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Senator Joe Manchin

The Pyrolysis Solution: Senator Manchin, Addressing Climate Change is Not a Zero-Sum Game

by Carlton Brown | Oct 31, 2021 | Climate, Politics

Because Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia insisted that Democrats walk back many of the critical climate protection measures in President Biden’s legislative agenda, the United States will, ironically, lose a historic opportunity to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while at the same time retaining the jobs of the 14,000 West Virginia coal miners whose livelihoods […]

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The Legacy of Colin Powell, and the Legacy of Vietnam

by George Black | Oct 26, 2021 | Health, Politics

The cause of General Colin Powell’s passing will be recorded on his death certificate as complications from Covid-19. But his vulnerability to a rare breakthrough infection was the result of two underlying conditions, Parkinson’s disease and multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood that destroys the bone marrow cells that strengthen the immune system. Those […]

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Big Taxin’ Deal: Reforming Corporate Income Taxation

by Steven Pressman | Oct 26, 2021 | Economy, Politics

The United States began taxing corporate income in 1909, with a 1 percent tax on profits exceeding $5,000 ($150,000 in today’s dollars). The top tax rate peaked at around 50 percent between World War II and 1978. It then declined slowly, reaching 35 percent in 1998. President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act cut […]

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Road Map for a Constitutional Coup: The Republican Plan for Legislative Nullification of the Popular Vote for President

by Jonathan M. Winer | Oct 4, 2021 | Elections, Politics

It has now become clear that the efforts of Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the 2020 elections were a multi-front attack. The newest revelations have further detailed the scheme devised by conservative lawyer John Eastman to convince Vice President Pence to overturn the election results on January 6, 2021, the day the House […]

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The Summers of Our Discontent: An Inflationary Folktale

by Steven Pressman | Sep 13, 2021 | Economy

Inflation is headline news for the first time in decades, and a battle is raging over whether rising prices threaten the U.S. economy. On one side are those fearing a return to 1970s double-digit inflation and advocating for slower economic growth. Combatants on the other side claim that economic growth should not be sacrificed on […]

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