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Beating Trump Is Not Enough: The Real Change Democrats Must Pursue | Common Dreams Views

Beating Trump Is Not Enough: The Real Change Democrats Must Pursue | Common Dreams Views

Beating Trump Is Not Enough: The Real Change Democrats Must Pursue

If we have another Obama-type presidency, without real change, we will eventually get Trumpism without Trump.. I have always believed “politics is the art of the possible.” This was well summarized in Barack Obama’s 2008 slogan “Change You Can Believe In.”But, you also have to deliver.

Trump didn’t transform the economy — it’s mostly the same as it was under Obama – MarketWatch

Trump didn’t transform the economy – it’s mostly the same as it was under Obama

By President Trump has not transformed the U.S. economy for the better, as he promised he would. It has not “exceeded expectations,” as he claimed in a speech Tuesday in New York. Over the past four years since he began his political career, Trump has promised much faster growth and much higher stock markets.

 

The Job Quality Index is the economic indicator we’ve been missing — Quartz

The great American labor paradox: Plentiful jobs, most of them bad

The numbers tell one story. Unemployment in the US is the lowest it’s been in 50 years. More Americans have jobs than ever before. Wage growth keeps climbing. People tell a different story. Long job hunts. Trouble finding work with decent pay. A lack of predictable hours.

The Paradox of Global Warming and Colder Winters – WhoWhatWhy

The Paradox of Global Warming and Colder Winters – WhoWhatWhy

If you are shivering in a freezing, snow-blanketed part of the world, global warming might seem like a fine thing to have. But, believe it or not, you can thank global warming for this cold weather. The summer of 2019 was the hottest on record in the northern hemisphere, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Why Radical Libertarians Are the New Communists – Evonomics

Why Radical Libertarians Are the New Communists – Evonomics

Commentary By Nick Hanauer and Eric Liu A toxic strand of a political ideology Most people would consider radical libertarianism and communism polar opposites: The first glorifies personal freedom. The second would obliterate it. Yet the ideologies are simply mirror images. Both attempt to answer the same questions, and fail to do so in similar ways.

Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.

—Dwight D. Eisenhower

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