January 31, 2018: “How to Spend Trillions on ‘Infrastructure'” (S. Kelton)

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The New York Times There was only one reference to the deficit in last night’s State of the Union speech, and it had nothing to do with the federal budget. I found that refreshing — we can carry a deficit if the money’s spent wisely — but that’s another story. What President Trump talked about was […]

October 8, 2017: A Seat at the Table (Z. Miletsky)

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Diverse: Issues in Education, October 8, 2017 As soon as Donald Trump was elected President, the tacit comparisons to 1930s Germany began. Many people quoted—via memes—the famous line by Martin Niemöller, a Protestant pastor who spoke out against Adolf Hitler and who paid for it by spending the last seven years of his life in a […]

October 5, 2017: How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong (S. Kelton)

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New York Times, October 5, 2017 With their nine-page “framework,” President Trump and congressional Republicans have turned to tax cuts in a bid to get a victory on their policy agenda. Mr. Trump has promised to deliver “the biggest tax cut in the history of our country.” It achieved a rare feat of bipartisan agreement […]

September 29, 2017: Congress Can Give Every American a Pony (If It Breeds Enough Ponies) (S. Kelton)

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LA Times, September 29, 2017 In 1860, Abraham Lincoln’s campaign slogan was “Vote Yourself a Farm.” In 1900, William McKinley promised “A Full Dinner Plate.” And in 1928, Herbert Hoover won a landslide victory pledging “A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage.” A free farm, a full belly and a shiny new […]

September 19, 2017: Harvard has shown its commitment to diversity was always a farce (C. Fleming)

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Vox, September 19, 2017 This fall, a history scholar named Michelle Jones will begin her doctoral work at New York University. Earlier this year, she was rejected from Harvard — after being initially accepted. While there are plenty of academics who could relate to Jones’s exclusion from one of the most elite universities in the […]

September 19, 2017: Pursuing a Toxic Agenda: Environmental Injustice in the Early Trump Administration (C. Sellers)

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September 19, 2017 The Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) is an organization comprised of academics and non-profit employees that promotes open and accessible government data and information along with evidence-based policy making. “Pursuing a Toxic Agenda” is the second part of a multipart series on the early days of the Trump administration. In this series, EDGI […]

January 8, 2017: This Is Fear: ICE Raids on Parents and Children (N. Hiemstra)

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Huffington Post, January 8, 2017 By Nancy Hiemstra At the end of December, The Washington Post reported that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would being rounding up Central American immigrants for deportation. This past weekend, the raids began, with parents and children being detained in military-style operations in several southern and border states. Fear has spread through […]

July 1, 2017: Trump and Pruitt Are the Biggest Threat to the EPA in Its 47 Years of Existence (C. Sellers)

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Vox, July 1, 2017 It’s been quite a week for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. On Thursday, we learned — thanks to reports in Climatewire and the New York Times — that he met with coal executives and lobbyists at a meeting of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity and promised them “red team, blue team” exercises to evaluate climate […]

June 19, 2017: The EPA under siege (C. Sellers)

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EDGI, June 19, 2017 The EPA Under Siege is the first part of a multipart series on the early days of the Trump administration. In this series, EDGI authors systematically investigate historical precedents for Trump’s attack on the EPA, consequences for toxic regulation and environmental justice, the influence of the fossil fuel industry on the […]