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Mary Clare JalonickMary Clare JalonickApril 3, 20179min284

A deeply divided Senate panel favorably recommended Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday, sending the nomination to the full Senate for what is expected to be a partisan showdown — and eventual confirmation. The 11-9 committee vote for President Donald Trump's nominee, strictly along party lines, came shortly after Democrats secured enough votes to block the nomination in the full Senate. But that Democratic success was virtually certain to be a short-lived political victory, as Republicans vowed to change Senate rules to put Gorsuch on the court and score a much-needed win for their party.


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Michael FieldsMichael FieldsMay 9, 20165min353

Even though it’s been almost a decade, our economy still hasn’t fully recovered. Too many people are still unemployed or underemployed, many small businesses have shut their doors, and a growing number of college graduates face mounting student debt along with bleak job prospects. One critical reason for this is an often misunderstood or overlooked dynamic in the economy. Like the shifting of tectonic plates that leads to an earthquake, this dynamic is a bit like the “Big One,” the nickname for the earthquake that west coasters have feared for decades could cause the crumbling of cities. The reality is we have been moving toward an economic tectonic plate shift for decades now — and it’s only getting worse. So, what is this economic swing that is threatening our country’s future? It’s corporate welfare.