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What Happens When a Pipeline Runs Afoul of Government Rules? 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Federal authorities halted work on the massive Mountain Valley Pipeline this month after failing to follow protections.

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How Trump’s War on Regulation Is Trickle-Down Economics 14.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg When Trump’s not blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he’s blaming regulations. Last week, he even blamed regulations for the wildfires now ravaging California. They’re “made so much worse,” he  tweeted , “by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount[s] of readily available water to be properly utilized.” I have news for Trump. California’s tough environmental laws are among America’s (and the world’s) last bulwarks against climate change. And it’s climate change—not regulation—that’s wreaking havoc across California as well as much of the rest of the world.   Oh, and Californians are using water very carefully. Yet Trump is pushing in the opposite direction. He’s now proposing to let cars pollute more and to strip California of its right to set higher air-quality rules . It’s not just the environment. Trump is also gutting regulations that protect consumers, workers, investors, students, and children. The Trump regime is now contemplating a ...
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The Economy Won’t Save Republicans in the Midterms 14.8.2018 American Prospect
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) Republican Senators John Barrasso, Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell, John Thune, and John Cornyn on July 31, 2018 Donald Trump keeps bragging about the economy —an unemployment rate of just 3.9 percent, 3.7 million jobs created since he took office, consumer confidence up. Will this help the Republicans in the 2018 midterms? Probably not. If anything, the good economic performance paradoxically will hurt the GOP. Why? Because it’s not trickling down to ordinary people. Voters hear news reports and claims about the strong economy but know that their own wages are still lousy . This reinforces their sense that someone else is making off with the gains. And the statistics bear them out. Because of structural changes in the job market, real wages adjusted for inflation are actually flat. What structural changes? A shift in power from the worker to the boss. A shift to part-time, temp, and contract work. An escalation in the war against unions. This the first time in modern ...
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Anti-Union Measure in Missouri Loses by Massive Margin 13.8.2018 Truthout.com
It will be important to build on this victory to further strengthen the power of workers.

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Repression Intensifies in Argentina After President Empowers Military 13.8.2018 Truthout.com
Is the government once again using the military to suppress opposition to the IMF's neoliberal policies?

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Laura Ingraham’s Response to Her Disturbing Diatribe 13.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Laura Ingraham has responded to the deluge of criticism to her foolish and disturbing commentary. This response is also disturbing. Her attempt to walk back the racist tone of her monologue falls flat. Her statement trying to make her views more clear reveal more of her limited thinking on this matter and in general.
What Is Insider Trading, the Crime Rep. Chris Collins Was Charged With? 12.8.2018 Truthout.com
People sharing nonpublic information about a company for personal gain is illegal, but commonplace.

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Laura Ingraham Disturbing Views About Culture 12.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
There has been a deluge of responses to Laura Ingraham’s recent diatribe about culture and immigration, but I want to look at her rhetoric from a different perspective. To be sure, the overall response that Laura Ingraham’s rhetoric is racist is in my view correct. When one looks at her statements about immigration, both legal […]
From mills to manufacturers, steel tariffs produce winners and losers 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Donald Trump boasts that his trade policies are bringing back the steel industry, but corporate earnings reports suggest they're also hurting the bottom line at some manufacturing companies.
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Tech Workers and Flight Attendants Resist Immigrant Family Separation 11.8.2018 Truthout.com
Trump's immigration policy provoked resistance from workers whose jobs are crucial to carrying it out.

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For Missouri Unions, the Battle Is Far From Over 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) On August 7, 2018, Missouri voters rejected the state's "right to work" law by a margin of 2 to 1. trickle-downers.jpg Missouri unions will have little time to catch their breath after their decisive victory at the ballot box on Tuesday. By a 2-to-1 margin, voters in the Show Me State rejected a “right to work” law that would have allowed both public- and private-sector workers in unionized workplaces to opt out of paying dues to the unions that would still be required to bargain contracts for them and represent them in disputes with management. Similar “right to work” legislation has led to significant drops in union revenues and rolls in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. Missouri Republicans had for decades pushed for the law, and finally got their chance after the 2016 election of former Governor Eric Greitens, who was forced to resign in June amid a months-long scandal and felony charges. The ballot initiative would have made Missouri the country’s 28th “right to ...
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Report: Energy efficiency, renewables create nearly 60,000 Minnesota jobs 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A report analyzing jobs in the Midwest's energy efficiency, renewable energy and related sectors found job growth was particularly strong in Minnesota.
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The Trump Slump In Foreign Tourism Continues 9.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
There's been a noticeable drop in foreign tourism to the United States since Donald Trump began President.
Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject ‘Right To Work’ Law 8.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
In a rare red-state victory for labor unions, Missouri voters rejected a right to work initiative by an overwhelming margin.
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Missouri Votes to Repeal GOP Attack on Unions 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
This is a historic defeat for the corporate and political elites.

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Why GDP Alone Is an Inadequate Measure of the US’s Economic Performance 8.8.2018 Truthout.com
GDP captures only a very narrow slice of economic activity: goods and services.

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The Rollback of EPA Clean Car Standards Will Cost You at Least $500 a Year 7.8.2018 Truthout.com
The plan to roll back regulations will hurt a whole lot more than it'll help.

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Wage Stagnation and Total Compensation 5.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Total compensation has been going up and the non-wage portion of said compensation is basically "eating up all" of the past increases since approximately 1974 resulting in a stagnant hourly wage.
Trump The Worst President Ever? 3.8.2018 The Moderate Voice

Is Donald Trump the worst President ever? Will he end up being a one-term President? It would be foolish to proclaim with any certainty what will happen during the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Prior to the 2004 election, Left-wing syndicated columnist Richard Reeves boldly proclaimed that George W. Bush would be a one-term POTUS. Reeves […]

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July Jobs Creation Falls Short Of Expectations, Wage Growth Remains Stagnant 3.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Jobs growth fell short of expectations in July but was still relatively decent. Wage growth, however, remains stubbornly stagnant.
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