Tag: want

Jan 19

‘So You Want to Talk About Race,’ White People? Start Here

A new book offers a straightforward guide to confronting one's prejudices. A few years into Obama's first term in office, I taught my final section of an interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar I had designed on popular music and American literature. Roughly 75 percent of the time I taught that class at this small liberal arts college, my student …

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Jan 19

Does Donald Trump Even Want a DACA Deal Anymore?

Does President Trump even want a deal on DACA? He says he does, but after he was embarrassed at his own immigration meeting for not understanding anything about it, he’s suddenly decided to take the advice of folks like Stephen Miller and Tom Cotton, who simply don’t want DACA restored. Jonathan Swan got a copy …

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Jan 19

Does Donald Trump Want to Be Dictator of the United States?

It began the day he was sworn in, with his vow to end “American carnage”—a direct echo of his autocratic pronouncement when accepting the Republican nomination that “I alone can fix it.” Donald Trump has chipped away at the pillars of democracy ever since. According to a new report from Freedom House, an independent watchdog group …

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Jan 18

All They Want For Christmas Is No New Tax Bill

More than half of all Americans oppose the tax bill. Regardless, Republicans in Congress are rushing to reconcile and vote on the legislation this week. The bill is packed with billions of dollars of tax cuts for wealthy donors and corporations, and promises to raise the deficit by more than $ 1 trillion. Sarah Jaffe …

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Jan 13

Alabama ultra-rightists want state GOP leaders to censure Sen. Shelby for not backing Roy Moore

His record may not look that way to most Democrats, but by Alabama standards, Sen. Richard Shelby is a classic centrist. Elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat in 1986, and re-elected in 1992, he switched to the Republican Party after the landslide of 1994 gave the GOP control of the House of Representatives (for the …

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Jan 12

Republicans want Democrats to shut up about Trump’s closed-door comments, just like they do

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin had the guts to stare the vile comments of a sitting pr*sident in the face and go on the record with them because they were simply too revealing to keep hidden from the American people. Republicans, on the other hand, have made a studied practice of whispering about Donald Trump’s mental lapses, …

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Jan 12

Paul Krugman: Republicans Simply Want to Hurt People

"Making lower-income Americans worse off has become a goal in itself for the modern GOP." In the past week alone, the Trump administration has announced it will end protection for 200,000 Salvadorans currently residing in the U.S. and signaled it would allow states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients. And that was before Donald …

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Jan 11

Why don’t we provide better home care for children in America? Because we don’t want to.

Home nursing is, for those patients that can benefit from it, much cheaper than being confined to a hospital. It is cheaper for insurance companies, it is cheaper for hospitals, it is cheaper for the nation, and we can’t seem to muster a commitment to it when it comes to the nation’s sick children because …

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Jan 09

Former World Bank Head: ‘No Country’ Will Want to Do Business With Trump If He Continues to Ignore His Advisers

"America once attracted the world’s talent, but Mr. Trump’s hostility is driving people away," cautioned ex-World Bank president Robert Zoellick. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, the former president of the World Bank cautioned President Donald Trump could plunge the world into “economic mayhem” if he follows through on his demands for tariffs in the name …

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Jan 08

Survey: America Doesn’t Want Empire—It Wants to Have a Functioning Country

Click here for reuse options! As Congress faces another deadline to pass its 2018's budget, its spending and public priorities differ. The spending priorities of everyday Americans is not what’s reflected in the massive federal budget, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans taken last month which found overwhelming support for cutting defense and investing …

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