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Can We Think Our Way Past Robots?
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Can We Think Our Way Past Robots?

BY FROMA HARROP Never mind the wall that President Trump said Mexico must pay for but then Congress must pay for; either that or much of the working class loses its health coverage. Oh, he’s dropped that? Well, it made for a lively 24 hours. Bubbling beneath today’s comic-book politics are threats to American workers…

What It Means To Be Truly Liberal On Abortion
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What It Means To Be Truly Liberal On Abortion

BY FROMA HARROP Donald Trump has mastered the authoritarian act, and that’s how he attracted his brigade of humble followers. Some on the left seem to envy this ability to force obedience through threats and attacks. But that approach doesn’t work on issue-oriented voters, doubly so on matters requiring nuance. Abortion is one such issue….

Will Trump’s Order Help U.S. Tech Workers Or Not?
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Will Trump’s Order Help U.S. Tech Workers Or Not?

BY FROMA HARROP Let’s describe the problem with an example. A few years ago, Southern California Edison employed 300 foreign tech workers through the H-1B visa program. They took the jobs of American IT specialists who suffered the added indignity of having to train their replacements. The foreign workers were paid at least $40,000 a…

The Strange And Thankfully Short Ascendancy Of Steve Bannon
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The Strange And Thankfully Short Ascendancy Of Steve Bannon

BY FROMA HARROP President Trump didn’t exactly boot Steve Bannon from his ruling circle of relatives and Wall Street hotshots he might like to have as relatives. True, he threw Bannon off the National Security Council in an abrupt manner. And he piled further indignity on the self-proclaimed architect of his surprising electoral win by…

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