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Trump’s Economy Is Strong. Obama’s Was Better.
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Trump’s Economy Is Strong. Obama’s Was Better.

BY FROMA HARROP “We’re doing trade deals that are going to get you so much business you’re not even going to believe it,” President Trump told an American Farm Bureau Federation meeting in January. The attendees cheered. Meanwhile, farmer income for the first three months of this year fell almost $12 billion. Farmers account for…

Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

House Dems Will Protect Trumpistas From Trump
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House Dems Will Protect Trumpistas From Trump

BY GARY EDMONDSON Small children are ripped from their mothers’ arms and put in cages in the United States of America. But they’re not your kids. No problem. An American student visiting North Korea thinks a poster of “The Little Rocket Man” would be a neat souvenir. He gets sentenced to 15 years hard labor…

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…

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