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Trump, the great businessman? Maybe not

One can always count on Robert Reich to make savvy observations about politics and finance. Bring the two topics together, and it makes for perfection. Reich recently posted the following about an encounter with a Trump supporter LINK:   “Hi,” I said. “Noticed your Trump bumper sticker.” “Yup,” he said, a bit defensively. “I hope…

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Political quotes: “To err is human…”

  Everything is political. Our long-running series of political quotes proves that–we think. We’re always on the lookout for quotes–contemporary and historical–that are pertinent to the current political environment. Our illustrator is Christopher Burke, whose unique, quirky cartoons add a touch of whimsy–which we really, really need in today’s political realm.        …

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Diaper Banks: How Congressional disdain for poor people makes them necessary

I’m sad to report that it’s Diaper Need Awareness Week here in St. Louis, and across the country–a program promoted by the National Diaper Bank Network. It’s sad, of course, because it’s necessary. And it’s necessary because low-income people can’t afford to buy enough diapers for their infants and toddlers. And they can’t afford diapers,…

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Please stop calling the 2016 election unprecedented: It’s what Trump supporters want to hear

I’ve been thinking about that word—unprecedented. It’s become a buzzword in the 2016 election. Reporters and newsreaders generally frequently use it, but it is most apt regarding the latest outrageous statement by Donald Trump or his spokesliars. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” say reporters. Or, “This is a campaign like no other in our…