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Republican Policy Preferences

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On November 1, 2018
Remember folks, Republicans hate you and don’t care if you live or die. Five days ahead of the midterm elections, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser took to trashing the minimum wage. “My view is a federal minimum wage is a terrible idea ― terrible idea,” Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic […]

GOP Class Warfare

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On May 16, 2017

Once again, the primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump, it’s the Republican Party. Under enormous internal pressure to quickly balance the budget, Republicans are considering slashing

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Colin Gordon has an excellent if depressing summary of the horrors Iowa Republicans have pushed through this year, which has included an anti-union bill that makes Scott Walker look like a piker and the repeal of local ability to set wages or other progressive standards. The state’s workers comp system is next. Why? Because unions […]

The Trump Budget

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On March 16, 2017

I interrupt my travels around Appalachia this week that have taken me away from both the blog and the 21st century for a brief post on the Trump budget. It’s as great a monstrosity as you would

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Today in Republican Priorities

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On February 22, 2017
These are nice people. Under CEP, schools or school districts where 40 percent of the student body directly qualifies for free meals (via food stamps or other nutrition assistance or welfare programs) may offer those meals free to all students. The school is then reimbursed at a variable rate, according to the percentage of low-income […]
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