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March 10, 2015 - 1. The “job creators” are CEOs, corporations, and the rich, whose taxes must be low in order to induce them to create more jobs. Rubbish. The real job creators are the vast middle class and the poor, whose spending induces businesses to create jobs. Which is why raising the minimum...
WASHINGTON, D.C. March 11, 2015 – Fresh off a bruising and unsuccessful battle over immigration that brought the nation to the brink of a DHS shutdown, you would think that Republicans would be loath to gin up more anti-immigrant legislation that would, once again, define the GOP as intolerant and on the wrong side...
March 8, 2015 - Elizabeth Tandy Shermer is an assistant professor of history at Loyola University Chicago. She has published extensively about right-to-work laws in journals, edited collections, and her first book, “Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics.”
There’s something distinctly Midwestern about how Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and now Wisconsin are passing...
March 11, 2015 - Statement of Allison Fisher, Outreach Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program Energy Program
Despite the lessons learned from the ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan, the state of nuclear safety in the U.S. is still not making the grade.
Today marks the fourth year since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...
It’s not news to anybody that a great many homeless people smoke. Smoking is a pleasure for many who don’t have many other pleasurable things to do. Some smoke a pack a day or more, or the equivalent in especially dangerous filter-free rollies.
A friend gave me his best estimate of the percentage of Sacramento...