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Ending Expectations That Adults Work For A Living Erases Human Dignity

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the most crippling form of poverty was seen as the poverty of dignity. To read all the letters and diaries and recollections of the time is to see that the severe economic hardship caused by the loss of a job was often considered temporary and survivable. But what destroyed the human spirit —…

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Biden’s Failures Show Democrats Are In Office But Not Really In Power

A confluence of events in recent months, culminating in Sen. Joe Manchin’s late December announcement vetoing President Biden’s Build Back Bankrupt initiative, brings to mind a phrase most famously uttered by British politician Norman Lamont. In resigning from government in 1993, Lamont said his Conservative Party gave “the impression of being in office but not in power.” That malady currently…

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How House Democrats’ Reconciliation Bill Could Face The Senate Shredder

On November 2, five House Democrats—enough to block the passage of the spending spree that the party hopes to enact via the budget reconciliation process—wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, urging her “to only bring a bill to the floor for which we have a strong level of confidence…will be ruled in order by the Senate parliamentarian and earn…

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Bernie Won

Democrats’ infrastructure negotiations don’t reveal their divisions. They reveal the party’s unity. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has won the center. Sanders spent the summer pushing for a $6 trillion infrastructure package. If Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., somehow negotiate the reconciliation package down to $2 trillion, as the president recently suggested, it will still be a clear…

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First Workers, Now Blacks: Democrats’ Betrayals For Big Business Are Piling Up, But Can Republicans Seize It?

Democrats’ summer of Black Lives Matter is over. Front-line nurses’ year in the sun has passed. Gone are the COVID cries to evict no one ever for any reason at all. Disparate impact? Never heard of her. It’s 2021 now; we’ve advanced. These aren’t simple proclamations. Go and read a newspaper from September 2020, and then glance at one from…

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There’s A Reason DC Democrats Are Always Winning, Even When They Lose

Washington Republicans are excited for the 2022 elections, and they have reason to be — they’re going to do well. They’re heavy favorites to take back the House of Representatives; and despite a very bad Senate map, it’s a coin flip they’ll retake that too. None of this is too shocking: First-term presidents usually face a backlash, and often it’s…

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Seven ways families will get cash boost worth $1,000s under Democrats’ $3.5trillion budget plan

FAMILIES across the US are set for a cash boost worth thousands of dollars under the Democrats’ $3.5trillion budget plan. The package is an aim to boost the social safety net for struggling and working families, as well as the elderly. 1 Families are set to be the biggest winners of the Democrats’ $3.5trillion budget proposalsCredit: Alamy The budget resolution,…

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Bishops Should Give Democrats Who Support Murder The Saint Ambrose Treatment

On Saturday, New Mexico state Sen. Joe Cervantes, a Democrat from Las Cruces, tweeted that because he voted to repeal a state law that criminalized abortion, he was denied communion by Bishop Peter Baldacchino, apparently after several warnings (something the senator conveniently neglected to mention). I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and…

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