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Republicans after adding over $1 trillion to our national debt to fund tax give-aways to the rich, say they can’t find $8 billion to extend health care for 8.9 million children living in poverty

While sold to the American people as a “middle class tax cut” that wouldn’t help the super-rich like Donald Trump, the tax reform legislation just passed by the Republicans is, in fact, a windfall for the rich that does considerably less for American’s middle class than the Obama stimulus package of 2009 did. Had the […]

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Psychologist Drew Westen on what happened to Obama

Psychology professor Drew Westen (Emory University) has a fascinating opinion piece in today’s New York Times. Here’s a clip for those of you who can’t scale the pay wall. …When Barack Obama stepped into the Oval Office, he stepped into a cycle of American history, best exemplified by F.D.R. and his distant cousin, Teddy. After […]

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Threats to American workers demand a President like FDR

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich has a great column about Maine Governor Paul LePage up on the Christian Science Monitor website this evening. LePage, as you’ll recall from our conversation a few days ago, is the man who recently made headlines for ordering murals depicting the advances of organized labor to be painted […]

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Carl Levin’s explanation for voting no on tax cuts for the super-rich

I just received the following from Michigan Senator Carl Levin, explaining why he chose to vote against the President’s so-called “compromise” with Republicans. I’ve yet to receive anything from Michigan’s other Senator, Debbie Stabenow, explaining why she voted in a favor of the deal, which promises to deliver big tax breaks for the super-rich, ultimately […]

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