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Keep Calm and Carry On?

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In 2022 Election
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On May 18, 2022
For all of its awfulness, the Trump administration did make some good policy decisions. It was right, more or less, to push allies and partners not to outsource their next-generation telecommunications networks to Chinese companies. But what about political decisions? Is there anything the Biden administration can learn from Trump when it comes to practical […]

Biden Speaks Up

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On December 15, 2021

I am glad Biden spoke up against Kellogg’s threat to permanently replace the workers striking it because it won’t give in on the horrors of the two-tiered contract. President Joe Biden sai

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Personnel is Policy

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In General
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On July 16, 2021
While one can criticize Biden’s performance so far on a number of fronts (immigration, glacial rate of appointments, some foreign policy issues), his economic priorities have been absolutely outstanding. He’s basically taking Elizabeth Warren’s policy and her preferred people and making them his own. Which is great! Rebecca Traister has a worthy piece on this. […]
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Biden has surpassed most left-leaning people’s expectations on economic issues. Yes, there are things to critique and lots of work to be done, but honestly, he’s been better on these issues than basically anyone thought he would be. This then leads to a frequently spoken point from the left–that if Democrats ran a class-conscious campaign, […]

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On May 1, 2021

In another sign of Biden’s indifference to immigration as an issue, he has not revoked Trump’s use of public health measures as a reason for mass deportation. President Joe Biden said duri

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Stephen Greenhouse has more on Biden’s pro-Amazon workers statement and the possibilities and limitations of his presidency on labor issues. But while giving a pro-labor speech is one thing, delivering on policy is another, Professor Jones noted. Walking a consistent pro-union walk may prove hard for Mr. Biden; some Democratic centrists as well as corporate […]
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