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Demographics and Republican Critics Pose Challenges to Social Security; Program Needs Revenue Plan Now

by Steven Pressman | Jan 4, 2020 | Politics

After World War II, the American dream became a reality. A large fraction of the U.S. population enjoyed a middle-class lifestyle while working, followed by a secure retirement with virtually no change in their standard of living. This dream, especially its second part, slowly died over the past 40 years. Americans increasingly worry about retirement. […]

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With the Amazon on Fire, an Early Visitor Recalls the Scorched Acreage That Was Once Earth’s Greatest Forest

by John Perkins | Dec 14, 2019 | Climate, Politics

An abridged version of this article appears in the December print edition of The Washington Spectator. Wildfires raging in the Amazon . . . deliberately set by farmers illegally deforesting land for cattle ranching . . . have hit a record number this year. . . . The surge marks an 83 percent increase over the same period of 2018 . . . and is the highest since […]

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Impeachment’s Legal Battle Beneath The Televised Food Fight

by Richard L. Brodsky | Nov 22, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

There’s a rich menu of political and gotcha goodies to choose from if you watch the impeachment hearings as entertainment. If you watch as a lawyer there are emerging battles that are more consequential. It isn’t yet clear how the varying legal positions of Democrats and Republicans will affect the practical results. But both the […]

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Nancy Pelosi on CNN

Another Presidential Phone Call and the Gravity of Impeachment

by WS Editors | Nov 2, 2019 | Politics

You could be forgiven, over the past few weeks, for momentarily overlooking the impeachment process, especially after the president’s stunning announcement that he was ordering U.S. troops out of Syria. The news came after another of Trump’s fateful calls with foreign leaders, this one with Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Immediate effects included the shameful betrayal […]

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Italy and Beyond

by Belén Fernández | Nov 2, 2019 | Culture, Politics

Once upon a time in Italy, a prominent citizen declared: “It is unacceptable that sometimes in certain parts of Milan there is such a presence of non-Italians that instead of thinking you are in an Italian or European city, you think you are in an African city.” In case the message was not crystal clear, […]

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