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The Problem Isn't a "Trade War" - The Problem Is Trump

Thom plus logo The United States needs to protect its domestic economy. We need to protect jobs in manufacturing. We need to rebuild manufacturing. But this needs to come from a comprehensive, coherent, multifaceted strategy that may well include tariffs.

Trump Is Gutting "The Web of Life" in the Name of Profits

Thom plus logo The endangered species act, signed by Richard Nixon in 1973, has been one of the most successful defenses of the great web of life in the history of American legislation. It has prevented extinction for 99 percent of species under its protection and accomplished a 90 percent recovery rate in more than 100 species throughout the United States.

The right-wing love affair with Ayn Rand ties conservatism to one of the most disturbing sociopathic killers

Thom plus logo There's a direct link between a sociopathic killer in 1927 and the GOP's willingness to embrace a sociopathic president like Trump. That link runs through the work of Ayn Rand.

The Jeffrey Epstein Case is Weird

Thom plus logo Epstein was hired by Bill Barr's father to teach high school girls, the same Bill Barr's father who wrote a novel about sex slavery. Epstein goes on to prosper in the sex trafficking business.

The Economic Winds Are Howling...

Thom plus logo In 2008, we saw the result of three decades of neoliberalism in the United States and Europe, what we used to call Reaganism and Thatcherism, damage and shake the world financial system.

Trump Goes After Brown Workers for the Crimes of Wealthy White Bosses

Thom plus logo In one of the most vivid examples of the year, Donald Trump's ICE has shown us how this administration protects the interests and lives of the wealthy while attacking people who are poor, defenseless, and powerless.

The Death of the Middle Class & The Rise of Racism

Thom plus logo According to new data from the federal reserve, if current trends of the rich getting richer and the middle class getting poorer continues at their current rate, in 33 years the top 10% of Americans will own one hundred percent of all American wealth. Everyone else will be in poverty and in debt.

The disturbing link between modern-day mass shootings and slave patrols

Thom plus logo While, in the wake of the El Paso murders, the media and most of our politicians are acting shocked-"shocked, I tell you!"-that there are armed racists in America who are trying to terrify people of color, the reality is that it's pretty much always been that way here in the United States.

We Need To Defeat the White Supremacy Virus

Thom plus logo From the first colonization of North America, guns have been the principle instrument to enforce white supremacy. This racialized violence isn't new.

The Media Doesn't Want Democrats to Have Big Bold Ideas but Republicans Can....

Thom plus logo The Republicans have some big bold ideas. At least 17 million voters were purged nationwide between 2016 and 2018, according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice, because Republicans have the big idea that only white people should vote. Here's another.
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