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US Manufacturing Is in Trouble

Marty Hart-Landsberg Reports from the Economic Front
Talk of a manufacturing renaissance is nonsense.  And there is no reason, based on Trump administration’s economic policies, to expect one.

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'You're Pardoned!': Trump Frees Convicted Swamp Creatures

New Trump pardons include Rudy Giuliani’s convicted NYPD commissioner and partner Bernard Kerik, former “Apprentice” contestant Rod Blagojevich, and Michael Milken, a billionaire convicted of 98 counts of racketeering and fraud

Face Facts, Bernie Sanders is Electable - USA Today

Kirsten Powers USA Today
It’s well past time to bury the 'Bernie is unelectable' trope. He has a better shot than moderate Bloomberg. His campaign resonates with the growing realization of how unmoored the American capitalist system is from any sense of ethics or morality.

The Night Socialism Went Mainstream

Russell Berman The Atlantic
Bernie Sanders’s victory in the New Hampshire primary marks a turning point for Democratic politics. “No candidate so firmly planted on the left has been so well positioned to capture the nomination of the Democratic Party,”

Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?

William D. Hartung TomDispatch
Donald Trump bets on arms sales big time. His use of Pentagon spending and military assistance for political gain has been hiding in plain sight since he entered the Oval Office. New budget sees this as a potential key to victory in November.

What Do Swing Women Voters Want?

Karen Nussbaum The American Prospect
There’s an appetite for progressive policies — but it’s complicated out there, and we need to engage voters one-on-one. There is a narrow path to beating Trump in 2020, and it goes in part through these swing women voters.
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