Daily Clips: April 6, 2017

Daily Clips: April 6, 2017

Andrew Sullivan talks about his expectations for the next few years:  Sullivan is a bright light in the conservative movement (which means he’s essentially a modern day Democrat). His viewpoints on Trump’s follies so far are enlightening and humbling. He has a terrible segment on LGBT and Black Lives Matter…you’ve been warned. Mark Meadows wants the AHCA to take even more from the poor:  Trickle Downer of the week. Jeff Bezos Says he is selling $1 billion a year in Amazon stock to finance race to space:  Sure would be useful if Washington had a capital gains tax. If California adopts universal health care, it will be a model for the whole country:   California may be the state to show the way forward. In February, Senate Bill 562 was introduced to create a single-payer health-care system that would cover all 38 million Californians. The program would eliminate copays and insurance deductibles, and “inpatient, outpatient, emergency care, dental, vision, mental health and nursing home care” would be covered. The funding specifics have not yet been provided, but this is still a significant step forward in the fight for universal health coverage. Nordstrom brothers’ compensation doubled last year as retailer struggled:  Not an Onion headline.

Daily Clips: April 5, 2017

Daily Clips: April 5, 2017

NRA buys ads for Gorsuch: ObamaCare has majority support for first time:  The American people are so capricious. Critics slam Ivanka Trump’s ‘hypocritical’ tweet about Equal Pay Day:  People Magazine is starting to publish stories like this. It’s depressing that they are sometimes more forceful than CNN. Private sector adds 263,000 jobs in March In Bellevue, worries that homeless shelter would bring crime, Seattle ‘scourge':  Pathetic. Tweet of the day: New data: Seattle City min wage drives its Unrate…to near record low of 2.9%. @NickHanauer @ritholtz @KIRO7Seattle pic.twitter.com/tKLj1oOqhx — Invictus (@TBPInvictus) April 5, 2017

Daily Clips: April 4, 2017

Daily Clips: April 4, 2017

    America’s opioid problem according to David Brooks: An anti-opioid effort won’t be effective unless it’s part of a broader effort at social and economic reweaving, a set of efforts to either help people move out of rural, blighted communities or to find jobs and social networks while there. Or…you know…We could severely limit the amount of opioids that can be prescribed? Jared Kushner has a full plate: Offhand, I am not aware of any White House staff member in recent history who has had such an important and diverse array of responsibilities. One would have to go back to Harry Hopkins , one of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s closest advisers, to find someone similar. But although Hopkins worked on both domestic and foreign policy, he didn’t work on them simultaneously, as Mr. Kushner appears to be doing. Governors from 4 marijuana states ask feds to leave them alone:  Good on ‘em. No raise? It’s not you, it’s the company: The kind of company you work for makes a big difference to your chances of getting raises, new research has found. This adds to growing evidence that what goes on inside firms matters beyond their walls. Researchers have shown that company-level differences have become large enough to influence national productivity growth and overall wage inequality. The new study suggests they affect income mobility, too. Tweet of the day: Reducing the wage gap would put twice as much income back into the US economy as House GOP’s proposed tax cuts. https://t.co/X4ICPOEyvq — American Progress (@amprog) April 3, 2017

Daily Clips: April 3, 2017

Daily Clips: April 3, 2017

Free speech as battleground: Censorship used against our enemies will soon be used against us. The Left will never win the battle of ideas by trying to suppress opposing arguments. The only way to win is by a concerted, long-term effort to out-argue, out-educate, and out-organize the Right. When all else fails cut tax cuts for the rich: But only those without commitment to the one true faith—supply-side economics—would be deterred by that history. This isn’t about economic growth, or jobs, or anything else. Cutting taxes for the rich is just what Republicans do. It’s what keeps them coming back to work, the joyful prospect that our nation’s virtuous nobles might find relief from the oppressive burden of taxation that weighs so heavily upon them. Melinda Gates: Contraceptives are ‘anti-poverty innovation’ and Donald Trump’s foreign aid cuts are hurting millions of women Republicans want to do away with more regulations: What an evergreen headline that is! This time, it’s in reference to the Dodd-Frank Act. Tweet of the day: "I think the sides are getting closer and closer together" on health care, @RandPaul says after golfing with Trump https://t.co/or3UB9YREU pic.twitter.com/IM4IIbqxrw — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 3, 2017

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