Daily Clips: August 26th, 2016

Want economic prosperity? Go to a Democratic state: An excellent overview from the NYT on economic indicators of individual states. Here’s one of their conclusions:

Red states dominated by Republicans embrace cut and extract. Blue states dominated by Democrats do much more to maintain their investments in education, infrastructure, urban quality of life and human services — investments typically financed through more progressive state and local taxes. And despite what you may have heard, blue states are generally doing better.

Americans are embracing transgender rights: Wow – a recent poll found 72 percent of Americans favor laws that protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

Most welfare dollars don’t go directly to poor people anymore: Ugh.

Yellen says case for rate hike has “strengthened in recent months”: I plead ignorance over whether or not this is sage judgement.

David Brooks is a moron: He lectures Clinton on her lack of “grace”, but doesn’t say a word about…oh, you know…the white nationalist representing his party. What the f*** is he thinking?

Tweet of the day:

Nick Cassella

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