US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

24 Sep 2019

GOP Racial Gerrymandering Mastermind Participated in Redistricting in More States Than Previously Known, Files Reveal

The reach of late Republican gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller may be longer than previously known, according to a review of thousands of documents and emails culled from his hard drives, obtained by The Intercept. While Hofeller was known for drawing maps to give Republicans an advantage and to limit the impact of voters of color in North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and Virginia, the new documents reveal he also participated in the 2010 redistricting cycle in Alabama, Florida, and West Virginia.
The reach of late Republican gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller may be longer than previously known, according to...

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29 Sep 2016

Immigrants Don’t Steal Jobs or Wages. Billionaires Do

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine appointed an interdisciplinary task force  to look at that question. It found that, on the contrary, “immigration has an overall positive impact on long-run economic growth in the United States.” Immigration, the report says, has “little to no negative  effects on overall wages and employment of native-born workers in the longer term.” Native-born teenagers who have not finished high school may work fewer hours, at least in the short term. (They won’t lose jobs.)
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine appointed an interdisciplinary task...

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28 Jul 2016

Hillary’s Choice: Why Tim Kaine Isn’t a ‘Safe’ Pick

The author points out that Tim Kane is not a progressive and has time and again stood with Wall Street in favor of big banks. The article also points out that the Tim Kane choice was an affront to the progressives and a signal to the establishment that she will play ball.
The author points out that Tim Kane is not a progressive and has time and again stood with Wall Street in favor of big...

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17 Jul 2016

Why Republicans Will Keep the House

Democrats are daring to dream. But as strong as Hillary Clinton looks against Donald Trump four months before Election Day – earlier this month, data whiz Nate Silver gave Trump only a 19 percent shot at beating the former secretary of state – 2016 is not looking like a Democratic wave year. Continue reading
Democrats are daring to dream. But as strong as Hillary Clinton looks against Donald Trump four months before Election...

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13 Jul 2016

‘There Is Another Kind of Violence, A Violence of Institutions’

As we've reflected on the events of the past week, one of my colleagues came across this speech made by Robert F. Kennedy at the Cleveland City Club on April 5, 1968. She encountered it on a recently published blog post and, at first, didn't realize that it was nearly 40 years old. Many of us have been remembering the events of 1968 and feeling an uncomfortable familiarity over the course of the past few days. Continue reading
As we've reflected on the events of the past week, one of my colleagues came across this speech made by Robert F....

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