How to Get Inner-City Teenagers on a Career Track

Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.

What Happens When American Teenagers Can't Find Work

Employment rates for teenagers are at the lowest levels since World War II. And that could hurt their longterm job prospects.

Don't Give Up on the Long-Term Unemployed

Solutions exist to help those who have been out of the workforce for long periods. Why aren't we trying them?

Connecticut Is Latest State to Raise Minimum Wage, but Is It Enough to Help?

It's still really hard—if not impossible—to live on $8 an hour.

Former Atlanta Mayor: 'I Regret That I Didn't Do More'

Shirley Franklin reflects on the difficulty of combating economic inequality when times are good and voters have other priorities.

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