Category Archives: Economy

Open Thread | About That GOP Smash And Grab

So, Mitch McConnell tried to push through a bailout that was ultimately nothing but a GOP Smash and Grab.     Here were the tell tale signs. He tried to negotiate this WITHOUT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE SITTING AT … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | This Is Who They Are- Meet the GOP Chief Economist Behind Their Hunger Games Mentality

Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America By Lynn Parramore May 30, 2018 Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean Ask people to … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread

The Axes of American Politics Seven Ideologies Underpinning Today’s Politics It is a fact universally acknowledged that every time a member of a political party is criticized by members of their own party, the Internet will get very excited and angry. Don’t they … Continue reading

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Videos | President Obama Speaks on Brexit

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Monday open thread | Joe Biden: Bernie Sanders has credibility on income inequality

Washington (CNN)—Vice President Joe Biden offered effusive praise for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday, lauding Hillary Clinton’s chief rival for doing a “heck of a job” on the campaign trail and praising Sanders for offering an authentic voice … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s 1996 #WelfareReform Law Caused Increase In Extreme Poverty

The 1996 welfare reform law championed by the Clinton Administration known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was supposed to bring in a new era and “end welfare as we know it.” In some sense it did, … Continue reading

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Clayborne’ s legislation aims to increase minority participation in professional services

In an effort to boost minority and disadvantaged businesses’ participation in state contracting, Majority Leader James Clayborne (D-Belleville) sponsored legislation that aims to generate economic activity for businesses that participate in the Minority Business Enterprise program (MBE). The new law … Continue reading

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