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How To Stop Worrying About Socialism
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How To Stop Worrying About Socialism

BY JOE CONASON When President Trump barks about socialism, he is probably thinking [and hopes you’re thinking] of the dark, dank and dull version that oppressed the people of the old Soviet bloc. Republican media feeds, including his, currently feature “socialist” as the preferred insult, warning that Democrats aim to transform the United States into…

‘Promoting The General Welfare’
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‘Promoting The General Welfare’

BY BOB BEARDEN Social Security and Medicare are socialistic programs that benefit our citizens as they were intended. President Trump has released his 2020 proposed budget and it is in the trillions. It includes drastic cuts to Medicaid and Medicare [over a 10-year period], which would directly affect most of the people who voted him…

Scant Economic Joy In Mudville
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Scant Economic Joy In Mudville

BY FROMA HARROP The American people have been ordered to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the economic recovery. Note the lack of balloons, however, and that the marching bands have their feet up. President Donald Trump, of course, is a brass section unto himself. He’s been trumpeting the “Trump economy,” even though nearly eight of…

Are People Bored By Trump Or Just Ignoring Him?
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Are People Bored By Trump Or Just Ignoring Him?

BY FROMA HARROP It started during the midterm campaign. Democrats stopped talking about Donald Trump all the time. Now presidential hopefuls are doing the same. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once a relentless sparring partner on Twitter, all but ignores Trump’s goading comments. Is the reason, as some commentators hold, that the public is tired of the…

Funny How The Stock Market Tweets Come And Go
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Funny How The Stock Market Tweets Come And Go

BY FROMA HARROP After a long absence, another “Stock Market up” tweet was issued last week by Donald Trump. He’d been the troubadour singing his own praises when the Dow Jones industrial average hit new highs, but when falling stock prices wiped out most of the gains for 2018, the music stopped. He was back…

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