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Feature Article | Government & Politics

Series | Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Duped Middle Class — Part 1, Will Voters Fight Back?  Martin Lobel, Who.What.Why.

https://whowhatwhy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IRS_Storm_1088x725-700x470.jpg / Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from Adam Fagen / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), Tim Evanson / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0), and Vincent Parsons / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) gave massive tax cuts to the very rich, massively increased budget deficits, increased incentives to move jobs and profits offshore — and minimally increased investment in productivity.
  • In Part 2, Martin Lobel discusses how to prevent a taxpayer revolt.
  • Related: Why millions of people are getting hit with a surprise tax bill this year.

Publisher's Choice | Government & Politics

The Controversial Conundrum That Is the Electoral College, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
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  • Part 1: From the Archives | The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President
  • The founders envisioned electors as people who could prevent an irresponsible demagogue from taking office.
  • Part 2: The Electoral College Conundrum
  • There’s no consensus on abolishing the Electoral College, which has countered the popular vote in two of the past five presidential elections.

Of Special Interest | Law & Justice


Special Report | SPLC - The Year in Hate and Extremism, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/SPLC%20%7C%20Record%20Number%20Hate%20Groups%202018.jpgPart 1: Hate groups at record high
A fourth straight year of growth that coincides with President Trump's
campaignandpresidency
Part 2: The year in hate and extremism
We reported an all-time high of 1,020 hate groups operating in the United States in 2018.

 



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Activism & Organizing

Don't Let Mercury Back in Our Air and Water. Heather Shelby, Environmental Defense Fund
 

  • https://membership.onlineaction.org/images/content/pagebuilder/MomChildPollution300.jpgDon't let this attack stand.
  • Related: The Anger Is Real. Let’s Do Something With It.
     

 

 

Foreign Affairs

Growing risk of U.S war on Venezuela, Sean Orr, Fight Back! News

http://www.fightbacknews.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/article-lead-photo/Puente-de-Angostura.jpg / Supporters of President Nicolás Maduro rally.

  • The peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean - "Our America" as the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutionaries refer to it - are fed up with living under the imperialist boot. To them, Venezuela does not represent a brutal dictatorship, but a glorious future where they can live in freedom. It is worth fighting for.
  • Related: Special Report | US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Government & Politics

Special Report | US Immigration Policy: Cruel, Racist, In Decay, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Immigration%20Banner_2.jpgPart 1: A “Smart” Border Wall Is Just as Racist as a Physical Barrier
  • Democrats’ “smart wall” would draw upon the same tech tools that have been long criticized by civil rights activists.
  • Part 2: Incarcerated Immigrants Are Being Tortured
  • Hunger strikers in a Texas immigration jail are risking their lives to draw attention to the conditions.
  • Part 3: Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy Is About Power, Not Solutions
  • Trump’s immigration policy affects far more people than the migrants at the center of the wall debate.
  • Related: Democrats Totally Cave on Border: Give Trump All He Wants, Get Nothing In Return.

Peace & Non-violence

NATO is a Danger to, Not a Guarantor of, Peace ~ Robert W. Merry. Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/trump-NATO-bye-554x350.jpg / Donald Trump at NATO Summit, Brussels, in 2018
Gints Ivuskans/Shutterstock

 

NATO lost its reason to exist when the Soviet Union folded. In searching for new missions, it's making the world a more dangerous place.
Related: Your Complete
Guidetothe N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America
 

Religion & Spirituality


Clerical cronyism and secrecy shielded McCarrick and others. Peter Daly, National Catholic Reporter

https://www.ncronline.org/sites/default/files/styles/article_full_width/public/20130304cnsbr14287%20crop.jpg?itok=hKllqtfi / Cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at a meeting of cardinals in advance of the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican in March 2013. (CNS/Reuters/Max Rossi)

Then-Cardinal McCarrick was apparently used to living a double life and thought no one would reveal the truth. And one thing is for sure. His case is not unique.

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