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Roger Bybee

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Roger Bybee, a frequent contributor to The Progressive, is a freelance labor journalist and labor-studies instructor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the former editor of the Racine Labor weekly.

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Contrary to Trump’s promises, the tax cuts for working people are “so small they could be erased by your rising health-insurance premiums. The same cannot be said for the rich- by 2027, the top 1 percent will be gobbling up 83 percent of tax cuts. more

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Competition to woo businesses through incentive packages drain billions from public budgets and into corporate coffers each year. more

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The House Speaker’s decision to retire will remove one of America’s most pernicious political figures, whose mild manner belies the icy calculations of a man long driven by the doctrine of greed. more

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Don’t get distracted—there’s an elephant in the room, and offshoring is its name. more

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How a nice Wisconsin Congressman became responsible for driving Trump’s heartless legislative agenda. more

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George Hodan

The stakes are not merely about the arcane and obscure slicing and dicing of district boundaries, but raise far more fundamental questions about the increasing threats to real democracy in the United States. more

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Marinus van Reymerswaele

Trump University—notorious for fleecing its students—is the perfect metaphor for the Donald Trump-Paul Ryan $1.5 trillion tax plan, heavily tilted toward corporations and the rich. more

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This a splashy deal, a trophy for politicians. But the actual impact is another question. This deal comes with a very high price tag. more

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Randy Bryce for Congress

"I drive around my community and can point to things I've literally built, and I look at what Paul Ryan's done and see jobs leaving." more

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Trumpeting themes of “buy American, hire American” against a backdrop of red-white-and blue wrenches at Snap-On Tool in Kenosha, Wisconsin Donald Trump wanted everyone to know how much he is rewarding working-class supporters. Even if he isn't. more

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Pervasive problems, both for those with private insurance and the twenty-eight million Americans still lacking coverage even with the ACA’s help, explain the hunger for reform. more

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The current kerfuffle among Republicans trying to reverse the ACA’s gains reveals that many Americans actually like having health care. more

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Ryan’s American Health Care Act is a grotesque, stitched-together, rightwing monster, offering staggering tax breaks for America’s very richest citizens while stripping health-care coverage for tens of millions of Americans in desperate need. more

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“In the middle of catastrophe, in the middle of disaster, people—particularly people who have already suffered—see an opportunity to evolve to another stage of humanity.” more

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Brian Alberth

Trump’s ascendancy to the White House has turbo-charged Congressional Republicans’ drive to repeal the ACA — but that is being met with resistance. more

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“Fighting for workers” has acquired a perverse new meaning in the bizarro universe of Andrew Puzder and Donald Trump. more

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The crisis for Ryan goes much deeper than the difficulties presented by Trump. more

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Mainstream media and President Obama may be in for an unwelcome surprise. more

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"When you give to them, they do whatever the hell you want them to do." more

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Giuliani, Walker and Trump. Oh my! more

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