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COVID-19: Is the US headed toward a new New Deal?

By Michael Tackett and Josh Boak Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The New Deal was really a series of new deals, spread out over more than six years during the Great Depression — a menu of nationally scaled projects that were one part make-work and many parts lasting impact. They delivered a broad-shouldered expression of presidential authority whose overall benefits were both economic and psychological. Not all of them worked. Some failed badly. But it was a try-anything moment by…