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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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Palinesque Interview For Bernie Sanders

The Bernie Sanders interview with the NY Daily News has illicited much reaction. His answers were Palinesque in their nature, yet many of the same people who lambasted her for being unprepared are giving him a pass. Everyone knows where we stand on Palin, but can you really tell the...

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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...