Author: Kwaisi France

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Panama Papers and the Optics of Global High Finance

According to the BBC, the leak of 11.5 million documents from one of the world’s most secret companies, Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shows how clients were able to launder money, dodge sanctions and avoid taxes. It’s the biggest leak in history, dwarfing the data released by Wikileaks in 2010....

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Clinton Economics Works For America

Bill Clinton came into office as the 1991 recession was subsiding and oversaw the subsequent recovery. Clinton economics proved to be effective in those circumstances which are very similar to now. Dylan Matthews gives us an overview of the results of Clinton economics. Clinton Economics Unemployment fell dramatically between January...

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Third Term For Obama Means It’s Hillary

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate in the race that supports continuing, extending and building upon President Obama’s agenda. She represents the continuation of the upward trajectory that we’re currently on, also deemed “Obama’s third term.” Obama’s Third Term Brooks Jackson details Obama’s record since he entered office through 2015 and...

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Campaign Finance Reform? No, We’re Good Now

  Let us wage a moral and political war against the billionaires and corporate leaders, on Wall Street and elsewhere, whose policies and greed are destroying the middle class of America.” – Bernie Sanders Banks, corporations and rich-people-as-bad-guys are the hallmarks of the Bernie Sanders campaign; however, no candidate technically...

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It Is Finally Time for Trump’s Magnificent Collapse

In a recent Monmouth poll, 68 percent of voters said Trump “does not have the right temperament to be president.” That includes 48 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independent voters, 64 percent of white voters and an eye-popping 76 percent of women. Trump’s Magnificent Collapse This obstacle to a...

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Two Parties Are Key To Trump’s Strength

  Candidates like Donald Trump become possible when the two parties in our country cobble ideologies together into broad coalitions forced to live together. The result of these disparate movements being forced into one of two vehicles is incentivizing candidates to hold wildly inconsistent positions and to craft incoherent messages...

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What Is A Strong Diversity Win Without Blacks And Latinos?

In the wake of Bernie Sanders’ victories in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii, his campaign and supporters are saying this is proof positive that he can win in diverse places. The #berniemademewhite hashtag trended worldwide. Diversity will mean different things to different people, and has meant different things at different times as Kee...

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Life After Death For Bernie Out West

Bernie Sanders won the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington in this increasingly elongated Democratic primary. Bernie won 55 delegates while Hillary won 20 delegates as Washington has a tri-tiered caucus system whose delegates are not counted until that process is complete. Where do we stand now? Life After Death...

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Arizona Poll Issue Is About More Than Big Banks

The Arizona Democratic Party is investigating after voters say they were incorrectly registered. An official denied that Democratic voters had been misregistered as Independent after at least 20 primary voters were told they were Independents. Those registered as Independent were ineligible. Maricopa County (which contains Phoenix) had 200 voting stations...