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The Napping House: A Review

The Napping House, Audrey Wood & Don Wood, 1984

My views on napping are well documented, however for a house where “everyone is sleeping” there sure seems to be a lot of activity. 149 more words

Children's Books

Saturday Matinee: The People Under the Stairs

“The People Under the Stairs” (1991) is one of most overt and subversive social critiques in horror film format from the late great Wes Craven. The film’s plot, which also serves as a parable for America’s racial/class divide, focuses on Poindexter “Fool” Williams (Brandon Adams), whose family faces eviction by their landlords the Robesons (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie (who also played a quirky but far less menacing couple in… 90 more words

Culture

Americans Retiring Later, Dying Sooner, Sicker In-Between

❝ The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.

But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach.

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Culture

The Myth of Welfare

Ever since Ronny Reagan’s famous “Welfare Queen” description (stereotype) of minority communities abusing welfare access to live high on the hog, middle-class Americans have been concerned that the government has been giving too much to the poor, but robbing it from working people’s paychecks. 1,147 more words

Treasury Department Flunkies Silence Study Showing Trump Tax Plan Won’t Do Crap for the Working Class


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❝ Earlier this week, the Trump administration revealed its long-awaited tax plan, the broad strokes of which are massive tax cuts for people like…Donald Trump and corporate America, at the expense of low-income families and the middle class…Of course, even Team Trump and the G.O.P.

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Corruption

The GOP Tax Plan

REMINDER, the GOP tax plan is more significant politically than fiscally. Republican tax plans have always been more about politics. In 1981, Ronald Reagan cut taxes to the lowest point in the nation’s history. 243 more words

Politics

Education Appropriations In Decline

While federal appropriations diminished to their lowest levels for education during the recession, funding has been in a general decline over the years. This year (one which has been marked by economic growth) the Trump Administration requested a $9 billion cut to federal education appropriations. 428 more words