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Hillary’s Genius

May 7, 2015


Hillary Clinton’s call for a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants currently living illegally in the United States, as well as her desire to take more expansive executive action than President Obama has taken, has put the squeeze on GOP hopefuls. The result is an awkward silence by the usually garrulous bunch. Why […]

The Social Safety Net is Working

May 6, 2015


Greg Sargent has a piece up today that describes the finding of a new study released this morning that piggybacks on Dylan Matthews’ piece yesterday explaining how Paul Ryan does not understand or that Ryan does understand yet is purposefully obfuscating how poverty is calculated for political gain. Trying to frame the social safety net as a […]

Good Reads for May 5…

May 5, 2015


Paul Ryan is very unserious about helping poverty. In fact, he is downright cruel. But for all Ryan’s rhetoric on poverty, he’s also the author of a series of budgets that would absolutely wreck programs for the American poor, inflicting massive human suffering on the nation’s most vulnerable residents. It’s never been exactly clear how […]