Economy and Business

If You Make Under $75,000, You Lose

If You Make Under $75,000, You Lose

Sam Rayburn, a legendary speaker of the U.S. House in the 1940s and '50s, offered this piece of ethical advice for lawmakers who were conflicted over whether to vote for the people or the lobbyists: “Every now and then,” he said, “a politician ought to do something...

read more
This Tax Plan Is Going to Cost a Lot More Than Advertised

This Tax Plan Is Going to Cost a Lot More Than Advertised

House Republicans and Donald Trump are ballyhooing the wonders of their new tax plan. It’s called the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," which we’re told will mean "More Jobs, Fairer Taxes, and Bigger Paychecks." Hallelujah! We can see the Promised Land! But before we pop the...

read more
Your Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Corporate Propaganda

Your Taxpayer Dollars Are Funding Corporate Propaganda

While Congress hasn’t accomplished much in 2017, it did manage to pass a budget resolution — and within that budget, a sum of $3 million stands out. Congress appropriated that $3 million to fund the Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. That's...

read more
Forget the Nordic Diet. Try their Tax Plan.

Forget the Nordic Diet. Try their Tax Plan.

You’ve heard, no doubt, of the miraculous Mediterranean diet, which is said to keep Italians and Greeks living healthy lives into their 80s and beyond. The Japanese diet is popular, too, as the Japanese live the longest lives in the world. Then there’s the Nordic...

read more
Washington’s War on Poor Grad Students

Washington’s War on Poor Grad Students

The Republican tax plan winding its way through Congress includes a special middle finger to the nation's graduate students. It's a little bit wonky, so stay with me here. I'll explain how it affects me, since I'm an actual graduate student. Going to grad school...

read more
One Monstrosity Trump Won’t Want His Name On

One Monstrosity Trump Won’t Want His Name On

If you've been to any of the cities graced with a Trump hotel, casino, or resort, you know that The Donald splashes his name in giant, gaudy letters across every structure he owns — preferably in gold. Now he's taken ownership of a massive new structure, but he might...

read more
Republicans Admit Their Tax Plan Is All About Rich Donors

Republicans Admit Their Tax Plan Is All About Rich Donors

Sometimes I have to remind myself that people in “real America” with “real jobs” don’t while away their mortal hours reading about politics. But God help me, if you’ve suffered through any coverage of the Republican tax plan, you’ve probably heard three things. First,...

read more
Print Friendly, PDF & Email