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  • Beyond Winning And Losing In the Current Tax Reform Debate

    Jeanette Mott Oxford by: Jeanette Mott Oxford
    When listening to the radio or television news in another room, sometimes it takes a minute to know whether the topic is politics or sports. You may hear phrases like: Who will win the debate? What will be the victory margin? Whose pocketbook is a winner?
      It's clear whose wallets are helped by the tax reform plan put forward by President Donald Trump and the GOP majority in the U.S. House and Senate, but we shred our national fabric if we do not get beyond our Super Bowl mentality in discussing tax and budget issues. Public policy reveals our deepest values and has profound moral implications.

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  • The House Tax Bill's A Gift To Companies That Offshore Profits And Jobs

    Gary Kalman by: Gary Kalman
    As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the "Paradise Papers," it's important to not lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is out along with promises that it will end the gaming that has allowed multinational firms to shift trillions in profits offshore. Supposedly, the plan is to bring past profits and jobs back to the U.S. and prevent the offshoring in the future.
      A closer look at the text of the bill suggests that the reality does not match the rhetoric.
      Let's start with the past profits.

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  • We Can Make It Less Profitable To Traffic Opioids

    John Cassara by: John Cassara, Nathan Proctor
    The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency.
      Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn't seem to be any other possible description.
      So many dedicated people in cities and towns, faith communities and schools, families and hospitals are fighting to save lives and help people escape addiction.
      But there are also a lot of people working to keep illegal opioids on the streets.
      With 2.6 million opioid addicts in the United States, the scale of drug-running operations is immense, as are the profits.

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  • Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons

    Paul Fleisher by: Paul Fleisher
    In January, Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Representative Ted Lieu of California -- both Democrats -- introduced legislation that would prohibit the president of the United States from conducting a "first-use nuclear strike," unless such an attack had been authorized by a prior declaration of war by Congress. At last check, nine senators (all Democrats or Independents) and 54 representatives (including one Republican) had signed on as co-sponsors. The bill, known as the "Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017" was referred to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Globalization

Hector  Garcia by: Hector Garcia
Millions of middle class Americans, mostly in rural areas, are feeling cornered by the overwhelming forces of globalization. Their employment was displaced by automation, international competition ...



Vietnam War And The Legacy Of Landmines

Heidi  Kuhn by: Heidi Kuhn, Kathleen Rogers
In March 1975, the United States fled from a protracted war in Vietnam, a war that claimed more than 58,000 Americans, and close to two million Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. The US also left ...





A Bigger Sinclair Is Bad for TV and Bad for Democracy

Steve  Macek by: Steve Macek
In May, the Sinclair Broadcast Group -- one of the largest owners of TV stations in the country -- announced plans to spend $3.9 billion to acquire Tribune Media, parent company of 42 TV stations ...



Militarizing Police Under a Cloak A Secrecy

Lisa Rosenberg by: Lisa Rosenberg
In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the President issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that ...








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Beyond Winning And Losing In the Current Tax Reform Debate (by: Jeanette Mott Oxford) in the Kansas City Star

The House Tax Bill's A Gift To Companies That Offshore Profits And Jobs (by: Gary Kalman) in the Augusta Free Press

We Can Make It Less Profitable To Traffic Opioids (by: John Cassara, Nathan Proctor) in the Winchester Herald Chronicle

Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons (by: Paul Fleisher) in the Westerly Sun

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Globalization (by: Hector Garcia) in the Anchorage Press

Vietnam War And The Legacy Of Landmines (by: Heidi Kuhn, Kathleen Rogers) in the Harlan Daily Enterprise

A Bigger Sinclair Is Bad for TV and Bad for Democracy (by: Steve Macek) in the Grand Coulee Star

Militarizing Police Under a Cloak A Secrecy (by: Lisa Rosenberg) in the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Removing DACA Would Be A Mistake (by: Victor Cuichahua) in the USA Today

Missouri's Senators Should Stand Up To Trump To Save Utility Assistance Program (by: John Hickey) in the Independence Examiner



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