Ben Spielberg

Ben Spielberg co-founded and blogs on 34justice about civil rights, economic justice, and a variety of other political issues.

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There is no question that the US government has the money to offer increased benefits through universal programs. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, January 10, 2020
On Both Politics and Policy, "For All" Beats "For Some"
Medicare for All or Medicare for All Who Want It? Free college for all or free college for just the non-rich? The debate between universal (available to everyone) and means-tested (available only to those who meet certain criteria) programs has defined the Democratic primary. Bernie Sanders, often...
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Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Paul Ryan Guide to Pretending You Care About the Poor
Once, at a town hall in Wisconsin, someone asked known anti-poverty crusader Paul Ryan (R-WI) the following question: “I know that you’re Catholic, as am I, and it seems to me that most of the Republicans in the Congress are not willing to stand with the poor and working class as evidenced in the...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Black Lives Matter Movement Gives Bernie Sanders’ Racial Justice Agenda the Push It Needs
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a comprehensive racial justice agenda aimed at “addressing the four central types of violence waged against black and brown Americans: physical, political, legal and economic.” The agenda includes, among other policy proposals, a call for police...
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