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Why is the New York Times afraid of MSNBC?

Nervous that critics might view the paper as too partisan and too liberal, The New York Times has told some of its reporters to stay off MSNBC, and specifically off Rachel Maddow's award-winning program in prime time. MSNBC president Phil Griffin sat down with Times executive

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Joe Biden for President

In a very few years, our country is going to adopt a “Green New Deal,”  and hopefully the rest of the world will follow our example. The Green New Deal will turn our existing economy upside down.  Trillions of dollars of existing power plants, and

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Q: What Happened Last Weekend?

photo: PDA Activists At The Convention Wrap Up In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Dr. Bill, Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike F., and Shayna—your PDA national team. A: We Rocked The California Convention!   Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) had a powerful presence at

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The Daily Bucket–Globes and Magic Numbers

One morning, the water lilies began opening to that point when they were smooth round yellow globes. Next to them, the artichokes had matured into scaly green globes.  Now I see nothing but globes growing everywhere in the yard. Almost all of the fruit, for instance,

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There is a strong moral case for a wealth tax

and one can see it in Nick Kristof’s New York Times column today. Allow me to offer a framing, if I may, before getting to the column. And this will NOT be about limiting the influence of excessive wealth upon our political processes. That is