In a speech yesterday, Donald Trump said that the “tax reform” bill Republicans are currently pushing would amount to a “pay raise” for Americans. Pshaw. If you want to give Americans a raise, plenty of honest people can tell you how.
Here is exactly how the Republican tax scam works, as explained clearly by one of its proponents.
Disney CEO Bob Iger... is he going to run for president? Let me answer this question with one of my own: Can Bob Iger and the rest of America’s CEOs take their fawning media enablers and fuck off to Neverland, forever?
At Northeastern University in Boston, more than 300 unionized low-wage workers are set to go on strike this Wednesday if they don’t reach an agreement with the school. Also scheduled to appear at Northeastern University this week: Bill and Chelsea Clinton. Will the Clintons cross a picket line?
Something quite remarkable happened in Pennsylvania yesterday.
David Brooks, the sensitive middle-aged man ostentatiously reading a Steven Pinker book in hopes that a beautiful woman will ask him about it, has (as you would expect) a fuzzy and useless analysis of our gun problem. But it hints at a path forward for this lost soul.
Lots of bad things are happening every day, but let’s not lose sight of perhaps the worst thing that is happening every day: the advance of the Republican tax cut plan. Which is based on an enormous lie!
The Jaguars were on television in New York City yesterday. It was one of the three biggest days of the year in New York City, the other two being the anniversary of 9/11 and Super Bowl Sunday—when the Jaguars will also likely be on television in New York City.
In a democracy, you don’t have to like the choices that people make. But, within reasonable bounds, you have to respect them. It’s better than chopping each others’ heads off, which was the previous system.
Because economic inequality is such a persistent, pervasive, and growing problem in America, many people assume that any solution to it must be very complicated. Not true! For example:
Our arguments over anti-fascist violence today are absurd in comparison to what happened in the 1930s, when thousands of Americans traveled to Spain to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. We spoke to the man who wrote the latest book on it.
Taxes may be boring. And Donald Trump has done a lot of bad things. But in the long run—despite what I admit is stiff competition—his tax plan may do more harm than anything else.
Like thousands of their peers across America, University of Chicago grad student workers are considering forming a union. Would a fine institution like the University of Chicago stoop to spreading embarrassingly transparent anti-union lies? But of course.
George Clooney has published a poem, titled “A Prayer For Our Country.” Two can play at that game, George Clooney.
There are two ways to build enough housing for all the people: The government can do it, or private developers can. One is expensive, and the other is often inadequate. But is there a brilliant grand bargain to be had? Indeed.
Donald Trump, who millions of regular people voted for in hopes he would somehow “drain the swamp,” famously vowed not to lower taxes on the rich. Now: How do you think his tax plan will actually affect the rich?
In America, business is doing well. Investors are doing well. And workers, for decades, have gained almost nothing. There is a very simple solution: share the profits.