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Category: Politics

Changes in the Electorate Signal Close Florida Race

by Karen Houppert | Mar 26, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

At a Three Kings Day Festival on January 5, in Kissimmee, Florida, the line for free toys snakes around the edge of a dais, along a pond, and down to the road, as some 100 families in the queue zigzag around mud patches and swampy soil. A local Spanish-language radio host entertains over a microphone, […]

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A Letter to Trump Voters

by Ralph Nader | Feb 15, 2020 | Election 2020, Politics

I want to address this note to Trump supporters and others who may be considering voting for him. You are the ones stereotyped by critics as being all alike in your hatreds, resentments, closed minds, prejudices, and fears. While you may hoot and holler at his mass rallies, people like you defy these stereotypes back […]

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College Debt

Debt Wrong: Dealing With College Costs and the College Debt Crisis

by Steven Pressman | Feb 12, 2020 | Economy

As the presidential race heats up, two contentious and related issues concerning higher education have begun to take center stage—whether to make tuition free and what to do about Americans drowning in college debt. The Democrats running for president have struggled mightily with these issues. Before we get to solutions, let’s review the problems. The […]

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Trump Signs Measure Enabling Establishment of U.S. Space Force

by Karl Grossman | Jan 29, 2020 | Politics

President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 that establishes a United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces—in defiance of the multilateral Outer Space Treaty that, since 1967, has designated space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. Flanked by top defense and […]

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Tax Policy Options for the Next Administration

by Steven Pressman | Jan 19, 2020 | Economy

The Democrats running for president all promise large spending programs if elected—Medicare for All (or for all who want it), free or cheap college, infrastructure development, and (for Andrew Yang) a $12,000 annual income grant. Given the interest generated by my two recent Washington Spectator pieces on wealth taxes and financial transaction taxes, it seems […]

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