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Immigration dogma damaging minority communities?

 

        If you're a Democrat and you question the party orthodoxy on immigration, prepare to be excommunicated.

        That's the grim lesson of a recent fracas involving Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group founded by Senator Bernie Sanders. Our Revolution fired its "National Justice" director after she publicly pointed out that excessive immigration can hurt low-wage American workers. The staffer, Tezlyn Figaro, a woman of African American and Latina descent, took to Twitter to complain about foreigners "coming into the country and getting benefits that Americans do not get."

Lake bill a waste of taxpayers’ money?

 

By Mike Ferner

        Supporters of the misnamed “Clean Lake 2020” (HB 643) claim they’ve “done something” for Lake Erie, but what they’ve really done is take ownership of the toxic algal bloom sure to reappear this summer.

        Let’s do the numbers:

        Of $36 million appropriated, $2.6 million is to upgrade OSU’s Stone Lab to see what ails Lake Erie; $10 million for “projects to reduce open lake disposal of dredged materials,” leaving over $23 million for more of the same measures that have made Lake Erie a national poster child for toxic algal blooms.

An argument against privatizing Veterans health care

By Mark Luskus

        Veterans have made enormous sacrifices for the United States. The rest of us should ensure that they lead prosperous lives after their service.

        Affordable, high-quality health care has been a cornerstone of this promise since the formation of the Veterans Health Administration. However, some people in the Trump administration apparently want to privatize veterans’ health care, which will ultimately put the health of veterans in jeopardy.

 

Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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