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But you wouldn’t know that if you listened to the GOP, which can’t decide whether “transportation” only includes things that cars go vroom on or extends all the way to mass transit. Whichever. It certainly doesn’t include energy generation and distribution, plumbing, telecommunications, the medical system, or public buildings. Also, it’s “The American Jobs Plan” […]
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The UAW and Health Care

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On September 28, 2019
Not that anyone cares anymore, but the United Auto Workers strike is entering its third week tomorrow. I was on NPR’s Weekend Edition today to talk about the UAW and health care, a major issue in the conflict. The UAW has managed to hold onto the principle of workers paying nearly nothing for health insurance. […]
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America, How Ya Doing?

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On December 31, 2018
2018: What a year: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example, reported in November that life expectancy for the average American ticked downward for the third year in a row. The news attracted a storm of attention, given the record number of suicides and surging drug overdoses driving the trend — despite progress […]
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