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The Economic Consequences of Republican Tax Cuts

by Steven Pressman | Mar 16, 2022 | Economy

Since the 1980s, the Republican Party has had one objective—slashing taxes on the wealthy and on large corporations. This tax cut mania began with President Reagan. It continued unabated with the presidencies of Bush 43 and Trump. Despite Republican promises that their tax cuts would promote more rapid economic growth, nothing has been further from […]

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FBI billboard seeking information on U.S. Capitol violence - Orlando, Florida

Prosecuting Trump and his Accomplices: Their Crimes and the Laws They Broke

by Jonathan M. Winer | Jan 4, 2022 | National Security, Politics

After the first year of investigations into the January 6 insurrection, which the House in authorizing its Select Committee termed a “domestic terrorist attack,” there is extensive evidence that the assault was instigated and incited by then-President Donald Trump. In precipitating the mob attack on the Capitol, Trump acted in concert with key officials in […]

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Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin

By Preserving Bob Dole’s Bipartisan Voting Rights Legacy, Manchin and Sinema Can Help Save Democracy

by David F. Durenberger and Ralph G. Neas | Jan 3, 2022 | Opinion, Politics

One month ago, we lost a giant of American democracy, Bob Dole. A national hero and statesman who was seriously and permanently injured on a battlefield in Italy while protecting his country from foreign threats, Dole epitomized what it meant to be a public servant. To honor his life, we should learn from his legacy. […]

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Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon, Trump Whisperer, Offers New Theory of Governing: Employ Committees of Congress To Prosecute Democrats

by Hamilton Fish | Dec 31, 2021 | Politics

The holiday season this year brought competing versions of reality into focus. Hallmark-lite invocations of Peace and Joy stubbornly proliferated. Bezos and Co. will likely establish new milestones for online shopping. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” (which she first released in 1994) was the number one song in the world this […]

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Religious Right Fuels National Attack On School Boards, Exploiting Parental Frustration Over Covid Restraints 

by Anne Nelson | Nov 23, 2021 | Politics

One of the few questions that Democrats and Republicans can agree upon is the school board controversy’s outsized role in the Republican victory in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election. Although much of the press coverage suggested that the protests involved a “grassroots” movement, they have actually included an elaborately orchestrated operation to exploit parents who are […]

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