Richard Eskow

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Friday, April 28, 2017
The First 100 Days of Resistance
Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump once touted his 100-day plan on the campaign trail. This flip-flop can be explained by his unimpressive record of accomplishment to date. Trump has reversed...
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Trump’s Five Worst Tax Secrets, Revealed
Thousands of demonstrators marched on Saturday to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns. But, barring an unexpected surprise – a W2 form issued by Vladimir Putin, or a 1099 from mafia boss Anthony ‘Fat Tony’ Salerno – we already know Trump’s ugliest tax secrets. We will reveal those...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Trump's Budget Director Declares War on the American People
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has issued a declaration of class war against the American people. His words may have sounded wonkish or technical, but underneath the coded language, Mulvaney was expressing Republicans’ extreme ideas with unusual directness. The Interview In an interview...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Filibuster Neil Gorsuch; Tradition Demands It
Senators love to talk about their history and customs. “The U.S. Senate relies heavily on tradition and precedent,” the Senate website says. “Many of its current rules, procedures, and traditions date from the First Congress in 1789.” But Republicans have been doing violence to those traditions for...
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Friday, March 17, 2017
‘America First’ Budget Is Unworthy of Our Nation
With typical bombast, Donald Trump dubs his 2018 draft budget America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again . No, it won’t make America great again. It reflects a hardness of the heart and a sickness of the spirit that are unworthy of the American people. Chances are, the great...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
The American Health Care Act Is a Wealth Grab, Not a Health Plan
The Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is a disaster for the health of the American people. But that may be nothing more than a byproduct of the bill’s main impact: it will increase inequality, and make the rich even richer than they’ve become in the last few decades. It’s not a “...
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Friday, March 03, 2017
Resign, Jeff Sessions. It’s Not About Russia, It’s About Justice
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a man out of time, a holdover from an age when some people believed that certain groups were exempt from the rule of law. He may be out of time in another way, too: His days as Attorney General might be numbered. Even in the Senate, Sessions was something of a...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Trump Offers “A Nation of Miracles.” Your Move, Democrats
The bad news for Democrats in President Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress is that he exceeded expectations. A Washington Post headline called the speech “ surprisingly presidential .” it’s likely to solidify Trump’s hold on his base, and will probably gain him some additional...
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Monday, February 27, 2017
CPAC and the DNC: A Party Is Not a Movement
The meetings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) were a study in contrasts. Both told stories to unite their faithful. At CPAC, activists fell in line, while at the DNC, the fight for leadership revealed battling narratives and deep...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
A Big Day for Trump’s Budget Pick, Social Security — and Millionaires
A full Senate vote is expected today on Donald Trump’s pick for White House Budget Director, Rep. Mick Mulvaney. That means that Mulvaney’s nomination could come up for a vote just as a group of lawmakers and experts are speaking on the Hill in support of Social Security — and on the same day that...
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