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  • Big Pharma's Blockbuster Tax Cuts

    Frank  Clemente by: Frank Clemente
    The biggest losers from the GOP tax plans now before Congress would be the 87 million middle -- class families facing higher taxes, plus the 13 million people who would lose their healthcare. The biggest winners? Millionaires and corporations, of course.
      Chief among those corporations: America's top drug makers. Pharmaceutical firms will get tens of billions of dollars in tax cuts on their offshore profits alone, while continuing to gouge consumers with ever-higher prices.
      A new report from my organization finds that the nation's 10 biggest drug companies -- what we call the Pharma Big 10 -- jacked up the prices on some of their most widely prescribed drugs by 40 percent to 70 percent over a recent four-year period, depending on the buyer.

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  • Charlottesville And Common Sense Gun Solutions

    Amanda Hendler-Voss by: Amanda Hendler-Voss
    My son points the stick like he's just back from the shooting range. "Pow," he says, a mischievous glint in his eye. He already knows the family policy his older brother rattles off ambivalently: no gun play. I know what I've done, ushering in the romance of taboo, leaving unsatiated that great boy-hunger to play cops and robbers. They make do with swords and wrestling. My four-year-old lowers the stick and explains with excruciating patience, "Mama, I'm just pretending."
      But I'm jumpy, having just returned from Charlottesville, where people of faith and good conscience showed up to face down the doughy faces of a new generation of white supremacists.

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  • A History Lesson On Tax Cuts

    Ralph Martire by: Ralph Martire
    To stimulate the U.S. economy to "levels you haven't seen in many years"-- President Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but predominately for really affluent families and mega-corporations. His proposal is so skewed to the wealthy that over the next 10 years, more than half of his multi-trillion dollar tax cut will go to the wealthiest one percent. Big business does well too, gaining an estimated $4.1 trillion tax cut during the next decade. And that's not the only justification offered for the president's full-on, supply-side, tax cut. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), this tax cut will "create so much economic growth, it [will] begin to pay down the nation's debt.

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  • Beyond Winning And Losing In the Current Tax Reform Debate

    Jeanette Mott Oxford by: Jeanette Mott Oxford
    When listening to the radio or television news in another room, sometimes it takes a minute to know whether the topic is politics or sports. You may hear phrases like: Who will win the debate? What will be the victory margin? Whose pocketbook is a winner?
      It's clear whose wallets are helped by the tax reform plan put forward by President Donald Trump and the GOP majority in the U.S. House and Senate, but we shred our national fabric if we do not get beyond our Super Bowl mentality in discussing tax and budget issues. Public policy reveals our deepest values and has profound moral implications.

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The House Tax Bill's A Gift To Companies That Offshore Profits And Jobs

Gary  Kalman by: Gary Kalman
As the country begins to digest the revelations in the new offshore tax haven leak known as the "Paradise Papers," it's important to not lose sight of the fact that the Congressional tax plan is ...



We Can Make It Less Profitable To Traffic Opioids

John  Cassara by: John Cassara, Nathan Proctor
The president will now declare what many of us experience first hand, the opioid epidemic is a national emergency.
  Frankly, with as many as 59,000 deaths in 2016, there doesn't seem ...





Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons

Paul Fleisher by: Paul Fleisher
In January, Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Representative Ted Lieu of California -- both Democrats -- introduced legislation that would prohibit the president of the United States from ...



Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Globalization

Hector Garcia by: Hector Garcia
Millions of middle class Americans, mostly in rural areas, are feeling cornered by the overwhelming forces of globalization. Their employment was displaced by automation, international competition ...








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A History Lesson On Tax Cuts (by: Ralph Martire) in the Newton Daily News

Beyond Winning And Losing In the Current Tax Reform Debate (by: Jeanette Mott Oxford) in the Kansas City Star

The House Tax Bill's A Gift To Companies That Offshore Profits And Jobs (by: Gary Kalman) in the Augusta Free Press

We Can Make It Less Profitable To Traffic Opioids (by: John Cassara, Nathan Proctor) in the Winchester Herald Chronicle

Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons (by: Paul Fleisher) in the Westerly Sun

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Globalization (by: Hector Garcia) in the Anchorage Press

Vietnam War And The Legacy Of Landmines (by: Heidi Kuhn, Kathleen Rogers) in the Harlan Daily Enterprise

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