The GOP’s Pro-Corporate Prescription

The GOP’s Pro-Corporate Prescription

The conventional wisdom in Washington is that tax breaks for corporations lead to economic growth. Tax assistance for working families, on the other hand, may help them make ends meet, but it doesn’t have much impact on the economy. The conventional wisdom has it...
Paul Ryan vs. the People

Paul Ryan vs. the People

Paul Ryan paints himself as a champion of “the people” over “Washington.” But the “people” the new House speaker defends are corporations. And the “Washington” he attacks is the one that does deliver for real people. For...
Summer Spells Hunger for Kids in Small American Towns

Summer Spells Hunger for Kids in Small American Towns

Metropolis, Illinois, population 6,465, isn’t much of a metropolis. But when Reverend Orlando McReynolds moved to that small town on the Kentucky border two years ago to become the pastor at the First Missionary Life Center, he found the same thing he left behind in...
The GOP Bucks Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy

The GOP Bucks Teddy Roosevelt’s Legacy

Republican lawmakers celebrated Tax Day by voting to repeal the estate tax. If they get their way, the multi-millionaires and billionaires who fund their election campaigns will reap a huge tax break. First, some myth busting. The federal tax on inheritance only...
Risky War Business

Risky War Business

From the Islamic State to the streets of Paris, Americans get bombarded daily with fresh reminders of conflicts around the world. What’s harder to figure out is what to do about it. What would actually make us safer? Some politicians urge knee-jerk reactions....
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