Category: Economy

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Threaten to Worsen the Affordable Housing Crisis

Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing are already at crisis levels in the United States, but extreme weather events, fueled by climate change, threaten to compound these problems.

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Pete Buttigieg Releases His New Economic Policy

Pete Buttigieg Releases His New Economic Policy

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg unveiled an economic program aimed at protecting workers, particularly the ability of workers to join labor unions.

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Lawmakers Offer Green New Deal Alternative

Lawmakers Offer Green New Deal Alternative

Several leading House Democrats have introduced a new plan to deal with climate change and serve as an alternative to the so-called Green New Deal.

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Want to Meet With the Trump Administration? Donald Trump Jr.’s Hunting Buddy Can Help

Want to Meet With the Trump Administration? Donald Trump Jr.’s Hunting Buddy Can Help

Tommy Hicks Jr. isn’t in government, but he’s a longtime pal of the president’s son. That has put him in the room when the administration talks China and 5G policy, and it lets him help others — including one friend who had $143 million riding on the outcome.

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Trump Administration Would Save Insurers Billions by Undermining Health Care Protections

Trump Administration Would Save Insurers Billions by Undermining Health Care Protections

Insurance companies could save billions of dollars under the Trump administration’s move to undermine patient and consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis.

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We Can’t Afford to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

We Can’t Afford to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

The U.S. economy is booming, reaching 10 straight years of growth without a recession, and the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 50 years.

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No, Andrew Yang, Don’t Give Everyone Free Money

No, Andrew Yang, Don’t Give Everyone Free Money

Andrew Yang dubbed a “random, opinionated person” by the Washington Post, has made waves on both sides of the political aisle with his 2020 presidential campaign.

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The Oil Industry In An Electric Future

The Oil Industry In An Electric Future

The adoption of electric vehicles will have consequences

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Despite Jobs Rebound, Pelosi Laments Those ‘Still Struggling’

Despite Jobs Rebound, Pelosi Laments Those ‘Still Struggling’

Despite stronger job growth, House Democrats remain focused on middle- and working-class Americans, Pelosi said.

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Corn Subsidies Fuel Animal Mistreatment, Factory Farming

Corn Subsidies Fuel Animal Mistreatment, Factory Farming

The main reason for the abusive factory farming system is the over use of government subsidies and its related regulatory burden.

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Opinions

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

By Eliyahu Setton

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.

An Age Limit on the Presidency?

By Janet Ybarra

Carter, who today is 95, came out to say that even 80 years old is too old to be up for the all of what job of president demands.

We Need to Get Rid of the Useless Penny

By Winston Wang

Pennies cause more even more trouble than they are worth — quite literally.

Brett Kavanaugh Has No Business Serving on the Supreme Court

By Janet Ybarra

If now we cannot have faith in that investigation which was supposed to have cleared him, perhaps now we can no longer have faith in Kavanaugh's service on that high court.

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

By Janet Ybarra

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....