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Trump’s killer budget

Trump’s killer budget

This is, literally, a killer budget. It toys with human lives. It amounts to a counterrevolution the GOP has been carrying out for decades. A class war from above, which has succeeded in making America by far the most unequal society on the planet, perhaps the most unequal in modern history.

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years. That’s the amount of time Republicans had to come up with a better plan to replace the one President Barack Obama presented and passed. Instead, the Affordable Health Care for America Act — from here on in known as the first version of ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ — went down in flames last week.

Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.

The rise of the non-working rich

The rise of the non-working rich

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.” But it turns out the real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.

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