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Exploring Trump’s “Manifesto of Mistruths”: Is our economy really “the best it has ever been”?

I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s State of the Union a few days ago. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. And, apparently, I wasn’t alone. Viewership, it seems, was way down. Which, I guess, given what he had to say, was a good thing. Trump not only lied, but he lied a lot, even […]

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“The Committee to Defraud America”

In a move that the conservative Wall Street Journal said would “hurt the economy and his voters,” Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States would be imposing steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. [The tariff on steel would be 25%, while the tariff on aluminum would be 10%.] As for why Trump […]

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Regardless of what you might hear, it hasn’t just been bonuses an pay raises since the GOP tax plan passed

While I fought against the Republican tax plan, I’m not personally against the idea of cutting taxes. I think, in certain instances, cutting taxes can make sense, especially in tough economic times, when those cuts are being directed at non-wealthy Americans, who are more likely to put the money they receive back into circulation, creating […]

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And, as if by magic, good economic news is no longer fake news

Back when Obama was our president, Donald Trump would greet positive job growth reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with skepticism…. Actually, it was more than just skepticism. He said that they were fake numbers. “Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment,” Trump said in February 2016, when […]

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Don’t stop engaging. There really are still undecided voters out there. I just met one.

I went out canvassing yesterday. I wasn’t scheduled to work a shift, but I had a few hours free, as the kids were otherwise engaged, so I decided to drop by the local Clinton campaign office and see what I could do to help. And, as there was another guy there who wanted to go […]

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