In Case You Missed It: June 29 - July 5

This week, news of a good economy is somewhat hampered by the fact that it is not good for everyone even though it is great for those at the top. Similarly, tax cuts favored… those at the top. In broader discussions, the Washington Post makes a similar proposal to ours on taxing the wealthy, millennials are struggling to gain a foothold in an workforce increasingly designed to keep the jobs among those with jobs, and a look at federal tax distribution reveals that red states are the ones benefiting from the redistribution they despise so much.

The NRA is the Godzilla of Swamp Monsters

(CNN) - Swamps flourish in darkness. The metaphorical swamp threatening to engulf our social and political freedoms uses money in lieu of water for its sustenance. So it is no surprise that the "Creatures of the Beltway Lagoon," as I like to refer to them, have created dark money, which are funds that can be used by nonprofits to influence politics without any need to disclose the identities of the individual donors…

On Taxes, Ocasio-Cortez Has the Right Impulse but the Wrong Remedy

CNN - In a bit of good news for those who want more (or at least some) substance in their politics, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, is attracting attention for her proposal to raise income tax rates on upper-income earners…