Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

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Friday, May 26, 2017
 Will the Republican Health Care Debacle Pave the Way for ‘Medicare for All’?
This week, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed what was already apparent: the revised House Republican health care bill will still deprive millions of Americans–23 million in the CBO estimate—of health insurance. Senate Republicans are devising their plan in secret because it too will likely...
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
For Democrats, Resistance Trumps Ideas
Democratic Party luminaries and 2020 presidential mentionables gathered this week for an “ ideas conference” organized by the Center for American Progress , the Democratic establishment’s premier think tank. Its stated purpose was to focus not on “what could have been,” said CAP Vice President...
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Almost Every Measure, Trump Making Life Worse for Working Class
D onald Trump has ginned up a continuous din in his first four months as president, with each outrage or grotesquerie immediately followed by another. Amid the furors, it is easy to lose track of the key standard by which Trump will be judged by his key voters: his oft-repeated campaign pledge that...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 Republicans Keep Showing Us Who They Are
A mid the mayhem of Trump’s first days in office, the Congressional Budget Office’s crushing report on the impact of the Republican health-care plan offers a moment of clarity. The Republican plan will deprive millions of health insurance, and raise the price for many more to pay for deep tax cuts...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Resisting Trump Is Not Enough
Donald Trump’s provocations have stirred a resistance that is ferocious, diverse, and growing, shaking Republicans and stiffening Democratic spines. Raucous town-hall meetings targeting members of Congress in their home districts are making the fabled Tea Party protests of old look like, well, tea...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
How to Expose Trump’s Dastardly Bait-and-Switch
D onald Trump is a masterful con man, and his presidency will be a bait-and-switch of epic proportions. He will, on one hand, appeal to the populist temper of the time—as he did this week with his “thank you tour”—and with stunts, as he did with the Carrier deal or his series of tweets purporting...
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Friday, November 04, 2016
Progressives Pushing on Executive Appointments? Scandal!
While Sens. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown stump across the country for Hillary Clinton, they are also spearheading progressive efforts to influence key appointments in a future Clinton administration. Following Warren’s dicta that “personnel is policy,” progressive groups are...
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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Why Is This Election So Close?
As Donald Trump continues the self-immolation that began in the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton is rising once more in the polls. But Trump had pulled into a virtual dead heat before that debate, and could easily rise again if he ever stops torching himself. This has once again raised a...
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Monday, August 22, 2016
The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over—It’s Only Just Begun
The summer ends with a growing lament among progressives. Tom Frank’s cutting voice sums it up : “And so ends the great populist uprising of our time, fizzling out pathetically in the mud and the bigotry stirred up by a third-rate would-be caudillo named Donald J Trump. So closes an era of populist...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Sanders Endorsement and the Political Revolution
Even as Bernie Sanders was endorsing Hillary Clinton Tuesday in New Hampshire, expressions of dismay and outrage from his supporters flooded social media. Naturally, Donald Trump piled on, tweeting that Bernie Sanders “has totally sold out to corrupt Hillary Clinton,” and that his supporters are “...
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