Month: December 2017

The End of America’s Middle Class

By Steven Pressman, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University. A big part of that check is being drawn from middle-class accounts. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and …

Trump shouldn’t have the last word on acceptable language

The latest distraction for President Trump – and confusion for the American public – involves his administration’s advice to multiple agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid using certain words in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. The forbidden words …

Arctic Oil Drilling Could Harm More Than 240 Species

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. After decades of bitter struggle, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seems on the verge of being opened to the oil industry. The consensus tax bill Republicans are trying to pass retains this measure, which …

What Gun Laws Passed in 2017?

“>Despite the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in October, 2017 was not a momentous year for federal gun reform laws–– in fact, none passed––but it was a pretty good year for state-level action. More than 30 laws preventing gun violence passed in state legislatures, …

Tax Relief For Corker And Trump — Times 10

When Republicans put a last-minute provision into the final tax bill, they tailored the bill in a way that significantly boosted the amount of potential tax cuts that could be reaped by real estate investors, according to a new analysis of federal data. That tweak could …