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Jul 2 2019
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And we know that nobody could possibly see a part-time job as an essential component of their income “just to survive”. Of course, everyone makes enough in their full-time job to survive, right? Read more

Jul 2 2019
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Are you saying there’s no way real to tax wealth as opposed to income (other than property tax)? Because there certainly is. The most important tool is the inheritance tax (or death tax, for Republicans). The tax cut for the wealthy also entailed a cut to the inheritance tax (ostensibly so those poor, salt of the Read more

May 25 2019
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Aside from the obvious, the thing that struck me about the article was the sexism. Jane Sanders is a smart woman with a PhD who has held a number of responsible jobs in her lifetime. Somehow she comes across as the very junior partner in their (private and financial) life together. Read more

May 25 2019
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Poor Politico. Now that Edward-Isaac Dovere has left and taken his series of thinly sourced hit pieces on Bernie over to The Atlantic, the Politico editors need to find someone to take his place. Read more

Apr 13 2019
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I thought I was pretty cynical, but I’m actually kind of shocked by a couple of your points. Do you really see so little difference among the Dem candidates that it doesn’t matter which becomes the nominee? And is personal ambition the only motivation you recognize in the candidates? Read more

Mar 25 2019
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This was an enjoyable piece, Libby. Nothing like a little snark to counteract my rage at the “elites”. 

Mar 25 2019
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But the DNC DID try to snuff Bernie’s candidacy out. They just failed. Regardless, since 2016, he’s been the Outreach Chair on the Senate Dem leadership committee, where he’s been “working to change the values of the party the way it has been done for decades.” That is, from inside the caucus. Not that it generally Read more

Feb 2 2019
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So we can advocate for the best thing we can, or the second best or third best ... or a return to the wretchedness before the ACA. What I’m reading in many of these comments is that we should advocate for the second or third best, even though it might pre-empt the best, because that’s all we can have. Or all anyone Read more

Feb 2 2019
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The yearbook caption says he “earned the respect of his Brother Rats” and I believe it. 

Aug 30 2018
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If you didn’t already know how old Bernie is, I don’t think you’d mind his age at all. He’s smart, willing to go up against anybody, and he’s clearly healthy as a horse. Read more

Aug 30 2018
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You understand that someone can’t walk into the ER and get an annual physical, right? Or a cancer workup if they have a stomach ache? People who can’t go to the doctor because they have no insurance, can’t afford copays, or don’t get paid sick days actually die because their cancer gets diagnosed at stage 4, not at Read more

Aug 30 2018
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Fair point! Thanks for keeping this in front of us. I’d love to see a follow-up with more on how WE can help put pressure on. Thanks!

Apr 21 2018
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We might want to resurrect the tax on inherited wealth. I bet the wealthy would spend a lot more . . .

Apr 21 2018
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Geez, Deep Time, apologies that I left out that I’m sorry to hear about your wife. It sounds horrible. Best of luck to both of you.