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August 16th, 2019
democratic-candidates debate
By: Alan S. Blinder – wsj.com – August 14, 201 In my book “Hard Heads, Soft Hearts” (1987), I bemoaned that it was difficult to be both a Democrat and an economist. Democrats, I wrote, often advocated economic policies that were well-intentioned but softheaded. Yes, ends matter, but so do means. Later, it became easy to be a Democrat and an...
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August 1st, 2019
kamala-harris speaks at naacp
By: Alexandra Desanctis – nationalreview.com – July 30, 2019 The presidential front-runners would cover unlimited elective abortion in their health-care plans. As Democratic presidential hopefuls face off in the second round of primary debates, several candidates are sparring over their expansive health-care plans. On Monday, California senator Kamala Harris unveiled her version of Medicare for All, which despite her repeated reversals on...
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August 1st, 2019
smoke from factory
By: Kent Lassman & Daniel Turner – cei.org – July 30, 2019 In early 2019, a handful of progressive Democrats galvanized their party around a set of ideas that—even if only partially implemented—would restructure vast areas of the American economy and radically refashion the American household with large and ongoing costs. This set of proposals, called the Green New Deal (GND)—introduced in the 116th...
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August 1st, 2019
Free
By: Suzanne Hamner – sonsoflibertymedia.com – July 31, 2019 Another Democratic Party presidential nominee debate has ended among the cookie-cutter contenders offering “free stuff”.  Again, unable to sit through the lies, deception and outright disdain for the majority of Americans, others suffered through to fill the internet alternative news pages full of the CNN (Corruption News Network) aired liededis-fest (lies, deception,...
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June 17th, 2019
By: Rachel Frazin – thehill.com – June 16, 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday called for equal pay for the U.S. women’s national soccer team. “Good luck to the @USWNT as they take on Chile!” Biden, who is currently running for president, tweeted Sunday. “As we cheer them on in the World Cup, we must support their fight off...
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June 17th, 2019
Demonstrators - for Medicare for All
By: Robert B. Charles – amac.us – April 24, 2019 Imagine that Russia – or China – wanted to hit Americans where it would hurt.  What would they do?  How could they most efficiently undermine America’s ability to stay strong?  The best way would be to undermine us physically.  That would also be fastest.  But how? One way would be to promote drug abuse,...
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May 22nd, 2019
potential cost for medicare
By: Staff – crfb.org – February 27, 2019 Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), a co-chair of the Medicare for All Caucus, released a bill today that would adopt a single-payer system, where the federal government replaces private health insurance companies as the sole provider of most health care financing. While we are not aware of any estimates of this particular proposal,...
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May 22nd, 2019
sign - medicare for all
By:  Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar – apnews.com – May 21, 2019 The “Medicare for All” plan embraced by leading 2020 Democrats appears more lavish than what other advanced countries offer, compounding the cost but also potentially broadening its popular appeal. The plan from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would charge no copays or deductibles for medical care, allowing only limited cost-sharing for some...
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May 16th, 2019
Chinese Shipping container on the docks
By: Kinling Lo  – scmp.com – May 16, 2019 The trade talks between China and the United States collapsed because Beijing removed details outlining the obligations it was required to meet as part of reaching a deal to end the trade war, according to a former senior US official. Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific...
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May 16th, 2019
struggle - US China trade
By: Lingling Wei in Beijing & Bob Davis – wsj.com – May 9, 2019 The new hard line taken by China in trade talks—surprising the White House and threatening to derail negotiations—came after Beijing interpreted recent statements and actions by President Trump as a sign the U.S. was ready to make concessions, said people familiar with the thinking of the Chinese side. High-level negotiations...
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