What will Obama Do?

Keep a close eye on Obama folks, he’s fairly young and he wants to leave more of a legacy than a library. The logical place to do that is the U.S. Supreme Court, and Republicans have just made it a lot easier for him to achieve that goal.

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Ontario to Experiment with Basic Income, California Single Payer Advances

Ontario is experimenting with the most radical overhaul to the welfare state in North America since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society in the 1960s. Canada’s most important province is planning to experiment with basic income for 4,000 people.

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Has Movement Conservatism become a Liability for Republicans?

Movement conservatism still dominates the Republican Party and that might be the GOP’s greatest weakness. The Grand Old Party is still dominated by an unpopular ideology that is fast becoming a fringe belief. Unless Republicans can figure out a way to live without movement conservativism they face the prospect of massive electoral losses in the near future.

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Donald J. Trump and the Magical Presidency

The idea behind the Trump presidential fantasy is a simple yet compelling one. The basic concept is that the presidency has shamanistic powers that can bring about a transformation of America and the world. This belief in the magical or shamanistic powers of the presidency explains much of Trump’s appeal and the personality cult that has developed around him.

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The Great American Tax Rip-Off

“We envision a system where more than half of us would not even have to fill out a return,” President Ronald Reagan, May 1985. “We call it the return-free system, and it would be totally voluntary.”

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Upheaval Democrats might Retake House

The political upheaval that brought Donald Trump to the White House seems to be accelerating. The shocking results of a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives might indicate a paradigm shift that would reshape Congress and sweep away the current Democratic leadership is coming.

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How Medicare for All Might Work

Use the existing infrastructure of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as the basis for the system. Since most pharmacies and medical clinics already accept Medicare, simply expand that system. The Medicare brand is also well known and widely respected.

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How to Fix Social Security

Social Security is one of the most efficient and successful government programs in history. It has administrative costs of just .7% yet it keeps 22.4 million Americans out of poverty, so expanding it should be a priority.

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Push for Medicare for All Begins

A major push for single-payer health insurance has begun in the wake of the defeat of the Republicans’ Obamacare light health insurance proposal. Not surprisingly U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is leading the charge for Medicare for All.

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Increasing Social Security would Boost the Economy and Ensure a Democratic Majority

Surprisingly increasing Social Security is not just great politics, it would also be a very good economic policy. Just imagine the increase in economic activity if 57 million Americans received a boost in income.

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