Jenner Spotted on Motorcycle Ride in Los Angeles
All that you need to do is change gender, and you're news again.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Keep It Friendly in
I guess friendly is news.
Blake Lively: Breastfeeding Has
Become a ‘Full-Time Job’
That should help with the unemployment problem.
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It Takes a Party
… there has never been a time in American
history when the alleged personal traits of candidates mattered less. As we
head into 2016, each party is quite unified on major policy issues — and these
unified positions are very far from each other. The huge, substantive gulf
between the parties will be reflected in the policy positions of whomever they
nominate, and will almost surely be reflected in the actual policies adopted by
For example, any Democrat would, if elected,
seek to maintain the basic U.S. social insurance programs — Social Security,
Medicare, and Medicaid — in essentially their current form, while also
preserving and extending the Affordable Care Act. Any Republican would seek to
destroy Obamacare, make deep cuts in Medicaid, and probably try to convert Medicare into a voucher system.
Any Democrat would retain the tax hikes on
high-income Americans that went into effect in 2013, and possibly seek more.
Any Republican would try to cut taxes on the wealthy — House Republicans plan
to vote next week to repeal the estate tax — while slashing programs that aid
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Any Democrat would try to preserve the 2010
financial reform, which has recently been looking much more effective than critics suggested. Any Republican would seek to roll it back, eliminating
both consumer protection and the extra regulation applied to large,
“systemically important” financial institutions.
And any Democrat would try to move forward on
climate policy, through executive action if necessary, while any Republican —
whether or not he is an outright climate-science denialist — would block
efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
How did the parties get this far apart?
Political scientists suggest that it has a lot to do with income inequality. As
the wealthy grow richer compared with everyone else, their policy preferences
have moved to the right — and they have pulled the Republican Party ever
further in their direction. Meanwhile, the influence of big money on Democrats
has at least eroded a bit, now that Wall Street, furious over regulations and
modest tax hikes, has deserted the party en masse. The result is a level of political polarization not seen since the Civil War.
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