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Tax Cuts for the Rich: A 40-Year Mistake

December 3, 2019

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December 3, 2019

Last month, we found out something that was not especially surprising but extremely concerning. A study by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman showed the richest 400 Americans now pay a lower effective tax rate than the bottom 50 percent of Americans. In short,...

November 24, 2019

In the Pacific Ocean, the island of Bougainville, currently part of Papua New Guinea (PNG), is poised to become the newest nation in the international system since South Sudan in 2011. On November 23 of this year, citizens of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB)...

November 8, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article contains contains detailed descriptions of violence and use of abhorrent racial slurs. Reader discretion is strongly advised.

In the late 1800s, Europe saw a massive, collectivized expansion into Asia and Africa. Otto von Bismarck called the...

November 8, 2019

On November 4, just under a year out from the 2020 election, the New York Times and Sienna College released a poll that showed Donald Trump remaining highly competitive in six important swing states: Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, and Wiscons...

November 5, 2019

For several decades after World War II, Japan was a mostly demilitarized nation restricted by a pacifist constitution whose armed forces, the Self-Defense Forces, were only authorized to defend the homeland without projecting power abroad. However, with the announcemen...

October 29, 2019

When Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) arrived in Washington, he came in with a reputation as a critic of neoconservatism and the foreign policy establishment. “Foreign policy can often be a jumble of contradictions. Global enemies of the last decade can be our allies in today’...

October 22, 2019

While the political sphere today is obsessed with Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president and the subsequent fallout, this administration’s criminal scandals go much farther than just this one incident. Soliciting a foreign power for campaign dirt—and possibly levera...

October 13, 2019

Among those who support impeachment, there has been a division on whether Democrats in the House of Representatives should vote to impeach the president quickly and wrap this all up, or use their time to investigate the president to the fullest extent. 

There are two se...

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