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This Graph Proves Rubio's Tax Plan Is A Huge Giveaway To The Rich

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio doesn't want voters to think he's just another Republican promising huge tax breaks for the wealthy. But that's wha...

Transhumanism Immortality Bus Underway Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

It seemed a wild, impossible dream a year ago when I told my wife and young daughters I was going to drive a bus shaped like a coffin across America to raise life extension issues.

"Jobs or Inequality"? That's No Choice at All

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I would be dissatisfied with a society in which middle-class and lower-middle-class earners have no chance to better themselves. In my opinion, the opportunity for self-improvement is a fundamental human right. What's more, it's not just those individuals who lose out. When social mobility denied to any group, society loses a vast talent pool filled with people who could make things better for everyone.

The Budget Deal: A Dirge for the Unemployed

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Federal workers will be expected to subsidize this deal with an increase in their out-of-pocket pension costs. There will be cuts to Medicare. Airline passengers will pay a new tax. Military retirees -- military retirees -- will see their benefits cut.

The Economics of Immigration

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Economists are well aware that slowing labor force growth is a factor in slower growth predictions in the future, but faster immigrant flows can improve that outlook. But what about the near term impact of immigrant competition in a job market that's already too weak?

Dethrone Filibuster King McConnell

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Mitch McConnell, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has for six years wielded the filibuster as a weapon in his rebellion against a founding principle of the United States of America -- self-governance by majority rule. The majority must seize back control.