Dave Johnson

Exposing Trump’s Trade Appeal to Working-Class Voters for What It Is

Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is just a fraud.

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In Not Opposing the TPP, Democratic Platform Committee Gives Trump a Big Gift

The Democratic Party’s elites must not think that trade and jobs will be big issues in the coming election. Apparently, they’ve never listened to a Donald Trump speech, and didn’t notice that working-class people in the United Kingdom just voted to “Brexit” from the European Union (EU) over these issues.

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Will Voter Suppression Skew Wisconsin Primary Results?

Republican voter suppression turned Arizona’s primary into a fiasco that forced people to wait in five-hour-long lines to vote. Many were turned away.

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What the Mainstream Media Won't Tell You About Bernie Sanders' Economic Plan

“When you dare to do big things, big results should be expected. The Sanders program is big, and when you run it through a standard model, you get a big result.”
– James K. Galbraith

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A Huge Labor Fight Just Shifted: How Scalia’s Death Affects Key Supreme Court Case

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death Saturday, the court’s ideologically conservative 5-4 majority is no more. One big case this affects is Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, which the conservative ideological majority on the court was prepared to use to bankrupt public-employee unions. Now they can’t do that.

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Why Clinton's Attack on Bernie's Crusade for Universal Health Coverage Is Terrible Politics

As the Iowa caucuses draw near and as Bernie Sanders closes in on Hillary Clinton in the polls, Clinton has started “attacking” (media word) Sanders’ proposals for providing universal health care through a Medicare-for-All plan. 

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Why Ted Cruz Got 'Golden Grinch' Award from Senate Cafeteria Workers

Chanting “No justice, no peace,” dozens of federal food service contract workers on Tuesday marched out of the Dirksen Senate Office Building cafeteria and went to stage a sit-in at the office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). They also gave the senator a “Golden Grinch” award. 

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Clinton vs. Sanders: How Their Infrastructure Plans Measure Up

“Investing in infrastructure makes our economy more productive and competitive across the board.”
– Hillary Clinton

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Bernie Sanders' Big Idea to Spread the Wealth -- Let Workers Own a Piece of the Business They Work for

Businesses are run for a profit that goes into the pockets of the business’ “investors.” To be an investor requires that you have money. This is a rigged system that by definition channels the returns and gains of our economy to the people who have money in the first place.

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