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When did Republicans replace “Citizens” with “Consumers”? (and why?)

My guess: it began in the aftermath of 9/11 when George W. Bush told us to go shopping. - promoted by hesterprynne


As a footnote, Jason Chaffetz is a truly terrible person. - promoted by david

A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of five lines.

Robert, Charlie and the rest, what are your true colors?

Footnote: the legislation did not (and cannot) adjust the base pay for legislators. The raises apply only to members of the legislative leadership. Rank and file legislators do not gain from this law. - promoted by david

What am I Missing?

Charlie Baker vetoes legislative pay raises.

A point of clarification: this bill doesn't (and constitutionally can't) change the base pay of legislators, which remains in the $60K vicinity. What it does is dramatically increase bonuses to legislators in "leadership" positions, thereby increasing the gap between those legislators and the rank and file. - promoted by david

Manufacturing an Illusion

No More “Middle Class”

Interesting hypothesis. - promoted by david

The Women’s March

The name of the march has generated some controversy. But it's quite clear that everyone is invited. From the event's website: "Q: I’m not a woman, am I invited? A: Yes, the Women’s March on Washington (WMW) is for any person, regardless of gender or gender identity, who believes women’s rights are human rights." - promoted by david

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