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Will Inflation Crush the Biden Presidency?

by Steven Pressman | May 3, 2022 | Economy

Inflation has reached its highest level in 40 years—7 percent in 2021 and still rising. Concurrently, President Biden’s approval rating has dropped from 53 percent on Inauguration Day to 40 percent in late February before Russia invaded Ukraine. (By late March, it was 42 percent, and it has remained at this level through the first […]

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The Threat Over Free Political Debate in Turkey

by Alexandra de Cramer | Mar 16, 2022 | Politics

When Turkey’s political elite square off next year in the country’s general election, one element of the democratic process is almost certain to be absent: political debates. The televised airing of ideas and differences, ubiquitous in many Western democracies, has not been a feature of Turkish politics since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was first elected […]

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The Economic Consequences of Republican Tax Cuts

by Steven Pressman | Mar 16, 2022 | Economy

Since the 1980s, the Republican Party has had one objective—slashing taxes on the wealthy and on large corporations. This tax cut mania began with President Reagan. It continued unabated with the presidencies of Bush 43 and Trump. Despite Republican promises that their tax cuts would promote more rapid economic growth, nothing has been further from […]

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Prosecuting Trump and his Accomplices: Their Crimes and the Laws They Broke

by Jonathan M. Winer | Jan 4, 2022 | National Security, Politics

After the first year of investigations into the January 6 insurrection, which the House in authorizing its Select Committee termed a “domestic terrorist attack,” there is extensive evidence that the assault was instigated and incited by then-President Donald Trump. In precipitating the mob attack on the Capitol, Trump acted in concert with key officials in […]

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By Preserving Bob Dole’s Bipartisan Voting Rights Legacy, Manchin and Sinema Can Help Save Democracy

by David F. Durenberger and Ralph G. Neas | Jan 3, 2022 | Opinion, Politics

One month ago, we lost a giant of American democracy, Bob Dole. A national hero and statesman who was seriously and permanently injured on a battlefield in Italy while protecting his country from foreign threats, Dole epitomized what it meant to be a public servant. To honor his life, we should learn from his legacy. […]

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