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President Donald Trump won this state by a landslide after promising to reopen Appalachia’s coal mines and put its miners back to work. But here, along the banks of Paint Creek in eastern Kentucky’s legendary coal fields, some displaced workers are pinning their hopes instead on Silicon Valley.
In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms.
The disconnect between Silicon Valley and the American heartland was one of the issues highlighted by Donald Trump’s surprise victory, which was largely attributed to working-class voters who felt ignored by business elites and left behind by the forces of globalization.
When President Donald Trump rolled out his first federal budget proposal last week, the administration defended its call for a $54 billion increase in defense spending by pointing to “an ambitious reform agenda” that would “reduce the costs of military programs wherever feasible.”
The crowd was so large at U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna’s first town hall meeting in Fremont that many who came to hear the freshman congressman speak about his ideas for strengthening the Democratic Party couldn’t get in and ended up creating their own makeshift town hall in an overflow area.
The U.S. economy is moving from the industrial to the digital age. We are seeing transformation in how technology impacts our homes and businesses. We communicate more rapidly and frequently than ever.
New bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday.
It takes aim at two popular work visa programs used in the tech and the business world.
Called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, the legislation is identical to the bill reintroduced by Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin in late January.
When it comes to families and communities that have been hurt by global competition, a few things seem clear. Thanks, in part to the campaign of President Trump, their plight is finally very much out in the open. The problem, however, is not simply that he’s unlikely to actually help these communities.
Hundreds of Democrats showed up in Fremont on Wednesday night to cheer Rep. Ro Khanna’s full-throated support of a new, far more progressive Democratic Party.
“I’d rather have a slightly smaller party, but one that’s a morally consistent party,” he told the overflow crowd at Ohlone College.
Last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a proud defender of the free market, went through great pains to make the case for a border adjustment tax. He knows that the entire Republican budget blueprint hinges on this provision because it is the only way to pay for massive tax cuts. The problem is that working families and the middle class will foot the bill.