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Category: Election 2024

Notes from the Front

by David Bender | Jul 7, 2024 | Election 2024

These hot, early summer days have brought with them a sudden torrent of fast-breaking political news. Was Biden’s poor showing in the debate an off night, is he failing, can he govern. How will our republic fare following the Supreme Court’s decision granting full immunity to the president for official actions, and how will this […]

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The Wide Angle: The Future Belongs to Surrealists

by Dave Troy | Jun 29, 2024 | Election 2024, The Wide Angle

As we head into the pithy core of the 2024 election season, institutionalists are alarmed, and with good reason. Our highest court just ruled (SEC vs. Jarkesy; overturning Chevron doctrine) that all federal agencies are effectively unconstitutional, and may imminently rule that former president Trump is immune from prosecution. The first presidential debate of 2024 […]

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President Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act. Among those with the President are Senator Alben Barkley, Senator Robert Wagner, Senator Robert LaFollette, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, Representative Pat Harrison, and Representative David J. Lewis. August 14, 1935.

Retirement Is Up for Grabs in November

by Steven Pressman | Jun 29, 2024 | Election 2024

It is hard to overstate what rests on the outcome of the 2024 election. Democracy probably; reproductive rights certainly. Also at stake is the well-being of the US economy, especially whether Americans can retire or must work until they drop. Before Social Security, seniors depended on their families and their savings. Those lacking adequate support […]

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Jamie Dimon, Peter Thiel, Steve Bannon, J.D. Vance, Frederick Neitzche, Donald Trump and George III

Electoral Helter-Skelter in 2024

by Mark Medish and Joel McCleary | Jun 21, 2024 | Election 2024

The American Republic is ripe for a hostile takeover. In the go-go 1990s — when “the end of history,” the primacy of market economics and galloping globalization were dominant metaphors for elite commentators — a joke circulated around the Goldman Sachs trading floor that it was high time to take the United States of America […]

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Stark cloudy weather over empty exterior view of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC, USA

Dancing in the Dark, Part 2: The Paradoxical Risk of Senate Filibuster Reform

by Mark Medish & Joel McCleary | Apr 1, 2024 | Election 2024

One reform proposal that many progressives curiously have in common with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is their call for an end to the Senate filibuster. The prospect of quicker passage, or any passage, of popular legislation is alluring for self-evident reasons. Yet in view of Trump’s aggressive plans for radical policy and […]

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