Trump’s new tax “plan” (more like an extremely vague plan for a plan) is an irresponsible, shameless, budget-busting gift to zillionaires like himself.
Members of Congress and their staff would keep the Obamacare guarantee of protections for preexisting conditions and the requirement to cover things like maternity care and mental health services while allowing states to strip these protections from everyone else.
Congress passed the Dodd-Frank regulatory law to ensure that no failing bank ever receive such special treatment again. But legislation that favors very large banks and undermines those reforms is in the works again.
PresidentTrump’s aggressive rollback of the Obama administration’s climate policies is already changing the trajectory of the world’s efforts on global warming, with some analysts estimating it will mean billions more tons of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere during the next decade and a half.
A virulent nationalism, tinged with bigotry, is on the rise across much of the world. In the United States, Donald Trump won the White House despite — and partly because of — his disdain for Mexicans, Muslims and African-Americans and his flirtation with anti-Semitic tropes. In the face of this ethnic nationalism, citizens often face difficult choices. They have to decide how much of a priority to place on combating it.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they want an independent, non-partisan commission instead of Congress to investigate Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, Seventy-three percent of respondents prefer the independent investigation, versus 16 percent who pick Congress.
Greitens failed first test of leadership with his hypocritical position on transparency and ethics. It comes as no surprise members of the Missouri Legislature are using the governor’s secrecy as an excuse for their own reluctance to self-police.
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
President Trump’s environmental onslaught will have mmediate, dangerous effects. He has vowed to reopen coal mines and moved to keep the dirtiest power plants open for many years into the future. Dirty air, the kind you get around coal-fired power plants, kills people.
A broader plan to allow insurers in the individual market to charge a premium markup for enrollees with pre-existing conditions who could see premium increases of tens of thousands of dollars,. The proposed invisible risk pool would shave only a tiny sliver off these increased costs for the sickest consumers.
The Peg Miller Mizzou College Democrats Scholarship Committee With Pleasure Announces Xavier Lukasek, 2017 award recipient. Xavier has been active in Democratic politics since he helped form a Democratic Club at his high school in Imperial, Missouri. He also served as the Development Director for the High School Democrats of Missouri. Since becoming active with the Mizzou Dems last year, he interned daily with the Jason Kander for Senate campaign performing many different campaign tasks. As part of the Mizzou Dems executive board, Xavier has been active planning events and rallies, and helped to bring the largest contingent of Mizzou Dems ever to this year’s Democrat Days in Hannibal. Xavier is a Democrat because he believes in equality and justice for all. He says the Democratic Party is the only party looking out for college students, the LGBT community, working folks, and unions. He also believes in a legal path to citizenship, and wants to see more progress on climate change issues.