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Basic Allowance for Living (BAL)

I was just thinking that the standard tax deduction should be a Basic Allowance for Living (BAL). A full time minimum wage could also be set at that Basic Allowance for Living at the federal level.  States or cities could still choose a higher BAL if they feel it necessary based on the local economy.…

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The Real Terrorism

Interesting article over on the Foreign Affairs website a while back, “Women for Bolsonaro” by Chayenne Polimédio. In it, the author asked why it was that many Brazilian women support Jair Messias Bolsonaro, the right wing populist who is now the nation’s president and practicing despot. Polimédio’s answer is intriguing— Fear! Brazil is in the…

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Brazil, The Wounded Land

The other day we read an article in HuffPost, Brazil Is About To Show The World How A Modern Democracy Collapses by Travis Waldron. In it, Waldron looks at how Brazil’s current present, Jair Bolsonaro, “the Trump of the Tropics,” is effectively killing off democracy in his country – and showing the rest of the…

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Trumpism is Racist and Misogynistic

By Michael E. Berumen It is time for liberals in the broadest sense of the term to come to grips with something many have avoided, heretofore–––­­­partly from gentility, partly from denial, and partly from benign ignorance. It is obvious that to support Donald J. Trump as President of the United States is, in effect, to…

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Are We Headed For A Fall In 2018?

Two articles to consider and one big issue to go with them. The issue: are us Liberals, Progressives, and NeverTrumpers in trouble regarding the 2018 midterm elections? At least some observers think so. Joe Scarborough in the Washington Post argues that Trump’s short term successes (or at least successes he can take credit for, even…

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