Bill Scher

Bill Scher is a senior writer at Campaign for America's Future. Follow him on Twitter: @billscher

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Monday, December 05, 2016
Ben Carson’s Opposition To Obama’s Desegregation Plan Is Incoherent
The announcement that Ben Carson has been tapped to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development has come with reminders that Carson opposes President Barack Obama’s new rules intended to strengthen enforcement of the 1968 Fair Housing Act and reduce the number of people that live in...
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Thursday, July 21, 2016
This Is What a Broken Party Looks Like
America saw a divided party Wednesday night, though what it was divided over wasn’t evident if you haven’t been paying close attention. What everyone saw was Ted Cruz humiliating the Republican Party’s nominee Donald Trump by ignoring the chants from delegates of “endorse Trump” after cheekily...
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Monday, June 06, 2016
Trump Has No Use For Dog Whistles
The notoriously Machiavellian Republican operative Lee Atwater once famously revealed his party’s strategy to use so-called “dog whistles” to communicate racist sentiments without overtly racist language: You start out in 1954 by saying, “N****r, n****r, n****r.” By 1968 you can’t say “n****r”—that...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
What Republicans Risk By Obstructing Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination
Conventional wisdom states that Republicans have every political reason to block anyone President Obama nominates for the Supreme Court. Any Republican who voted for an Obama nominee could face a primary challenge. The people who care most about judicial battles are ideological base voters, so...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The World-Changing Choice Between Sanders and Clinton On The Climate
We’re close to an international climate agreement that most agree will be both a major step forward and insufficient to avert a catastrophe. Energy will quickly turn to what should be our next steps. The rival Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns lay out two possible paths: continued...
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Monday, November 30, 2015
Hope For The Climate Lives In Paris
President Barack Obama and leaders from nearly every country are in Paris today to begin international climate talks that are widely expected to produce an agreement to cut global greenhouse gas emissions. Such an agreement will represent a huge step forward in the race to avert a climate crisis,...
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Monday, November 09, 2015
Building On The Keystone Victory
President Obama’s decision to reject the permit for the Keystone oil pipeline is a major victory for the environmental movement, but as activist leaders fully recognize, killing one project is not enough to save the climate. Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone decision, and...
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Saturday, October 03, 2015
Will Any Presidential Candidate Support Banning Handguns?
With yet another mass shooting terrorizing the American public, some facts are in order. * Mass shootings in public places are on the rise in America over the past few years, but they still represent an infinitesimal amount — less than one percent — of the 33,000 deaths (as of 2013) due to guns...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
3 Hours + 2 CEOs + 3 Senators + 5 Governors + 1 Doc = 0 Jobs Plans
You might think that three hours is enough time for a presidential debate to offer up ideas on how to grow the economy. You might think that a group of 11 people with such varied backgrounds – two CEOs, three senators, five current and former governors and one doctor – would have some fresh ideas...
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Friday, August 21, 2015
Which Republican Will Call Out Trump For Rationalizing This Hate Crime?
Donald Trump’s ability to say offensive things and continue to rise in the polls has cowed other Republicans from attacking him directly for his bad behavior. Jeb Bush and Rand Paul have begun challenging Trump’s conservative bona fides, a sensible attack line in a Republican primary. But some...
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