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The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You

David Leonhardt, who won the a Pulitzer Prize run 2011 for his columns on the financial crisis, has a new piece in today’s New York Times titled, “The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You.” If, like me, you’re concerned about issues like wealth inequality and our inability as a nation to appropriately fund […]

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The Warren Wealth Tax

I was tempted to tune in to tonight’s State of the Union address, if only to see all of the distinguished Republican guests in the audience, like Diamond, of hard-hitting investigative news team of Diamond and Silk, and the little boy who claims to have experienced mockery for sharing the same last name with the […]

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Apparently people really like it when you go on Twitter and smack down anti-Trump Republicans offering unsolicited advice to Democrats about how they need to be more moderate

Remember how, a few weeks ago, former FBI Director James Comey offered Democrats a bit of unsolicited advice in a tweet, telling us that we should eschew the “socialist left,” as “America‚Äôs great middle wants sensible, balanced, ethical leadership”? Well, this morning another high-profile former Republican, Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol, stepped up to tell […]

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Michael Flynn pleads guilty, sounding the alarm for Republicans to push through permanent tax cuts for the wealthy before their party dies

Yesterday morning, it was announced that Michael “lock her up” Flynn, the conspiracy theorist turned foreign agent that Donald Trump tapped to be his National Security Adviser in spite of warnings from the Justice Department, had plead guilty to the charge of lying to federal investigators pursing the investigation into Russia’s involvement in our 2016 […]

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The Republican tax plan puts graduate students, scientific research and the future of America in peril

As we’ve discussed, House Republicans have passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut that, if signed into law, would, among other things, take health care coverage from 13 million Americans and raise taxes on the middle class. You would think those two things alone would be enough to motivate people to call their elected officials and […]

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