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In this Month’s Issue: August 2018

by | Aug 1, 2018 | Economy, Foreign Policy, Politics

French Lessons on How to Grow the Middle Class By Steven Pressman As the campaign season enters its final stages, torrents of empty rhetoric and wasted column inches are being devoted to the fate of American middle-class families. Proposals ranging from health saving accounts, student debt forgiveness, even guaranteed minimum income plans have been advanced as […]

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May Primaries Offer Hope and Challenges for the Democratic Left

by Richard Eskow | Jul 22, 2018 | Elections, Politics

Reporters who cover primaries, especially in off-years like 2018, often find themselves in a quandary. They’re expected to find meaning in each election’s results. But not many people vote in these primaries, and local issues are often more important than national ones. The resulting journalistic pronouncements are often built on sand, vulnerable to being washed […]

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Letter From Berlin

by Michael Naumann | Jul 13, 2018 | Politics

In April 1945 I was liberated in my hometown of Koethen by US forces. I did not understand this, of course. I was only three years old and had survived a number of allied bombing runs in the basement of our house with my mother and my three siblings. My father had died at Stalingrad […]

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Millennial Midterms

by Mark Riddle | Jul 10, 2018 | Politics

Millennials are not what you think they are. In the common imagination, millennials are—we are told—entitled new urban professionals, highly educated and densely packed into the newly vibrant coastal cities of America. This is a convenient narrative, but, like many convenient narratives, it is wrong. And the cost of exactly how wrong could well be […]

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With or Without a Wave, Democrats Can Win the House

by Mark Gersh and the NCEC staff | Jul 3, 2018 | Politics

The following analysis of the upcoming fall elections was compiled by Mark Gersh and the staff at the National Committee for an Effective Congress (NCEC). Based in Washington, D.C., the NCEC has been a leading source of financial support and data-driven targeting to liberal and progressive candidates for decades. Backed by an extensive archive of […]

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