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What Went Wrong With the CFPB 19 Nov 2017, 5:39pm What Went Wrong With the CFPB
I was an aide to Barney Frank. I’ve learned it’s a mistake to create an unaccountable agency.
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A Millionaire Tax Rethink? 19 Nov 2017, 4:58pm A Millionaire Tax Rethink?
Killing the state and local tax deduction makes an impression in New Jersey.
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Venezuela Is Starving Its People 19 Nov 2017, 4:20pm Venezuela Is Starving Its People
The Maduro regime is using its control of food to stamp out protests.
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The Guardian view on the housing crisis: Fiscal Phil’s last chance 19 Nov 2017, 2:18pm The Guardian view on the housing crisis: Fiscal Phil’s last chance
The chancellor claimed there were no unemployed people. That’s 1.4m reasons to do something bold about the catastrophic shortage of homesThe chancellor approaches his second budget on Wednesday from a position of vulnerability. A little like the polar bear on the thawing iceberg, but less cuddly, he is a lonely figure marooned in a shrinking world, the political climate set against him, fundamentally ill-equipped to change it. His unsuitability for the political times in which he finds himself was advertised again on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday morning, when he declared that there were no unemployed. No matter that he was trying to make a point about the historic capacity of a growing economy to absorb workers with outdated skills. His single task this week was to give substance to the Tory claim to be the party of the just-managing; instead he accidentally wrote 1.4m people who are looking for work out of the economic picture. Whatever he now says on Wednesday, those four words, “
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The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: Britain’s shameful dereliction | Editorial 19 Nov 2017, 2:14pm The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border: Britain’s shameful dereliction | Editorial
From the referendum campaign onwards, Brexiters have ignored the dire implications for Ireland. The neglect is a political and moral failure alike
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This government is falling apart, so Labour’s tribes must come together | Zoe Williams 19 Nov 2017, 1:52pm This government is falling apart, so Labour’s tribes must come together | Zoe Williams
With the great prize in sight, it’s time for Corbynites and their doubters to recognise common groundThe Tories’ main problem with Jeremy Corbyn and the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, is that they speak human. Critics rush at the opposition like Wile E Coyote, carrying boulders and anvils marked
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Chancellor, keep a million children out of poverty. Fix universal credit | Debbie Abrahams 19 Nov 2017, 1:38pm Chancellor, keep a million children out of poverty. Fix universal credit | Debbie Abrahams
If Philip Hammond takes Labour’s advice, his budget can actually help the working poor instead of punishing themIn the last month there has been mounting evidence that the government’s flagship social security programme, universal credit, is not fit for purpose – and Labour believes the budget is a chance to fix it.
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Can Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis? 19 Nov 2017, 1:23pm Can Marijuana Alleviate the Opioid Crisis?
The federal government should stop blocking research into the drug’s medical potential.
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What Will Tax Reform Do for Puppies? 19 Nov 2017, 1:21pm What Will Tax Reform Do for Puppies?
The IRS shouldn’t favor Child Moms over Dog Moms.
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The ‘no unemployment’ chancellor needs a budget of compassion | Matthew d’Ancona 19 Nov 2017, 12:29pm The ‘no unemployment’ chancellor needs a budget of compassion | Matthew d’Ancona
The failing Tories are wrong to see Wednesday’s budget as their saviour. But by showing some humility, Philip Hammond can start the rehabilitationLike one of those gloomy American highways lined with liquor stores and gun shops, the road this government limps along is distinguished only by a series of last-chance saloons. Since the Conservatives’ disastrous performance in the election, we have been told that the prime minister’s
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It is time for Gerry Adams to go, but will his grip on Sinn Féin remain? | Malachi O’Doherty 19 Nov 2017, 11:39am It is time for Gerry Adams to go, but will his grip on Sinn Féin remain? | Malachi O’Doherty
We will see how transparent and democratic the party actually is as it seeks his replacement as presidentThe maxim that all political careers end in failure will not apply to Gerry Adams. He has managed
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The Earth may not be flat, but it just might be doomed | David Mitchell 19 Nov 2017, 4:59am The Earth may not be flat, but it just might be doomed | David Mitchell
A rise in the belief that scientists are lying about the planet being spherical is just one aspect of an internet-fuelled, progress-threatening suspicion of facts“Nobody likes this uncomfortable feeling of being this tiny ball flying through space,” Mark Sargent, who believes that the world is flat,
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