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Daily Clips: June 7, 2017

Brownback tax cuts set off a revolt by Kansas Republicans

Nevada’s legislature just passed a radical plan to let anybody sign up for Medicaid

Electric car sales are surging, IEA reports

Hawaii becomes first state to formally adopt Paris Climate Accord pledges

Georgia’s 6th Runoff | Karen Handel – “I do not support a livable wage”

The top 100 economics blogs of 2017

Daily Clips: June 6, 2017

As Trump lashes out, Republicans worry it could put their agenda at risk

Taking single-payer seriously

Time for Democrats to unite around Medicare for all

Seattle will tax sugary soda pop but not diet; lattes apparently exempt (but maybe not their flavored syrups)

Despite vow to end ‘catch and release’, immigrants freed

U.S. small businesses to lobby Congress to oppose border tax

Daily Clips: June 5, 2017

In Donald Trump’s America, the left rethinks its economics

So, where are all those robots?

Rex Tillerson misled Exxon Mobil investors on climate change, NY AG says

Is there an emerging Democratic agenda?

How Trump made wage theft routine

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism is destroying our democracy

Daily Clips: June 2, 2017

Video: Leaving the Paris Accord is Trump’s most drastic statement yet

US Vice President: Climate change is a left wing issue and puts too much burden on the economy

Why consumers aren’t spending

Inslee, New York Governor Cuomo, and California Governor Brown announce formation of United States Climate Alliance

U.S. adds 138,000 jobs; unemployment rate falls to 4.3 percent

Daily Clips: June 1, 2017

U.S. private sector adds 253,000 jobs in May

Economists say Panama Papers and Swiss Leaks show the ultra-wealthy dodging taxes far more than believed

Trump budget gets three-fifths of its cuts from programs for low- and moderate-income people

Trump wants to kill the filibuster to give tax cuts to the rich

The Democrats’ working-class problem

Disarming the domestic abuser

Daily Clips: May 31, 2017

Goodbye Paris Agreement!

Can Kamala Harris live up to the hype?

Concentrated markets and a lack of competition are damaging the Australian economy

Wage growth isn’t so sluggish after all

Leaked regulation: Trump plans to roll back Obamacare birth control mandate

To save the welfare state, liberals need a new narrative about personal responsibility

Daily Clips: May 30, 2017

$40-80 carbon tax by 2020, $100 carbon tax by 2030 could save climate, say economists

Illinois passes automatic voter registration

Here’s what happens when you defund Planned Parenthood

Why Trump’s plan to slash food stamps and Medicaid could cost him crucial support

Why Whole Foods represents the failures of ‘conscious capitalism’

Trump’s budget plan lands with a thud in Middle America

Daily Clips: May 26, 2017

Wages go up and Goldman Sachs says “oh no”

Democrats just united on a $15-an-hour minimum wage

How the American Health Care Act would affect mental-health coverage

US economy grows at tepid rate of 1.2 percent

Liberals won’t get anywhere fact-checking Donald Trump, because they have no powerful message of their own

Why Republicans can’t fix health insurance

Daily Clips: May 24, 2017

Economists say Trump’s budget proposal doesn’t add up

Thomas Friedman takes a road trip through “rusting and rising America”

The big divide in America is not between the coasts and the interior. It’s between strong communities and weak communities. You can find weak ones along the coast and thriving ones in Appalachia, and vice versa. It’s community, stupid — not geography.

The communities that are making it share a key attribute: They’ve created diverse adaptive coalitions, where local businesses get deeply involved in the school system, translating in real time the skills being demanded by the global economy.

They also tap local colleges for talent and innovations that can diversify their economies and nurture unique local assets that won’t go away. Local foundations and civic groups step in to fund supplemental learning opportunities and internships, and local governments help to catalyze it all.

The dumb accounting error at the heart of Trump’s budget

The U.S. wins the G7 unemployment-improvement race

Voters in Washington hated both Trump and Clinton more than in any other state

Daily Clips: May 23, 2017

Chinese student abused for praising ‘fresh air of free speech’ in US

Trump’s budget: major slashes to social programs—but $1.6bn for the wall

David Brooks continues to think that families and communities are falling apart——after he just left his wife for another woman

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester attack; toll rises to 22, including children

Why tax cuts don’t pay for themselves

DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ but offers no details

April new home sales fall 11.4% to 569,000, vs. 615,000 expected