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Another Word on Amazon

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On February 14, 2019
Allow me to build upon Scott’s post below to think briefly about what Amazon pulling out of New York means for modern progressive politics. To say the least, the obsequiousness of city officials around the nation is courting Amazon made a lot of people sick. I understand the desperation to bring jobs into cities, but […]
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The Smithsonian Museum of American History is a complete disaster. Ever since the Enola Gay exhibit became a center of conservative culture war resentment in the 1990s, the Smithsonian has been petrified of offending anyone in power. Combine this with the decline of federal funding to produce great exhibits and the Smithsonian is now an […]
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Money! Money! Money!

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On September 21, 2018
It’s a real wonder that Republicans aren’t winning politically with their giveaway to the 1%. A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent. The value of Americans’ […]
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More Swamp Draining

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On August 8, 2018
A shadow group of wealthy Mar-a-Lago members running the VA isn’t disturbing or anything, as this great journalism from Pro Publica shows: Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz with his input on a new mental health initiative for […]

The New Gilded Age

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On July 23, 2018

The latest Economic Policy Institute report on the New Gilded Age is out and it is a go-to resource on income inequality. From the executive summary: In 2015, the top 1 percent of families in the U.S.

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