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This website is dedicated to discussing the economic and political upheavals that led to the Trump presidency. What can we do?

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The Crisis of Democracy is rooted in the terrible job situations for young people in U.S. and Europe
October 17, 2018

The Real Crisis of Democracy

In the United States and in Europe there is a Crisis of Democracy. Autocratic rulers in Hungry, Turkey, and Poland are using violence and intimidation to shut down the free press, restrict who can vote in elections, and silence freedom...

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Moderate Democrats do not fit neatly on a political spectrum
September 30, 2018

Voting for Moderate Democrats is the Road to Defeat

With just months to go until the November elections, journalists and experts are explaining why voters in Democratic primaries need to put their ideological preferences aside and support moderate Democrats. As they have proclaimed for the last 40 years, the...

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Subsidized Steel from China is behind the Trade War. Trump's tariffs are against our main trading partners not just the Chinese who are putting U.S. steel companies out of business.
June 12, 2018

Why a Trade War over Steel and Aluminum?

Imagine listening on the radio to a football game between the Trump team and the Foreign team.  Imagine that the announcers don't name the players or describe the action, they just relate what happens one play at a time –...

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