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Democrats to Capture Populist Movement

February 27, 2017

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We will remember 2016 not only for the return of populism throughout the Western world, but also for the blindness of those who could not see the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism The rise of both kinds of populism is the result of the long-term failure of neo-liberal policies. The problem today goes deeper […]

Warning by Past Presidents

February 21, 2017

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The farewell addresses of two great presidents offers three pieces of sage advice for President Trump if he would take it. George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower, who modeled his farewell address on Washington, gave carefully crafted warnings not just to their presidential successors, but to future generations about the toxic problems of partisanship, debt and […]

Fear Not Good in Politics

February 14, 2017

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“Fear is not a good advisor in politics.” said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Security Conference of Western leaders in Munich Germany. Among those attending were President Trump’s national security officials and Vice President Mike Pence. Chancellor Merkel made the point that countries driven by fear will not control their future. “Both the European Union […]

Immigration Dreamers in Limbo

February 7, 2017

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For decades Congress has stalled on dealing with immigration and Hispanics crossing our southern border and awful things have happened to good people. The fact of the matter is we need the skills and knowledge of these people in our workforce. By now, everyone in America has heard about our broken immigration system and the […]