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Populist Proposals Win In 2014
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Populist Proposals Win In 2014

BY JIM HIGHTOWER There’s no denying that Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2014. Running cautious campaigns and shying away from ObamaCare, Wall Street regulation, the anti-fracking movement, immigration reform and Obama himself – was not a winning strategy. While the Democrats had a poor showing, populist and progressive ideas surged. Even in…

Ready For Hillary And Jeb To Declare Their Independence
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Ready For Hillary And Jeb To Declare Their Independence

BY JILL LAWRENCE If you need proof that upward mobility in America is increasingly elusive, consider the prospect of a Hillary Clinton-Jeb Bush presidential race. A second President Clinton or a third President Bush would send the depressing message that Barack Obama’s classic American Dream ascent was a fluke. There’s more to Clinton and Bush…

End The Game On Immigration Reform
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End The Game On Immigration Reform

BY FROMA HARROP President Obama’s plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Republicans off their rear ends and deal with the problem, so be it. They don’t even have to work too…

Immigration, Impeachment And Insanity On The Republican Right
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Immigration, Impeachment And Insanity On The Republican Right

BY JOE CONASON Obstructing, denouncing and demonizing Barack Obama are so central to the existence of the Republican Party today that its leaders simply ignore the real purposes of the president’s proposed immigration orders. So someone should point out that his imminent decision will advance priorities to which the Republican right offers routine lip service:…

What Scares Americans About The Child Migrants
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What Scares Americans About The Child Migrants

BY FROMA HARROP The numbers are small for a large country like this, but the alarm is big over the influx of Central American children coming over the southern border. People are merging this special case involving about 57,000 children with generalized anxiety about a broken immigration system that has resulted in an estimated 11…

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