Here We Go Again – More Supply-Side B.S.

Supply-Side B.S.

Donald Trump’s tax plan, unveiled Wednesday, calls for massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy (i.e. “small business”). He also threw a bone to the “middle class” in the form of increasing the standard deduction from $12,700 to $24,000 for a married couple. All justified in the name of jobs and economic growth. Economist…

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To Slow Global Warming, We Need a Carbon Tax

Trump Environmental Regulations

Over the past two weeks, Donald Trump proposed slashing the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and began the process of gutting environmental regulations. Among the regulations he would roll back are Obama-era restrictions on coal-burning power plants, limits on hydraulic fracking and a moratorium on the leasing of public lands for coal mining….

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It Is Not Rocket Science: Here’s How To Fix Obamacare

Donald Trump meeting with health insurance executives at the White House

What’s wrong with Obamacare?  Is it rising premiums and lack of choice, as some Republicans would have you believe?  Or is it that insurance companies don’t like the increased transparency and competition that comes with health care exchanges? Or, as Libertarians such as Ron Paul argue, is Obamacare just another expensive “entitlement” program that fosters a…

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Will Progressives Bolt the Democratic Party?

KeithEllison

On Saturday, Democrats meet in Atlanta to elect a new chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  The leadership fight has been taking place largely behind the scenes with two main candidates, Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, vying for the leadership position. Ellison, a Muslim, has the support of…

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This is Democracy. We, the People, Decide

On Wednesday, January 25, Donald Trump signed an executive order withholding Federal aid to “Sanctuary” cities such as Philadelphia.  The next day, as Republicans met in Philadelphia to set their legislative agenda for the upcoming year, the people of Philadelphia, protesting in the shadow of William Penn atop City Hall, took to the streets to…

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The Women’s Marches: Affirming Democratic Principles

In a BBC video (below), conservative commentator and author Andrew Sullivan, quoting Plato, argues that the very principles of freedom and equality inherent in democratic government inevitably descends into chaos which, turn, precipitates the rise of demagogues like Donald Trump. “As the people thrill to him as a kind of solution, democracy willingly, inevitably repeals…

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