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In a Post-Truth Era

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Thomas Jefferson Invented Progressive Taxation

Progressive taxation is a concept first introduced in the 1780s by Thomas Jefferson. And until the 1980s, it was still seen as the best way to tighten the income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans. Looking back, Jefferson understood something important that we’ve lost track of today.

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Executive Order on Election Meddling is Toothless, Officials Say

Executive Order on Election Meddling is Toothless, Officials Say

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order that authorized the U.S. to slap additional sanctions on any foreign entity caught meddling in America’s elections. But while it may look like the president is taking a hardline stance on election interference, officials say that it’s nothing more than an empty gesture.

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Climate Change: Reasons to Maintain Hope

Climate Change: Reasons to Maintain Hope

After President Trump announced that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, many felt completely defeated. But as Yale Insights points out, there are still plenty of reasons to remain optimistic.

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Manafort to Plead Guilty, Cooperate with Investigators

After months of refusing to cooperate with federal prosecutors, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has finally flipped. President Trump has yet to comment on the matter, though it doesn’t take much to infer how he feels. During an Aug. 23 interview with Fox News, Trump said that flipping “almost ought to be illegal.”

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Kavanaugh Nomination Vote Delayed Until Sept. 20

Mere moments before today’s vote was supposed to take place, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she had received new information on Kavanaugh that she has forwarded to the FBI. Feinstein did not elaborate on the specifics, but according to Newsweek, it pertains to sexual misconduct.

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Hispanic U.S. Citizens Being Stripped of Their Passports

According to The Washington Post, an increasing number of individuals born near the Texas-Mexico border are being denied passports after being accused of using fraudulent birth certificates. Some of these individuals have even been sent to immigration detention centers and threatened with deportation.

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Kavanaugh Wanted to Cap 9/11 Payments at $500G

Newly obtained records show that Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to limit the amount of money 9/11 victims and their family members could receive from the federal government. According to the New York Daily News, Kavanaugh wanted to cap compensation at $500,000.

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