With this package, corporations are being pressed to put up or shut up. An economy that serves all Americans costs money—and it needs to come from them that’s got it.
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Conservatives haven’t been able to lay a glove on him, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stop the smears.
The Republican Party has paid a steep price for signing on to his hustle. Now he may be about to pay one, too.
Cuomo’s Democratic allies abandoning him over credible allegations further shows how Republicans only know how to deflect and excuse their own leaders’ misconduct.
Out with austerity and fretting about future deficits and trying to win over nonexistent Republican support. In with public investment and helping people. It’s about time.
The minimum-wage situation is dispiriting, to put it mildly. But that’s what legislating is. Even Franklin Roosevelt had to learn that lesson.
The parliamentarian’s ruling is a setback for Biden’s agenda. But a minimum-wage increase is still far from dead.
One month in, the 46th president is respecting the left even when it wants to go further than he will, and he’s dismissing bad-faith conservative complaints about his agenda.
But he doesn’t, or he never would have gone there in the first place.
He says that if a Democratic president had acted like Trump did that the two parties would “simply swap sides.” Nope!