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Congressman Jim Banks auditioned a new line of attack against Biden’s loan-forgiveness program: that it undermines military recruitment. I have questions, such as “what are the ethics of saddling people with debt in order to coerce them into military service?” and “is it a good look to argue that we shouldn’t help people in economic […]
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The Thread of Despair

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On November 29, 2017
I don’t know how you all are doing, but I can say that the last couple of days, watching the inevitably of this absurd tax plan move toward passage, that I have been the most depressed I’ve been since at least it looked like the ACA would be repealed. While you can’t be sure what […]

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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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 expect. Trump’s first budget proposal, which he named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” […]
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What’s a little Russian control of the nation or discussing classified information about North Korea at dinner when you can make sure that California doesn’t give working people retirement security? An ambitious California law intended to help create retirement security for low-income workers is in the crosshairs of the Trump-era Congress, which is moving to […]
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